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The New Wild West


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You see the ghosts of the buffalo
Moving both fierce and slow
Like glittering prophecies
On the edge of the horizon
As you drive shimmering highways
And beaten up bi-ways

That straddle and girdle
Our great and many faced nation
There are lambs in the ghettos
That worship their Gepettos
Believing in though never seeing
the strings they think bind them

So you write to our congressmen
With bleeding pens
Of the sorrow within
And in return they just send
Tickets to the latest Tom Hanks show

Welcome to the new Wild West
Each man for himself
A nation of civilized steeples
And lonely people
Welcome to the new Wild West

There are so many factions
And cue card reactions
It's hard to keep clear the possibilities here
Cuz there's no force to unite them
Privilege has ruled for thousands of years
Wars has been fought with bibles and tears
Yet liberation can't deny the temptation
Soon becomes the oppressor

Show me a leader
Who's fit to lead
Who don't sow his seed in anything wounded enough to breed
Because after all, what fun is power if you can't act like a rock star?

Welcome to the new Wild West
Each man for himself
A nation of civilized steeples
And lonely people
Welcome to the new Wild West

So me I've been cruel, I've been petty, and unkind
But I know my own mind
And since it seems clear
There's no one leading us here
The only thing left it appears
Is to task ourselves to be better each time than those before us

We'll be an army of thieves
Of self freed slaves
Of mild manned maids
Well fight with whispers and blades

So get ready
A new day is dawning
So welcome to the new Wild West
Each man for himself
A nation of civilized steeples
And lonely people

Welcome to the New
Welcome to the New Wild West

The New Wild West
Written byJewel
Produced byDann Huff, John Kurzweg, Jewel Kilcher
MusiciansAcoustic Guitar: B James Lowry
Electric Guitar: Dann Huff, Gordon Kennedy
Bass: Jimmie Sloas
Drums: Steve Brewster
Percussion: Eric Darken
Drum Programming: Wayne Rodrigues
Keyboards: Tim Akers
Mandolin & Cello: Jonathan Yudkin
AlbumsThis Way, 2001
SinglesBreak Me (UK Single), 2002
Break Me (Australian Single), 2002
PromosThe Best of Jewel Unedited 2006 EP, 2006
VideosJewel Live at Humphrey's by the Bay, 2004
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook, 2008
Length5:06

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This Way album cover.jpg
Break Me (UK Single) cover.jpg
Break Me (Australian Single) cover.jpg
Jewel Live at Humphrey's by the Bay (video)
The Best of Jewel Unedited 2006 EP (Promo)
Jewel: The Essential Live Songbook (video)