"Jane Says" as written by Eric Adam Avery, Stephen Perkins, David Navarro and Perry Farrell....
Jane says
I'm done with Sergio
He treats me like a ragdoll
She hides
The television
Says "I don't owe him nothing,
But if he comes back again
Tell him to wait right here for me
Or, try again tomorrow"
"I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."
"I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."

Jane says
Have you seen my wig around?
I feel naked without it"
She knows
They all want her to go
But that's okay man
She don't like them anyway
Jane says "I'm going away to Spain
When I get my money saved
I'm gonna start tomorrow"

"I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."
"I'm gonna kick tomorrow..."

She gets mad
And she starts to cry
Takes a swing but
She can't hit!
She don't mean no harm
She just don't know... what else to do about it

Jane goes
To the store at eight
She walks up on Saint Andrews
She waits
And gets her dinner there
She pulls her dinner
From her pocket

Jane says I've never been in love - no
She don't know what it is
She only knows if someone wants her

"I only want 'em if they want me,..."
"I only know they want me..."

Jane says...
Jane says...

Lyrics submitted by hcphatm

"Jane Says" as written by Perry Farrell Eric Adam Avery

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  • +11
    General CommentI believe this song can be taken a lot more literally than some do interpret it. "I'm gonna' kick tomorrow..."
    is just Jane (and Jane is a real person) trying to convince herself that she'll kick her heroin addiction. It's always supposed to start tomorrow, but it never does. Because as much as Jane wants to rid herself of her addiction, things are never that simple. Oh, and by the way, Jane is still alive. Drug-free. :) According to Casey Niccoli, Jane's good friend.
    iheartnitzon May 15, 2002   Link
  • +8
    General CommentAs for "Jane Says," it's a character study based on a real person, Farrell explains. There was an actual Jane -- with an actual heroin habit and an abusive boyfriend named Sergio -- who lived with Farrell and nearly a dozen others in a group house in Hollywood as the band was forming in the early '80s. Yes, she talked endlessly about scrimping for a jaunt to Europe ("Jane says, 'I'm going away to Spain / When I get my money saved' "), and yes, this tempestuous muse took an occasional swipe at a housemate, but she never seemed to connect. ("She gets mad and starts to cry / Takes a swing but she can't hit.")

    Farrell has lost touch with Jane, but it turns out that finding her isn't all that hard. It took only a few phone calls to determine that she's still living in California, and though she's quoted in the song predicting she was "going to kick tomorrow," it took a little longer. Today, however, she's proud to say she's clean.

    "The story of Jane has a happy ending," says Jane Bainter on the phone from Los Angeles.

    credit to:

    David Segal
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    whakkaon March 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song kicks! there's this guy in love w/ a girl & she's lost & scared & confused even though she gives the appearance of a grl w/ troubles but still self-assured. so this guy admires her from afar & sings a song about her problems b/c he wants to help her & isn't shure how. do ya'll get what i mean ?
    barefootacousticon March 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is so direct in its lyrics, if you just listen to the words i think you can find the meaning. I think it's about a girl who's lost, she wants to find the right path and get off all the drugs and impure things. Things will all be better tomorrow, but not really because in a sense tomorrow will never come. She's lost and will never be found. Something has happened in her life that she can't be saved from, we need to catch all this before it happens to more people like her, there are way to many to help in this huge world and it's way too easy to get lost.
    EnspyreMeon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is the best Jane's Addiction song ever. I love it. It's sad but uplifting at the same time. It shows that even at our lowest, we are still capable of being loved!
    nietzsche_66on May 22, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentyeah it is about a crack addict named jane. the leader singer, perry ferrel, pretended to be a gay interior decorator to live in an apartment for free out west. and in this complex he meets a girl named jane, a girl who leads a normal straight-laced life by day, but at night she does drugs and has sex with everything she sees. he boyfriend, sergio (mentioned in the song) was actually a dealer. its about how jane wants to break it, kick it tomorrow.... but what jane says aint always what jane can do.
    coheed1234on December 31, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"She gets mad
    And she starts to cry
    Takes a swing but she can't hit
    She don't mean no harm
    She just don't know
    What else to do about it"

    This part of the song just floors me every time. As a former addict, I know how it is to feel that hopeless. Of the millions of songs about addiction, I don't know of another one that more accurately describes a junkie in between fixes. Incredible songwriting.
    jatakkon June 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow is writing a song about drug addiction any worse than writing a song about rape? Or child abuse? Or self-harm? Or death?

    They are all real issues that people face today, and there is nothing wrong with addressing these issues through art.
    Tig45on March 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis was the first JA song i heard & i loved it the first time i heard it. "she gets her dinner there, she pulls her dinner from her pocket" that's a good description of someone's life when they have lots of problems & do drugs a lot. isn't this where their name came from?
    GummiBrsRYummyon April 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"she gets her dinner there" "she pulls her dinner from her pocket"
    jane's buying drugs. she doesn't need to eat because she gets all her sustenance from the heavy drugs she's doing. she buys her dinner on the corner, heroin comes in little balloons. when she gets home she pulls the balloons, her dinner, from her pocket and prepares it.

    this song is so wistful and right on because it captures the dreamy melancholy of a day/life spent on drugs. there is the vague wish for a better life, a tomorrow, but for now the lure and pull of the dope is just too all encompassing.
    exscapeon November 19, 2004   Link

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