"Standing Still" as written by and Rick/kilcher Nowels....
Cutting through the darkest night are my two headlights
Try to keep it clear, but I'm losing it here
To the twilight
There's a dead end to my left
There's a burning bush to my right
You aren't in sight
You aren't in sight

Do you want me
Like I want you
Or am I standing still
Beneath a darkened sky
Or am I standing still
With the scenery flying by
Or am I standing still
Out of the corner of my eye
Was that you passing me by

Mothers on the stoop
Boys in souped-up coupes
On this hot summer night
Between fight and flight
Is the blind man's sight
And a choice that's right
I roll the window down
Feel like I'm gonna drown in this strange town
Feel broken down
Feel broken down

Do you need me
Like I need you
Or am I standing still
Beneath a darkened sky
Or am I standing still
With the scenery flying by
Or am I standing still
Out of the corner of my eye
Was that you passing me by

Sweet sorrow, he said call tomorrow
Sweet sorrow, he said call tomorrow

Do you love me
Like I love you
Or am I standing still
Beneath a darkened sky
Or am I standing still
With the scenery flying by
Or am I standing still
Out of the corner of my eye
Was that you passing me by
are you passing me by, passing me by
Do you want me passing me by
Do you need me, like i need you to
And do you want me, like i want you
Are you passing me by or am I standing still


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

"Standing Still" as written by Jewel Kilcher Richard W Nowels

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentOK, I need the opionion of others on this. My friends think I am crazy, but I think this song is about a girl (or a boy) struggling through that "dating scene" and wondering if everyone passing her by is the one. It is like imagine standing in a crowded bar and you see a cute guy walk by no everything stops around you and all you see is that guy and then running through your head is all those questions, "Do you want me like I want you? Do you need me like I need you? Do you love me like I love you?"..."or are you passing me by..." So is the guy just going to smile and walk by as a "pass up" or stop and potentially be the one to fulfill all your needs??

    Jewel rocks. Concert tour required.

    ELS24on January 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl loveing/wanting/needing this guy, but she doesn't know how he feels...maybe because (as in my case) they're not together.
    Sweetie2004on June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really like her new song and cd!! jewel has such awsome lyrics and beautiful voice
    .paradox.on December 14, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about a girl who wants a guys but he is being ignorant and she wants to know ow he feels, shes alone with her religion (burning bush) and her dead end
    Lilyannon February 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think she loves/wants/needs this particular boy who she knows. They've been dating but she wonders if he wants more the ways that she does. If not, it's useless; a waste of time.
    missmiamion March 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think I agree with Lilyann and missmiami. In my opinion, it's definitely some guy she knows and wants. She can't really understand how he feels though, as in if he wants her too. Maybe I just think that cause I love relating to lyrics and I can relate to this :)
    AllImLosingIsMeon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDude this song rox!!!!
    Michelle_23on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with missmiami. I sometimes feel like this but then after a while, I realize that yeah, he does. This is also played a scene in my life. Imagining someone you like(or a boyfriend) grabbing your hand with this song playing in the background. It's kinda like a reassureance of the song playing. *sigh*
    TasChiBandGirlon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a crush on someone, the intro means, everything is starting out ok, then it starts to go downhill a little, and in the end everything he thought was good didnt work out the way he wanted it to. Then as he or she starts to realize that it wont work, she keeps questing him about it, while hoping someday something will work. Then he or she notices her friends are in great relationships, and her parents love each other, and its something she or he wants to feel, but cant get lucky in that field.
    drummer4514on July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like my best guy friend and he used to like me but now he is going out with one of my best girl friends...so what do I do? does he want me like i want him? does he need me like i need him? does he love me like i love him? wow love is so confusing
    GuItaRpRinCeSs23on July 30, 2002   Link

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