Do you curse where you come from,
Do you swear in the night
Will it mean much to you
If I treat you right.
Do you like what you're doing,
Would you do it some more
Or will you stop once and wonder
What you're doing it for.
Hey slow Jane, make sense
Slow, slow, Jane, cross the fence.

Do you feel like a remnant
Of something that's past
Do you find things are moving
Just a little too fast.
Do you hope to find new ways
Of quenching your thirst,
Do you hope to find new ways
Of doing better than your worst.
Hey slow Jane, let me prove
Slow, slow Jane, we're on the move.

Do it for you,
Sure that you would do the same for me one day.
So try to be true,
Even if it's only in your hazey way.

Can you tell if you're moving
With no mirror to see,
If you're just riding a new man
Looks a little like me.
Is it all so confusing,
Is it hard to believe
When the winter is coming
Can you sign up and leave.
Hey slow Jane, live your lie
Slow, slow jane, fly on by.


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Hazey Jane I Lyrics as written by Nick Drake

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    we all live two lifes, one in front of the world, other inside ourselves, music to me is the language that establishes this second kind of relationship and thanks to folks like Nick Drake, Mark Kozelek, Jeff Buckley, Chan Marshall, Benjaminn Gibbard etcetcetc I feel a lot sane than what I used to be. Hazey Jane i is the most sensible words I've ever read or listen to. Give a good time to Nick and you will know why I'm saying this. His work is beyond the music the lyrics, it goes somewhere deeper. Repeat: This song is more about judging yourself (the word is introspective) not like other music nu-metal posers cursing entire world etcetc.

    CourtingBlueson September 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    I've been looking for this song for awhile. Part of it was in a friend's profile and I couldn't figure out what song it was from. I found it though. Nick drake is great.

    tallgrl45on September 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song makes me sad, but it's so good

    lukewagoneeron February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    so stirring and lovely, both he and the song.

    rembuckon April 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    These are a myriad of ways people can feel lost in the world, and Drake says to slow... not bad advice

    myfriendbrennon September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion

    Holy crap this song makes me so sad, but a good kind of hopeful sad.

    Rebaon October 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "Will it mean much to you if I treat you right?" SO BEAUTIFUL.

    yibbittaon August 10, 2012   Link
  • -3
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    to me this song is about a girl who gets lost in weed and doesn't find any reason to be sober because being high feels so much better. So she finds somebody who she can be high with (guy) and sleep with him because she needs to feel like she is wanted.

    nrubyon June 14, 2008   Link

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