Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jeremy - Pearl Jam - Adolescence

At home
Drawing pictures
Of mountain tops
With him on top
Lemon yellow sun
Arms raised in a V
Dead lay in pools of maroon below

Daddy didn't give attention
To the fact that mommy didn't care
King Jeremy the wicked
Ruled his world

Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today

Clearly I remember
Pickin' on the boy
Seemed a harmless little fuck
But we unleashed a lion
Gnashed his teeth
And bit the recess lady's breast

How could I forget
He hit me with a surprise left
My jaw left hurting
Dropped wide open
Just like the day
Like the day I heard

Daddy didn't give affection
And the boy was something that mommy wouldn't wear
King Jeremy the wicked
Ruled his world

Jeremy spoke in class today
Jeremy spoke in class today
Try to forget this...
Try to erase this...
From the blackboard.

Just to remember Jeremy Welle took his life at Richardson High School at his classroom in front of thirty teenagers like him. Adolescence is a very delicate period that leaves memories for the rest of one's life. It seems that teenagers are having troubles that are not being fully understood or respected.
RIP Jeremy Welle


Mike Golch said...

yes kids and their problems are not taken seriously.just like a lot of adults.

Ana said...

And old people.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this, Ana. Recognition is important, 'eh? And these things so often fly under the radar for no good reason and to no good end, that's for sure.

Ana said...

Thank you for the comment. Good to know that there are people who care.
I was listening to the song this week and I could not stop thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is so powerful, and sadly true to life. So many of the teens I work with are in such dark places and I can't get them services. Or if I can, the waiting lists are so long. I see the cuts on their arms and the letters they write me in their journals, that I give them to put their feelings down, yet it is not enough. Teens are so misunderstood, not taken seriously and not getting the help they need. Thank you for bringing this issue to light.

Ana said...

I didn't know you work with teens. I'm deeply concerned with teens. It must be heartbreaking working with them and not being able to help them find their way.
It seems that self-injury has increased.
Thank you for taking care of some of them.