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1000 Miles Away
Absence Of Fear
Angel Needs A Ride
Been Down So Long
Breaking Up
Carnivore
Circle Song (With You I Will Always Be)
Daddy She's A Goddess
Dance Between Two Women
Deep Water
Emily
Everything Breaks Sometime
Food Stamp Love
Fragile Heart
Here When Gone (with extra verse)
His Pleasure Is My Pain
Hotel Angel
Housewife's Revenge
Hate Valentine's Day
I've Got The Blues More Than You Do Blues
In A Woman's Life (Sung in Santa Cruz, CA Feb 26, 1996)
In A Woman's Life (Sung in Madison, NJ April 13, 1996)
Jessica
Life's A Great Big Mystery Show
Memoirs Of A Housewife
My Fish Family
Need A Piece Of Your Love Machine
Nicotine Love
Nikos
No More Heartaches
Race Care Driver (sped up version)
Ride Away
See Sassy Wake Up
Silver Lining
Summer Home In Your Arms
Train Song (aka Paler Shade Of Grey)
Very Big Girl
You're So Small
Sunshine Superman
Under The Water


1,000 Miles Away
It's morning time, wonder where you are -
wonder who you're talking to
wonder if the sun has risen where you are
it's morning time, i miss your hands on my skin
this bed's too big without you
oh god, what do i do?
I'm a thousand miles away, and I'm lying next to you.

The sun shines golden, and I feel like my car
a little run down, a little beat up, maybe just a little green
maybe it's my battery, maybe it's my starter,
maybe my heart's too weak
there's just this feeling, thought I had to get going
got too scary, got too big, got to get out of here
but now i don't know how to get home.
oh god, what do I do?
I'm a thousand miles away, and lying next to you.

Mama says take my vitamins,
daddy says "girl, don't stay out so late"
sister says "there's other fishes in the sea"

but love is not a rational thing, and my heart is beyond advice
no, love is not a rational thing
oh god, what do I do?
I'm a thousand miles away, and lying next to you.

these fields stretch out like patchwork, on my granny's quilt
she used to tell me that
"life is a series of strange and mysterious things
one minute you think you're up, the next you find you're down"
your mind says "girl, you gotta stick around"
but your heart says "I'm too weak in the knees"
oh god, what do I do?
I'm a thousand miles away, and lying next to you.

Absence Of Fear Inside my skin There is this space... It twists and turns It bleeds and aches Inside my heart There's an empty room. It's waiting for lightning; It's waiting for you I am wanting, and... I am needing you To be here Inside the absence of fear Muscles and sinew Velvet and stone... This vessel is haunted It creaks and moans My bones call to you In a separate skin. I make myself translucent To let you in, boy... I am wanting, and... I am needing you To be here Inside the absence of fear There is the splendor of this Secret inside of me And it knows that you're no stranger, You're my gravity My hands will adore you Through all darkness, and they will Lay you out in moonlight And vent(?) your name For I am wanting, and... I am needing you To be here... I need you near... Inside the absence of fear.
Angel Needs A Ride Said, "Angel, Do you want a ride?" Said, "Angel, I'm tired and I'm lonely And I need somebody by my side" It's a long road that stretched from Vegas to nowhere But it'd been an even longer time Since he found some piece of mind And he lived off of bubblegum and cigarettes And got his nourishment from all-night stores Thought he'd just keep driving Til he outdrove his sorrow He said, "Angel, Oh do you want a ride?" Said "Angel, I'm tired and I'm lonely And I need somebody by my side" Her feet were warm and tired But as determined as a soul She left with no regrets But also no posessions did she own Her heart was as fragile as her thin, loving arms She's praying to god to take away her lonely When he pulled on aside of the road And he said, "Angel, Oh do you want a ride?" Said, "Angel, I'm tired and I'm lonely And I need somebody by my side" The highway goes on forever I've seen a thousand men like him before And I've seen a thousand angels that Got into the car They're just a couple of lost souls Looking to rekindle some sort of forgotten dream I hope they find what they're looking for In the solace of the road They said, "Angel, Do you want a ride?" Said, "Angel, I'm tired and I'm lonely I'm tired and I'm lonely I'm tired and I'm lonely I'm tired and I'm lonely And I need to have somebody By my angel
Been Down So Long The sun sets across the ocean I'm a thousasnd mile from anywhere And my pocketbook in my heart Both just got stolen And the sun act like she don't even care The wind blows cold when you reach the top Feels like somebody's face is stuck to the bottom of my shoe Got a plastic jesus and a ...???... corner of my room Got everybody but you tellin' me what to do *** Well I've been down so long It can't be that much longer still And I've been down for so long That the end must be drawing near *** I looked to everybody but me To answer my prayers Until I found an angel in the bathroom Who said she didn't see anybody who was savin anywhere And the blind man said, "Simple... like flipping a coin - Don't matter what side it lands on So long as it's somebody else's dime" Cause if you're the top of the bottom It all feels the same We live out of fear if we're too rich or we're too poor Fuess all I can do is museter up some change And little bit of faith And take some dignity when I walk through this door *** (Chorus) Gonna take a trip Catch a train Got a ticket in my hand And then a fat man takes my money And like cattle we all stand I'm just a faceless body lost in this vast and worthless sea In a thousand people I do not know But really they are no different from me They all have passion They all have fear They all have intense confusion And no sweet moments that are clear They all have aspirations High hopes and dreams And are really that alone like me *** We've been down so long It can't be that nmuch longer still We've been down so long That the end must be... The end must be... The end must be drawing near
