"Stephenville" as written by and Jewel Kilcher....
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 farm girl
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 star making machine

[Chorus]
I'm thirty one 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 teaches 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 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 pretty mediocre cook, an even worse mathematician, maybe a mother someday
What will it be?

[Chorus]

I'm trying to figure out who I am
But there's no hand to hold, no Doctor Martin Luther King
There's just sycophants
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 wash it all down
Hey, everybody thought Godard was a clown
Man that ain't gonna be me

[Chorus: x2]


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"Stephenville, TX" as written by Jewel Kilcher

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    General CommentI like the biographical content, however, I think this is an odd song.
    SisKittenon May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd 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

    i love that bit

    this is NOT an odd song, its a great mixture of folk and country, one of the best on her new album.
    silhouettedon July 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love Jewel's humor and bluntness about herself in this song! It's great. Very good song.
    Poetic_Mystiqueon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    elikaion December 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe best part of this song is her frankness in her self-critique.

    "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"

    I'm a die hard Jewel fan and this burns--but it burns because its the truth. Very insightful.

    But I've never figured out the next verse:
    "Hey, everybody thought Godard was a clown
    And that ain't gonna be me"

    Godard was a French director. He made very well respected movies. A clown? I don't get it.



    troubadour13on August 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful...quite simply...
    HollabackZackon September 11, 2009   Link

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