Singalong! You Were Meant for Me by Jewel

For some reason I have been on a Jewel kick lately.  You would think I had gone back to my melodramatic teenage days, but no, that is not the case.  Probably it's just that her songs are really really easy to sing along to.  I'm pretty sure this was the first Jewel song I ever heard - her big heartbreak lament.

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
by Jewel

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

[Chorus:]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Yeah, you were meant for me and I was meant for you.

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