Pieces of You Album

Artist(s): Jewel

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Jewel Pieces of You Cover Art

Tracklist

Who Will Save Your Soul

length: 4:02
producer: Ben Keith
piano: Robbie Buchanan
mixer: Gene Eichelberger
engineer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
bass: Tim Drummond
keyboard: Spooner Oldham
drums (drum set): Oscar Butterworth
assistant mixer: John Dixon
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel

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, a lawyer's bill
Another cute cheap thrill
You know you love him if you put in your will but

Who will save your soul when it comes to the ? now
Huh huh who will save your soul after all the lies that you told, boy
And who will save your souls 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 where the homeless had their homes
So we pray to as many different Gods as there are flowers
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 ? now
Huh huh who will save your souls after all the lies that you told, boy
And who will save your souls if you won't save your own?

Some are walking, some are talking, some are stalking and kill
You got social security, but it doesn't pay your bills
There are addictions to feed and there are mouths to pay
So we bargain with the devil, ? they say
That you love them take your 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 ? now
Huh huh who will save your soul after all the lies that you told, boy
And who will save your soul if you won't save your own?

Pieces of You

length: 4:17
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
engineer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
arranger: Jewel and Charlotte Caffey
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
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 *****?
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 fagot, does it make you want to hurt him?
You say he's a fagot, do you want to bash in his brain?
You say he's a fagot, does he make you sick to your stomach?
You say he's a fagot, are you afraid you're just the same?
Fagot, Fagot, 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?

Little Sister

length: 2:32
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
engineer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
Hey little sister I heard you went to Mr. So and So, knock knock knockin on his door
Again last night, said you needed it bad-
You know that ain't right
'Cause so many times you've come to me cry-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 in 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 addiction 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
I wish I could save her from all their delusions
All the confusion

Of of a nation that starves for salvation
But clothing is the closest to 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 in 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's
Knock, knock, knockin' on his door again last night
Said you needed more

Foolish Games

length: 5:41
producer: Ben Keith
piano: Charlotte Caffey
mixer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
engineer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
arranger: Charlotte Caffey and Jewel
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
You took your coat off, stood in the rain,
You're always crazy like that.
And I watched from my window,
Always felt I was outside looking in on you.
You're 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, and

These foolish games are tearing me apart,
And your thoughtless words are breaking my heart
You're breaking my heart

You're always brilliant in the morning,
Smoking your cigarettes and talking over coffee
Your philosophies on art, Baroque moved you
You loved Mozart and you'd speak of your loved ones
As I clumsily strummed my guitar

You'd teach me of honest things,
Things that were daring, things that were clean
Things that knew what an honest dollar did mean
I hid my soiled hands behind my back
Somewhere along the line, I must have gone off track with you

Excuse me, guess I've mistaken you for somebody else,
Somebody who gave a damn,
Somebody more like myself

These foolish games are tearing me
You're tearing me, you're tearing me apart
And your thoughtless words are breaking my heart
You're breaking my heart.

And you took your coat off, stood in the rain,
You're always crazy like that

Near You Always

length: 3:10
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
engineer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
arranger: Jewel and Charlotte Caffey
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
Please don't say I love you,
Those words touch me much too deeply.
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 want to crave a thousand kisses to follow.
And please touch me like that.
Makes every other embrace seem pale or shallow.
And please don't come so close.
It just makes me want to make you near me always.

Please don't bring me flowers,
They only whisper the sweet things you say.
And don't try to understand me,
Your hands already know too much anyways.
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 in your arms you have complete power over me.
So be gently if you please.
Cause your hands are in my hair,
But my heart is in you teeth babe,
And it makes me want to make you near me always,
Your hands are in my hair,
But my heart is in you teeth babe,
And it makes me want to make you near me always,
Want to be near you always.
Want to be near you always.
Want to be near you always.

Painters

length: 6:45
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
engineer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
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

[Chorus]
Cause they were painters and they were 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 want to give you everything as beautiful as you are to me

[Chorus]

So they sat down and made a drawing of their love, 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

[Chorus]

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 leave, but only a little, try to understand
I put my should in this life we 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 he 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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Morning Song

length: 3:36
producer: Ben Keith
piano: Robbie Buchanan
mixer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
engineer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
bass: Mark Howard
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
Let the phone ring, let's go back to sleep
Let the world spin outside our door, you're the only one that I want to 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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

Adrian

length: 7:04
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
engineer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
writer: Jewel, Steve Poltz
Adrian came home again last summer
Things just haven't been the same around here
People talk
People stare
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

An unfortunate accident in a canoe
Dr. said, 'I'm sorry, not much I can do'
The air was so still
His eyes did not blink
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

Little Mary Epperson liked him
She vowed always to watch after him
Still he did not move
Dr. said it's no use
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

She sat by his side, 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
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, 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 Epperson grew up lovely
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 here

I’m Sensitive

length: 2:57
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
engineer: John Nowland and Tim Mulligan
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
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

When 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 people 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're 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 way

You Were Meant for Me

length: 4:15
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: Gene Eichelberger
engineer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
bass: Tim Drummond
keyboard: Spooner Oldham
drums (drum set): Oscar Butterworth
assistant mixer: John Dixon
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
writer: Jewel, Steve Poltz
I hear the clock, it's 6 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
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 want to talk
So I 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
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 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 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

You were meant for me and I was meant for you

Don’t

length: 3:37
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
engineer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
lyricist: Jewel
composer: Jewel
Don't walk too close
Don't breathe so soft
Don't talk so sweet
Don't sing
Don't lay oh so near

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

Daddy

length: 3:51
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
engineer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
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 psycho-analyze 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.

Angel Standing By

length: 2:40
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: Gene Eichelberger
engineer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
assistant mixer: John Dixon
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
lyricist: Jewel
composer: Jewel
All through the night,
I'll be standing over you
All through the night,
I'll be standing over you

And through the bad dreams,
I'll be right there baby
Holding your hand,
Telling you everything is gonna be alright

And when you cry,
I'll be there baby
Telling you you're never nothing
Less than beautiful
So don't you worry,
I'm your Angel standing by.

Amen

length: 4:33
producer: Ben Keith
mixer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
engineer: Tim Mulligan and John Nowland
assistant engineer: John Hausmann
composer: Jewel
lyricist: Jewel
You're mothers' child
But night lays you down
Hair aflame, wild look in your eye
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
Scrams 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 heroes have gone?
Some are being beaten
Some are being born
And some can't tell
the difference anymore
Amen

Hallelujah
Hallelujah