"Daddy" as written by and Jewel Kilcher....
My bones are tired, Daddy
I don't get enough sleep
I don't eat as good as I could, Daddy
What's that say about me?

You know sometimes I sleep past noon, Daddy
I drink lots of black coffee and I smoke like a chimney,
Yes, I left the refrigerator door half open, Daddy
What's that say about me?

You know sometimes I want to rip out your throat, Daddy
For all those things you said that were mean,
I'm gonna make you just as vulnerable as I was, Daddy
What's that say about me?

You know sometimes I want to bash in your teeth, Daddy
I'm gonna use your tongue as a stamp
I'm gonna rip your heart out the way you did mine, Daddy
Go ahead and psycho-analyze that

'Cause I'm your creation, I'm your love Daddy
Grown up to be and do all those sick things you said that I would do
Well last night I saw you sneak out your window
With your white hood, Daddy
What's that say about you?
I'm sloppy, what's that say about you?
I'm messy, what's that say about you?

My bones are tired, Daddy.


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"Daddy" as written by Jewel Kilcher

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    General CommentDoes this mean she was abused?? Her bones are tired??
    RockerDI04on May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it's not about her daddy, it's about one of her friend's daddy. She went to sleep over at one of her friends house and his/her dad turned off the tv because there were black people on it.
    b1tch2kon October 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou may say a lot of shit about me, Daddy, but who made me that way?
    nietzsche_66on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDoes this mean she was abused?? Her bones are tired??
    RockerDI04on May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, this song wasn't written about herself. It was written for the father of one of her childhood friends. She herself wasn't abused... (I read this at a fan-site, it's probably true because she was quoted saying this... of course, I just might be wrong...)
    I think "my bones are tired" is that she feels old and like she's been through a lot.
    The meaning of this song is pretty clear like what nietzsche said.
    no_angelon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenther dad left her and her mom when she was little, and she wrote this song as sort of a f* you song
    tills315on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti really don't think this was about jewel's dad... cause i read "chasing down the dawn" and i vaguely remember her not not liking her dad (double negatives=positive). she wasn't pissed at her dad... she lived w/ him for awhile i think.. i agree w/ no angel about the friends dad thing... it makes more sense. but the lyrics to this song are really powerful... and cutting. i can't describe it... but she really is a good writer.
    pomegranatesROCKon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song always kinda freaks me out when I play it.. not in a bad way, it's just.. the lyrics and the way she sings them..
    Trivial Suicideon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentb1tch2k- is right because I read a jewel biography and that is what it said in it about this song.
    skycaton April 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso that would explain the "sneak out your window with your white hood daddy" verse then.. he was in with the KKK?
    bleeding_mascaraon February 17, 2005   Link

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