Eddie Vedder – Brother the Cloud Lyrics

I had a brother
But now my brother is gone

Oh I search the sky for a
Glimpse of his blue eyes
And there I find
His image in the clouds

If I could wish, wish it away
I would bleed out my knees and pray
If I could give, all that I have
To bring him back today
These are but dreams
As sad as it seems
I’m always wide awake

Understand it was not
Easy for my friend
Oh promises
Even to yourself cannot be kept

Enlarge the hole in my heart
Rising river in the dark
Erodes the shore
‘Til our shores were far apart

If I could wish, wish it away
I would bleed out my knees and pray
If I could give all that I have
To bring him back today
These are but dreams
As sad as it seems
They never go away

There’s no previous reference
For this level of pain
I can’t feign indifference
Can’t look away
The years they go by
The hurt I still hide
If I look okay, it’s just the outside
There’s no previous reference
For this level of pain
Oh I could hear him sing

If I could wish, wish it away
I would bleed out my knees and pray
If I could give all that I have
To bring back yesterday
These are but dreams
Sad as it seems, they never go away
These are but dreams
As sad as it seems
I’m always wide awake

And I would not wish upon you
But should you ever leave this earth
Before me, I doubt this highly
Do for me, what I’d do for you

Put your arms around my friend
Put your arms around my friend
Put your arms round my brother, my friend
Say for me, for me, fuck you
(Fuck you) Fuck you

What are friends?
What are friends, friends for?
What are friends
What are friends?
What are friends for?

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