"Jeannie's Diary" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
How does her world spin
Without me in her nest?
Could there really be such happiness?

Oh, she's got a dark side too
Even murderous
But I love that
Just like her

I don't have a chance at writing the book
I just want to be a page
In Jeannie's diary
One single page
In Jeannie's diary

Yes I am intense
Maybe quite obsessed
Everything she does is curious

Oh, she's going to let me in
I just know it's so
Then again, who do I kid?

I don't have a prayer for writing the book
I just want to be a page
In Jeannie's diary
One single page
In Jeannie's diary

She could have anything she wants
So why not me?
She could have anything she dreams
Oh, to be one single page
One single page
In Jeannie's diary


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"Jeannie's Diary" as written by Mark O. Everett

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    General CommentThis song is about being obsessed about a girl, even though you can't completely understand her. People seem so much more interested when you're obsessed with them. But it also feels harder to accept why they won't have you. And he just wants to feel that he has the chance to be written about in her diary. Just one page, and he'd be happy.
    clearlygonemadon July 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor what it's worth, this is a cover version. It was orignally written by The Hollies. I really like this version though. It makes it easy to be wistful, which is a wonderful thing.
    DustyMurphyon January 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just love the flegmatic mood of this song.
    adam_son January 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totally posted my previous comment on the wrong song. It was for another Eels song. I apologize for the mistake.
    DustyMurphyon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of me and my ex i love her so much lol
    specleon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentliving this song right now. as everyone who ever posts on an emotional song's page is haha
    thats why i wanna defend the obsessed way if putting it. but i do believe it goes completely with the idea of falling for someone you can't understand.
    "everything she does is curious"
    the feeling that you could present yourself on a silver platter, but the only thing you know is that you dont know.
    also the first line can be read two ways, as a pretentious voice and as a real question, maybe the pretentiousness is veiling the other. Songmeanings should get paid for these large group sessions haha
    smokingtape1717on August 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe bells/chimes used in the song make it one of my favorites. I'm not sure why - they just seem to be so perfect and give a wordless echo to the emotions expressed in it.

    I hear two variations of them in the song - a short, discordant clanging sound, and then a pure extended deep note, that play against each other.

    I especially notice them here -

    ...yes i am intense (clang)
    maybe quite obsessed (clang)

    - signaling the the singer's incongruent state of mind (intense, obsessed) and followed by the chime:

    ...everything she does is curious

    - emphasizing a purity of feeling for her contrasting his own personal tumultuous state (or maybe symbolizing her perfection in his eyes)

    The two sounds then continue throughout the song, echoing this dual theme wordlessly.

    I love the last two chimes of the song that I'm able to hear before then end, one picked up and extended by the strings, and then one extended ~ an octive lower (I think) ~ by a clarinet (or oboe). Beautiful.
    42 stepson February 19, 2010   Link

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