If you're a fan of Pearl Jam, you're most likely familiar with Sirens. This song is one of the band's biggest hits. It's an incredibly powerful love ballad.
"Sirens" is the fourth track on Pearl Jam's tenth album Lightning Bolt. The song is a mellow ballad, featuring Eddie Vedder's vocals. His vocals are supported by a punk-rock riff inspired jam. The song's lyrics are about passing on love to the next generation.
While the lyrics deal with passing on love, the song also touches on mortality. In the song, the protagonist is worried about losing his loved one. He knows that nothing lasts forever. After his loved one accepts him, his fear of losing her vanishes.
Eddie Vedder's lyrics have a Springsteenian sense of transcendence. But he's also focused attention on his character's disability.
It's unclear exactly what happened with Vedder's character, but it's likely that he had a learning disability. Although not diagnosed, he was seen as misbehaving and rebellious.
When Vedder was in Los Angeles, he wrote Air Raid Sirens. While he was in a hotel room, he had the idea for the song.
At first, the song wasn't planned to be on a Pearl Jam album. However, after it became a success, Epic Records asked Pearl Jam to include it on Ten. So it was included on Pearl Jam's 2009 reissue of the album.
During the band's 'Ten' era, fans were desperate for new music. They requested "Hey Hey Hey Hey". Unfortunately, the song wasn't on the album.