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Jewel lyrics

Album: Pieces of You [1995]

Tracks14
 01  Who Will Save Your Soul
 02  Pieces of You
 03  Little Sister
 04  Foolish Games
 05  Near You Always
 06  Painters
 07  Morning Song
 08  Adrian
 09  I'm Sensitive
 10  You Were Meant for Me
 11  Don't
 12  Daddy
 13  Angel Standing By
 14  Amen
all Jewel lyrics



Who Will Save Your Soul
People living their lives for you on tv
They say they're better than you and you agree
He says hold my calls from behind those cold brick walls
Says come here boys, there ain't nothing for free
Another doctor's bill, another lawyer's bill, another cute cheap thrill
You know you love him if you put him in your will, but ...

Who will save your soul when it comes to the flowers now
Who will save your soul after all the lies that you told, boy
Who will save your soul if you won't save your own?

We try to hustle them, try to bustle them, try to cuss them
The cops want someone to bust down on orleans avenue
Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up to where the homeless had their homes
So we pray to as many different gods are there are flowers
But we call religion our friend
We're so worried about saving our souls
Afraid that God will take his toll that we forget to begin but

Who will save your soul when it comes to the flowers now
Who will save your soul after all the lies that you told, boy
Who will save your soul if you won't save your own?

Some are walking, some are talking, some are stalking their kill
You got social security, but that don't pay your bills
There are addictions to feed and there are mouths to pay
So you bargain with the devil, say you're o.k. for today
You say that you love them, take their money and run
Say, it's been swell, sweetheart, but it was just one of those things
Those flings, those strings you've got to cut
So get out on the streets, girls, and bust your butts

Who will save your soul when it comes to the flowers now
Who will save your soul after all the lies that you told, boy
Who will save your soul if you won't save your own?back to top
Pieces of You
She's an ugly girl, does it make you want to kill her?
She's an ugly girl, do you want to kick in her face?
She's an ugly girl, she doesn't pose a threat
She's an ugly girl, does that make you feel safe?
Ugly girl, ugly girl, do you hate her cause she's pieces of you?

She's a pretty girl, does she make you think nasty thoughts?
She's a pretty girl, do you want to tie her down?
She's a pretty girl, do you call her a bitch?
She's a pretty girl, did she sleep with your whole town?
Pretty girl, pretty girl, do you hate her cause she's pieces of you?

You say he's a faggot, does it make you want to hurt him?
You say he's a faggot, do you want to kick in his brain?
You say he's a faggot, does he make you sick to your stomach?
You say he's a faggot, are you afraid you're just the same?
Faggot, faggot, do you hate him cause he's pieces of you?

You say he's a jew, does it mean that he's tight?
You say he's a jew, do you want to hurt his kids tonight?
You say he's a jew, he'll never wear that funny hat again
You say he's a jew as though being born were a sin
Oh jew, oh jew, do you hate him cause he's pieces of you?

Do you hate him cause he's pieces of you?back to top
Little Sister
Hey little sister, I heard you went to mr. so and so
Knock, knock, knocking on his door again last night
Said you needed it bad, you know that ain't right
Cause you've come to me crying, trying to stop
You said it hurts so bad but please don't let you go back for more
My little sister is a zombie in a body with no soul
A role she has learned to play in a world today where nothing else matters
But it matters, we gotta start feeding our souls not our addictions or afflictions of pain
To avoid the same questions we must ask ourselves to get any answers
We gotta start feeding, our souls have been lost to the millions with lots
Who feed on addiction selling pills and what's hot
And I wish I could save her from all their delusions, all the confusion
Of a nation that starves for salvation but clothing is the closest approximation
To God and he only knows that drugs are all we know of love

Every day we starve while we eat white bread and beer instead of a handshake or hug
We spill the pills and sweep them under the rug
My little sister is a zombie in a body with no soul
A role she has learned to play in a world today where nothing else matters
But it matters, we gotta start feeding our souls

Hey little sister I heard you went to mr. so and so
Knock, knock, knockin' on his door again last night
Said you needed moreback to top
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
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, and 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
Excuse me, guess 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 thatback to top
Near You Always
Please don't say I love you, those words touch me much too deeply
And they make my core tremble
Don't think you realize the effect you have over me
And please don't look at me like that, it just makes me want to make you near me always
And please don't kiss me so sweet, it makes me crave a thousand kisses to follow
And please don't touch me like that, it makes every other embrace seem pale and shallow
And please don't come so close, it just makes me want to make you near me always

