30 I Know You'll...


Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay

Were laid spread out before me as her body once did

All five horizons revolved around her soul

As the earth to the sun

Now the air I've tasted and breathed has taken a turn

Ooh, and all I taught her was everything

Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore

And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds

Of what was everything?

Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...


I take a walk outside

I'm surrounded by some kids at play

I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear

Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head

I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning

How quick the sun can drop away

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass

Of what was everything

All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...


All the love gone bad turned my world to black

Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I will be...yeah...

Uh huh...uh huh...ooh...


I know someday you'll have a beautiful life, I know you'll be a star

In somebody else's sky, but why, why, why

Can't it be, can't it be mine"

- "Black" by Pearl Jam

  • Thomas Brodahl 8y


    Pretty amazing unplugged performance.
  • Antônia Kowacs 8y

    thank you for the link, i liked it a lot!
  • NessieNoodle 7y

    bringin' me way back.
    I really like this series you are doing.
  • Kelley Griffin 7y

    OMG, this is one my favorite songs. I remember hearing this song all the time when I was really and never knowing what it meant or what it was about but I loved it anyway.
  • velocibadgergirl 7y

    LOVE that song. Love this tattoo project. Way cool :D
  • Jamie 7y

    i have a photo due for this song in sunday....love this ur freaking amazing!
  • dandysaurusrex 7y

    This is so sad yet really hopeful
  • Insiya Syed 6y

    by picture 30 i want you to be a star in my life. this is fucking genius.
  • Thomas Brodahl 6y

    Thanks :)
  • Light-Collector 6y

    best song ever.
    oh yea, awesome photo by the way
  • Feeling Croppy 6y

    This was done by sharpie?? excellent!!!!! I love this idea.
  • Yusrina .A 6y

    this is really nice..
  • ♡ giusi gurL ♡ 6y

    this is one of my favourite songs.. and one of the best lines ever.
    aww. <3
  • 3luca 6y

    i love this phrase. :*)
  • Marina Noelia Cabane 6y

    love it
    love eddie vedder
  • Jessamelia 5y

    i came across this image on some random reblog site, and it's inspired me to get a tattoo soon someday very much similar to it, i've heard this song a million times but never recognized the lyrics until I decided to search the words in google and found your flickr, so hi and thank you :)
  • Franziska Schwade 5y

    one of the best songs in the world and this would be a really beautiful tattoo :) especially with the little drawing on top!
  • tell me about the trees where you live 5y

  • Zelfje 5y

    Another beautiful one
  • raschid alonso 4y

    awesome...i coudn't help myself..and i started to sing it.
    Dude...i just twitted your photo. :D
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