"Jen" as written by James Christopher Adkins, Richard E Burch, Zachary Michel Lind and Thomas Darrell Linton....
Don't be scared, Don't be shy
We use to do this all the time
You know it Jen

We could be happy now
So jet across the coast and country, Jen
Sometimes Jennifer,
Live for too long and then your chance is gone

The choice we're meant to take
Is one they'll never take
All you have to do is say

I think you tried just a little hard
Acting like something you not
I want to make you feel the way you should
You have to let things go to keep them close
What you'll do today
Already has a name
Is anything but a mistake

Don't be scared, no don't be shy
We used to do it all the time
Ya-Ya-You know it Jen
It's you and me, what could that mean?
You can't pretend we're only friends then walk away.


No one's looking now
Take a chance, come on
Could do anything you want

Put your arms around someone soft
Take it as it comes, trust your heart
Trust me

You know it, Jen
Put your arms around someone soft
Take it as it comes, trust your heart
Trust me

Trust your heart, trust me
You know it, Jen

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"Jen [*]" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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  • +2
    My OpinionWahhhhhh this song is mainstream durrr hurrr who cares about the awesome guitar and good melody it is more outgoing than JEW's other songs so that means it sucks durrrrrrr am I cool yet
    chrispy335on November 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't see the problem with this song. I'm a huge Jimmy Eat World fan, I'll agree that there is some of their stuff I know I won't like and don't like. This however, I do like. So it's poppy? It's just got a happy feeling about it.

    I'm usualy into Rock, Metal and Death Metal. This song doesn't fall under any of those, but i'm open minded. Maybe if people didn't complain whenever a band experimented and opened their minds a bit, music would evolve much better.

    Jimmy Eat World will always be my favourite band, they often do different things with their music and that's what helps make them so great.
    MaverickXon April 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is great. it's got a catchy melody, a poppy sound, sure, but that doesn't make it bad, just different. you can't expect a band to play the same style over and over and over and over again, because they'll get sick of it and you will too, and then you'll be condemning jew for being too repetitive instead of "poppy." so to the above dinks who claim this song is "crap" or "gay" or "pish" or "sucks butt," then you've gotta shut the fuck up and think before you speak. until you've been in a band that's made as much music as they have, and until you've been in a band that's lasted as long as they have, then you've got no room to talk. especially given that i see one guy--baitingballs or whatever your name is--constantly throwing shit without anything specific to say. the only complaint i keep hearing is that it's poppy, so, if you don't like it then you probably don't like pop music. news flash! there are a lot of people who do like pop music! if it isn't for you, then don't listen to it! you can't bash an entire genre as stupid or lame simply because it doesn't appeal to you. i can't stand heavy metal, nor can i understand its appeal, but i'm not gonna bash a heavy metal band for being terrible musicians. indeed, a lot of them are probably a lot better than i am. jew, frankly, has popularized its style a lot since clarity. the direction it's headed is a mix of pop and rock. yes, POP and rock. if you dont like it, then listen to someone else, or their old stuff.

    this song is about an ex girlfriend, and how the guy is saying, "you shouldn't have broken up with me, let's try again." specifically, i think it's all a big reference to fooling around with an ex girlfriend, saying, "we used to do this all the time, you know it jen." other things in the song--calling her "jennifer," "you tried just a little hard acting like something that you're not," etc--suggest that neither of them have moved on, and that they don't really feel like they've broken up entirely. obviously, "you have to let things go to keep them close" is another reference to breaking up, and how they should get back together.
    tinto1123on May 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty good song. something about the guitar solo reminds me of the solo he plays in the middle
    athotmaildotcomon September 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't heard it, and I don't know why..but it's interesting that they would call a song by MY NAME :)
    FirstKissLoseron November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is pretty cool. i like the tune =)
    xxasswipeon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, whatever
    bintangbalion December 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm could Jen be one of their 2 female backing singers? A dedication?

    And its poppy but I like it!
    Andaahon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA cool song. Take a chance. Don't hesitate to fall in love. I like it. Future's is a good album but I still think JEW will never be able to top Clarity!
    EatAtJoes121on January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah I didn't care too much about this song. the rest of the album is great but this one is kind of out of place. JEW really should have left this one out of their album.
    evlpenguinon January 25, 2005   Link

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