"Julia" as written by and Turner/maida/eacrett/lanni....
Can you see her standing there
And well she's trying to find just anywhere
The flowers in her hands but she doesn't know why, why

And offered is advice to you and all you do was fake it

Mother, and she's only yours tonight, mother,
Oh she never cries, mother,
But I know there's hurt inside, mother, Julia

Drowning in her own visions,
She's begging the past to stay behind
A black cat in the night,
And there's a black cat in that sky, sky

But offered is advice to you, you left but I don't blame you Yeah

Mother, and she's only yours tonight, mother,
Oh she never cries, mother,
But I know there's hurt inside, mother, Julia

We're digging, we're digging up the past
To cross it, cross it, to cross that line
To bury, to bury, to bury it,
One last time

And offered is advice to you but all you do is fake it
I know that pain inside the truth but you just got to shake I

Mother, and she's only yours tonight, mother,
Oh she never cries, mother,
But I know there's hurt inside, mother, Julia

Mother, and she's only yours tonight, mother,
Oh she never cries, mother,
But I know there's pain inside, mother, Julia, sweet, sweet Julia

Sweet, sweet Julia


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    General CommentThe live piano version is amazin. I heard it live and I have it on kazaa and it's one of the best songs ever written.
    hansdude84on May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song to me. I love the line "we're digging up the past to bury it one last time. I know theres pain inside that truth but you just have to face it." To me its about a girl who has a past thats not so pretty and because of it she's gone through alot. This song is saying as much as it hurts you're going to have to stand up, be strong and face your life as it is now and dismiss what happened in the past.
    LiveUrLifeon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes! I stumbled upon that on KaZaA, and it's great! I recommend that everyone download it. It's just Raine on a piano and singing. The tempo is much slower, but it is so beautiful.
    naveedon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis such a great song. It is one of the best by OLP. I play the piano I would like to get this for it.
    DashboardConfessionon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLiveUrLife, you are right. I'm pretty sure I read in an OLP interview somewhere that this song was written about a girl who used to be into prostitution.
    Now this song is an example of when OLP wrote amazing songs. None of this Gravity piddle.
    And yes, the piano version is beautiful. One of the best songs I have ever heard.
    OrangeSteamboaton June 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it is about a girl in prostitution: "and she's only yours tonight"...good point orangesteamboat
    endersshadowon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOrangeSteamboat... This song actually wasn't written by OLP... It was written by a girl in Toronto Sarah Slean. If you listen to the live version... Raine says that at the beginning of the song.
    JelloManon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNo..he says, that this is a song from one of their earlier albums and sarah slean wrote the piano music. The lyrics hav always been theirs. Hence why they have 2 versions. Both are damn great.
    Diliferon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe live piano version of this song is absolutely phenominal (did i spell that right?!) any ways... download it, you wont be sorry!
    Superman48on September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOrangeSteamboat...what are you talking about? The lyrics to Gravity are just as good as any other OLP album. Gravity seems to have a more positive feel than their past albums. The band, just as any human being, has probably grown and changed over the years. The lyrics may sound different, but their heart is still there. The only thing that is "piddle" around here are ignorantly cynical comments like yours. OLP has the courage to say what they feel and put it out there, no matter how popular or unpopular it makes them. When was the last time YOU did something that brave?
    tiff12on May 02, 2003   Link

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