"Adrian" as written by and Steve Poltz Jewel Kilcher....
Adrian came home again last summer
Things just haven't been the same 'round here
And people talk
And people stare
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

An unfortunate accident in a canoe
Doctor said, "I'm sorry, not much I can do"
And the air was so still
And his eyes, they did not blink
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

Little Mary Epperson liked him
She vowed always to watch after him
But still he did not move
And the doctor said it's no use
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

She sat by his side, and watched the years fly by
He looked so fragile, he looked so small
And she wondered why he was still alive at all

Everyone in town had that "I'm so sorry" look
They talked in a whispered hush, said
"I'd turn the machines off"
But still she sat by his side
She said, "Life, he won't be denied"
Oh Adrian, come out and play

Yellow flowers decorate his bedroom
Sign above his door says "Welcome Home"
But he just sits and stares
He's awake but still not there
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

She sat by his side, and watched the years fly by
He looked so fragile, he looked so small
And she wondered why he was still alive at all

And little Mary Epperson grew up lovely
And she still comes to visit him on Sundays
He's like an unused toy
He's got big hands but the mind of a little boy
Oh, Adrian, come out and play

Adrian came home again last summer
Things just haven't been the same around here


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"Adrian" as written by Adrian Poltz Jewel Kilcher

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    General CommentI love this song! I love this song! It's so beautiful! And I'm seeing Jewel 31st May 02!!! at b'ham symphony hall!! I can't wait!
    nabywooon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so sad, and yet so beautiful. I can't get through it without crying. The fact that she stuck around for so long is so touching.
    nietzsche_66on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment this song means to me, that its really sad that this kid went in to a coma and became mentally challenged, there was someone around my house that is like that.
    loligirl2004on July 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentya, i find this the most saddest and beautiful song, although i find her first cd wasnt that great. but this song....
    annion September 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe saddest line of the song for me... "They talked in a whispered hush, said
    'I'd turn the machines off' "
    LilyBearon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis it real? i mean, did she know somebody that this happened to...?
    festijunkon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe way she sings this is what really got me. She seems to have such a quiet depth. I love it."And people talk, and people stare" can't you just imagine this the way she describes it? I mean. WHOA.
    emptyshellofmeon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMost probably she knew somebody that this happened to...she practically cries in the song and you can hear the emotion. This song is truly beautiful...its simple yet powerful.
    Sophie400on March 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful and touching song. When I was around ten or so, Jewel was my obsession. 'Pieces of You' was one of the first cd's I owned and this song was the one that was always on repeat. Eventually my mum got so tired of hearing this song that she threw my cd out the window. ;) It's by far my favourite Jewel album. I'm only a fan of her first two cd's, the more recent ones in my opinion weren't as well done and simple. And that's one of the things I love about this song. You don't need 500 instruments and add crazy sound effects to make it beautiful. It was simply done with heartfelt lyrics.

    I love songs that tell a story.
    lizkaon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSo sad, yet so beautiful... her voice reflects the emotion. Yes, it seems as if she literally cries in this song... That is Jewel for you. Such a powerful and moving song and yet so simple...
    preemaniaon March 18, 2005   Link

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