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Jewel – Been Down So Long lyrics

Spirit* version (1998) Sun *

sets 'cross the ocean I'm
a thousand miles from anywhere My
pocketbook and my heart both just got stolen And
the sun act like she don't even care The
wind blows cold when you reach the top It
feels like someone's face is stuck to the bottom of my shoe I
got a plastic Jesus a, cordless telephone for every corner of my room Got
everybody but you telling me what to do But

I've been down so long Ooh
it, can't be longer still I've
been down for so long That
the end must be drawing near I

look to everybody but me to answer my prayers 'Til
I saw an angel in the bathroom who said she saw no one Worth
saving anywhere And

a blind man on the corner said it's simple like, flipping a coin Don't
matter what side it lands on if it's someone else's dime But

I've been down so long Ooh
it, can't be longer still We've
been down for so long That
the end must be drawing near I

take a trip I, catch a train I, catch a plane I
got a ticket in my hand And
then a man takes my money And
like cattle we all stand But

we've been down so long Ooh
it, can't be longer still We've
been down for so long The
end must be I...
know the end must be Oh...
I, know the end must be drawing near Bridge

repeat / scat section Live

* version (pre-1997) Transcribed *
by Adam L The.

sun sets across the ocean I'm
a thousasnd mile from anywhere And
my pocketbook in my heart Both
just got stolen And
the sun act like she don't even care The
wind blows cold when you reach the top Feels
like somebody's face is stuck to the bottom of my shoe Got
a plastic jesus a, cordless telephone Corner..??.. of my room Got
everybody but you tellin' me what to do Well
***
I've been down so long It
can't be that much longer still And
I've been down for so long That
the end must be drawing near I
***
looked to everybody but me To
answer my prayers Until
I found an angel in the bathroom Who
said she didn't see anybody who was savin anywhere And
the blind man said "Simple, Like... flipping a coin - Don't
matter what side it lands on So
long as it's somebody else's dime" Cause
if you're the top of the bottom It
all feels the same We
live out of fear if we're too rich or we're too poor Fuess
all I can do is museter up some change And
little bit of faith And
take some dignity when I walk through this door [Chorus

*** ]:Gonna

take a trip Catch
a train Got
a ticket in my hand And
then a fat man takes my money And
like cattle we all stand I'm
just a faceless body lost in this vast and worthless sea In
a thousand people I do not know But
really they are no different from me They
all have passion They
all have fear They
all have intense confusion And
no sweet moments that are clear They
all have aspirations High
hopes and dreams And
are really that alone like me We've
***
been down so long It
can't be that nmuch longer still We've
been down so long That
the end must be The...
end must be The...
end must be drawing near



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