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Amen

Amen
    by Jewel Kilcher


You're mothers' child
But night lays you down
Hair aflame, wild look in your eye
Naked belly to the ground
A forest fire
Nibbles at your veins
Crawls up your arm
runs away with your mind
And burns dry thoughts like leaves
Amen

Eyes stare up 
But something's in the way
In the Bible only angels have wings
And the rest must wait to be saved
A dry tongue
Scrams at the sky
But the wind just breathes words in
As a strange bird tries to fly
Amen

Pieces of us die everyday 
As though our flesh were hell
Such injustice, as children we are told
That from God we fell,
Where are my angels?
Where's my golden one?
Where's my hope
now that my heros have gone?
Some are being beaten
Some are being born
And some can't tell
the difference anymore
Amen

Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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"I wrote this indirectly for Kurt Kobain, but more 
precisely for the angst he represented, but even
more exactly for the hopelessness so man felt after
his death.  The dillemma of what does it mean when 
our heroes and idols kill themselves.  Personally 
this is my favorite song that made it on the album, 
both for the singing and for its words."
                                    - Jewel

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