"Violet Eyes" as written by and Jewel Kilcher....
It's been awhile since you've been around
I've been drifting like a gypsy from town to town
I've been to France and Rome I seemed to almost glitter domes
I'd lay beneath the Spanish summer skies
But I've seen nothing so lovely as your violet eyes
Do you recall the turquoise seas?
On the isles off the shore of Greece?

I've sworn I won't forget your exact smile or where we went Oh I'll see you in everything And everywhere I go I see your violet eyes...

Seasons come and seasons pass Time can seem as fragile as a looking glass Oh I know there must be something more constant than time For a night when I sleep I feel you near me I see your violet eyes...

If I could write a postcard to you I know that somehow it would get through Not sure I could express this aching in my chest I guess that I'll always miss you And everywhere I go I see your violet eyes...

Seasons come and seasons pass Life can seem as fragile as a looking glass Oh I know there must be something more constant than time for a night when I sleep I feel you near me I see your violet eyes...

It was a year ago last Christmas we spent in Hawaii We were aughing beneath the stars playing in the sand, laughing in the sea It will be a year coming this 4th of July when for the last time we held your hand and for the last time closed your violet eyes...

Seasons come and seasons pass Oh Life can seem as fragile Oh as fragile as a looking glass I know that there is something more constant than time for at night when I sleep I feel you near me I see your eyes upon me I see your violet eyes.


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    General CommentI first heard this song in a concert video I got from a fansite. I cry every time I hear it. One of the most beautiful songs and best Jewel songs. I hope it ends up on an album someday so the world can hear it. It also hits home because my grandmother died last week. It gives me comfort.
    meggygoroundon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone but me notice that a Atz Kichler posted this song... is that really him? Or someone having a good time pretending to be Atz?
    TeenSpyGirlon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell, if you look at that profile, it says his birthday is in 1982. seems a bit young to have such a daughter.
    sweetcaitlynon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMan, it has been a long time since I have been on this site. But for the record I am not Jewel's father or half brother nor do I try to imitate him. Just a handle I have been using for awhile now and most people do not notice or even know who Atz Kilcher is.
    AtzKilcheron November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was actually a song that Jewel wrote about her best friend, who was also like a second mother to her.

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    PrincessSerenaon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is another one of her best rare songs. Its dissapointing that some of her best work never made it onto an album. Thank god for youtube. I'd be happy to pay for these songs if I could.


    "Seasons come and seasons pass Time can seem as fragile as a looking glass Oh I know there must be something more constant than time For a night when I sleep I feel you near me I see your violet eyes..."

    troubadour13on August 03, 2009   Link

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