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Although at first he may seem to be just your average angst ridden lead man for a popular rock and roll band Eddie Vedder the vocalist and lyricist for Pearl Jam may very well be a vampire Although it is impossible to tell everything points to his being an immortal An in depth analysis of his lyrics shows that Pearl Jams second album Versus has been used by Vedder as sounding boards for the complex emotions and change of perspective that come with ones transition to vampirism Other lyricists have used vampiric images before - for instance Sting in Moon Over Bourbon Street which was written in first person - but Vedder is unique in that his lyrics evolve over time as being indicative of his vampiric state Either he has become a vampire he believes himself to be a vampire or he is leading a fictional double life from which he draws inspiration for his lyrics What exactly is a vampire Numerous myths folk tales and works of fiction exist on the matter of what makes up a vampire but if they do exist vampires have been incredibly careful to conceal their presence from most people supposedly following a law known as the Masquerade and very little is known about them definitively However some basic facts are common to most sources These are vampires drink blood vampires live forever if not killed and vampires undergo grievous bodily harm if exposed to sunlight this normally kills them Many other things about vampires such as their aversion to garlic their superhuman abilities and their prohibition on entering abodes unless invited are mentioned in some sources and not others and so it is unclear as to how much of this applies to real vampires and how much is pure myth Eddies vampiric tendencies became apparent in the lyrics to Versus Pearl Jams second album Pearl
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