Track Title:               Off He Goes

Album Title:               No Code
Prime Artist:              Pearl Jam
Producer:                  Brendan O'Brien
Producer:                  Pearl Jam

Written by:                Eddie Vedder

1, 2, 1, 2, 3...
Know a man, his face seems pulled and tense
Like he's riding on a motorbike in the strongest winds
So I approach with tact, suggest that he should relax
But he's always moving much too fast
Said he'll see me on the flipside
On this trip he's taken for a ride
He's been taking too much on ...
There he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes
There he goes...

He's yet to come back, but I see his picture
Doesn't look the same up on the rack
We go way back

I wonder about his insides
It's like his thoughts are too big for his size
He's been taken, where, I don't know?
Off he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes
And there he goes...

And now I rub my eyes, for he has returned!
Seems my preconceptions are what should have been burned
For he still smiles, and he's still strong
Nothing's changed, but the surrounding bulls***
That has grown

And now he's home, and we're laughing like we always did
My same old, same old friend
Until a quarter-to-ten

I saw the strain creep in
He seemed distracted and I know just what is gonna happen next
Before his first step, he's off again