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Jewel
"Here When Gone" lyrics

Here When Gone

I am a woman
Haunted by hands
Even though I'm alone
Traces of Palm
Across my skin
An invisible map
Of where you've been

It's dry road to Idaho
A thirsty tongue across the land
And soil so dry
It could swallow an entire man
Took the first road out of town
Hoping you were just skin deep
But I feel you
Like some sort of phantom limb
Beside me when I sleep

Cause you are here when gone
You're here when gone
You are here when gone
Here when gone

I watch another grey day
Unfold its dusty wings
Sometimes I wish I were more like
Rocks and stones and things
Sometimes I wish my heart
Were not like flowers at all
That way I would not get butterflies
When you call

Your absence undermines the landscape
Incomplete without your body
Like a pillar holding up the sky
My body thirsty for your touch
There's no use wondering why

Cause you are here when gone
You're here when gone
You are here when gone
Here when gone

And some birds abandon the nest
Cause the instinct is too strong to fly
Sometimes I feel like abandoning my guitar and my books
And I'm afraid that I know why
I'm afraid that I know why

Cause you are here when gone
You're here when gone
You are here when gone
You're here when gone
You are here
You are here
You are here
You are here when gone

Oh, your kiss
Lingers on my lips
It lingers