Things are kind of reaching a fever pitch in my life right now, and sometimes I can’t even be sure I’m breathing. I feel like I’m in a constant state of breath-holding near panic. So when I got in the car this morning and this song was on the radio, I took its message to heart. Just breathe.
The fact that this particular version is from Austin City Limits makes it that much sweeter since I was lucky enough to sit in that studio audience for various great artists during the years I lived in Texas. (Not for Pearl Jam, but for other favorites — Lucinda Williams being at the top of the list.)
So listen. And just breathe.