"Jewel Box" as written by and Buckley....
I know you are a woman by the way you burn below.
I'll tell you secrets so good, you'll never tell a soul.
Come closer, that bonfire holds his life like stones
My years, my life unknown.
Diamonds from he pavement
Where the broken glass had been.
Just like this troubles that I'm leaving to the wind.
Like sapphires in boxcars speeding towards the end.
Like thieves, my bad luck grows.

Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Crystallize illusion shine, forgot I'm here
Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Oh, you left some stars in my belly.

Star crossed child's love on the bands of wedding golds
Silver studs of promise hide in the red crushed velvet folds.
Inaction, intention, like emeralds I stole.
My speech of custom gold.
I think I ought to know.
Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Crystallize illusion shine, forgot I'm here
Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Oh, you left some stars in my belly.
You left some stars in my belly.
You left some stars in my belly.


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    General Comment"You left some stars in my belly."

    Ooh, scandalous.
    ondraon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentso easy to play! and sing. my fave campfir song for obvious reasons.
    benfoldsfanon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis particular song just makes my heart skip a beat..I don't know, there's just something sweet about it, yet it also makes you want to cry I suppose he has that effect on people.
    name#2on June 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love playing this song, the lyrics are just genius and the rythm is wonderfully upbeat yet romantic and dream-like.
    Ammojamon January 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHe Last lines are beautiful. I can play the song too, but it's nothing compared to how awesome this song is.

    One of the only demos that I think could've passed into the final album unchanged.

    I LOVE this song, and I think it's up there with "Opened Once" and "Morning Theft" as most touching original songs by Jeff Buckley
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of the only demos on the second Disc*
    StandAbsolvedon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, there are songs on the second disc that would need to be changed, but not this one.

    Although, all of the songs are awesome if his sole purpose was to give his band an idea of what he wanted.

    Such a beautiful song!
    drew29on December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics in this song are so quintessential. It sounds like it could be a crap ass song in the very beginning but it ends up becoming this poignant peice of art.

    And I don't know what the hell you left some stars in my belly is supposed to mean but the imagery, especially in context with the rest of the song, makes it so extremely powerful. Its what made me listen even deeper into the song. In fact I didn't even notice that the song even had mention of any jewels until 3 months after I got the CD. It reminds me of how much of a lyrical genius Jeff was. I miss him so much.
    Blackmofasa9on June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI Love the whole of the Second section of Sketches, especially after finding out the intent for "My Sweetheart The Drunk".

    Michael Tighe said he described it as "Terror Music", Kind of Scary, Creepy, but with moments of Beauty, kind of a blend of the two.

    Made me appreciate the songs I already loved, knowing this now, even more, like "Murder Suicide..", and "Demon John".

    I absolutely adored this song from the get go, and of late thought it would sound stunning with some backing from the band.

    As for "You Left Some Stars In My Belly", I read it as simply that moment when someone you are deeply into has just left your presence, but leaves such a feeling on you, like a kind of Stomach buzz, like when one is nervous, but the positive side of that. Where you Can't get them off your Mind.

    They just have such an impact, one can't help but feel:

    "You Left Some Stars In My Belly".

    I am Obsessed with Him To a shocking degree, especially what this album would've turned out like.

    You must Hear "You And I (Guitar Version)" as it seems to be called. Stunning.

    LEGEND LOST.
    StandAbsolvedon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love Jeff buckley, but this song never ment much to me until today :) Im not 100% clear on what it means but i think I hav an idea. The song could be about some one tellnig a lover they love them & wanting to have a child with them.

    "I know you're a woman by the way you burn below" (possible about how a woman yearns to hav a baby)

    "i'll tell you secrets so good, you'll never tell a soul
    come closer," (telling her that he loves her)

    "that bonfire holds his life like stones
    my years, my life unknown" ( how she holds his life in her hands if she has his child)

    "diamonds from the pavement broken glass had been.
    just like these troubles that i'm leaving to the wind"
    ( Diamonds & broken glass could repersent tears/old arguments , & hes leaving them behind to start a new with this person)

    "bring to catch your tear
    oh, you left some stars in my belly" wanting to have a baby with sumone ?

    Sad yet upbeat sounds like Jeff Buckley to me I MISS YOU DUDE !!!
    usedforbattleon September 29, 2007   Link

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