Breaking Up Do not think it hurts me bad It doesn't hurt me none It does not mean anything I'm fondling this gun And I don't hurt that bad And I don't miss you I don't eat alone Wishing I was eating with two It's like a sad movie They always get high ratings In fact I feel like celebrating I feel like celebrating And do not think I ever thought that This would really work It was just sort of a casual thing Like trying on a shirt I don't sit home slone and stare At your picture wishing that You were still there I never get lonely In fact I'm probably masturbating In fact I feel like celebrating I feel like celebrating Oh goody! Oh joy! I'm finally free I no longer have to sit through Your mother's casserole recipes Oh joy! Glee! I'm finally free
Carnivore (Transcribed by Tom Proven) So much space can fit inside More than words can say I'm left here with my hands all awkward Trying ??? I used to know you But not anymore Your substance has been subtracted Word by word Silence in my ears Where once you offered your conviction Your promises are ??? That crack with nostalgia But, that's all right That's okay Had no business Giving myself to you anyway Be careful next time for sure And I'll never trust my pink fleshy heart I'll never trust my pink fleshy heart To a Carnivore Carnivore Your soul is an ink stain ??? You're as fragile as your thoughtlessness As strong as you can bend You could only believe in ??? Had all your high hopes through a telescope And lavender haunted you So I go on in life in yellow You have a fire down in genius, subtlety And you slip through the fingers of ambiguity Well, that's all right That's okay Had no business Giving myself to you anyway Be careful next time for sure And I'll never trust my pink fleshy heart I'll never trust my pink fleshy heart To a Carnivore I did it before But I don't think I'll do again This time I take back my soul And my poetry This time I won't be so easy to read I'll never trust my pink fleshy heart To a Carnivore
Circle Song (With You I Will Always Be) (Transcribed by Tom Proven) If you see me speak without words Know that I am speaking of the wind And if you see my words like wind know that soft tongues cut through stone And if you see my words like stone Know its wisdom lies in silence and if you see my wisdom in silence Then with you I will always be And if you doubt my true love is true Just see how you have no chains upon your hands And if you see you wear no chains You are free like poor men And if you see your freedom in being poor (How or You are?) pleased you'll be with the treasure of your mind And if you're pleased with the treasure of your mind Then with you I will always be And if you wonder how it is that I ___?(am?) Just watch the sun set slip away (space between sun and set intentional) and as you watch that sun slip away know some things are better left unseen And if you know things are better left unseen then night shall carry you in her arms and if you see I carry you in my arms Then with you i will always be With you I will always be
Daddy She's A Goddess (by Jewel Kilcher and Steve Poltz: Transcribed by Tom Proven) Refrain: Daddy she's a goddess Can we keep her tonight? Daddy she's a goddess Watch her move Her hair so clean when she skin's so smooth Her nose don't drip like me Daddy can we keep her please please please Oh yeah yeah Saw her walkin' late at night by the liquor store Set down my Lucky Lager and followed her out the door Pretty young thing should know better than to walk home alone So I saw my duty, hadda take her home (refrain) Sister likes to feel her up Late at night Use her body for a dartboard And pin her up right Oh bullseye there it is again It's always so fun, cause with you I always win (refrain) Read the paper (?)check the brass You're never gonna find that (?)body grass She likes it here She told me so She cries Oh baby (?)takes all the bowls of coal (refrain) Ain't never gonna find us mountain men (? Cause her or In case of) sister got boring, we won't be bored again She's so fine, she's a hillbillies dream Up here in the mountains, you can't hear her scream (refrain) Daddy she's a goddess..yodel-ay-hee hee Daddy she's a goddess..yodel-ay-hee hee (various improv on this until..) Daddy she's a goddess doo doo doo doo doo doo daddy Daddy she's a goddess doo doo doo doo doo doo daddy Daddy she's a goddess doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo Daddy
Dance Between Two Women Thank you for the flowers you brought me today And thank you for the kindness you showed me today No love can be stronger than between two strong women No man can ever know the dance between two women We can dance... My lady... May I have this dance? Thank you for the wisdom the knowing from inside And thank you for the comfort only a woman can provide No man can ever know the dance between two women Love can't be stronger than between two strong women We can dance... My lady... May I have this dance? Thank you for the strength without a need for power And thank you for the rhythym, the sacred circle Love can't be stronger than between two strong women No man can ever know the dance between two women Like you and I We can dance... My lady... May I have this dance?
