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Jewel's wearing a simple black outfit, looking very comfy indeed.. She
starts playing the guitar for Stephenville and talks to the crowd..  "Hello
you guys.. If y'all haven't heard, I was raised by wolves in the Alaskan
wilderness, and then I was crucified in a van, for which the press will
never let me forget.. [laughter] ..but it has been really, really, really,
really, really really weird to get famous.. I mean, it's a weird trip,
right?  I mean, it's hard to imagine.. I never thought it would happen to
me.. And it's a weird thing to deal with.. I've had kind of a hard time with
it.. I mean, I guess it's hard for anybody.. [puts on a fake "survivor"
voice] but I'm doing pretty good.. I just keep doing heroin everyday and I
don't think about it.. [laughter]  [fake New Age trendy voice] ..no, but
it's been really hard, I've been meditating a lot to handle it and I'm
taking an extended trip to India and I'm going to quit eating meat
.....[normal voice again] So I've been living in Texas for awhile here [loud
applause from crowd and Jewel laughs] If I mention like your local football
team will you freak out?  [raises arms]  Texas, whoo!  It's been great,
[playfully] I mean I never thought like being in Alaska I would live in
Texas, because we're so much bigger we're so much bigger than your state
[big laughs -- some "hey!" reactions].. *Jewel starts into Stephenville, a
nice acoustic rambling autobiograpical-type song*

   Housewives trying to recapture their youth by wearing floral print and suede
   Fixing their hairdos with PC, chemical-free hairspray
   Martha Stewart taught them to make on TV
   I was raised a farmgirl
   I'm too far from home, all alone on the road
   Trying to figure out who I am now the the stardust has turned to sand
   And the sand has turned to stone on the starmaking machine

   I'm 25 years old
   That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began

   And my daddy, he wrote songs and he broke colts[?]
   And he went back to school to get a degree
   Now he teached music to kids, he taught music to me
   And this Alaskan girl was living in Stephenville, Texas
   Yes, you guess it, I moved here because I fell in love with a man
   And I moved his ex-old lady's things out of the closet
   The same closet I had to move my things back in
   It didn't make me feel that great, as if to demonstrate
   Everything's temporary given enough time
   But hey, I've got nothing to lose
   I'm a singer for crowds, I'm a writer of songs
   Hey Mom, look, I'm an entertainer
   I'm a modern day troubadour trying to find justice with six strings
   Trying to make the world make sense out of me
   Trying to be loved completely, trying to love honestly
   Trying to find a decent high noon cup of tea
   In another shitty hotel
   I'm trying to listen to the leaves speak
   Trying to steal secrets from fishes in the creek
   Trying to figure out who I am
   A singer, a pretty bad cook, maybe a good mom
   What will it be?

   And I'm 25 years old
   That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began

   I'm trying to figure out who I am
   But there's no hand to hold, no Doctor Martin Luther King
   There's just syncophants
   And the mindlessness on TV or in the magazines
   On the latest ways to behave
   So why not follow me, the blond bombshell deity?
   I'll sell you neat ideas without big words
   And a little bit of cleavage to help wash it all down
   Hey everybody thought ? was a clown
   And that ain't gonna be me

   And I'm 25 years old
   That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began
   And I'm 25 years old
   That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began
   Guess that just means I'm in Texas

And then she played..

Break Me
Sometimes It Be That Way

"I'd like to invite my band out.."

(w/ band)
Hands
Deep Water

"So this is sorta the first time I've had a band..  I traveled solo
forever.. And uh, let's see, you guys know Steve Poltz? [clapping] Well,
know you do.. [to Steve] You wanna play another song we wrote together,
besides You Were Meant For Me?" [Steve] "Okay, how about 'I Thought I Saw
You'?" [Jewel nods]

(w/ Steve)
I Thought I Saw You

(solo)
You Were Meant For Me

"I wrote this song for a very dear friend of mine named Jacqueline Synder
who passed away about a year ago.. [to Doug] Go ahead.."

(w/ band)
Life Uncommon (very moving performance!)
Love Me Just Leave Me Alone (got to LOVE those throat screams!)
Who Will Save Your Soul (gets better every time she tweaks it)

"Thanks you, have a good night.. Thank you.."

[Jewel exits, song ends, cuts to part of a Jewel interview conducted by ACL
while credits are rolling]

"I love singing acoustic in front of an audience that's quiet like that,
it's probably one of my favorite things.. But, I mean, the chance to be able
to get up there and rock and lay your groove on is really, really, fun, but
it doesn't feel like two personalities or anything.." [cut] "Um, I was a big
fan of Ella Fitzgerald when I was a kid.. Yeah, I used to do a scat yodel
when I was a kid.. I thought I was like gonna be the first scat yodeller,
but it wasn't actually that good sounding [laughs]" [cut] [scat yodels]

Transcribed by jwlfan112

 

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