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Jewel
"Stephenville, TX" lyrics

Stephenville, TX

Housewives told to recapture their youth
By wearing floral print and suede
Fixing their hairdos with PC, chemical-free hairspray
Martha Stewart taught them to make on TV
I was raised a farmgirl
I'm too far from home
All alone on the road
Trying to figure out who I am now
The the stardust has turned to sand
And the sand has turned to stone
On the starmaking machine

I'm 31 years old
That ain't the end
But it sure ain't where I began

And my daddy
He wrote songs and he broke colts
And he went back to school to get a degree
Now he teaches music to kids
He taught music to me
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

I'm 31 years old
That ain't the end
But it sure ain't where I began

But hey, I'm just a kid
I've got nothing to lose
I'm a singer of songs
I'm a player for crowds
Hey Mom, look
I'm an entertainer
I'm a modern day troubadour
Trying to find justice with six strings
Trying to make the world
Make sense out of me
Trying to be loved completely
Trying to love honestly
Trying to find a decent
High noon cup of tea
In another hotel

I'm trying to listen to the leaves speak
Trying to steal secrets
From fishes in the creek
Trying to figure out who I am
A pretty mediocre cook
An even worse mathematician
Maybe a mother one day
What will it be?

I'm trying to figure out who I am
But there's no hand to hold
No Doctor Martin Luther King
There's just syncophants
And the mindlessness on TV
We all read magazines
For the latest ways to behave
So why not follow me
The blond bombshell deity?
I'll sell you neat ideas
Without big words
And a little bit of cleavage
To help wash it all down
Hey, everybody thought Godard was a clown
And that ain't gonna be me

And I'm 31 years old
That ain't the end
But it sure ain't where I began

Guess that just means I'm in Stephenville, Texas