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"The Fixer" is the third song from Pearl Jam's ninth album, Backspacer. Written coletivelly by Eddie Vedder, [[Matt Cameron|Matt
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The Fixer (2009)

Cameron]], Mike McCready and Stone Gossard, the song was released as a single on August 24, 2009 and it is probally the most well known song of their last album to date.





BackgroundEdit

Despite the lyrics, Vedder commented on the song that "Men, we all think we can fix anything. It's not necessarily a good thing. In a relationship, a woman will say 'This is wrong,' and we're like, 'I'll fix that, don't worry about it, we can fix it.' These wonderful people, the woman you're in a relationship with, they don't want you to fix it. They just want you to listen to what's happening: 'Don't fix it, I want you to own this with me - feel it.' This is a reminder song to me, to stop fixing."[1]

AnalysisEdit

The song's theme is basically the feelings of a protagonist who always want to fix everything on life. Where things look down, broken, sad and maybe hopeless, the main figure finds a way to turn the situation on the extreme opposite. This person is extremely positive and affirms that no matter what bad thing happens, there will always be a feeling of fixing, and if something gets lost throughout life, this person will fight to get it back again.

Music & LyricsEdit

Pearl Jam - The Fixer03:17

Pearl Jam - The Fixer

Yeah, hey, hey

When somethings dark, let me shed a little light on it

When somethings cold, let me put a little fire on it

If somethings old, I wanna put a bit of shine on it

When somethings gone, I wanna fight to get it back again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, fight to get it back again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

When somethings broke, I wanna put a bit of fixin on it

When somethings bored, I wanna put a little exciting on it

If somethings low, I wanna put a little high on it

When somethings lost, I wanna fight to get it back again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, fight to get it back again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

When signals cross, I wanna put a little straight on it

If there's no love, I wanna try to love again

I'll say your prayers, I'll take your side

I'll find us a way to make light

I'll dig your grave, we'll dance and sing

What's saved could be one last lifetime

Hey, hey, hey

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, fight to get it back again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Fight to get it back again, yeah, yeah, yeah

Fight to get it back again, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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