"Softer" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
She's perfect in her own way.
Smoke rings rising to the winter grey.
Shining, stepping off a silver train.
She's amazing in her own way.
Always moving to a better place
Laughing, you won't get to her better traits.
I'm getting that sick taste in my mouth
from the medicine I can't keep down.
You know time heals nothing by itself.
I see that ever so clearly now.
The lights had just gone out at Rockefeller Center.
Take it slow and make it softer.
Easy likes it nice and steady.
She looks just a little bit different now.
Maybe a little bit softer around her eyes.


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"Softer" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General CommentWell, I'm not exactly the brightest person on the block, but i always thought it meant that there was a girl that he liked as a friend, and when she kissed him, he couldn't get the sick taste out of his mouth, a kiss refrenced to "medicine". then again, I am probably wrong. That's the great thing with songs... they mean what you want them to.
    Jj Forceon April 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of J.E.W's best i think. i find it really creepy, especially when the twinkly piano comes in. its definately one of their darkest songs. i think its about a guy that sees his ex-girlfriend as the slut that she is, sleeping around, just moving on to one guy after another, and he wishes they could have been steadier. or something like that... this song really kicks.
    xpankfrisston April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is officially called 'softer' but I've heard a demo of it called 'she's perfect' and it's called 'she's perfect' on a number of downloading sites, like audiogalaxy.
    xpankfrisston April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyways, i think this song is one of their best because it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, especially when that creepy piano comes in. i advise you all to download/listen to it.
    xpankfrisston April 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've never heard the song, just read the lyrics. to me, it sounds like they went thru a really bad breakup, and he's getting the chance to see her again, after a long time away from eachother. maybe he could have been obsessed w/ her...the medicine he cant keep down, or he was depressed after they broke up. i dunno, just guessing. also it could seem like she is sick. "She looks just a little bit different now.
    Maybe a little bit softer around her eyes." -just my thoughts
    honestyormysteryon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentby the way , what cd is this on?
    honestyormysteryon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'softer' is from a demo album JEW recorded just before clarity. it had lucky denver mint, your new aesthetic and for me this is heaven on it (all later to be on clarity) but contained two tracks that remain only released on this cd, which are softer and roller queen. roller queen is ok, but i advise EVERYONE to download softer. it's one of their best songs, i promise you.
    xpankfrisston April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be interpreted both ways... but yeah, this is one of my favorite JEW songs, it's just awesome.
    PaintedPerfectionon April 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, but so not true when stated "its one of their best songs, i promise you"
    songs by j.e.w that would kick this songs ass:
    good bye sky harbor
    luky denver mint
    a sunday
    believe in what you want
    just watch the fireworks
    for me this is heaven
    my sundown
    what i would say to you now
    no sensitivity
    if you dont, dont
    table for glasses


    "softer" is good, but their other songs have so much more meaning and depth. there lyrics are something everyone can relate to, and they have great symbolic parts in their songs. even soundwise, all those songs are way better than "softer"
    blue black aboveon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe I'm just an idiot (which is very probable) but I'm not sure I know exactly what this song is about. I figure it must have some sort of deep meaning...
    MissDidymuson May 12, 2002   Link

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