"You Were Meant For Me" as written by Jewel Kilcher and Steve Poltz....
I hear the clock, it's 6 a.m.
I feel so far from where I've been
I got my eggs, I got my pancakes too
I got my maple syrup, everything but you
I break the yolks and make a smiley face
I kinda like it in my brand new place
I wipe the spots off of the mirror
Don't leave the keys in the door
I never put wet towels on the floor anymore 'cause

Dreams last so long, even after you're gone
I know that you love me
And soon you will see, you were meant for me
And I was meant for you

I called my momma, she was out for a walk
Consoled a cup of coffee but it didn't want to talk
So I picked up a paper, it was more bad news
More hearts being broken or people being used
Put on my coat in the pouring rain
I saw a movie it just wasn't the same
Cause it was happy and I was sad
It made me miss you oh so bad 'cause

Dreams last so long, even after you're gone
I know that you love me
And soon you will see, you were meant for me
And I was meant for you

I go about my business, I'm doing fine
Besides, what would I say if I had you on the line
Same old story, not much to say
Hearts are broken every day

I brush my teeth and put the cap back on
I know you hate it, when I leave the light on
I pick up a book, and turn the sheets down
And take a deep breath and a good look around

Put on my pj's and hop into bed
I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead
I try and tell myself it'll be all right
I just shouldn't think anymore tonight 'cause

Dreams last so long, even after you're gone
I know that you love me
And soon you will see, you were meant for me
And I was meant for you

You were meant for me and I was meant for you


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"You Were Meant for Me" as written by Steve Poltz Jewel Kilcher

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  • +4
    General CommentAlways thought this story was about going through a breakup or rather the after effect.. but you still feel that the person is meant for you. Still you keep hoping they will come back into your life. A sweet and beautiful song :-)
    pheebgirlon September 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAhh...this song reminds me so much of when I was seperated from my now ex-husband...I wanted so badly to be with him, and I was alone all the time because he was in a different state. I was also numb because I was frightened about the state of the relationship...rightfully so, as it turned out.
    lucycaton May 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really couldn't add much to this. It pretty much describes my every day.
    Evezeroon February 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy favourite jewel song

    i think jewel is basically summing up all the different stages a person goes through after a breakup using the different stages in a persons day.
    She starts in the morning, the persons doing their daily morning routine (making breakfast)- the persons trying to carry on as normal as if nothings happened but somthings missing. Then she turns to hope - does all the things she never did before (dont leave the keys in the door) in the hope that he'll come bak soon
    the chorus is basically her trying to convince herself that the person will realise they are wrong n come bak to her
    the bridge is finally her realising that she has to move on n that shes not alone - everyone has breakups

    i love the last chorus in this song cos it sounds like shes crying when shes singing, very emotional song and beautifully written.
    hannahbabon August 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm actually living out this song in its entirety right now. To me this song means so much and while it is sad, it provides comfort. This is how I see it as..

    Waking up realzing that even today, a brand new day.. still means I have to continue live even if its without you. All of those things you nagged on me to do, I'll do them if it means you'll come back.

    Someday, you'll see through everything and come back.

    I try and continue on with everyday tasks. But they just arent the same without you. I feel so lonely now youre gone.

    Calling you would be pointless. Everything that could be said has been. I'm still hurt

    I continue to do the small things, but even getting ready for bed reminds me that you arent here. I just need to sleep. I cant think about you not being here anymore.
    Littlemssailoron October 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEvery time we fall in love we give away a piece of our heart's real estate. If it doesn't work out, the we take back residence...but that part of our heart is no longer in the same condition. It's got them all over it. Whether we love them still or hate them now, that little bit of our heart has the one we loved all over it and through it.
    It's sad and this song is about that complicated, messy and desperately empty time we have to spend cleaning house after they leave, making our hearts our own again so that one day we can let someone else stay there. We learn to stand on our own again and keep our own company.
    The beauty of this song is that it carries the hope of reunion, people are so full of silly imperfections that can too easily cause a breakup. But what do keys in the door, spots on the mirror and wet towels matter when someone is meant for you and you're meant for them? When you've no hope of being reunited, then being able to do these things again without it turning into an argument is the sole consolation of a breakup, but she's not going back to them because she truly believes that in time she'll be going back to him.
    It's a great song, it leaves you with no clarity on the story's ending, but so accurately depicts the moment of the story she's trying to convey.
    jessielon February 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song makes me teary eyed
    lefreakon February 14, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy husband died while I watched him take his last breathes.... This song is about him and I..... I had this song play at his funeral services. I will love him forever.
    Denisejillon October 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG! i can't believe i get to do a duet with someone in our school concert singing this song!
    TzCt6on February 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti told a girl i like her and i turned this soung on and it is been in my head forever i love it and allways have it is one of all of her grate soungs
    BIG_jewel_fanon April 14, 2002   Link

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