"Is something wrong?" She said. Of course there is
"You're still alive." She said. Oh, and do I deserve to be?
Is that the question? And if so, if so, who answers? Who answers!
In Rolling Stone, Vedder states, “But I’m still alive. I’m the lover that’s still alive. And the whole conversation about ‘You’re still alive, she said’ And his doubts: ‘Do I deserve to be? Is that the question?’ Because he’s fucked up forever! So now he doesn’t know how to deal with it, so what does he do, he goes out killing people — that was the song ‘Once.’ He becomes a serial killer. And ‘Footsteps,’ the final song of the trilogy, that’s when he gets executed. That’s what happens. The Green River killer… and in San Diego, there was another prostitute killer down there. Somehow I related to that. I think that happens more than we know. It’s a modern way of dealing with a bad life.”
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