Watching the video again I am reminded of the distinctness of music videos from the late 90s. I can't quite describe them, but I know them when I see them. This, incidentally, is just how US Justice Potter Stewart said in an attempt to describe pornography. I am in no way comparing this, or any 90s video, to pornography, but there are those totally out-of-place shots of her slither-stripping out of a white nightgown into a nude one. I can see the planning session now: a middle-aged executive told Jewel, "no, no, it's completely necessary - it's you shedding the skin of your dependency on this man, not an excuse to sexualize you in your folk heartbreak ballad, we swear."
YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME
I hear the clock, it's six A.M.
I feel so far from where I've been
I got my eggs, I got my pancakes too
I 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
Wipe the spots up off 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 I picked up the 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 or I was sad
And it made me miss you oh so bad 'cause
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, everyday.
I brush my teeth, I put the cap back on
I know you hate it when I leave the light on
I pick a book up and then I turn the sheets down.
And then I 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 try and tell myself it'll all be alright
I just shouldn't think anymore tonight 'cause
Yeah, you were meant for me and I was meant for you.