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Picking Up The Pieces
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Love used to be the ruler From which you measured all Love used to be the dizzying height From which you wished to fall Love used to be the white and gauzy apparition Towering in your dreams Love used to be Love used to be Love used to be the horseshoe made of iron And always smiling up And in your arms it gathered All manner of silky satin golden luck Love used to be the pyramid and on top It's eye that always sees Love used to be Love used to be Dig a six-foot hole Inside my chest Heart like a gravestone Lay it down to rest Goodbye love Amen Love used to be a sigh like petals Gently falling down From the flower of my lover's Half open rosebud mouth Love used to be the thirst, oh, and the quenching The question in no need of answering Love used to be Love used to be Love used to be hope unflinching The dare that believed it must Love used to be the heady drunken feeling of Flesh heavy with lust Love used to be the photograph of the future Taken by one mind four eyes could see Love used to be Love used to be Dig a six-foot hole Inside my chest Heart like a gravestone Lay it down to rest Goodbye love Amen Love used to be a miracle The proof that God exists As it doubled our image, immortality delivered By the double helix Love used to be the bedrock you built a life upon Into the future reaching It used to be what woke you each day And eased me into sleeping Love used to be my compass But now I'm alone and I'm adrift and I'm lost at sea Cause love used to be Love used to be Love used to be Love used to be


Pop works in the shop till late Mom's on the phone and she's kind of irate Sally's doing somersaults on the lawn Pop slams open the front screen door Just to scare mom she says "What the hell'd you do that for?" he washes his dirty hands in the sink Things around the table are kinda rough Ma says it's pa, pa says times are just tough But me and Sally don't say much of nothing at all And the garage door light brightens up the night Pa always works on cars when he gets in a fight As if he could figure out that woman by working on that old car He said a car can cure any problem at all Cause seeing all those parts makes a fight look so small But I wish he'd put me and Sally in the backseat and drive us away That's when he sits me down said he's gonna teach me about life He said a man needs a car and a boy needs a bike I got my first taste of freedom beneath the light of the moon But if it were me, I'd have the guts, I'd put to test those bolts and nuts And ride away so fast, so far We put away our tools and go back inside Mom feels left out and now she's starting to cry I wonder if all girls are crazy this way I wish that pops would just get a spine I said "I know it's kinda little but you can borrow mine" He just smiles and says "Your mom means well, son" You see, most times are good; it's just some that are lean But love makes up for those times in between He got a tear in his eye as he took mama's hand Said one day I'd understand If it were me, I'd have the guts, I'd put to test those bolts and nuts And ride away so fast, so far Ride away so fast, so far Ride


Under the shadows, forbidden and hot Desire grows more often than not I'm sorry is a stupid word It's a stupid thing to say Especially considering it's not like I planned it this way But I'm sorry is all that there is left of me I'm so sorry this love made me whole And left you empty Maybe I should've loved you better Maybe you should've loved me more Maybe our hearts were just next in line Maybe everything breaks sometime Everything breaks sometime It's hard to believe it's boiled down to this It can't all be just healed by a kiss It's hard to stare at you, knowing you like I have We used to feel so close; now we feel so bad And your arms were once just like the safest harbor But now they offer no shelter from the storm Maybe I could've loved you better Maybe you should've loved me more Maybe our hearts were just next in line Maybe everything breaks sometime Everything breaks sometime I am so sorry I guess everything breaks sometime


Mama, I see your face now in the mirror It's getting clearer Daddy, all those things I said I wouldn't do I've been drawn to 'cause I looked up to you And I've loved you through this tangled legacy Tracing the twisted roots of our family tree I stayed strong like you did I moved on like you did And I wound up tough as stone like you did If I don't learn to bend I know I'm going to break Like you did Lover, I must forgive you I confused you with what I couldn't see inside of me Dark things pulling, not evolving It made a puppet out of me And you came with your own history Both caught in the branches of our family tree I stayed strong like you did I moved on like you did And I wound up all alone like you did If I don't learn to bend, I know I'm gonna break just like you did I love you but I need to look at who we've been Take the fruit but choose the seeds I scatter in the wind That's the job of the kid: to do better than our parents did So I'll stay strong like you did And I'll move on like you did But I won't hide from the truth like you did I'm learning to bend so I won't break And you can bet I'll teach my child that love will always find a way just like you did


