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Goodbye Alice in Wonderland


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It's 4 in the afternoon 
I'm on a flight leaving L.A. 
Trying to figure out my life 
My youth scattered along the highway 
Hotel rooms and headlights 
I've made a living with the song 
Guitar as my companion, 
Wanting desperately to belong

Fame is filled with spoiled children 
who grow fat on fantasy 
I guess that's why I'm leaving 
I crave reality

So goodbye Alice in Wonderland, 
Goodbye yellow-brick road, 
There is a difference between dreaming and pretending 
I did not find paradise 
It was only a reflection of my lonely mind wanting 
What's been missing in my life

I'm embarrassed to say the rest is rock and roll cliché 
I hit the bottom when I reached the top 
But I never knew it was you who was breaking my heart 
I thought you had to love me, but you did not

Yes, a heart can hallucinate 
If it's completely starved for love 
It can even turn monsters into angels from above 
You forged my love just like a weapon 
And you turned it against me like a knife 
You broke my last heart string 
But you opened up my eyes

So goodbye Alice in Wonderland, 
Goodbye yellow-brick road, 
There is a difference between dreaming and pretending 
That was not love in your eyes 
It was only a reflection of my lonely mind searching 
For what's been missing in my life

Growing up is not an absence of dreaming 
It's being able to understand the difference between 
The ones you can hold and the ones that you've been sold 
And dreaming is a good thing cause it brings new things to life 
But pretending is an ending that perpetuates a lie 
Forgetting what you are seeing for what you've been told, oh 
Truth is stranger than fiction 
This is my chance to get it right 
And life is much better without all of those pretty lies

So goodbye Alice in Wonderland, 
And you can keep your yellow-brick road, 
There is a difference between dreaming and pretending 
These are not tears in my eyes 
They are only a reflection of my lonely mind finding 
They are only a reflection of my lonely mind finding 
I've found what's missing in my life

Goodbye Alice in Wonderland
Written byJewel
Produced byRob Cavallo and Jewel
RecordedRecorded by Doug McKean at El Dorado Studios, Burbank, CA
AlbumsGoodbye Alice in Wonderland, 2006
SinglesiTunes Originals, 2007
PromosGoodbye Alice in Wonderland, 2006
VideosThe Making of Goodbye Alice in Wonderland, 2006
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook, 2008
Length5:55


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The Making of Goodbye Alice in Wonderland (video)
Goodbye Alice in Wonderland (Promo)
iTunes Originals
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook (video)