Deep Water (Transcribed by Tom Proven) When you find yourself falling down Your hopes in the sky but your heart like grape gum on the ground And you try to scrape yourself up But you keep seeping out like cheap gin through a broken cup And you try to find yourself In the abstractions of religion and the cruelty of everyone else And when you're standing in deep water And you're bailing yourself out with a straw When you're drowning in deep water And you wake up making love to a wall Well it's these little times that help to remind It's nothing without love Love, love, it's nothing without love It's nothing without love When you realize your only friend has never been yourself or anyone who cared in the end And you wake up to see all your dreams have been compromised Our standard of living somehow got stuck on survive That's when suddenly everything fades or falls away Cause the chains which once held us are only the chains which we've made We sacrifice our pride, sacrifice our health We must demand more, not of each other, but more from ourselves Cause when you're standing in deep water And you're bailing yourself out with a straw When you're drowning in deep water And you wake up making love to a wall Well it's these little times that help to remind It's nothing without love Love, love, it's nothing without love It's nothing without love
Emily Woke up to find I lost my mind Lost heart, lost nerve I lost my favourite word - Emily I take my cigarettes I give 'em a smoke Oh god My heart feels froze I've lost something it seems I've misplaced my favourite thing - Emily *** Where does love go If it can't find a home One moment here then gone With no forwarding address Love no longer has a house Or residence in flesh *** Take the keys I get in the car To out run this man I'd have to go real far Where mercy wears lace And bottles are thieves Which of these took you from me? Emily I face myself But there's this draft inside Parts of me drowned In perpetual tide I wanna call names I wanna throw things around But no bar can buy Forgiveness another round for Emily *** I go to the bedroom Turn on the light It's like an empty altar No angel in sight religion with no temple No place to take my worship to No god for my eyes to see No fruit to lay at the feet of Emily Gone Gone
Everything Breaks Sometime Under the shadows, forbidden and hot Desire grows, more often than not I'm sorry's 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
Food Stamp Love (by Jewel Kilcher and Steve Poltz: Transcribed by Tom Proven) MMMMMMMMMMMM, yeah yeah yeah woh woih woh yeah I'm outside your window talking through glass you throw out some love crumbs but I've got an appetite bigger than that I'm hungry for something...yeah yeah yeah that I can't afford you dole out your love like foodstamps Well I want something more Sick of your foodstamp love Sick of your foodstamp love Sick of your foodstamp love You hand me some paper...yeah yeah yeah show me where to sign If I'm lucky I will get your number Oh goody I think this is a real good time After you ask me some questions Do I qualify? Well I don't want your handouts anyway cause boring stuff is all I can buy Sick of your foodstamp love Sick of your foodstamp love Sick of your foodstamp love [guitar solo] I run to my mailbox hoping that it's there some sort of message telling me that you really care but all there is is junk mail there's a sale down at the mall there's some coupons for canned love baby but there's nothing from you at all sick of your foodstamp love (x6, with guitar work behind)
Fragile Heart You better take your watch off When around large machinery You better hide your wallet If you plan to sleep with theives Don't forget your bullet-proof vest The next time you pick a fight with a guard And if you work with unstable objects Wear a hat that's hard CHORUS It's simple tips like these That keep you safe from injuries The surgeon general should do his part: Warning, beware, be careful - Fragile Heart Take out your contact lenses If you drive through a dust storm Look both ways before crossing The freeway of any legal form Take off your antique jewelry The next time you jump into a chlorinated pool And don't forget, build a fence around your heart The next time you give it to a fool CHORUS Take your socks off the heater, man You know they're gonna get burned Don't lend out your favourite pair of pliers Unless you're sure they'll get returned You would not give a shiny medal To someone who don't work for it So do not give of yourself To one who won't adore it CHORUS
Here When Gone (with extra verse) I am a woman haunted by hands Even though I'm alone Traces of Pompey Across my skin And an invisible map Of where you've been It's dry road to Idaho A thirsty tongue across the land And soil so dry You could swallow and entire man Took the first road out of town Hoping that you were just skin deep Well I feel you like Some sort of phantom limb Beside me when I sleep Cause you are here when gone You are here when gone You are here when gone You are here when gone I watch another grey day unfold It's dusty wings Sometimes I wish I were more like Rocks and stones and things Sometimes I wish my heart Were not like flowers at all That way I wouldn't get butterflies When you called begin extra And the night swallows itself You can see it in the stars The moon blinks it's tired eyes I may be a thousand miles to nowhere Does that make me lost or found? Oh - is it that relative to if you're around? end extra And some birds abandon their young Cause the instinct is too strong to fly Well I feel like abandoning My guitar and my books and I'm afraid I don't know why Cause you are here when gone You are here when gone You are here when gone You are here when gone
His Pleasure Is My Pain A man stands in the doorway like a small child angry fists she lies on her bed her head buried in her pillow and she stares at the moon he speaks to her all the words shes heard too many times before and pretty soon she just let's his voice fade away and she thinks... This was a gradual steel frost that started with cold feet and ended with numb hearts This was once satisfying sex but now no longer is It was once filled with the possibilities of new china or old stone but now it's exagerated and waterlogged no longer what these hands had intended and still I cry in my sleep He always said I was too sensitive, but I say (chorus) at least I never meant to make him cry. At least I never meant to make him hurt that way Nooo I never meant to make him cry Never meant to make him hurt that way Yes it's true, I'm too senstive but he takes pleasure in my pain. Yes it's true, I'm too senstive but he takes pleasure in my pain. And the unheard hours they fly by she goes to the window she puts on a nightgown and brushes her hair he's already asleep by the time she goes and lays herself back down. she thinks my god, what am i doing hear? My bones have grown tired of his hunger, of his gray eyes, and I feel if I were to stay one more night here I'd die or explode or worse yet just fade away. There have been days so dark that I felt like august and that I soon too would turn to fall. he always said I was too sensitive that if I cared so much the world could kill me that way. I wonder if he's only half alive or if he's simply always been this inarticulate, cause i say (repeat chorus) And she get's out of bed and looks at her feet as though they were the wings for her freedom she gets up and goes to the door it's a moment in which anything can happen instead she gets out some clothing puts it in a bag and leaves him sleeping while she heads for the door.
