MISHEARD LYRICS - Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter

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liljgoneman : If you don't laugh at "potato wave" you're fundamentally damaged beyond repair.

Damien Cross : Anna Nicole's mama said that I don't wanna see Anna fall down again... Holy shit that is funny

1979WSchamps : Make me fries...

lukescholar : This is probably my all-time favorite YouTube video. I go through phases of it. I'll watch it a bunch, go a year or two without, then rediscover it and start the cycle all over again. I'd love to see more new videos similar to this one.

zack kahn : It doesn't get Eddie Vedder than this.

Gideon Waxfarb : I think it's funny that if you Google 'make me fries', this is the first link that comes up :)

Matthew Maida : even if I sung this song with the correct lyrics at Karaoke or somewheres....I'd still say the line "Make me fries."

Gaudy Geeky : I am proud to know that this classic video has been on for an official decade. #PotatoWave2017

Fred Zinsser : I'm guessing this was intended to be a joke or spoof on the song. Eddie Vedder admits that he changes the lyrics and meaning of the song when he performs it, but he wrote the song with one story in mind, which he told at a concert in Newark, New Jersey on August 7, 2008. He asked if anyone had any questions, and a fellow asked what the lyrics to "Yellow Ledbetter" were. Instead of going word for word, Eddie simply told the story of the song. The song was written during the first gulf war, when "Papa Bush" was President, as Eddie calls him. The story is about a young Grunger kid, all dressed up in his flannels with the long greasy hair. His brother goes off to fight in the war and gets killed. He gets a letter that comes in one of those yellow army envelopes and learns of his brother's death. So, all upset, he decides to go out and walk it off. On his walk he passes by a neat, middle-aged or elderly couple sitting on their front porch having some tea, and he sees that they have an American flag out. He gives a wave, because he feels like he relates: "The flag, my brother, you know..." But they don't know, of course. They don't know what's underneath the grunge and the long hair. All they see are the outward appearances, and they don't wave back. The song has changed its meaning over time and Eddie changes the words to suit whatever is on his mind. (thanks, Graham - Morrisville, PA)

Latisha Loftis : Potato wave......I'm crying... lol

bruce livingston : I still have no idea what he really says in this song, if it comes on the radio, I sing these lyrics.

Chad'z Beer Reviews : Potato wave? I always though it was "my big ol' wang"

thakrak : That end: I don't know all the words... yet...

Richard Hahn : Unsealed On a porch a letter sat Then you said, "I wanna leave it again"; Once I saw her, on a beach of weathered sand And on the sand, I wanna leave it again On a weekend I wanna wish it all the way And they call and I said I want what I said And then I call out again And the reason, oughta' leave her call calm, I know I said, "I know what to wear not the boxer or a bag" Ah yeah...can you see them? Out on the porch, yeah, but they don't wave I see them, round the front way, yeah And I know, I know, I don't wanna stay Make me cry... (Epic guitar solo) I see oh...I don't know why there's something else I wanna drum it all away Oh, I said "I don't, I don't know whether I was the boxer or the bag" Ah yeah, can you see them? Out on the porch, yeah, but they don't wave I see them, round the front way, yeah And I know, I know I don't wanna stay, at all I don't wanna stay, yeah I don't wanna stay (x2) I don';t...Don't wanna, oh...Yeah...Oh ooh...

Wayne Grinnell : "Make me fries"..... I fell off my couch. Lmao

Chris Maniotas : make me fries!!!!

bluebird : This song is currently playing at the local pub and I can't help but think of this video as I laugh to myself.

The1andonlyAbber : When he said "I don't want a whale in a box or a bag" I just completely lost it

The1andonlyAbber : LOL!!!!!!! XD It actually sounds like the guy is really singing those things! And the pictures match the lyrics perfectly! Truly an excellent video.

Daniearp : Quick question for native english speakers, do you sometimes find it hard to understand songs by nirvana or pearl jam? I speak good english but I'm not native so I was just wondering that

Bernardo Salles : potato wave LOOOL

Luka Radulović : Make me fries, lol

StreetSpeed10 : I can only see these lyrics in my head when I hear this song. Been like this for years now lol.

