"Absence Of Fear" as written by and Jewel Kilcher....
Inside my skin there is this space
It twists and turns
It bleeds and aches
Inside my heart there's an empty room
It's waiting for lightning
It's waiting for you
And I am wanting
And I am needing you here
Inside the absence of fear

Muscle and sinew
Velvet and stone
This vessel is haunted
It creaks and moans
My bones call to you
In their separate skin
I make myself translucent
To let you in, for
I am wanting
And I am needing of you here
Inside the absence of fear

There is this hunger
This restlessness inside of me
And it knows that you're no stranger
You're my gravity

My hands will adore you through all darkness aim
They will lay you out in moonlight
And reinvent your name
For I am wanting you
And I am needing you here
I need you near
Inside the absence of fear

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"Absence of Fear" as written by Jewel Kilcher

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    General CommentThis song seems to drew you in to it. Jewel's voice is haunting .. and luring. It's another wonderful song by a very gifted singer/songwriter.
    MorbidPuppeton June 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentway to get the lyrics wrong.. buckoo
    blue skyon August 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYup, this is what a consider a perfect pop ballad. It's awash with emotion; longing, acceptance, hope...
    misha_5975on September 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit seems like "shes" waiting for a certain person to make a move on "her"
    princessariel56on April 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJewel is a very spiritual person, she isn't waiting for an actual person, shes expressing how much she needs the Lord and is giving her life to Him because she is not afraid anymore. It is apparant in the chorus, " I want you, I need you, be here with me, I have no fear". Also in the verses, she states that her life is nothing without him.
    rachybabyheartyouon July 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentok. this is really bugging me...
    the lyrics ARE:

    inside my skin, there is this place
    it twits and turns, it bleed and aches.
    Inside my heart, there's an empty room,
    It's waiting for lightning, it's waiting for you,

    and I am wanting
    I am needing you here
    inside the absence, of fear.

    Muscle and sinew, Velvet and stone,
    this vessel is haunted it creaks and moans.
    My bones call to you in thier seperate skin
    I make myself translucent to let you in for,

    I am wanting
    I am needing you here inside the absence of fear

    there is this hunger- this restlesness inside of me and it knows that you're no stranger
    You're my gravity.
    My hands will adore you through all darkness aim
    they will lay you out in the moonlight
    and re-invent your name

    I am wanting
    I am needing you here, I need you near, inside the absence of fear.

    Now, I know it well. It was me and my husband's wedding song. (pause for the "aww's")
    And I disagree with Rachybabyheartyou (pause to smack forehead at thought of the name) Jewel is a self-procclaimed wiccan. She is not a christian, and yes- she is spiritual...but this song was about love. Earthly, human, romantic love...oh that and desire.

    She is speaking of the place inside herself where she lets her defenses down and gives in to loving and being loved completely. It's a hard place to get to, for anyone who's been there. It's a song of beautiful verse and phrasing.
    itsALLprogramMUSICon November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.....its a beuatiful song. To me it was always about yearning for the one you are missing deeply. Just my opinion.
    Just_a_minor_thingon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti feel that this song is about some sort of higher being and needing to find comfort and security in something bigger than ourselves. To me, the words she uses are too strong and deep to be refering to a lover.
    becca0688on March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't think you'd feel that way if you were ever in love...
    itsALLprogramMUSICon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOK BUCKO
    He wasn't wrong= those lyrics are completely accurate from an old ('97?)| recording I have. Yes, yours are right too from the album- that had PRINTED lyrics in it. Everyone's a winner. Wow, Jewel really does bring people together.
    rebeccawon April 14, 2005   Link

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