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Sometimes It Be That Way


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Night with its shattered teeth attempts to speak 
My pen is present but courage left via the sink 
And I'm sorry I snuck up on you from behind 
I'm sorry not all my love letters did rhyme 
And I'm sorry that Jesus died for my sins 
And I swear to God it won't happen again 
And I'm sorry if it was my swerve that tempted you to sway 
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

And Romeo was a very nice man 
He said "Jewel, I don't think you quite understand" 
And I'm sorry if you had to explain it like this 
I'm sorry I was a point you were destined to miss 
And I'm sorry I spoke to you irreverently 
Down in the hollow by the old olive tree 
And I'm sorry if my heart breaking ruined your day 
Oh well, sometimes It be that way

Chorus:

I said "Oh well, I got nothing left to sell 
This love was a bell that rang unheard in the air 
I was bound to find out that you didn't care 
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

And Aphrodite with her neon lamp 
Kissed Neptune they put her face on a stamp 
And I'm sorry I used it to mail a letter to you 
I'm sorry I'm glue and the rest bounces off of you 
And I'm sorry not even this jet's metal wings 
Could get across these simple things 
And I'm sorry if I ever sang your name in vain 
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

And Goldilocks, well she knew three bears 
They all ate oatmeal and tiptoed upstairs. 
And I’m sorry I never got to find you like this, 
Sleeping like a baby and swaddled in bliss, 
And I'm sorry for all the times 
I forgot to imply something in between the lines, 
And I'm sorry if I ever caused you pain. 
Said, "Oh, well, sometimes it be that way."


And shadow's long fingers they dance on the wall 
Electricity chases its tail in the hall 
And I'm sorry my arms to you were just empty rooms 
I'm sorry I never could comfort you 
And I'm sorry St. Petersburg is a miserable town 
And I'm sorry if I am bringing you down 
And I'm sorry if it was my love that rained on your parade 
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

And flame licks the air with its silver tongue 
Night has many hands but I have just one 
And I'm sorry I walked in on you unexpectedly 
I'm sorry I never served you Chamomile tea 
And I'm sorry I didn't always have a match 
That could start a fire big enough for your heart to catch 
And I'm sorry if it was my swerve that tempted you to sway 
Oh well, sometimes it be that way

And I'm sorry if my heart breaking ruined your day 
And I'm sorry if it was my heart breaking that ruined your parade 
And I'm sorry if it was my love that rained on your parade 
And I'm sorry if my love ruined your day 
And I'm sorry if I was just a game you didn't always want to play 
And I'm sorry if it was I that caused you pain 
And i'm sorry if I ever caused you pain 
And I'm sorry if I ever sang your name in vain

Sometimes It Be That Way
Written byJewel
RecordedRecorded Live, 2001
AlbumsThis Way, 2001
VideosJewel Live at Humphrey's by the Bay, 2004
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook, 2008
Length3:44

     (244 known performances)


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