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Long Slow Slide


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The lights are bright in the circus 
The geeks and the freaks all light cigarettes 
And laugh at your misery 
While the weight of the curtain closing crushes your heart 
The inertia of loneliness tears your flesh apart

It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide...down

Once the neon is gone 
There's still that golden splinter at your side 
His manners are charming, but who are you fooling 
You are still nobody's bride 
And Bukowski's widow haunts each empty seat on the ferris wheel,
Ghoulish lovers collide 
In a collage of kisses that they steal

It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide...down

And outside the window 
The circus crackles and lurches with rings of smoke 
You laugh half-heartedly at the punchline 
Not realizing they've made you the joke 
Inside my heart a war is raging 
In regions still untamed 
The worst fear I can imagine 
Is for the mystery to be named 
For the mystery to be named

It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide 
It's a long slow slide...down

Long Slow Slide
Written byJewel
Produced byRob Cavallo and Jewel
RecordedRecorded by Doug McKean at El Dorado Studios, Burbank, CA
AlbumsGoodbye Alice in Wonderland, 2006
SinglesStanding Still (UK Single), 2002
Again and Again (Australian Single), 2006
VideosJewel: The Essential Live Songbook, 2008
Length3:48

     (38 known performances)


Standing Still (UK Single) cover.jpg
GAIW album cover.jpg
Again and Again (Australian Single)
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook (video)