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Jewel: Absence of Fear Meaning


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Absence of Fear Lyrics

Inside my skin there is this space
It twists and turns
It bleeds and aches

Inside my heart there's an empty room
It's waiting for lightning
It's waiting for you

And I am wanting
And I am needing you here
Inside the absence of...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 8th report

    She is wanting a person from her past...his name is lightning....he is a guitar pickin wild man!!! she saw him play and is in love...she wants him by her side to help her deliver her awesomeness....ever awesomer!!!...he does come to her side and they
    are the first duo to play on jupiter.

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 6th 2009 report

    I think this song is about wanting to have a child. The idea of having a child can be a very scary one for a lot of reasons, but this song talks about moving past that fear.

    "Inside my skin there is this space / It twists and turns / It bleeds and aches" - This is describing the womb.

    "Muscle and sinew / Velvet and stone / This vessel is haunted / It creaks and moans" - The woman's body is the vessel that carries the child.

    "There is this hunger / This restlessness inside of me / And it knows that you're no stranger / You're my gravity" - This refers to the speaker's deep desire to have a child in their life. Though they have never met the child that they are wishing for, it doesn't feel like a stranger to them, but an important part of their life.

    "And reinvent your name" - Few names are truly original, most of them have been used before by someone at some point. A parent may feel that they are using a name in a unique way when they choose to give it to their own child, thus reinventing it.

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