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There's a pretty girl on the
Face of a magazine
And all I see
Is my dirty hands
Turning the page

Lyrics submitted by AmyLeigh2006

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    General CommentJewel has got to be one of the worst poets in the world. She writes sappy middle school quality crap.
    Don't get me wrong, I love her voice, it's absolutely gorgeous, but she needs to develop her writing more.
    nietzsche_66on May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like her poems, you dont have to make poems sound all great and perfect or anything, you just write what you feel
    X.kRystLe.Xon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNietzsche i completely agree, she is an overrated, self obsessed loon and the only reason she got as far as she did is because the teen magazines decided to make a martyr out of her. :<
    TusseyTheTerribleon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is true, and some of her stuff is good. Her emotions shine through very brightly, but if she were to sharpen her skills more, she would be an excellent poet. I think that she tries too hard, honestly. You can't really create a poem, it just kinda has to happen. Ya know?
    Her poem "The Things You Fear" from her first book of poems goes:
    "The things you fear
    are undefeatable
    not by their nature
    but by your approach"

    That's it, that's the whole poem. It sounds more like an ad campaign to me. But I do like her poem "God Exists Quietly".
    Sorry if I offended you.
    nietzsche_66on May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahhaa, yeah you're right
    X.kRystLe.Xon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've been thinking about this all day, and Jewel really isn't that bad of a poet. "God Exists Quietly" moved me to tears the first time I ever read it. And the rest of her stuff is so candidly honest... yeah... she's ok.
    nietzsche_66on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just have one thing to say: Jewel is by far one of the most honest and beautiful writers come to this day and age who have had such an intense impact on her fans. The reason? Sencerity. It's something this f-ed up world ceases to obtain and who realizes this? She does. She expresses it in every word and she MEANS it..thats the shouldn't matter what quality of words she uses or how long her poems are, ppl are too quick to judge and thats exactly why fundamentalism screws ppl over and they loose their once very beautiful perspective, but you know what? That's exactly what she obtains. A very very beautiful perspective and in the end...not the grammar nor the lengths...the amount of syllables ..or which format she uses to bring out her word will matter: but the reason behind it. Despite propaganda, or fame..Jewel is a natural born word worker, she speaks the written word, she feels the written word, thus she sings her heart out.
    What is love without care? If we don't care about ppl our existence is near meaningless.
    gabby marieon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell all of you have said whether you like her poetry or not, but none of you have said what this song means to you. I really dont understand it, but I was hoping 1 of your comments would explain it to me. please help me.
    sweetchick324on July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentpoem i mean
    sweetchick324on July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this is actually a very meaningful poem - despite how short it is. i think she's saying that as she's seeing this pretty girl on the magazine it's making her feel ugly and unwanted. i can totally relate to this. the media doesn't seem to get how influential they can be on youth these days - and if the do they simply don't care. isn't that sad? it's amazing how jewel can capture all that in four simple lines.
    zoe1286on July 19, 2002   Link

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