"I Won't Walk Away" as written by and Rick/kilcher Nowels....
A lonely street lamp
I'm out on the street walking home
A small pale blur
Leaving trails like a snail
I move so slow
Time can bruise
Violent indigo
Rush home to your arms
You soothe my weary soul

[Chorus]
Wrong or right
Be mine tonight
Harsh world be damned
We'll make a stand
Love can bind
But mine is blind
Others stray but I won't
Walk away
Walk away

The clubs are full
Of couples resisting being one
They wear their youth
Like badges that tarnish all too soon
We'll be a team
Our two will be one
Love will be our fortress
When all else comes undone

[Chorus]

Sometimes the world don't make sense
Small children filled with violence
Let our light shine through the night


Lyrics submitted by 7_myshell_7

"I Won't Walk Away" as written by Rick Nowels Jewel Kilcher

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  • +1
    General CommentWhat, nobody’s commented on this?
    I love that it’s so simple, so true. In the first verse you can almost picture her walking home under a lonely street lamp, and we know she’s had a past, like everyone: “Time can bruise, violet indigo,”...that’s beautiful. But all she feels like doing is going home, where he is. The chorus has cheesy lyrics but they’re so simple and so honest that it makes it really beautiful.
    cheetah9714on June 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree, cheetah. This is one of my favourite Jewel songs. It starts so sad, so depressing but the end is really potent and it leaves you a very different taste.
    Alatristeon June 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenther voice is sooo...OMG! it really touches my soul.
    bear_hug20on June 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite Jewel songs (or maybe it is my favorite - it's quite close with Where You Are and Hands)

    I love the lines:
    The clubs are full
    Of couples resisting being one
    They wear their youth
    Like badges that tarnish all too soon
    We'll be a team
    Our two will be one

    and:
    Sometimes the world don't make sense
    Small children filled with violence
    Let our light shine through the night

    Two people are stronger than one. A couple are greater than the sum of their parts (individuals). It is such a positive message. I love that about so many of Jewel's songs.
    ssejhillon January 07, 2015   Link

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