(Closed) Pearl Jam to walk down the aisle?

posted 7 years ago in Music
  • poll: Should I walk down the aisle to a piano version of Pearl Jams Just Breath?



  • Post # 2
    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2020

    Love it – do it! It’s a beautiful song. My hubby and I also left to ‘Here Comes The Sun’ 🙂

    Post # 3
    202 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Woo! Sounds great to me =)

    Post # 4
    7522 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Isn’t the pearl Jam song about death?

    There is also a lot of debate over what the meaning of Here comes the sun really is and none of them are really rosy either. 

    The music for both songs is beautiful but if anyone knows the lyrics they might have a WTF? moment. 

    To me it is kind of like when people choose  pearl Jams daughter as their father/daughter dance song. I also think that they have never really listened to the lyrics.

    But if you like them then who cares what anyone else thinks.

    Post # 5
    343 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m jealous because our church insisted on religious music! 


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    j_jaye: makes an excellent point about giving the song lyrics a second listen just in case

    Post # 6
    212 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

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    jessykate83:  I THINK THAT IS AWESOME!  I love, love, love PJ!!  Even a member of their fan club (I’m a geek, I know!!). I’ve said that if we have a ceremony (we’re not), I want our first dance to be Parachutes. 

    Post # 7
    1722 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    i’m walking down to a Coldplay song LOL. the Vitamin String Quartet covers so many songs and they sound amazing, so that’s what i’m doing for both the processional and recessional.  you should look into them! i think they have piano covers as well, although if you’re having a pianist you won’t need it other than for inspiration. 🙂

    Post # 8
    6538 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    There’s actually a debate on the Pearl Jam fan forums about use of this song for weddings:  http://community.pearljam.com/discussion/153772/just-breathe-meaning-debate

    With the short version being that Eddie Vedder wrote the song basically about how sometimes a couple in love only needs to breathe, and take time to notice the quiet times, to be together.

    That said– most wedding guests are not going to  be spending time on the Pearl Jam forums deciphering the meaning of the song, and the lyrics are ambiguous enough on their own that the song can be quite depressing and almost sad. So it might not send the right message to your guests. Use it if you want, keep looking if you want. Some people pay attention to lyrics and some don’t.

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