Please don't send me flowers, they only whisper the sweet things you'd say
Don't try to understand me, your hands already know too much anyway
It just makes me want to make you near me always

And when you look in my eyes, please know my heart is in your hands
It's nothing that I understand, but when in your arms you have complete power over me
So be gentle if you please 'cause your hands are in my hair, but my heart is in your teeth, baby
And it makes me want to make you near me always
Your hands are in my hair, but my heart is in your teeth, baby
And it makes me want to make you near me always

I want to be near you always
I want to be near you always
I want to be near you alwaysback to top
Painters
Eighty years, an old lady now, sitting on the front porch
Watching the clouds roll by they remind her of her lover, how he left her
And of times long ago when she used color carelessly, painted his portrait
A thousand times - or maybe just his smile -
And she and her canvas would follow him wherever he would go
'cause they were painters, and they had painting themselves, a lovely world

Oil streaked daisies covered the living room wall
He put water colored roses in her hair
He said, 'love, I love you, I want to give you the mountains, the sunshine, the sunset too'
I just want to give you a world as beautiful as you are to me
'cause they were painters, and they had painting themselves, a lovely world

So they sat down and made a drawing of their love, they made it an art to live by
They painted every, passion every home, created every beautiful child
In the winter they were weavers of warmth, in the summer they were carpenters of love
They thought blue prints were too sad so they made them yellow
'cause they were painters, and they had painting themselves, a lovely world

Until one day the rain fell as thick as black oil
And in her heart she knew something was wrong
She went running through the orchard screaming
'no god, don't take him from me!'
But by the time she got there, she feared he already had gone
She got to where he lay, water colored roses in his hands for her
She threw them down screaming, 'damn you man, don't leave me
With nothing left behind but these cold paintings, these cold portraits
To remind me!'

He said, 'love I only leave, but only a little, try to understand
I put my soul in this life we've created with these four hands
Love, I leave, but only a little, this world holds me still
My body may die now, but these paintings are real'

So many seasons came and so many seasons went
And many times she saw her love's face watering the flowers
Talking to the trees and singing to his children
And when the wind blew, she knew he was listening
And how he seemed to laugh along, an how he seemed to hold her when she was crying
'cause they were painters, and they had painting themselves, a lovely world

Eighty years, an old lady now, sitting on the front porch
Watching the clouds roll by, they remind her of her lover, how he left her
And of times long ago when she used color carelessly, painted his portrait
A thousand times - or maybe just his smile -
And she and her canvas would follow him wherever he would go
Yes, she and her canvas still follow

'cause they were painters, and they had painting themselves, a lovely worldback to top
Morning Song
Let the phone ring, let's go back to sleep
Let the world spin outside our door, you're the only one that I wanna see
Tell your boss you're sick, hurry, get back in I'm getting cold
Get over here and warm my hands up, boy, it's you they love to hold
And stop thinking about what your sister said
Stop worrying about it, the cat's already been fed
Come on darlin', let's go back to bed

Put the phone machine on hold
Leave the dishes in the sink
Do not answer the door
It's you that I adore, I'm gonna give you some more

We'll sit on the front porch, the sun can warm my feet
You can drink your coffee with sugar and cream, I'll drink my decaf herbal tea
Pretend we're perfect strangers and that we never met
My how you remind me of a man I used to sleep with, that's a face I'd never forget
You can be henry miller and I'll be anais nin
Except this time it'll be even better, we'll stay together in the end
Come on darlin', let's go back to bed

Put the phone machine on hold
Leave the dishes in the sink
Do not answer the door
It's you that I adore, I'm gonna give you some more

Let the phone ring, let go back to bedback to top
Adrian
Adrian came home again last summer
Things just haven't been the same around here
And people talk and people stare
Oh, adrian, come out and play

An unfortunate accident in a canoe
Doctor said, 'I'm sorry, not much I can do'
And the air was so still and his eyes, they did not blink
Oh, adrian, come out and play

Little mary epperson liked him
And she vowed always to watch after him
But still he did not move and the doctor said 'it's no use'
Oh, adrian, come out and play

She sat by his side and watched the years fly by
He looked so fragile, he looked so small
She wondered why he was still alive at all

Everyone in town had that 'I'm so sorry look'
They talked in a whispered hush, said 'I'd turn the machines off'
But still she sat by his side, she said, 'life he won't be denied'
Oh adrian, come out and play