Hotel Angel Sweet man, sweet mystery Unveil yourself to me Sweet soul, lie so still Flesh cup, gonna get my fill Let me rise and fall With the wings of your sheets While the moon's full over Austin The city sleeps below Only the moon bears witness To my hotel angel Through the window Your body be a tender vine That twists and turns just like mine Your heart a slender thong Built of honey, filled with song 'Til dawn steals you from me And takes me to the next town But tonight the moon's full over Austin And beggars starve below And only the moon bears witness To my hotel angel Through the window There's one thing that keeps me going It's the slow and easy knowing You're the kind of man Who's kind of girl could maybe give her hand So sweet man in your sweet misery Lie upon my temporary sea Love's dressing, I will adorn To my side your absence be thorn And I'll rock you gently to sleep Tonigh is one promise we both can keep While the moon's full over Austin And the city sleeps below And only the moon bears witness To my hotel angel Through the window Hotel Angel Through the window
A Housewife's Revenge Seems like that man took my heart [Feels] Laid it neatly out before him on the floor Then he put on the biggest heaviest winter boots he had And stomped on it for three hours, Maybe four And I hope his Sorrells are ruined forever Cause you know he knows how to push my every button Get down to my last nerve Like the other day he forgot to put his beer can In the recycling bin And he meant to do it on purpose I'm sure So I might just have to tell him Why his dog, Ralph, that ran away three years ago Won't be coming home again Cause you know he walks around the house In his underwear Whenever my girlfriends come around And perhaps if he were good looking I might feel a bit jealous, overzealous But all I feel is embarrassed Looking at him standing there And I hope he never finds his left slipper And my psychiatrist says I should tell him how I feel He says, "Oh great, I gotta listen to her snivel again" So I have these little unfulfilled fantasies Of putting arsenic in his teacup We'd see who'd be laughing then If only he was the type to drink tea Now I hear him come up the driveway In his El Camino With its black with a red-flame firebird on front He keeps the keys to himself He won't take me out to the movies Cause of football So I'll just hold out on something else I'll never cook him another single Hungry Man TV dinner again I say, "Listen man, you better treat me with some r-e-s-p-e-c-t Cause I gotta a whole lotta what you need Then a whole lot besides, and then still a whole lot more" He said, "Yeah, if you were talking about your weight that might be true - but otherwise all you give me is Headache and heartburn" So I took his Hungry Man TV dinner and his Sorrels So I took his left slipper and his Hungry Man TV dinner And I spit on his Sorrels as I walked out the door. And I spit on him as I walked out the door By the way, your dog Ralph won't be coming home again
I Hate Valentine's Day (Transcribed by Tom Proven) Valentine's Day Wish I had a sweetheart It's Valentine's Day Didn't even get a stinkin' card It's Valentine's Day I just have to say I hate Valentine's Day It's Valentine's Day And I didn't get no chocolate It's Valentine's Day If I had a heart I'd hock it It's Valentine's Day All I have to say I hate Valentine's Day It's Valentine's Day And I hope it finds you healthy It's Valentine's Day I'm glad your stinkin' girlfriend's wealthy (?) It's Valentine's Day I just love to say I hate fuckin' Valentine's Day
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 twelve 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 uphill to school 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 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 womam 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
In a Woman's Life (Sung in Santa Cruz, CA on February 26, 1996 Transcribed by Tom Proven) 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 wpould 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.
