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Listen as Eddie Vedder sings, "We still need you here" in 'Light Years' | AFAS Live, Amsterdam, 27 May 2017

Call me crazy, emotional, or highly presumptive, but Eddie’s revisions in the lyrics sum up what everyone feels about Chris Cornell’s passing.

ORIGINAL LYRICS

“and wherever you’ve gone 
and wherever we might go
it don’t seem fair…you seem to like it here
your light’s reflected now, reflected from afar
we were but stones, your light made us stars

and wherever you’ve gone 
and wherever we might go
it don’t seem fair…today just disappeared
your light’s reflected now, reflected from afar
we were but stones, your light made us stars”

REVISED LYRICS

“and wherever you’ve gone 
and wherever we might go
it don’t seem fair… WE STILL NEED YOU HERE
your light’s reflected now, reflected from afar
we were but stones, your light made us stars

and wherever you’ve gone 
and wherever we might go
it don’t seem fair… WE NEED YOU HERE
your light’s reflected now, reflected from afar
we were but stones, your light made us stars”

💔

That part when he wails, “I’m calling” hits me to my core. 😢

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Listen to arguably the most poignant, most painful song in Eddie Vedder's setlist -- "Better Man" | AFAS Live, Amsterdam, 27 May 2017

I can’t begin to explain how woeful this version of Better Man is, but let me try.

From 5:05-5:16, Eddie Vedder started mumbling incomprehensibly. I tried hard to decipher what he was saying, but I guess the message was just between him and the person he’s singing this song to.

Then at 5:17-5:18, I could be wrong, but I think I faintly heard, “Come on back.” Again, I could be wrong.

But the most mournful, saddening, and tearful parts were at 5:22-5:40 when he lamented:

“Don’t leave me
Don’t leave me here alone
Don’t leave me
I’ll never let you go.”

I have never cried this much. 😔😢

💔

Truly, the ENTIRE show was a tribute.

Stay strong, Eddie. Time will heal.