ZyklonB95 : On Aleve, a Gump I know... HAHAHA! Goddamn this song. For years, these lyrics have completely overridden the original ones. I don't even remember what the actual lyrics are.

Donny Glass : I don't know why they suntail nails either

Ski : why so many dislikes? I cannot stop laughing

Connor Young : Wait, you mean there are actual serious lyrics to this song?

kid heartz : This strongly implies that the song was about a man receiving a letter about his brother dying in a war. It was just three days earlier at Madison Square Garden that Vedder sang “I don’t know whether my brother will be coming home in a box or a bag.” It’s widely known that Vedder modified the lyrics for live versions of the song, so it’s unclear whether this was the meaning all along or if it changed over time. But it’s now commonly accepted that “Ledbetter” is a strong anti-war song about the pain of losing a loved one in a war, with their soul reduced to a letter and a coffin. or a body bag. What do you think is the true meaning behind “Yellow Ledbetter”? Visit Full Site

Cipher Disinic : I seriously had tears streaming down my face, and could not breath - from laughing so hard. The person that made this deserves a Nobel Prize and to be a multi-millionaire. A million thank yous - to whoever made this.

ladistar : are there any hardcore pearl jam fans here that have figured out the real lyrics to this song?

1C3 P1CK : This song will never be the same for me again!

Jasmina Mon Pont : Potato waves and make me fries hahahahaha xDDD

Paul Montgomery : Oh sweet baby Jesus! XD It took nearly seven years for me to stumble upon this video. It was worth the wait because that was hilarious. I probably would've held it out as some level of rock blasphemy in '90s, perhaps merely amused in '07, but watching it today when I just wanted to revisit the song made it great. Splendid!

theoriginal68niou1 : These lyrics work better for karaoke than the real ones do.

dquaidman : Still one of the greatest things on YouTube ever

halobuckner : Anna Nicole's mama said that I wont wanna see Anna fall down again..LOL!!

Benjamin Button : "Make me fries"... brilliant!!

VelvetBlack : This just makes me so happy lol...regardless of the countless times I've watched this video!

JenniK : lolololololol, omg I'm dying! :D

KrZy4NIN : You know at one point in time I did know the actual words to this song. But, once you see this video, those are gone and replaced by these, AWESOME (I like these better). Make me fries!!!!!!!

Frist Lsat : Funny thing is, these are the actual lyrics.

DJPsychoDTM : "Make me fries"

Daniearp : I wanna leave bennigan's... lmfao

J. Smart : 11 years later, still keep coming back for more.

FilthyCasualKai : WOW. the real lyrics don't sound a damn thing like the song. the singer sounds like an angry hobo with marbles in his mouth.

Sprits Fal : The gump face on the Aleve and the "make me fries" just made me lose it lmfao!!

Along tzudir : Unsealed on a porch a letter sat. Then you said, "I wanna leave it again." Once I saw her on a beach of weathered sand. And on the sand I wanna leave it again. Yeah. On a weekend I wanna wish it all away, yeah. And they called and I said that "I want what I said" and then I call out again. And the reason oughta' leave her calm, I know. I said "I know what I was the boxer or the bag." Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave. I see them round the front way. Yeah. And I know, and I know I don't want to stay. Make me cry... I see... Oh I don't know why there's something else. I wanna drum it all away... Oh, I said, "I don't, I don't know whether I was the boxer or the bag." Ah yeah, can you see them out on the porch? Yeah, but they don't wave. But I see them round the front way. Yeah. And I know, and I know. I don't wanna stay at all. I don't wanna stay. Yeah. I don't wanna stay. [x2] I don't... Don't wanna, oh... Yeah. Ooh... Ohh...

Eric Cardona : make me fries

ANDREW CHAPMAN : make me fries,,,,,,,

Granistar Gaming : If you made more vids like this of this quality. Then my friend you could have it all. well done!!