We’re playing our entire music catalog, A through Z, all this week! One of the songs under the letter “D” is “Daughter” by Pearl Jam.
The second single released off of their album, Vs. in 1993, “Daughter” was the band’s first entry into the Top 40. Lyrics are by Eddie Vedder, and music is by Stone Gossard, although the song is credited to all members of Pearl Jam.
[photogallerylink id=70268 align=right]Vedder explains that the lyrics of “Daughter” are about a child with a learning disability. Before recently, he cites, these kinds of learning disabilities were mistaken for misbehavior or rebelliousness on the part of the child, and the child was punished for not cooperating. The song was first performed at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in 1992, featuring different lyrics, as they had not yet recorded it.
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Daughter (Live) – Pearl Jam
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[Source: Pearl Jam - The Illustrated Story, A Melody Maker Book by Allan Jones]