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Jewel - Love Used To Be Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« on: September 07, 2015, 07:37:52 AM »
Jewel - Love Used To Be Lyrics

Love used to be the ruler
From which you measured all
Love used to be the dizzying height
From which you wished to fall
Love used to be the white and cozy apparition
towering in your dreams
Love used to be
Love used to be

Love used to be the horseshoe made of iron
And always smiling up
And in your arms it gathered all manner
Of silky satin golden luck
Love used to be the pyramid and on top
Its eye that always sees
Love used to be
Love used to be

Dig a six foot hole
Inside my chest
Heart like a grave stone
Laid down to rest
Good-bye love
Amen

Love used to be a sigh like petals
Gently falling down
From the flower of my lover's
Half open rose bud mouth
Love used to be the thirst, oh and the quenching
The question in need of answering
Love used to be
Love used to be

Love used to be hope unflinching
A dare that believed it must
Love used to be the heady drunken feeling of
Flesh heavy with lust
Love used to be a photograph of the future
taken by one mind four eyes could see
Love used to be
Love used to be

Dig a six foot hole
Inside my chest
Heart like a grave stone
Laid down to rest
Good-bye love
Amen

Love used to be a miracle
The proof that God exists
As I doubled our image, immortality delivered
by the double helix
Love used to be the bedrock you built a life upon
Into the future reaching
It used to be what woke you each day
And eased me into sleeping
Love used to be my compass
But now I'm alone and I'm adrift and I'm lost at sea
'Cause love used to be
Love used to be
Love used to be
Love used to be

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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2015, 08:59:35 AM »
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Love Used To Be, by Jewel Murray. 

"A potent depiction of an emotional state following the decision to divorce. Im very proud of this lyric. Its completely non-commercial, six minutes long and doesnt have a traditional structure, but I think lyrically, if somebody was to look back on who I am or what I am as a writer and lyricist, this is a good example. Its a song that you have to listen to several times and its a gut-wrenchingly honest take of where I was at in my life when I wrote it.

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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2015, 10:38:49 AM »
So far this is my favourite song of PUTP. I can listen to it a few times every day. A very emitional song at some points, and you can really feel it.
I love the music, she really made a good combination (lyrics and music) with this one.
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 05:14:19 PM »
Aww! She's awesome.  :wub:

I'd love my own personal guitar lesson from Jewel!  :blueguitar:
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 05:32:30 AM »
Quote from: Jewel

But now I'm alone and I'm adrift and I'm lost at sea


This line.

Chills every time. Makes me want to give her a hug :(

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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 12:39:08 PM »
Quote from: Jewel

But now I'm alone and I'm adrift and I'm lost at sea


This line.

Chills every time. Makes me want to give her a hug :(
:that: , this song touches me the most and chills every time, that's why it's the best song of the album for me. But of course it can change
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2015, 08:40:36 AM »
Quote from: Jewel

But now I'm alone and I'm adrift and I'm lost at sea


This line.

Chills every time. Makes me want to give her a hug :(
:that: , this song touches me the most and chills every time, that's why it's the best song of the album for me. But of course it can change

I'm having a hard time listening to this song lately. It's beautiful, and her voice is great.. .but its so, so sad, I end up getting teary each and every time. I like it when music makes me emotional but yikes this one's killing me...  :rolleyes:
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2015, 10:41:29 AM »
If it touches you so much I can imagine it makes it hard to listen to, don't put yourself in unnecessary sad situations if you don't have to. If you don't want to feel like that just skip the song. there will be moments when you're OK with tearing up, you can always listen to the song at those times.

It touches me also, that's why I like it so much, luckily for me it doesn't have the same effect on me. (I had it one time a little bit though, but it felt Ok at the that moment)

On the other hand: it is quite special that some music can touch you so much. It says something about the song, but also about your capability to sense stuff and putting yourself in other people's situations (and maybe it reminds you of something you went through in your life).   But not all beautiful things are meant for any moment, sometimes it's even better when it's a rare thing.
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2015, 10:53:18 AM »
Empathy is a beautiful personality trait, Donna. :wub:

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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 11:08:01 AM »
 :that: (I was creating long sentences) but your short one said it all  :hi5: .
Nice that there are so many ways to say things (we wouldn't have so many songs in the world if there were not so many ways)
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2015, 11:17:06 AM »
Agreed!   :)

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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 02:58:46 AM »
Awww... thanks you two.  :wub:

Its not so much that I think of my own divorce when I hear this. Its more that I just know how badly Jewel wanted her marriage to work. After reading her book, it feels like we know her more intimately and this song really shows her heartbreak when her marriage fell apart. I feel sooo sad for her.

But you're right.... I'll just skip over it if I'm not feeling over-emotional.  That's okay, right?  :flower:
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2015, 08:29:30 AM »
Empathy is a beautiful personality trait, Donna. :wub:

I concur.

