Oh, she walks slowly, across a young man's room
She said I'm ready ... for you
I can't remember anything to this very day
'Cept the look, the look ...
"Mrs. ... mom, you're trying to seduce me."
Oh, it gets worse. Eddie goes on to explain that "the look" he was singing about was not the look on the mother's face but rather the one "between her legs." It's basically a line about not being able to get the image of your mom's vagina out of your head (specifically, Vedder says, the thought, "That's where you came from"). With that in mind, the lyrics "I'm still alive" start to sound less like the guy in the song declaring his love of living and more like him wondering, "How the hell does the universe allow me to exist after this?!"
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And you thought this shirt was about politics.
Concluding that there is no God, the protagonist then becomes a serial killer in the sequel track, "Once" ("I got a bomb in my temple and it's gonna explode / I got a 16-gauge buried under my clothes, I play ..."), which Vedder claims to be able to relate to as a way of "dealing with a bad life." He then adds that he's glad he became a songwriter instead. You and the FBI both, Eddie.