Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Stephenville TX


It would be negative of me to say that this post was borne from laziness, so let's just call today's update a 'guest post'.
Hidden away on the new Jewel album, "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland" is this little honey 'Stephenville TX', which is certainly in the spirit of Join The Road, just written by someone a few years younger and much better looking. It seems that we're all on this journey together.

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Housewives trying to recapture their youth
By wearing floral print and suede
Fixing their hairdos with PC, chemical-free hairspray
Martha Stewart taught them to make on TV
I was raised a farmgirl
I'm too far from home, all alone on the road
Trying to figure out who I am now the the stardust has turned to sand
And the sand has turned to stone on the starmaking machine

I'm 31 years old
That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began

And my daddy, he wrote songs and he broke colts
And he went back to school to get a degree
Now he teachs music to kids, he taught music to me
And this Alaskan girl was living in Stephenville, Texas
Yes, you guessed it, I moved here because I fell in love with a man
And I moved his ex-old lady's things out of the closet
The same closet I had to move my things back in
It didn't make me feel that great, as if to demonstrate
Everything's temporary given enough time
But hey, I've got nothing to lose
I'm a singer for crowds, I'm a writer of songs
Hey Mom, look, I'm an entertainer
I'm a modern day troubadour trying to find justice with six strings
Trying to make the world make sense out of me
Trying to be loved completely, trying to love honestly
Trying to find a decent high noon cup of tea
In another shitty hotel
I'm trying to listen to the leaves speak
Trying to steal secrets from fishes in the creek
Trying to figure out who I am
A singer, a pretty bad cook, maybe a good mom
What will it be?

And I'm 31 years old
That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began

I'm trying to figure out who I am
But there's no hand to hold, no Doctor Martin Luther King
There's just syncophants
And the mindlessness on TV or in the magazines
On the latest ways to behave
So why not follow me, the blond bombshell deity?
I'll sell you neat ideas without big words
And a little bit of cleavage to help wash it all down
Hey, everybody thought Godard was a clown
And that ain't gonna be me

2 comments:

Iva said...

awww, i like Jewel! maybe you could burn (can you say that without getting sued lol?) her new one? i have "this way" and more than one song off it is on my fav list:)...

you'll be hearing more from me soon, just need to get some SLEEP right now (just done 2 exams in 2 days lol)

till soon!

-Iva xxx

DidesCharlie said...

Glad you like that Jewel is fit for JTR.

Sleep well, exam girl!

xx