Who Sang Hidden Jewel? Kurt Elling

Kurt Elling Man in the Air cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Jazz
Style: Smooth Jazz/Contemporary Jazz
length: 5:46
producer: Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood
engineer: Dan Garcia
Lyrics
There's more to love than loving
there's more to pain than pain
And if diamonds take a million years
we must learn to overcome the same strain

Wanting what's new means one thing:
asking what's old to die
And what's true before we move to grow
passes over in a moment of sighing

I knew a girl - she refused to come out fighting
She could have moved the planets with her hand like
counting grains of sand.
Dig her daily shuffle on down the street on slovenly feet
Dig the love within her waiting,
with an undiscovered purpose.

You couldn''t help but think about her as a missing person - someone important had caused her heart to fear
So she withered, like a raisin in the sun - needing will, needing vision, needing hope and not doubt
Needing shelter from a loveless existence

She'd mustered all her little courage just to face the day -
it was rainy and gray
And we all could see her, trying to free her

Looking out to find the person who had taken innocence and blessedness and carried them away -- who'd given all of it away to those who couldn't see her beauty.

And Prince Charming never came.

And, if he had, shed have spit into his eye &
left him wondering why anyway.
Charming princes never carry half as much as they can carry off.
I see it every day.

Pretty soon she drove us all away -
for her there could be no other way.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Minuano (Vocal version)
  • 2 In the Winelight
  • 3 Resolution
  • 4 Time to Say Goodbye
  • 5 The Uncertainty of the Poet
  • 6 The More I Have You
  • 7 Man in the Air
  • 8 A Secret I
  • 9 Higher Vibe
  • 10 Hidden Jewel
  • 11 Never My Love
  • 12 All Is Quiet

  • Release information
    label: Blue Note
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 724358083422
    script: Latin