[Rodney Crowell:] It doesn't hurt right now I can breathe again There's change in the air I can see and hear It doesn't hurt right now And I can talk about it The worst of the shape is the least of my fears [Jewel:] Could you ever see Just you and me Alone in this room Or does he make it three? I'm sorry sounds so small Compared to what's true I lied to myself When I lied to you [Rodney Crowell:] It doesn't hurt right now I can hear what you had to say I can forgive but forget not yet It doesn't hurt right now But we both know it will again Ghosts of the past based on regret [Jewel:] Needs are like rivers You can't stop their will A heart that goes hungry Demands to be filled I see that now I was lonely and I took the bait But I long to be filled by you, it's never too late [Rodney Crowell:] It doesn't hurt right now So what does that say about me I learned to be known a long time ago To soften the blow It doesn't hurt right now [Jewel:] I hurt right now [Rodney Crowell:] And I know what you want from me [Jewel:] Oh, won't you give it to me [Rodney Crowell:] I moved out of my heart [Jewel & Rodney Crowell:] A long time ago [Jewel:] Long time ago


A man stands in the doorway like a small child Angry fists She lies in her bed her head buried in her pillow She stares at the moon He speaks to her all the words she's heard too many times before And pretty soon she just lets his voice fade away She thinks This was a gradual steel frost that started with cold feet And ended with numb hearts It was once satisfying sex, but now no longer is It was once filled with all the possibilities of new china or old stone But now it's exaggerated and water-logged No longer what these hands had intended and still I cry in my sleep He always said I was too sensitive But I say, least I never meant to make him cry Least I never meant to make him hurt that way No, I never meant to make him cry I never meant to make hurt that way Yes it's true, I'm too sensitive but He takes pleasure in my pain Yes it's true, I'm too sensitive but He takes pleasure in my pain And the unheard hours they fly by, she goes to the window Puts on a nightgown and brushes her hair He's already asleep by the time she goes to lay back down She thinks, my god, what I am doing here My bones have grown tired of his hunger, of his grey eyes And I feel that if I were to stay one more night here I'd die, or explode, or worse yet, just fade away And there've been days so dark when I felt like August and that I soon too would turn to Fall He always said I was too sensitive If I dared to care so much, the world could kill me that way I wonder if he's only half alive or if he simply has always lacked such subtlety But I say, at least I never meant to make him cry At least I never meant to make him hurt this way No, I never meant to make him cry I never meant to make him hurt this way Yes it's true, I'm too sensitive but He takes pleasure in my pain Yes it's true, I'm too sensitive but He takes pleasure in my pain She gets out of bed and looks at her feet as though they were the wings for her freedom She gets up and goes to the drawer It's a moment in which anything can happen As she gets out some clothing, puts them in a bag And leaves him sleeping while she heads for the door Gone Gone


I am a woman haunted by hands even though I'm alone Traces of Palm across my skin An invisible map of where you've been It's dry road to Idaho a thirsty tongue across the land And soil so dry it could swallow an entire man Took the first road out of town hoping you were just skin deep But I feel you like some sort of phantom limb Beside me when I sleep Cause you are here when gone You are here when gone You are here when gone You are here when gone I watch another grey day unfold its dusty wings Sometimes I wish I were more like rocks and stones and things Sometimes I wish my heart were not like flowers at all That way I would not get butterflies when you call Your absence undermines the landscape Incomplete without your body like a pillar holding up the sky My body thirsty for your touch There's no use wondering hwy Cause you are here when gone You're here when gone You are here when gone Here when gone And some birds abandon the nest Cause the instinct is too strong to fly Sometimes I feel like abandoning My guitar and my books and I'm afraid that I know why I'm afraid that I know why Cause you are here when gone You're here when gone You are here when gone You're here when gone You are here You are here You are here You are here when gone Oh, your kiss lingers on my lips It lingers


