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Foolish Games

You took your coat off and stood in the rain, You were always crazy like that I watched from my window, always felt I was outside looking in on you You were always the mysterious one with dark eyes and careless hair, You were fashionably sensitive, but too cool to care Then you stood in my doorway, with nothing to say besides some comment on the weather Well in case you failed to notice, In case you failed to see, This is my heart bleeding before you, This is me down on my knees CHORUS: These foolish games are tearing me apart Your thoughtless words are breaking my heart You're breaking my heart You were always brilliant in the morning Smoking your cigarettes, talking over coffee You philosophies on art, Baroque moved you, You loved Mozart and you'd speak of your loved ones As I clumsily strummed my guitar You'd teach me of honest things Things that were daring, things that were clean Things that knew what an honest dollar did mean So I hid my soiled hands behind my back Somewhere along the line I must've gone off track with you Excuse me, think I've mistaken you for somebody else Somebody who gave a damn, Somebody more like myself CHORUS You took your coat off and stood in the rain you were always crazy like that...

Intro (Spoken as an intro to "I'm Sensitive")

Okay, I gotta think about it. I was really bummed when I wrote this. Because it's funny, when you grow up in a place like Alaska it's so beautiful and it's really easy to have some faith, you know what I mean? And faith after all is what carries you through, like, the darkest of days. You just have to believe time will pass, somehow the tide will come back in and I won't feel so incredibly shitty tomorrow. And it's hard 'cause like people lose faith, you know, when you're surrounded by crime and murder and pollution everyday. But it's really what like makes everything okay. And I think if we could just be... (Jewel starts talking to an audience member) Shut up I'm talking. That was obnoxious girl. I was kidding. God, I'm insulting people. (laughter) So anyway I just thought maybe if we could be surrounded in beauty we'd become what we see. 'Cause all we're told in the news is how evil we are and how racist we are and all these things.

I'm Sensitive

I was thinking that I might fly today Just to disprove all the things that you say It doesn't take a talent to be mean You words can crush things that are unseen So please be careful with me, I'm sensitive And I'd like to stay that way You always tell me that it's impossible To be respected, and be a girl Why's it gotta be so complicated Why you gotta tell me if I'm hated So please be careful with me, I'm sensitive And I'd like to stay that way I was thinking, that it might do some good If we robbed the cynics and took all their food That way what they believe will have taken place And we can give it people who have some faith So please be careful with me, I'm sensitive And I'd like to stay that way I have this theory, that if we're told we're bad Then that's the only idea we'll ever have But maybe if we are surrounded in beauty Someday we will become what we see 'Cause anyone can start a conflict it's harder yet to disregard it I'd rather see the world from another angle We are everyday angels Be careful with me 'cause I'd like to stay that way

I've Got The Blues More Than You Do Blues

Grew up in the Mississippi delta In a shotgun shack Washboard for my pillow 'Til the tax man took that back Moved out on my own I was just eight years old ... top that You think you got the blues Look at my life I've got the blues more than you do ... blues When I was an itty-bitty baby I was my mama's only surviving son She used my head as a washrag I thought it was fun Walked to school upway both ways With no legs ... top that You think you got the blues Look at my life I've got the blues more than you do ... blues Got so drunk the other night I couldn't find my way home Had to have a blind man show me When I finally did get there, My own dog had disowned me A woman in a bar just looks at me and coughed and said "I don't even know you, but I wish you'd die off" ... top that You think you got the blues Look at my life I've got the blues more than you do ... blues

Everything Breaks Sometime

Under the shadows, forbidden and hot Desire grows, more often than not I'm sorry's a stupid word, a stupid thing to say Especially considering it's not like I planned it this way But I'm sorry is all that there is left of me I'm so sorry this love made me hollow and left you empty Maybe I could have loved you better Maybe you should have loved me more Maybe our hearts were just next in line Maybe everything breaks sometime Everything breaks sometime It's hard to believe its boiled down to this It seems so surreal this won't be healed by a kiss It's hard to stare at you knowing you like I have I used to feel so close, now I feel so bad My heart's filled with thunderstorms and I'm ready to burst And I've lost my favorite harbor and I'll weather for the worst Maybe I could have loved you better Maybe you should have loved me more Maybe our hearts were just next in line Maybe everything breaks sometime Everything breaks sometime I'm so sorry, everything breaks sometime.

If This Is What Love Is

Somewhere between right and wrong is a love song Its tongue hits the target but its phone number is always wrong It speaks through calluses of gentler things It speaks of kindness But I don't think you know what that word means Your love is a bitter seed that only the blind can see If this is what love is Then I guess there's no love song left in me Somewhere between right and wrong is reality Justice and shame speak foolishly of impractical things Your kisses are as kind as candles your hands are as giving as stone Your mind is kind as Hitler's until night leaves you feeling alone Your love is something I must do but never be If this is what love is Then I guess there's no love song left in me I didn't mean to fall into darkness It's just that I trip in the lights Cause aw man it's hard to see that clearly and not put up a fight But I knew I then would break and not bend Just look at this trouble I'm in I need to realize This is how the unhappy half dies Somewhere between good and bad is every lie I have ever been told They all come down but good deeds don't count it's what cards you hold But I'm tired of your grey laughter I am tired of your hungry eyes This love is so rotten It's startin' to attract flies Your love is something that must do but never be Its blade is made of jealousy and insecurity Your love is a bitter seed that only the blind can see If this is what love is If this is what love is Then I guess there's no love song left in me.

Little Bird Song

There's a little bird Somebody sent down to Earth To live along the wind Blowing on the wind And she sleeps on the wind This little bird, somebody sent Light and fragile And feathered sky blue Thin and graceful The sun shining through She flies so high up in the sky Way out of reach of human eyes Light and fragile And feathered sky blue Thin and graceful The sun shining through She flies so high up in the sky Way out of reach of human eyes Light and fragile And feathered sky blue Thin and graceful The sun shining through And the only time that she touches ground Is when that little bird, little bird Is when that little bird, little bird Is when that little bird, little bird Is when that little bird dies


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