In a Woman's Life (Sung in Madison, NJ on April 13, 1996 Transcribed by Tom Proven) 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 charity but I don't think you know what that word means Your love is a bitter seed that only the blind can see Well, 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 I'm tired of your grey laughter I am tired of your hungry eyes This love is so rotten it's starting to attract flies Your love is something that 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 I just trip in the lights cause aw man it's hard to see that clearly and not put up a fight I knew then I 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've ever been told But it all comes done your good deeds don't count it's what cards you hold Your kisses are as kind as candles Your hands are as giving as stone Your mind as kind as Hitler's until night leaves you feeling alone Your love is a bitter seed that only the blind can see Its blade is made of jealousy and insecurity Your love is something I must do but never be If this is what love is Yeah, if this is what love is Then I guess there's no love song left in me
Jessica He used to walk with Jessica Down to the diner They'd sit and talk for hours About nothin' in particular Just bullshit the time away That's what she used to say She'd wrinkle her nose when she said it That's how you know she meant it Jessica Jessica She'd call him at nine a.m. To see how sleep had been treatin' him And though they were never lovers They were soulmates under cover They'd drink beer and sit around Or just sit still and not make a sound And he would shudder to think Of what life would be like Without his best friend -slash- shrink Jessica Bridge: She's an angel at his table A force to feel but not to see Blinded by her absence Haunted by her memory If only you were able to see the angel at your table He got a phone call From her mother He said, "Yeah, right stop kidding around." He felt his heart fall to the ground Since then everyday Seems to feel like winter Everything is colorless As he can't see it with her Jessica Jessica He could easily have been with her Driving home in the car It was her birthday It's sick how things work out that way Now at night when he sleeps A watch over him she keeps She whispers in his ear For his heart to hear Jessica Jessica It's amazing how a soul can leave Suddenly from a body Rendering it useless And stealing its desire to breathe One moment here then gone With no forwarding address Love no longer has a house Residence in flesh Religion without a temple No place to take your worship to No God for the eyes to see No fruit to lay at the feet of Jessica Jessica If only you were able to see The angel at your table Then you'd understand why You never got to say goodbye To Jessica There's no such word as goodbye For Jessica She's always standing by Jessica
Life's a Great Big Mystery Show (Transcribed by Tom Proven) Went downtown just to be a martyr but a telephone pole beat me to it it was covered in barbed wire Saw a little boy's white teeth like wild horses encaged by an iron string Oh god...does not feel good unless he bleeds And daily crucifictions are hung up on street signs they use all sorts of names hope they never use mine these consonants and vowels that cannot scream nor howl only just hang around Oh god...how'd things get so turned around and in the office building 9 to 5 goes on trial the man is startin to crack but the ceiling stones smile and the boss comes in to see what fragile things his dull and pointless tongue can tear Oh god...he combed over a baldspot with a bit of hair Cause everybody needs somebody else to blame they can't curse themselves they take their doctor's name in vain they'd rather jump through hoops and theraputic groups than in their own minds delve oh god...why don't we believe in ourselves Sometimes I think Life is just a movie and these strangers are folks we really know sit back relax enjoy some popcorn Life's a great big mystery show Saw tiny faces that are tattered and torn but there's paint upon the mansion that is hardly worn I'd like to go inside but why I don't know as though I could peel the paint and feed it to the poor oh god...can't live like this anymore my landlord..no... my neighbor is as tolerant as a feeding shark but they tell me that her bite is much better than her bark she goes ramblin on from dusk until dawn sayin I should try bein' like her sometime oh god...think somethin's died inside her mind cause sometimes... Life's a great big mystery show
Memoirs Of A Housewife I have a secret obsession It's totally tupperware My own science project Defying wear and tear I'm jealous of shopping carts And all of their brand new things I want to fondle their labels In hopes one'll rub off on me 'Cause everybody wants to feel brand new Like they do I spend my days indoors Doing like ding-dongs do Perfectly preserving Myself for you I take things out of their boxes Take out my note pad and pen Study carefully 'Cause everybody wants to feel brand new Like they do So tell me you want me Tell me you need me Tell me I'll always be desirable Especially to you Make me feel brand new Attractive! Brand spanking clean And desirable as homecoming queen But if I were to bet All of the frenchfries in the world That you would say such things I would surely be one very hungry girl I approach china cautiously If there's cracks I deny it I ingest only perfect things Into my visual diet And at night I undress myself In front of your favorite things Your brand new hand-tied blue bass fishing lure And in the corner your money clip sings Everybody wants to feel brand new Everybody wants to feel brand new Like they do As they do I do too
My Fish Family There's a man on the front porch Say's he's related to me But lately I'm finding It hard to believe And this is filled With spooks and ghosts They say they're family But they are strangers at most CHORUS They're strange fishes of the deep blue sea And absolutely nothing like me They swim around in their little treasure chests When it comes to loving me They give it their fish best But it's hard with all those scales Of good and bad, you see (2nd time: Of morality) They're my fish family My fish family And they try and hook me Or put me in a tank They may try and book me For robbing a fish bank Cause misunderstanding comes easily When they're blowing bubbles And I can hardly breathe BRIDGE (not sung at JewelStock) And when will they understand I just wanna marry a man Without seaweed in his teeth Without barnacle for hair Without seaweed in his ears But their fish ears won't hear me They're my fish family CHORUS