September sad and softly Leaves are starting to fall I recall, last time you were here Your laughter a melody that lingers still There's a hole in my heart and I'll carry it wherever I go Like a treasure that travels with me down every road There's this longing lonesome ending kind of bitter, kind of sweet There's a hole in my heart in the shape of you Time stealing swiftly Children having children of their own And around life's merry-go round goes And there you are wanting what you cannot hold There's a hole in my heart and I'll carry it wherever I go Like a treasure that travels with me down every road There's this longing lonesome ending kind of bitter, kind of sweet There's a hole in my heart in the shape of you Even though my heart aches There's a smile on my face Just like a window to heaven There's a light shining through This hole in my heart and so I'll carry it wherever I go Like a treasure that travels with me down every road There's this longing lonesome ending kind of bitter, kind of sweet There's a hole in my heart There's a hole in my heart There's a hole in my heart in the shape of you


You wear couture clothing like a hunter wears camouflage Hiding insecurity hoping no one ever catches on You like to read scientific magazines like Vanity Fair There was a well-written article about serotonin in there You keep the same company you think Coco kept too You wear a bracelet on your wrist that says What Would Elvis Do? You make snide comments in private but in public you're fashionably green You're ironic, but not too proud to brag, you know what it really means Oh, cynicism has begun to numb the pain Fashion still works until you realize you're the same Plain Jane You have a rock hard body but you only make love in the dark Beneath painted legs you're afraid they'll see what's really in your heart You say cool things like at least murder is interesting Cause the worst crime a person can commit in life is to be boring Oh, cynicism has begun to numb the pain Fashion still works until you realize you're the same Plain Jane Such a sweet face, just embrace the real you You will see it's just lovely and more than enough to be loved Yes, loved Loved Oh, cynicism has begun to numb the pain And fashion still works until you realize you're the same Plain What's wrong with plain old Jane? Kinda like plain Jane I like plain Jane


A rose will start to fade Without rain and and some warm sunshine It will die every time. Fence... You're always on the fence You're one foot in Then you're back out again I think it's time I let you know Babe I'm letting go You don't have the right to choose About me and you What good's a heart that's too damn tough to break That's too damn cool to take a chance on love Yeah I took a chance on us Now that I look like I'm just a fool I think you oughta know You're just a pretty faced fool who let one get away Go, dance in those city lights Until you're blind then maybe you'll see It was me, it was me I'm gonna learn to rise again Like a thunderbolt, I'll strike again I ain't gonna let you burn me out So come on tell me now What good's a heart that's too damn tough to break That's too damn cool to take a chance on love Yeah I took a chance on us Now that I look like I'm just a fool I think you oughta know You're just a pretty faced fool who let one get away What good's a heart that's too damn tough to break That's too damn cool to take a chance on love Yeah I took a chance on us Now that I feel like I'm just a fool I think you oughta know You're just a pretty faced fool who let one get away You let me get away


