"I Never" as written by Carl H. Davis, Floyd Smith, Willie Henderson, Kara Dioguardi, Darren Lewis, Iyiola Bablola and Chris Elliott....
I'm only a woman
Of flesh and bone
And I weigh too much
We all do
I thought I might die alone

But I had never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never met you
So baby be good to me
I got nothing to give you, you see
Except everything, everything, everything, everything
All the good and the bad

'Cause I've been bad
I've lied, cheated, and stolen and been ungrateful for what I've have
And I'm afraid habits rule my waking life
And I'm scored and I'm running in my sleep for you but all of the oceans and rivers and showers should wash it all away and make me new for you

'Cause I never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never met you

So let's take a loan and I'll put it down on a house in
A place we've never lived
In a place that exist in the pages of scripts and the songs that they sing
And all of the beautiful things that make you weep but don't have to make you weep

'Cause I never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, loved somebody the way I loved you


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"I Never" as written by Michael Johnson Ben Bledsoe

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    General CommentOh, what a lovely song. This new album is pretty lovely, this song being a great example of the better songs on it. I love the du-wop (sp?) feel of it.
    ivegotatimebombon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's a pretty straightforward song- Jenny is just kind of spilling her heart out in the lyrics about her love. And according to Blake, she recorded this one naked in the studio (to give her vocals that 'completely exposed and vulnerable' feel to the song). It works.
    drucifer23on January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdifferent type of song for Rilo Kiley yet the lyrics are beautiful and the beat makes it unique and one of my favorites on the new album.
    Heather200408on May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. Sometimes when they play it live, it's just Jenny playing it on the piano, which is awesome. Definetly one of my favorites from More Adventurous.
    my_own_parasiteon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. Its got a great feel to it. I think Jenny's voice is just beautiful and this song really showcases it.
    sofarsogoodon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlovely.
    HELLOIMJVOon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdid you guys read that one article in spin about rilo kiley by andy greenwald? apparently jenny was in the booth naked for 'i never' so that the song would be more revealing
    missteenwordpoweron December 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful, the lyrics are amazing.
    Naraon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my favorite to sing to my boyfriend
    yeah, i'm lame.
    celebrationgunson January 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree with Drucifer - it's a pretty straightforward song and clearly intends to evoke some retro genre of classic white soul/pop music. The music and lyrics are a little too schmaltzy for me, like a lot of what's on this particular album (Execution of all Things is far superior in my opinion), BUT Jenny's voice and persona pulls this together so well that I think this one actually works, as much as I might hate to admit it. I'm not sure anyone else could actually do this without it all deteriorating into a Celion Dion-like mess of pop goo.
    acmon March 01, 2006   Link

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