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Love Me, Just Leave Me Alone


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I saw you standing there 
You had gold dust in your pocket 
You combed barbed wire through your hair 
You thought I didn't notice 
The skin on your teeth had a tear 
To make me notice you started to shout 
Then you and all your minions 
Started flapping your tiny arms all about 
They said you were the wise man 
When did they teach wise men to pout? 
I tried to forget you 
But you tied bells to your name 
They jingle everytime I thought of you 
Without shame

I tried to be unlovable 
Why couldn't you do the same?

What's the matter? 
Don't you love me no more? 
Alright then 
Love me just leave me alone 
(Love me just leave me alone)

Your mother was a wolf bite 
Your daddy was a cigarette 
Your brother was a rosebud 
Crossbred with a car wreck 
Your sister was a stockbroker 
But you - you ain't nothing but a turtleneck 
You were standing there hypnotized 
In the middle of the street 
You had iron butterflies as kisses 
You had gold dust in your teeth 
You use one eye as a hostage 
The other eye to stab your own meat 
Your mind is a circle 
But it thinks in straight lines 
Your arms are like corset strings 
They only know how to find 
Linens are adorable 
Why don't you try it sometime

What's the matter 
Did your love need a home? 
Alright then 
Love me just leave me alone

It's not your little boy's mind 
It's not your little boy's mind 
It's those big boy hands when I'm no longer there

Well, I'm trying to be unlovable 
Why couldn't you do the same?

What's the matter? 
Did your love need a home? 
Alright then 
Love me just leave me alone

What's the matter? 
Did your love need a home? 
Alright then 
Love me just leave me alone 
Love me just leave me alone 
Love me just leave me alone

Love Me, Just Leave Me Alone
Written byJewel
MusiciansElectric Guitar: Dann Huff, Gordon Kennedy, Kenny Greenberg
Bass: Craig Young
Drums: Chris McHugh
Percussion: Eric Darken
Keyboards: Steve Nathan
AlbumsThis Way, 2001
VideosA Life Uncommon, 2001
Jewel Live at Humphrey's by the Bay, 2004
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook, 2008
Length3:47

     (227 known performances)


This Way album cover.jpg
A Life Uncommon (video)
Jewel Live at Humphrey's by the Bay (video)
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook (video)