Need A Piece Of Your Love Machine It's been seven hours and sixteen days Since pollination has come my way I sit around like dirty cups 'n the spoons Stacking up around your room Are you gonna come and pick me up Stick your finger in my buttercup What's wrong with me? Just need a piece of your love machine The yellow sun is just like chicken soup Both are wasted if they don't get used I'm like a petal that needs to be plucked Come on daddy, Let's duck all resistance like Vietnam You be my trader I'll be your Viet Cong What's wrong with me Just need a piece of your love machine You were my Romeo I was your Juliet Hiding in the trash can We both got wet You fed me chicken chow-mein Our love was spicy, yet plain You built a giant ship and you sailed with it But now you're gone Gone Gone What's a rose if it won't be smelled What's a texture if it won't be felt You wear a plaid like there' no tomorrow It spills out of the closet I think that I'll borrow Some pants or some underwear There's a trace of you under there What's wrong with me Just need a piece of your love machine
Nicotine Love Go ahead touch me like that The way you pull my (head or hair) back Go ahead breathe me in Bit me til I bleed This love is like barbed wire running through my veins Nicotine Love Go ahead hurt me like that I've been hurt before I won't be fixed again I'm not afraid to sweat Cause I like the pain and it's familiar to me And more gentle than most men will ever be Nicotine Love *But don't get me wrong I don't want a friend Just need you here to help me satsify this childish sin hunger so deep You will melt on my tongue And I will (punch or put) you to sleep And I will press you like petals Til you're fragile and bent And I'll rid you of... Nicotine Love It hurts just right Not to know your name But feel that body beneath me Struggling as though As when I was with him Gonna make you promise Than I will crush your heart Cause I can't Because it happened to me Nicotine Love So come here baby My honey, cutie-pie Let my fingers swim like pale fish through your hair So I can tell you that I love you Your safe, never let me go You wonder why Nicotine Love *But don't get me wrong... So go ahead touch me like that (The end is drawing near?) Go ahead hurt me that way Don't even know enough to fear You don't know how true it is when you say My kisses are But soon you'll have no more options Love is like barbed wire I'm electric and so alone So come here stray cat I'm gonna take you home I'm gonna press you like petals Til you're fragile and bent And I'll... Well I'll... Nicotine Love
Nikos She lived in a trailer out eastern road Her loneliness was a disease But my daddy couldn't see it though Her name was Linda her smile was forced And folks 'round town say she dressed like a divorce My daddy had a son by her 'though she wasn't supposed to be able I was eight years old when they told me 'round the table I looked at my daddy, he looked to the ground I guessed that we'd be stickin' round ahwile Might as well smile cause there's no point in being mean I guess that's just what you get when you forget to dream Got called to the principal's office Did I do something wrong? Doctor on the telephone said, "Congratulations, you've got a baby brother born." Got sent to a psychiatrist in case I resented their child. I was bitter in my anguish but my manner was mild. My daddy got excommunicated from the Mormon church. Guess an illegitimate son in God's eye has no worth He tried to stick around but he flew the coop in spring. He loved that baby just not Linda it seemed But still I know we'd be stickin' round awhile Might as well smile cause there's no point in bein' mean. I guess that's just what you get when you forget to dream. So Linda got remarried now my brother called that new man "dad" But it didn't last long I hear his temper was bad So she said that we could see him on every other Saturday. We all were shocked when he called my daddy "uncle" She said it was better that way. They tried to get back together but it was off and on One day she disappeared, I hear to Oregon. I haven't seen him since. I guess I'm supposed to forget. That he was my brother too and not just their legal mess I thought that we'd be stickin' 'round awhile Might as well smile 'cause there's no point in bein' mean. I guess that's just what you get when you forget to dream. This song is for Nikos wherever you may be I know things were tough but you're okay by me And your momma ain't a bad person, my daddy's ain't no fool Sometimes parents just need forgiving too. PS, I love you, your sister Jewel. PS, I love you, your sister Jewel.
No More Heartaches (Transcribed by Tom Proven) Shut up, sweetheart, I want you to hear I can no longer love the same thing I fear I can no longer let myself stay close To the one thing that hurts me the most I will not kiss the thorn Hearts don't need to bleed to know what they're for There'll be no more heartaches There'll be no more heartaches for me I take back my sweetness It's overlooked by your lust My song is unseen cause your touch is too tough I don't think your hands know how to adore The subtlety of me anymore I unfasten myself from your side Slip away, quiet as a sigh There'll be no more heartaches There'll be no more heartaches for me Beds filled with suspicion Hearts filled with spite We sleep with thieves And forego our sights Too quick to hold someone's word over our own You may be cool You may know how to flatter In the end all I have is matter There'll be no more heartaches There'll be no more heartaches No more heartache anymore anymore, oh oh oh, for me.
Race Car Driver (sped up version) Come on baby, let's get in the car I'm gonna take you real, real far I'm gonna paint your mama's face on the door You ain't gonna see her anymore We'll paint a red flamed firebird on front I will be Evel Knievel, you can double my stunts This ain't no Malibu Barbie Corvette This is a real 350 V-8, fuel-injected engine from a private liner jet [Chorus:] And I'm going to be your race car driver Your race car driver Got studded tires, excuse me if I'm blunt I've got ribbed rims for her pleasure up front Got fuzzy dice with a secret door Full of flavored serums, breath freshener and more Say, you look smashing by the dashboard light Come on baby gonna make you feel alright I'm gonna take you at high warp speed It's better than watching Star Trek after you smoked weed [Chorus] Come on baby, let's get on the road Let's get on track And I will grab the wheel like it was your hair I was pulling back I'm gonna straddle the line Swear to God it's gonna take you real far I'm just a real small man with a real big car And I'm gonna be your race car driver So come on baby what's your answer, you gonna cross the line Ah, quit your sniveling, it's no or yes this time What you're hungry? We'll stop by Mickey D's* for a happy meal For a regular hot dog ordeal on wheels But I can see that you're not impressed By the way that you are fully dressed Looks like I'll have to pull out all the stops I'm a sensitive man of the 90's, sweetheart, Who cares for your emotional being an awful lot [Chorus x 2]
