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This is a Jeff Buckley song that he planned to record before his accidental death in May of 1997. The only recorded version of it was a solo 4-track recording that was released posthumously. I tried to stay true to how I thought he would have wanted it to sound with a band.

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Jewel Box

I know you're a woman by the way you burn below.
I'll tell you secrets so good, you'll never tell a soul.
Come closer, my bonfire holds his life like stones
My years, my life unknown.

Diamonds from the pavement where the broken glass
had been,
Just like these troubles that I'm leaving to the wind.
Like sapphires in boxcars speeding towards the end.
Like thieves, my bad luck grows.

Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Crystallized illusions shine forgotten here.
Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Oh, you left some stars in my belly.

Star crossed child's love on the bands of
wedding gold.
Silver studs of promise hide in the red crushed
velvet folds.
Inaction, intention, like emeralds I stole.
My speech of customed gold.
I think I ought to know.

Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Crystallized illusions shine forgotten here.
Jewel box of sadness, bring to catch your tear
Oh, you left some stars in my belly,
You left some stars in my belly,
You left some stars in my belly.


Words and Music by Jeff Buckley





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