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Louisa and Her Blue Guitar


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Performances (18)

A naked thigh has much to talk about 
If it's just approached right 
Just like girls who talk too much 
In crowded bar rooms like last night 
Just like Louisa, ain't that right?

Conversations overheard 
A secret silver dollar 
Becomes petty change 
Suddenly red lipstick finds itself 
On the wrong side of the range 
Just like Louisa, ain't that strange?

Washed nylons bleed dirty tears 
From a stranger's window pane 
The red light cannot change the mood 
Of the blue guitar that's played 
Blue guitar

The sound of painted nails are playing 
Hi-ho silver on a water glass 
Good intentions compete for sick attention 
And Louisa finishes last 
Oh goody, ain't life a blast? 
Hollow glance 
May I have this dance? 
Her face is moonworn and thin 
She's been wishing on too many stars again

Washed nylons bleed dirty tears 
From a stranger's window pane 
The red light cannot change the mood 
Of the blue guitar that's played 
Blue guitar 
Blue guitar 
Get in the car

Louisa and Her Blue Guitar
Written byJewel
Produced byRob Cavallo and Jewel
Engineered byDoug McKean
Mixed byDoug McKean
RecordedRecorded at El Dorado Studio
Various Artists collectionsHear Music XM, 2005
Length3:30

Flower of Life
“Have any of you heard of a poet named Pablo Neruda? One of my favourite poets. In one of his poems he mentioned a blue guitar, for some reason the image really stuck with me. I started writing this song and I remembered that as a kid my dad used to tell me not to wash my face too hard because it would get worn. He said: "You're wearing your skin out!" I thought what if you wished on the stars too much. I wondered if you're face would get moon-worn. So that's what it's referring to in this song.” Jewel at the Bathurst Street Theater, Toronto, June 9th, 1995





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