Jewel's TOP 50: Part 5
10. Good Day
(Goodbye Alice In Wonderland)
Sad that for such a great and uplifting song she chose to do a cheesy video.The point of it all
Is that if I should fall
Still you're name I'll call
As long as we laugh out loud
Laugh like we're mad
Cause this crazy, mixed up beauty is all that we have
Because what's love but an itch we can't scratch, a joke we can't catch
God, but still we laugh
9. Standing Still
I liked this single a lot, so much plugged, with country falvors, something good after two rather unplugged albums. I needed a change although her first two albums were great.
8. Absence Of Fear
I love this song. A sweet poem. I always pictured a birth while listening to this song.
7. You Were Meant For Me
(Pieces Of You)
I love this song. So beautiful and simple. The Sean Penn video version is just awful, won't share the link. This version nor Sean Penn's one is the album one... she did that for many singles during her first 2 albums, overproducing the single version while presenting a raw and stripped down version in the album. In all cases but one, the album version is better. In this case, althouigh the album version is superior, she did a good job.
6. Foolish Games
(Pieces Of You)
This is the only case imo where the radio edit is better than the album version. I do like that, it is more piano driven, but a little too long. This version is perfect, the final part really touches me.
Ok, I think I have told this story before but I'll repeat it.
I was obsessed about Jewel releasing a follow up to Pieces Of You. No interenet back then, so it was just a question of checking MTV and E! all the time to find some news... but nothing.
It was summer and I was in Uruguay. And a song started to play on the radio. It was Jewel! I was sure about that. I loved the song so much, it was so different than her previous work. Very pop, not folk/unplugged at all. I was there and spent the whole month listening to the radio waiting for that song to play again. It was played quite a lot, but nobody ever said the name of the song nor the artist...
Got back to BA and went to the record store. No Jewel news anywhere. I was devastated... And then... radio, the song started to play, and then I found out the truth: it was Natalie Imbuglia's Torn... ALL summer thinkng it was Jewel!!!
But then God heard my prayers. I was watching a Dawson's Creek episode, I think from season 2. And the ending song was Hands. I didn't mistake her for anyone then, it was her. And I loved the song.
4. Morning Song
(Pieces Of You)
An extremely sweet and lovely song.You can drink your coffee with sugar and cream
I'll drink my decaf herbal tea
Pretend we're perfect strangers and that we've never met...
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 end3. Goodbye Alice In Wonderland (Goodbye Alice In Wonderland)
Ever since I heard this song I fell in love with it. I love the honesty behind each line. She outdid herself here.It's four in the afternoon
I'm on a flight leaving L.A.
Trying to think about my life
My youth scattered along the highway
Hotel rooms and headlights
I've made a living with a song
Guitar as my companion
Wanting desperately to belong
Fame is filled with spoiled children
We grow fat on fantasy
I guess that's why I'm leaving
I crave reality
So goodbye Alice in Wonderland
Goodbye yellow brick road
There is a difference between dreaming and pretending
I did not find paradise
It was only a reflection of my lonely mind wanting
What's been missing in my life
I'm embarassed to say the rest is a rock and roll cliche
I hit the bottom when I reached the top
But I never knew it was you who was breaking my heart
I thought you had to love me
But you did not
Yes a heart can hallucinate
If it's completely starved for love
It can even turn monsters into
Angels from above
You forged my love just like a weapon
And you turned it against me like a knife
You broke my last heartstring
You opened up my eyes2. I Won't Walk Away (This Way)
Beautiful. Love this song. It's been a fav since the first time I listened to it. Should have been a single isntead of Break Me. I would have loved a beautiful video here. The part around 2:40 is exciting.1. Who Will Save Your Soul (Pieces Of You)
Debut single. Love it a lot, probably because it takes me back to those years. So we pray to as many different gods as there are flowers, but we call it religion our friend