Eddie Vedder-Rise

Christopher Johnson McCandless (February 12, 1968 – mid-August, 1992) was an American wanderer who adopted the name Alexander Supertramp and hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with little food and equipment, hoping to live a period of solitude. Almost four months later, he died of starvation near Denali National Park and Preserve. Inspired by the details of McCandless’s story, author Jon Krakauer wrote a book about his adventures, published in 1996, entitled Into the Wild. In 2007, Sean Penn directed a film of the same title, with Emile Hirsch portraying McCandless. (from Wikipedia)

Read Krakauer’s riveting 1993 Outside Magazine article “Death of an Innocent”, the piece that inspired Into the Wild.

The music that Vedder composed for the film is sublime and stunning.  If you enjoy this clip, please buy the soundtrack and see the film.  They are both magnificent.

Such is the way of the world
You can never know
Just where to put all your faith
And how will it grow

Gonna rise up
Burning back holes in dark memories
Gonna rise up
Turning mistakes into gold

Such is the passage of time
Too fast to fold
And suddenly swallowed by signs
Low and behold

Gonna rise up
Find my direction magnetically
Gonna rise up
Throw down my ace in the hole

Eddie Vedder, “Rise”, Music for the Motion Picture Into the Wild (2007)


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