Yellow flowers decorate his bedroom
Sign above his door says welcome home
But he just sits and stares
He's awake but still not there
Oh, adrian, come out and play

She sat by his side and watched the years fly by
He looked so fragile, he looked so small
She wondered why he was still alive at all

And little mary apperson grew up lovely
And she still comes to visit him on sundays
He's like an unused toy
He's got big hands but the mind of a little boy
Oh, adrian, come out and play

Adrian came home again last summer
Things just haven't been the same around hereback to top
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 everybody 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 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 wayback to top
You Were Meant for Me
I hear the clock, it's six a.m.
I feel so far away from where I've been
I got my eggs, I got my pancakes too
Got my maple syrup, everything but you
I break the yolks and make a smiley face
I kinda like it in my brand new place
I wipe the spots off of the mirror, don't leave the keys in the door
I never put wet towels on the floor anymore 'cause

Dreams last so long, even after you're gone
I know, that you love me and soon you will see
You were meant for me and I was meant for you

I called my momma, she was out for a walk
Consoled a cup of coffee but it didn't wanna talk
So picked up a paper, it was more bad news
More hearts being broken or people being used
Put on my coat in the pouring rain
I saw a movie it just wasn't the same
'cause it was happy and I was sad and
It made me miss you oh so bad cause

Dreams last so long, even after you're gone
I know, that you love me and soon you will see
You were meant for me and I was meant for you

I go about my business, I'm doing fine
Besides, what would I say if I had you on the line
Same old story, not much to say
Hearts are broken every day

I brush my teeth and put the cap back on
I know you hate it when I leave the light on
I pick up a book and turn the sheets down and then
Take a deep breath and a good look around

Put on my pj's and hop into bed
I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead
I, I try and tell myself it'll be all right
I just shouldn't think anymore tonight 'cause

Dreams last so long, even after you're gone
I know, that you love me and soon you will see
You were meant for me and I was meant for you
Yeah, you were meant for me and I was meant for youback to top
Don't
Don't walk too close, don't breathe so soft
Don't talk so sweet, don't sing
Don't lay oh so near

Please, don't let me fall in love with you again

Please let me forget all those sweet smiles
All of the passion, all of the peace, the heat, the pain
All those blue skies where your words were my freedom

Please, don't let me fall in love with you again

Too many times I've cared too much
I stood on the edge and saw that you held my hand
And knowing too well I couldn't hide from those eyes

Please, don't let me fall in love with you again
Don't let me fall in love with you againback to top
Daddy
My bones are tired, daddy
I don't get enough sleep, I don't eat as good as I should, daddy
What's that say about me?

Sometimes I sleep past noon, daddy
Drink lots of black coffee and I smoke like a chimney
Yes, I left the refrigerator door half open, daddy
What's that say about me?

Sometimes I want to rip out your throat, daddy
For all those things you said that were mean
Gonna make you just as vulnerable as I was, daddy
What's that say about me?

Sometimes I want to bash in your teeth, daddy
Gonna use your tongue as a stamp
Gonna rip your heart out the way you did mine, daddy
Go ahead and psychoanalyze that

'cause I'm your creation, I'm your love, daddy
Grew up to be and do all those sick things you said I'd do
Well last night I saw you sneak out your window with your white hood, daddy
What's that say about you?
I'm sloppy, what's that say about you?
I'm messy, what's that say about you?

My bones are tired, daddy.back to top
Angel Standing By
All through the night I'll be standing over you
All through the night I'll be watching over you
And through the bad dreams I'll be right there, baby
Holding your hand, telling you everything's gonna be all right
And when you cry I'll be right there
Telling you you were never anything less than beautiful
So don't you worry, I'm your angel standing byback to top
Amen
You're mothers' child, but night lays you down
Hair aflame, wild look in your eyes
Naked belly to the ground
A forest fire nibbles at your veins
Crawls up your arm, runs away with your mind
And burns dry thoughts like leaves
Amen

Eyes stare up, but something's in the way
In the Bible only angels have wings
And the rest must wait to be saved
A dry tongue screams at the sky
But the wind just breathes words in
As a strange bird tries to fly
Amen

Pieces of us die everyday as though our flesh were hell
Such injustice, as children we are told that from God we fell
Where are my angels?
Where's my golden one?
Where's my hope now that my heros have gone?
Some are being beaten, some are being born
And some can't tell the difference anymore
Amen

Hallelujah
Hallelujahback to top
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