Don't feel bad.  I had to put the new stuff on the back burner.  There is so much emotion in it, it's making me all weepy and girly  :'(  :lol:

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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2015, 08:06:27 PM »


Love Used To Be Guitar Tabs

Tuning: Standard


INTRO:


   C maj7                               C/B*                                 
e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------1------------------1----------------1------------------1-------
G---------0----0-------------0----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0----
D------2----------2--------2---------2------0----------0-------0----------0-
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--0------------------0-----------------2------------------2----------------

   G
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------0-------------------0-----------------0------------------0------
G---------0-----0-------------0-----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0---
D------0----------0--------0----------0------0----------0-------0----------0-
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-------------------3-----------------3------------------3----------------




VERSE:


   C maj7                               C/B*                                 
e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------1------------------1----------------1------------------1-------
G---------0----0-------------0----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0----
D------2----------2--------2---------2------0----------0-------0----------0-
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--0------------------0-----------------2------------------2----------------
                  Love used to  be the  ruler

   G
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------0-------------------0-----------------0------------------0------
G---------0-----0-------------0-----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0---
D------0----------0--------0----------0------0----------0-------0----------0-
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-------------------3-----------------3------------------3----------------
From which     you        measured         all

   C maj7                               C/B*                                 
e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------1------------------1----------------1------------------1-------
G---------0----0-------------0----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0----
D------2----------2--------2---------2------0----------0-------0----------0-
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--0------------------0-----------------2------------------2----------------
       Love used to be the             dizzying height


   G
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------0-------------------0-----------------0------------------0------
G---------0-----0-------------0-----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0---
D------0----------0--------0----------0------0----------0-------0----------0-
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-------------------3-----------------3------------------3----------------
From which     you wished to fall


   C maj7                               C/B*                                 
e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------1------------------1----------------1------------------1-------
G---------0----0-------------0----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0----
D------2----------2--------2---------2------0----------0-------0----------0-
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--0------------------0-----------------2------------------2----------------
Love used to be the white and cozy apparition


   G
e----------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------0-------------------0-----------------0------------------0------
G---------0-----0-------------0-----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0---
D------0----------0--------0----------0------0----------0-------0----------0-
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-------------------3-----------------3------------------3----------------
  towering in your dreams


   C maj7                               C/B*                                 
e---------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------1------------------1----------------1------------------1-------
G---------0----0-------------0----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0----
D------2----------2--------2---------2------0----------0-------0----------0-
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--0------------------0-----------------2------------------2----------------
   Love used to be                                                 LOVE


   G
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G---------0-----0-------------0-----0-----------0-----0------------0-----0---
D------0----------0--------0----------0------0----------0-------0----------0-
A----------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--3-------------------3-----------------3------------------3----------------
   used to be


PICKING PATTERN AND CHORDS SAME AS ABOVE:

Cmaj7               C/B
Love used to be the horseshoe made of iron
G
And always smiling up

Cmaj7               C/B
And in your arms it gathered all manner
G
Of silky satin golden luck

Cmaj7               C/B
Love used to be the pyramid and on top
G
Its eye that always sees

Cmaj7           C/B
Love used to be
     G
Love used to be


CHORUS:


      Am       C
Dig a six foot hole
           D
Inside my chest
Am                 C
Heart like a grave stone
             D
Laid down to rest
     Am-C-G
Good-bye  love
D-G
Amen


VERSE:

Cmaj7             C/B
Love used to be a sigh like petals
G
Gently falling down
Cmaj7                  C/B
From the flower of my lover's
     G
Half open rose bud mouth
Cmaj7               C/B
Love used to be the thirst, oh and the quenching
G
The question in need of answering
Cmaj7           C/B
Love used to be
G
Love used to be

Cmaj7               C/B
Love used to be hope unflinching
G
A dare that believed it must
Cmaj7               C/B
Love used to be the heady drunken feeling of
G
Flesh heavy with lust
Cmaj7               C/B
Love used to be a photograph of the future
         G
taken by one mind four eyes could see
Cmaj7          C/B
Love used to be
G
Love used to be


CHORUS:

      Am       C
Dig a six foot hole
           D
Inside my chest
Am                 C
Heart like a grave stone
             D
Laid down to rest
     Am-C-G
Good-bye  love
D-G
Amen


VERSE:

Cmaj7             C/B
Love used to be a miracle
G
The proof that God exists
Cmaj7             C/B
As I doubled our image, immortality delivered
G
by the double helix
Cmaj7                C/B
Love used to be the bedrock you built a life upon
G
Into the future reaching
Cmaj7              C/B
It used to be what woke you each day
    G
And eased me into sleeping
Cmaj7              C/B
Love used to be my compass
G
But now I'm alone and I'm adrift and I'm lost at sea
            Cmaj7     C/B
'Cause love used to be
G
Love used to be
Cmaj7          C/B
Love used to be
     G
Love used to be



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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2015, 03:13:39 AM »
I hope Jewel performs this song sometime! Like in Australia!!

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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2016, 06:17:28 AM »
 :bump:

I've been playing the heck out of this song.. (well the intro and verses, anyhoo) lol. It's pree easy.  :blueguitar:
Just wondering Jess - is the picking pattern in the chorus done the same way as the rest of the song? It doesn't seem right to me and I'm sure I've seen her play this live and the fingering looks different.  Or maybe I'm crazy. I'm not good at watching what she does to try and figure it out myself.  :blush:

Thoughts?  :)
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2016, 03:01:27 PM »
Wow, I would really to hear you playing. I think it's amazing when people learn themselves to play songs
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Re: Jewel - Love Used To Be Lyrics and Guitar Tabs
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2016, 05:55:42 AM »
Wow, I would really to hear you playing. I think it's amazing when people learn themselves to play songs

Well I'm not that great Javo... lol. I also tend to freeze up when other people are listening. I'm hoping as I get better my stage-fright will ease up a bit.  :)  Without this site and the tabs for Jewel songs, I would be lost!
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