You Were Meant For Me by Jewel

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You Were Meant For Me’ is about someone’s struggle to cope after a relationship breakup or the passing of a loved one. 

According to SongFacts, Jewel wrote ‘You Were Meant For Me’ while homeless and living in her car. She struggled with panic attacks and anxiety and used mindfulness exercises to retrain her brain. During an interview with ABC radio Jewel said the line “Dreams last for so long, even after you’re gone” refers to “the love of fantasy versus the actual reality”. 

Lyrics

I hear the clock, it’s 6 a.m.
I feel so far from where I’ve been
I got my eggs, I got my pancakes too
I got my maple syrup, everything but you
I break the yolks and make a smiley face
I kinda like it in my brand new place
I wipe the spots off of the mirror
Don’t leave the keys in the door
I never put wet towels on the floor anymore ’cause
Dreams last so long, even after you’re gone
I know that you love me
And soon you will see, you were meant for me
And I was meant for you
I called my momma, she was out for a walk
Consoled a cup of coffee but it didn’t want to talk
So I picked up a paper, it was more bad news
More hearts being broken or people being used
Put on my coat in the pouring rain
I saw a movie it just wasn’t the same
Cause it was happy and I was sad
It made me miss you oh so bad ’cause
 
 
 
Dreams last so long, even after you’re gone
I know that you love me
And soon you will see, you were meant for me
And I was meant for you
I go about my business, I’m doing fine
Besides, what would I say if I had you on the line
Same old story, not much to say
Hearts are broken every day
I brush my teeth and put the cap back on
I know you hate it, when I leave the light on
I pick up a book, and turn the sheets down
And take a deep breath and a good look around
Put on my pj’s and hop into bed
I’m half alive but I feel mostly dead
I try and tell myself it’ll be all right
I just shouldn’t think anymore tonight ’cause
Dreams last so long, even after you’re gone
I know that you love me
And soon you will see, you were meant for me
And I was meant for you
You were meant for me and I was meant for you
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Songwriters: Jewel Kilcher / Steve Poltz
You Were Meant For Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

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