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Housewives told to recapture their youth 
By wearing floral print and suede 
Fixing their hairdos with PC, chemical-free hairspray 
Martha Stewart taught them to make on TV 
I was raised a farmgirl 
Now I'm too far from home, all alone on the road 
Trying to figure out who I am now that the stardust has turned to sand 
And the sand has turned to stone on the star-making machine

I'm 31 years old 
That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began

My daddy, he wrote songs and he broke colts 
And he went back to school to get a degree 
Now he teachs music to kids, he taught music to me 
And this Alaskan girl is living in Stephenville, Texas that is,and 
Yes, you guessed it, I moved there because I fell in love with a man 
I moved his ex-old lady's things out of the closet 
The same closet I moved my things back in 
No it did not make me feel that great, as if to demonstrate 
Everything's temporary if you give it enough time 
But hey, I've got nothing to lose 
I'm a singer of songs, I'm a player for crowds 
Hey Ma, look, I'm an entertainer 
I'm a modern day troubadour trying to find justice with six strings 
Trying to make the world make sense out of me 
Trying to be loved completely, trying to love honestly 
Trying to find a decent high-noon cup of tea 
In another hotel 
I'm trying to listen to the leaves speak 
Trying to steal secrets from fishes in the creek 
Trying to figure out who I am 
A singer, a pretty mediocre cook, an even worse mathematician, maybe a mother one day 
What will it be?

And I'm 31 years old 
That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began

I'm trying to figure out who I am 
But there's no hand to hold, no Doctor Martin Luther King 
There's just syncophants 
And mindlessness on TV, we all read magazines 
for the latest ways to behave 
So hey, why not follow me, the blond bombshell deity? 
I'll sell you neat ideas without big words 
And a little bit of cleavage to wash it all down 
Hey, everybody thought Godard was a clown, man 
that ain't gonna be me

And I'm 31 years old 
That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began 
And I'm 31 years old 
That ain't the end but it sure ain't where I began 
Guess that just means it's Stephenville, Texas

Stephenville, TX
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
Rolling Stone Original EP, 2006
iTunes Originals, 2007
VideosJewel: The Essential Live Songbook, 2008
Length3:56

     (148 known performances)


Standing Still (UK Single) cover.jpg
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Rolling Stone Original EP
iTunes Originals
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook (video)