Go ahead touch me like that The way you pull my head back Go ahead, breathe me in Bite me till I bleed This love is like barbed wire running through my veins Nicotine Love Go ahead hurt me like that I've been hurt before I won't be fixed again I'm not afraid to sweat Cause I like the pain and it's familiar to me And more gentle than most men will ever be Nicotine Love But don't get me wrong I don't want a friend Just need you here to help me satisfy this childish sin This insatiable desire Hunger so deep You will melt on my tongue And I will put you to sleep And I'll press you like petals Till you're fragile and thin Then I'll breathe you in Nicotine Love It hurts just right Not to know your name But feel that body beneath me Struggling as if in some strange way it were the same As when I was with him Gonna make you promise That you'll peek Then I will crush your little heart Cause I can Because it happened to me Nicotine Love So come here, baby My honey, cutie-pie Let my fingers swim like pale fish through your hair So I can tell you that I love you You'll say, "Never let me go" You wonder why it is I'm here But patience and soon it will be all too clear Nicotine Love But don't get me wrong I don't want a friend Just need you here to help me satisfy this childish sin This insatiable desire Hunger so deep You will melt on my tongue And I will put you to sleep And I'll press you like petals Till you're fragile and thin Then I'll breathe you in Nicotine Love So go ahead touch me like that The end is drawing near Go ahead hurt me that way You don't even know enough to fear You don't know how true it is when you say My kisses are sweet as death But soon you'll have no more options That's all you'll have left Cause this love is like barbed wire I'm electric and so alone So come here, stray cat I'm gonna take you home And then I will press you like petals Till you're fragile and thin Then I'll breathe you in Then I'll breathe you in Nicotine Love


So much space can fit in a sigh More than words can say I'm left here standing with my hands all awkward Trying to mend space I used to know you But not anymore Your substance has been subtracted Word by word Silence in my ears, where once you offered your conviction Your promises are dry beads that crack with nostalgia But that's alright, that's okay Never shoulda given myself to you anyway Never trust your pink, fleshy heart Never trust your pink, fleshy heart To a carnivore To a carnivore Your soul is an inkstain Your perfection is amend And you're as fragile as your thoughtlessness But you're as strong as you can bend You could only believe in embryos So you held all your high hopes through a telescope Lavender haunted you so I could Only laugh in yellow Yes, you have a genius for subtlety I slip through the fingers of your ambiguity But that's alright, that's okay Never shoulda given myself to you anyway Never trust your pink, fleshy heart Never trust your pink, fleshy heart To a carnivore And I don't know what I did But I won't do it again, this time I'll be my own best friend And I take back my songs and my poetry And next time I won't be so easy to read And I'll never trust my pink, fleshy no Never trust my pink, fleshy heart, no Never trust my pink, fleshy heart To a carnivore To a carnivore To a carnivore


[Jewel:] She stepped off of the boat to see flowers in his hands The man she would marry was as hard as the mountains She had his children in a log cabin Soon I'd be another star in this family's constellation In the land of the midnight sun Searching for gold I am my father's daughter He has his mother's eyes I am the product of her sacrifice I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations And their stories live in me like holy water I am my father's daughter [Dolly Parton:] My father raised me in an old log cabin And he sang for me the songs his mother sang to him In honky-tonks, and empty bars, just me and him And that old guitar He passed on a legacy wrapped up in a melody And I carry on Searching for gold [Jewel & Dolly Parton:] I am my father's daughter I have his eyes I am the product of his sacrifice I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations And their stories live in me like holy water I am my father's daughter [Jewel:] And every time I step on stage [Dolly Parton:] And the music finds me [Jewel & Dolly Parton:] I don't need gold to remind me [Jewel:] I am my father's daughter I have my Grandma's eyes I am the product of such sacrifice [Jewel & Dolly Parton:] I am the accumulation of the dreams of generations And their stories live in me like holy water I am my father's daughter Oh, I am my father's daughter


Simplicity, does not come easy When youíre dreaming of being someone else And grace you see is fleeting When youíre bleeding your innerself Have Mercy on me please Have Mercy, Iím on my knees Iím being broken again and again Iíll keep being broken until I remain Open When you're locked away, Fighting shadows, constant battles Trying to feel safe When your own armor starts killing you, Cause itís causing you to sink beneath its weight Call for mercy, wonít you please Call for mercy, get on your knees Youíre being broken, again and again Youíll keep being broken, until you remain Open So feel the pain, give into it Cry till you crack, thatís how the light gets in Set your weapons on the ground Until youíre naked and trembling now And when you think you canít stand any more Give mercy to someone in need Give mercy, don't you see Life will break our hearts, again and again Weíll keep being broken until we remain Open Canít you see I have broken wide open Let yourself be broken wide open I have broken open