"Jewel Of The Summertime" as written by Chris Cornell, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello....
When I was 18 I didn't know pain when the sun was high
Burnt face, shadow's erased and I knew I'd be alright
Left that behind me,
Somethin' blinded me,
You're reminding me,
Of a better space and time, miles away

The jewel of the summertime
Jewel of the summertime
Jewel of the summer-time
A jewel of the summertime
A jewel of the summertime
Jewel of the summer-time

When I turned 21 I saw the sun pulling out of sight
All that I met were dark silhouettes stumbling in the night
Then we collided,
And I finally,
Got the light on me,
Now I'm bathing in the bright ultraviolet rays

Jewel of the summertime [Repeat: x3]
A jewel of the summertime
Jewel of the summertime
Jewel of the summer-time
Time, time

I left that behind me,
But somethin' blinded me,
You're reminding me,
Of a better space and time, miles away

Jewel of the summertime
Jewel of the summertime
A jewel of the summer-time [Repeat: x5]
Jewel of the summertime
A jewel of the summer-time
Jewel of the summertime [Repeat: x3]


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"Jewel of the Summertime" as written by Chris Cornell Timothy Commerford

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  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely relates to youth, and the innocence that gets lost. Reminds me of Dandelion too.

    Chris seems to be getting rather nostalgic on us.
    Artemisianon September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNice. First comment...

    This is a very good song, and it is like an odd blend of "Show Me How to Live" and, well, "Dandelion".

    It is EXTREMELY catchy, and it pisses me off too, as I can't get that damn chorus out of my head. :)

    Honestly, I have no clue what it's about, so I'll take the easy way out and say it's about drugs!
    ElderOblivionon September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about someone who's life is heading downward with the passing of time, but is constantly being reminded of the good times before things were stressful and dark - a better period of time where there was less worries and problems in the world.
    Runningace18on September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know that there was a time when Chris was a teenager when he didn't leave the house for, like, a year (which "Doesn't Remind Me" supposedly relates to). I wonder if there's any connection here.
    Thunderbolton September 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis cd is off the heazy. I think the solo kicks ass, man. \m/ Overall good song, though.. I'll have to get back to ya on the meaning.
    Lateralus518on October 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is also a bit remeniscient of Rage Against the Machine. And like I said, great cd. :)
    Lateralus518on November 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGetting out of a depressed time, probably related to the time where Chris didn't leave his house for a year. These lyrics make sense to me with that interpretation:

    When I turned 21 I saw the sun pulling out of sight
    I met a man with dark silhouette's stumbling in the night
    But we collided, uh-huh
    In a ?, uh-huh
    Got alot on me, uh-huh
    Now I'm bathing in the bright of divided rays
    immortalbatteryon November 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGetting out of a depressed time, probably related to the time where Chris didn't leave his house for a year. These lyrics make sense to me with that interpretation:

    When I turned 21 I saw the sun pulling out of sight
    I met a man with dark silhouette's stumbling in the night
    But we collided, uh-huh
    In a ?, uh-huh
    Got alot on me, uh-huh
    Now I'm bathing in the bright of divided rays
    immortalbatteryon November 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could be wrong but it seems to be about somebody who turned someone elses life around.
    Lateralus518on January 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a funk tune and I love it. It's... nasty and funky :)).
    Painbeareron January 21, 2007   Link

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