Sweet man, sweet mystery
Unveil yourself to me
Sweet soul, lie so still
Flesh cup, gonna get my fill
Let me rise and fall
With the wings of your sheets
While the moon's full over Austin
The city sleeps below
Only the moon bears witness
To my hotel angel
Through the window
Your body be a tender vine
That twists and turns just like mine
Your heart a slender thong
Built of honey, filled with song
'Til dawn steals you from me
And takes me to the next town
But tonight the moon's full over Austin
And beggars starve below
And only the moon bears witness
To my hotel angel
Through the window
There's one thing that keeps me going
It's the slow and easy knowing
You're the kind of man
Who's kind of girl could maybe give her hand
So sweet man in your sweet misery
Lie upon my temporary sea
Love's dressing, I will adorn
To my side your absence be thorn
And I'll rock you gently to sleep
Tonigh is one promise we both can keep
While the moon's full over Austin
And the city sleeps below
And only the moon bears witness
To my hotel angel
Through the window
Hotel Angel
Through the window


Lyrics submitted by Ice

Hotel Angel song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI remember when I first found the lyrics to this song, I was completely thrilled. There are days where I just wanted to drop everything and fly to Austin to see this girl that I love more than anything. Every time I hear this song, it reminds me that we're sleeping under the same sky.
    HarukaTenohon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of Jewel's best. I'm dissapointed she never recorded it as few know of this song. If she ever does record this one I hope she maintains the sweet meloncholy, intimate tempo of the bootlegs I've heard on the net.

    The lyrics above are mostly correct, but they are a bit different than she sang it in the one bootleg that I've heard: youtube.com/… Its possible that Jewel made mistakes in her performance as she sometimes does with new songs. She has hundreds of songs. I prefer the way the lyrics are here however.

    To me this song is about a deep connection and love between two people on a one-night stand. Weather this is an affair, or two distant lovers or just some chance meeting in a hotel isn't clear, but its something that probably won't go any further.

    "'Til dawn steals you from me
    And takes me to the next town"
    "Tonight is one promise we both can keep"

    What is beautiful and haunting about this song is the way it takes something that is cheap and dirty and shows the beauty and tenderness of two people making a deep connection.

    "You're the kind of man
    Who's kind of girl could maybe give her hand
    So sweet man in your sweet misery
    Lie upon my temporary sea
    Love's dressing, I will adorn
    To my side your absence be thorn
    And I'll rock you gently to sleep"

    Its a simple idea executed so well that takes the cliche of the one-night-stand and turns it on its head and makes us think more deeply about our own human-ness.

    This is classic Jewel--deep, tender, thoughtful, and beautiful.
    troubadour13on August 03, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain