Ultimate Playlist #239: Stephenville, Texas

This Jewel song is about the ups and down of fame, and the ups and downs of life. It’s about the things that make us who we are and what makes us do the things we do.

Jewel writes autobiographically about her upbringing in Alaska, and how she’s moving to Stephenville, Texas to live her her boyfriend.

This is one of my favorite songs lyrics:

And this Alaskan girl was living in Stephenville, Texas
Yes, you guessed it, I moved here because I fell in love with a man
And I moved his ex-old lady’s things out of the closet
The same closet I had to move my things back in
It didn’t make me feel that great, as if to demonstrate
Everything’s temporary if you give it enough time

Indeed, it easy temporary. This song takes on a different tone knowing that she and the man she moved to Stephenville for have both married and divorced since this song was written.