10,000 Maniacs - Jezebel Lyrics

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To think of my task is chilling. To know I was carefully building the mask I was wearing for two years, swearing I'd tear it off. I've sat in the dark explaining to myself that I'm straining too hard for feelings I ought to find easily. Called myself Jezebel. I don't believe.
Before I say that the vows we made weigh like a stone in my heart. Family is family, don't let this tear us apart.
You lie there, an innocent baby. I feel like the thief who is raiding your home, entering and breaking and taking in every room. I know your feelings are tender and that inside you the embers still glow. But I'm a shadow, I'm only a bed of blackened coal. Call myself Jezebel for wanting to leave.
I'm not saying I'm replacing love for some other word to describe the sacred tie that bound me to you. I'm just saying we've mistaken one for thousands of words. And for that mistake, I've caused you such pain that I damn that word. I've no more ways to hide that I'm a desolate and empty, hollow place inside.
I'm not saying I'm replacing love for some other word to describe the sacred tie that bound me to you. I'm not saying love's a plaything. No, it's a powerful word, inspired by strong desire to bind myself to you. How I wish that we never had tried to be man and his wife, to weave our lives into a blindfold over both our eyes.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Noah’s Dove
  • 2 These Are Days
  • 3 Eden
  • 4 Few and Far Between
  • 5 Stockton Gala Days
  • 6 Gold Rush Brides
  • 7 Jezebel
  • 8 How You’ve Grown
  • 9 Candy Everybody Wants
  • 10 Tolerance
  • 11 Circle Dream
  • 12 If You Intend
  • 13 I’m Not the Man


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Kurt Carr
    album: Track 7 in album Our Time in Eden
    release date: 1992-9-29
    popularity : 133 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:03
    producer: Paul Fox
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    conductor: Paul Buckmaster
    piano: Dennis Drew and Natalie Merchant
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    mixer: Ed Thacker
    electric guitar: Robert Buck
    recorded by: Ed Thacker
    violin: Ralph Morrison and Bruce Dukov
    Hammond organ: Dennis Drew
    keyboard: Dennis Drew
    viola: Pamela Goldsmith
    additional engineer: Scott Blockland and Michael Reiter
    acoustic guitar: Robert Buck
    accordion: Dennis Drew
    percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
    cello: Larry Corbett
    banjo: Robert Buck
    strings arranger: Paul Buckmaster
    bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    pedal steel guitar: Robert Buck
    lap steel guitar: Robert Buck
    electric sitar: Robert Buck
    mandocello: Robert Buck
    composer: Natalie Merchant
    lyricist: Natalie Merchant
    Album Information
    label: Elektra Entertainment
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596138529
    script: Latin