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He used to walk with Jessica
Down to the diner
They'd sit and talk for hours
About nothin' in particular
Just bullshit the time away
That's what she used to say
She'd wrinkle her nose when she said it
That's how you know she meant it
Jessica
Jessica

She'd call him at nine a.m.
To see how sleep had been treatin' him
And though they were never lovers
They were soulmates under cover
They'd drink beer and sit around
Or just sit still and not make a sound
And he would shudder to think
Of what life would be like
Without his best friend -slash- shrink
Jessica

Bridge:
She's an angel at his table
Forced to feel but not to see
Blinded by her absence
Haunted by her memory
If only you were able to see the angel at your table

He got a phone call
From her mother
He said, "Yeah, right stop kidding around."
He felt his heart fall to the ground
Since then everyday
Seems to feel like winter
Everything is colorless
As he can't see it with her
Jessica
Jessica

He could easily have been with her
Driving home in the car
It was her birthday
It's sick how things work out that way
Now at night when he sleeps
A watch over him she keeps
She whispers in his ear
For his heart to hear
Jessica
Jessica

It's amazing how a soul can leave
Suddenly from a body
Rendering it useless
And stealing its desire to breathe
One moment here then gone
With no forwarding address
Love no longer has a house
Residence in flesh
Religion without a temple
No place to take your worship to
No God for the eyes to see
No fruit to lay at the feet
of Jessica
Jessica

If only you were able to see
The angel at your table
Then you'd understand why
You never got to say goodbye
To Jessica
There's no such word as goodbye
For Jessica
She's always standing by
Jessica


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    General CommentThis song makes me think of the relationship my friend and I have.. even though sometimes he makes me upset, I'll always be there to take care of him.
    GCPunkDoRkon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song, i've only heard a live version of it where Jewel forgets the words and then muddles it a little, but it's still fantastic. also, im called jessica so its quite special to me!
    Teenagemiseryon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentmy name is jessica. ive never heard the song but i looked up my name..haha
    amazingxOxOjeSS19o2on December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of the best of the rare Jewels. She is definately experimenting with certain lyrics here. some of the lyrics:

    "One moment here then gone
    With no forwarding address
    Love no longer has a house
    Residence in flesh
    Religion without a temple
    No place to take your worship to
    No God for the eyes to see
    No fruit to lay at the feet
    of Jessica
    Jessica"

    Also appear in Emily

    "I go to the bedroom
    Turn on the light
    It's like an empty altar
    No angel in sight
    religion with no temple
    No place to take my worship to
    No god for my eyes to see
    No fruit to lay at the feet of
    Emily"

    These lyrics are powerful and some of my favorite. Neither song was released so I think she was just trying to see where they fit.

    But there is raw emotion in this song. Brilliant!

    troubadour13on August 03, 2009   Link

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