Ride Away Pop works in the shop til eight Mom's on the phone and she's kind of Sally's doing sommersaults on the lawn Pop slams open the front screen door Just to scare mom She says, "What the hell did you do that for?" He washes his dirty hands in the sink And things around the table are kind of rough Mom says it's pa Pa says, "The times are just tough" And me and Sally don't say much of nothing at all The garage door light brightens up the night Pa always works on cars when he gets in a fight As though he could figure out that woman by working on that old car He said a car can cure any problem at all Cause of looking at all them parts makes a fight look so small But I wish he'd just put me and Sally in the backseat and drive us away That's when he sits me down He says he's gonna teach me about life He said, "A man needs a car and a boy needs a bike" I got my first taste of freedom beneath the light of the moon But if it were me I'd have the guts to put to test those bolts and nuts And I'd Ride Away so fast, so far Ride Away... So fast, so far Put away our tools We go back inside Mom feels left out and now she's starting to cry I wonder if all girls are crazy this way I wish pops would just get a (spine?) I said I know it's kind of small but you can borrow mine He just smiled and said, "Your mom means well son" Most times are good it's just some that are lean But it's love that makes up for those times in beteween He got a tear in his eye as he took mamma's hand said one day I'd understand But if it were me I'd have the guts to put to test those bolts and nuts And I'd Ride Away so far, so fast Ride Away so fast so far Ride Away
See Sassy Wake Up See Sassy wake up she's in love Can't you tell by the ring on her finger Can't you tell by her fifty dollar shoes That she confuses love with the people she uses But don't worry about nothing, don't worry at all It's just a temporary conjunction Even spring's got to fall See Sassy wake up, a little girl She looks so feminine, so fragile, so weak And Papa said that she's too cute for words So Sassy never learned how to speak But don't worry bout nothing, don't worry at all It's just a temporary conjunction Even spring's got to fall Hush you baby, don't you cry Papa's gonna buy you some pudding pie Hush you baby, don't distress Papa's gonna buy you a real nice dress As though that could mend your heart As though it could keep it from being torn apart As though it were your destiny To face every man you meet on your knees See Sassy wake up on the other side She stares at her wedding dress and starts to cry She's got big eyes but they don't see too clear She says, "My god, how did I end up here?" But don't worry about it, don't worry at all It's just a temporary conjunction Even spring's got to fall Yeah, yeah, yeah... See Sassy wake up she's in love... See Sassy wake up she's in love...
Silver Lining (by Jewel Kilcher and Steve Poltz: Transcribed by Tom Proven) My muffins are in the toaster I got my raspberry jam My grandfather was a sailor that came onto this land and he was looking for gold, a pretty hand to hold, or some cards to fold. At least, that's what I was told. Silver Lining Silver Lining, where'd you go? Turn on my TV They got talking heads in space used to be so easy to have a little faith I used to rely on luck I didn't feel so stuck Could earn an honest buck without lookin round, like Jon Kruk. Silver Lining Silver Lining, where'd you go? I used to have hope Now we got soap on a rope I used to have dreams Now we got overplayed baseball teams We got grocery baggers, grafitti taggers, golf-ball shaggers, go team go. Silver Lining Silver Lining, where'd you go? My landlord knocks upon my door He's got that payday face I swear to God he should be payin me To live inside this place It's filled with sharks and fins whose double chins say Thicken your skin, child if you want to win Silver Lining Silver Lining, where'd you go? I fix myself some herbal tea cause it's healthier they say well, healthier ain't half as fun I take a cold beer anyday I used to have dysfunctional fun in the cancerous sun with my co-dependent hon eatin greasy greasy hotdogs on a buttered up bun Silver Lining Silver Lining, where'd you go? Silver Lining Silver Lining, where'd you go? [scat solo] Repeat refrain. (x2)
Summer Home In Your Arms You take your coat off and throw it on the floor Night has built you into my arms once more You feel so familiar as you get into bed Cigarette smoke halo around you head You lean over and kiss me so sweet... I could lay with you like this for hours... Hours and hours Building a summer home in your arms I kiss you with the languid adiration of slumber Landin' random as lotto numbers One for each eye And, oops, one on your nose And ten for each of your cute little toes You lean over and kiss me so sweet... I could lay with you like this for hours... Hours and hours... Building a summer home in your arms Am I crazy, do I talk too much? Sometimes I think your silence is a crutch Am I mad, are you married? Oh jesus this love stuff can sure be scary But so sweet... So sweet Here in your arms I'm a bit of a mess and I'm gone too much But when I'm away it's you I long to touch And certain things remind me it's such a special treat As these little things that bring you to me You lean over and kiss me so sweet... I could lay with you like this for hours... Hours and hours... Building a summer home in your arms I'm building a summer home in your arms I'm building a summer home in your arms I'm building a summer home in your arms Built with all your charms
Train Song (aka Paler Shade of Grey) (Transcribed by Tom Proven) I try to recall what it was you said to me just then but this train keeps on rocking me back to sleep and I fear come tomorrow I won't even remember your name I'd make myself remember Make myself recall but these promises and these vows I made you now seem to have no voice at all The color of the canyons When first it was said I love you But these colors and these canyons now all seem silly and small I don't understand at all how these colors in my memory just fade into such a pale shade of grey and cold rails remind me of your cold feet and my eyes expect to see you behind every door but when I shut my eyes I can't even recall what it is that you wore My god was that only yesterday I can't even remember your face I feel so far away I make myself remember Make myself recall but these promises and these vows I made you now seem to have no voice at all The color of the canyons When first it was said I love you But these colors and these canyons now all seem silly and small I don't understand at all how these colors in my memory just fade away into such a pale shade of grey *I say to myself My god I used to love him I wanted to share with him my womb and my world But now I stare at him as though through a glass wall I say I used to love him but now I feel nothing for him at all My god how could this be Won't you please explain this to me Now sleep sings to me in a sweet and urgent voice And I fear that I have no choice but to forget these flowers these daisies you gave me, the offerings you made me the vows that we swore by, swearing we'd be together always and forever, the children we named and now we'll never have and I know I'm supposed to meet you I don't even think I'll remember your name tomorrow I make myself remember Make myself recall but these promises and these vows I made you now seem to have no voice at all The color of the canyons When first it was said I love you But these colors and these canyons now all seem silly and small I don't understand at all how these colors in my memory just fade away into such a pale shade of grey
A Very Big Girl They say you're feeling charitable And that she's just a helpless little girl You say she needs counseling But I find it hard to believe Cause baby looks like A very big girl to me You say she's harmless I don't know about that She's just a kitty but to me Looks like a very capable cat What'cha say about that? You say she's unattractive, She doesn't turn you on But that expression on your face Ain't exactly a yawn You say she needs advising But I find it hard to believe Caus baby looks like A very big girl to me Yeah that cupcake Don't exactly look like no hostess to me Cause baby looks like A very big girl to me
You're So Small Gonna walk down the street and seduce every man I meet because I'm having a bad day. I am not size six. My legs are not skinny as sticks and dammit, someone's got to pay. (That's the power of a woman, ohhhh) I feel unattractive. I'm gonna see if it's true. I'm going to break a heart or maybe two. I'm gonna put on a sexy red thing Gonna run every ??? (sounds like lake, or late, or wait) I'm gonna pull some strings Cause my strength is in my power over you. (the power of a woman) But I'm afraid that I can't satisfy myself And that my happiness depends on someone else. I feel weak, so you're gonna take the fall. You're so small, you're so small, you're so small. You're so small, you're so small, you're so small. You're so small, I feel fat, you're so small. You're so small, I don't feel anything, cuz you're so small.
Sunshine Superman (I Shot Andy Warhol Soundtrack) Sunshine came softly through my window today I could have tripped out easy but I've changed my ways. It'll take time I know it, but in a while... You're gonna be mine and I know it, we'll do it in style. Cause I've made my mind up you're going to be mine I'll tell you right now... Any trick in the book, oh baby, that I can find. Everybody's hustling just to have a little scene. When I say we'll be cool, well, I think that, you know what I mean. We stood on a beach at sunset, do you remember when... I know a beach where baby, it never ends. When you've made your mind up forever to be mine. I'll pick up your hand and slowly, blow your little mind. Cause I've made my mind up you're going to be mine I'll tell you right now... Any trick in the book, oh baby, that I can find Superman or Green Lantern ain't got, nothin' on me. I can make like a turtle and dive for pearls in the sea You can just sit there thinkin', on your velvet throne About all the rainbows you can have for your own. When you've made your mind up forever to be mine. I'll tell you right now... I'll pick up your hand and slowly, blow your little mind. When you've made your mind up forever to be mine. I'll pick up your hand and slowly, blow your little mind. I'll tell you right now...
Under The Water (The Craft Soundtrack) (Written by Jewel Kilcher & Ralph Sall) Bees are buzzin' in their honey catacomb All the noise seems to call my head a home Can't escape the scratchin' My blood makes a noise It's hard not to play when there are so many toys So many toys Under the water The total is more than the sum Under the water I hear who I'll become There's a hole inside my head where all the thoughts break out Sometimes my flesh is filled with forgetfulnes and doubt It's easy to feel separate, no control of the reigns Innocence ain't lost it just needs to be maintained It needs to be maintained Beside me are strange fish, moody and dark A tapestry of intention that maintains the spark And there's a tiny light A flicker within Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend It knows how to mend Under the water The total is more than the sum Under the water I hear who I'll become (Spoken "Rap") I've decided to hear who we will become Wanna lay down in the water, go back to where I'm from Outer space is just a puzzle of stars Music the mechanics of the human heart A post that stirs, a shadow that casts An insatiable thirst drains a martini glass There's no place sacred, no honest reflection Our senses made senseless by a lack o' direction Monks are great with their fists uncurled But they live in a cave, they know nothin' of the world I wanna live brave, I wanna love without fear But it's hard to navigate when I can't even hear (Do do do do do do do, Do do do do) Bees are buzzin' in their honey catacomb All the noise seems to call my head a home Can't escape the scratchin' My blood makes a noise It's hard not to play when there are so many toys There're so many toys Under the water The total is more than the sum Under the water I hear who I'll become Under the water My flesh is filled with stars Under the water I hear who we really are Under the water I lay my burdens down, down, down Under the water All resistance drowns (Do do do do do do do, Do do do do) (Do do do do do do do, Do do do do) (Do do do do do do do, Do do do do) (Do do do do do do do, Do do do do) (Do do do do do do do, Do do do do) Come on, come down, down, down under go, A-go down on and go down under Go under the water I hear who I'll become Under the water I lay my problems down Under the water All my resistance drowned