Jewel: Absence of Fear Meaning
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Absence of Fear Lyrics
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...
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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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