EveryDay Angels Forum - A Jewel Message Board

Author Topic: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now  (Read 4110 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Jessica

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,905
  • Dancin the night away
Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« on: September 07, 2015, 08:09:46 AM »
Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now Lyrics

Man:
It doesn’t hurt right now
I can breathe again
There’s change in the air
I can see and hear
It doesn’t hurt right now
And I can talk about it
The worst of the shame
Is the least of my fear

Jewel:
Could you ever see
Just you and me
Alone in this room?
Or does he make it three?
I’m sorry sounds so small
Compared to what’s true
I lied to myself
When I lied to you

Man:
It doesn’t hurt right now
I can heal what you had to say
I can forgive
But forget? Not yet
It doesn’t hurt right now
But we both know it will again
The ghosts of the past
Feast on regret

Jewel:
Needs are like rivers
You can’t stop their will
A heart that grows hungry
Demands to be filled
I see that now
I was lonely and
I took the bait
But I long to be filled by you
It’s never too late

Man (Jewel):
It doesn’t hurt right now
So what does that say about me?
I learned to be numb
A long time ago
To soften the blow
It doesn’t hurt right now
(I hurt right now)
And I know what you want from me
(oh, won’t you give it to me)
I moved out of my heart
A long time ago

Jessica

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,905
  • Dancin the night away
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2015, 09:01:16 AM »
Quote
“It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now,” by Jewel Murray and Rodney Crowell.

“I’ve been a big fan of Rodney’s and we finally got together to write. He came up with that first verse and we liked the idea of this being a mini-play. It’s very theatrical - with a storyline that conveys the aftermath of a woman's affair on a broken relationship devoid of communication. It’s also about the complexities of love and the willingness, courage and ability to engage yourself in it fully or not. I think it’s difficult to do a male-female duet. It’s hard to strike the right note that isn’t just sort of saccharine. But Rodney’s a very deep and thoughtful writer and very interested in truth, so I loved that this wasn’t a typical duet.”

Matt

  • EDA
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 62
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 03:00:03 AM »
Who's the man that makes it three??

jewelwiki

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 295
  • Hey man, this is a beautiful life
    • JewelWiki
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 05:29:33 PM »
At first, I sort of thought maybe Kase after reading in Never Broken how having a child changes you (or something). The first mention of he making it three is sort of innocent, but then later it's more of a "no way in hell is it their own kid". I dunno maybe I'm demented.   :flail:
Visit the JewelWiki, a comprehensive Jewel resource for information on albums, concerts, tabs and lyrics.

Nobody

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 684
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 07:02:00 PM »
At first, I sort of thought maybe Kase after reading in Never Broken how having a child changes you (or something). The first mention of he making it three is sort of innocent, but then later it's more of a "no way in hell is it their own kid". I dunno maybe I'm demented.   :flail:

 :shrug2:
This is the only song I haven't listened to.  I can't get past Rodney Crowell's voice.  I may have to try again.   Hmmmm, weird.

Angel Eyes

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 329
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2015, 08:48:37 PM »
I don't think the song is that serious. I see it sorta like Bad As It Gets or Till It Feels Like Cheating and such, songs that she didn't write but still liked. Of course she co-wrote this song so it's a tad different, but not that different, you know? I think it's just a song based on fiction. :)

Matt

  • EDA
  • Jr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 62
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2015, 04:10:06 AM »
Maybe Ty's gay? lol

Jessica

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,905
  • Dancin the night away
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2015, 06:43:54 AM »
Hawt. :lol:


I always thought the "he makes it three" part was talking about an affair.  To me, that fits with the rest of the song.



Donna Sue

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 740
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2015, 08:10:07 AM »
I always thought the "he makes it three" part was talking about an affair.  To me, that fits with the rest of the song.

Me too.. it makes sense. But, I don't really like this song that much so I haven't put a ton of thought into what it all means.
The red light cannot change the mood of the blue guitar that's played

Nobody

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 684
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2015, 09:38:12 AM »
"Only steers and queers come from Texas."  (In R. Lee Ermy's voice)


 :shrug2:  I dunno.  I agree with Jess and Donna, but I don't know if I care enough to think about it anymore.  Sounds like an affair.  But ya know, 2 Heats Breaking was so obviously about them and that came out...what, 2 years ago...

As a writer, I can say, sometimes you just write stuff and the meaning is significant to you and you hope people apply it to them and not try and figure out how it applies to your life.  Sometimes, you write it because it wrks and you realize later on, it meant more than you intended.

They did this with Star Wars - they apply all this symbolism to Nazis and whatnot and I assure you, this movie was not meant to make a cultural statement when it was written.  Did that make sense?  I'm still all "whoosh"  :rofl2:

Jessica

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2,905
  • Dancin the night away
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2015, 10:55:09 AM »
As a writer, I can say, sometimes you just write stuff and the meaning is significant to you and you hope people apply it to them and not try and figure out how it applies to your life.  Sometimes, you write it because it wrks and you realize later on, it meant more than you intended.

This belief definitely applies to some artists, but not all of them.  That being said, it is definitely my favored opinion on the subject.   Sometimes, finding out the artist's "meaning" to a song can ruin it.  Case in point: Semisonic said their famous song, Closing Time, is actually about a baby being born and now the song sounds really silly to me.  It was never amazing or anything, but now it seems goofy. 


Mr. Joe

  • EDA
  • Sr. Member
  • *
  • Posts: 307
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 11:26:37 AM »
Maybe Ty's gay? lol

Wouldn't that have made it rough, with Lee being there?  :hide:
"Mr. Joe, of the Philadelphia Joes"

Donna Sue

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 740
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 12:58:28 PM »
Maybe Ty's gay? lol

Wouldn't that have made it rough, with Lee being there?  :hide:

 :lol: Jewel would have been outnumbered...lol
The red light cannot change the mood of the blue guitar that's played

Donna Sue

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 740
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 01:21:22 PM »
Semisonic said their famous song, Closing Time, is actually about a baby being born and now the song sounds really silly to me.  It was never amazing or anything, but now it seems goofy.

I always liked this song - its catchy. I heard the writer of the song wrote it about his babies being born in sort of a 'disguised way' so his bandmates wouldn't get sick of playing a song all the time about his kids. Instead, most people think its just a song about a bar closing, which is probably more appealing to the masses. :toast:
The red light cannot change the mood of the blue guitar that's played

Nobody

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 684
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 03:41:58 PM »
Hmmm.  I was never really a fan of the song, but it does change it a lot.  Can't say I ever really listened to it closely enough to know any words other than the chorus.

Can we go back to poking fun at the cow poke, and making off colour jokes?  'Tis my nature and what I do best.


Angel Eyes

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 329
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2015, 04:10:08 PM »
Did you guys read what Jewel said about the song that Jess posted above? It is about an affair. I doubt it's about her and Ty.

Quote
I’ve been a big fan of Rodney’s and we finally got together to write. He came up with that first verse and we liked the idea of this being a mini-play. It’s very theatrical - with a storyline that conveys the aftermath of a woman's affair on a broken relationship devoid of communication. It’s also about the complexities of love and the willingness, courage and ability to engage yourself in it fully or not. I think it’s difficult to do a male-female duet. It’s hard to strike the right note that isn’t just sort of saccharine. But Rodney’s a very deep and thoughtful writer and very interested in truth, so I loved that this wasn’t a typical duet.

Angel Eyes

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 329
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2015, 04:27:33 PM »
On the topic of Closing Time, I was obsessed with that song! I'd listen to it so much, man. It was kinda embarrassing. :lol: I still like now, but in retrospect, yeah, it is pretty cheesy. But oh well. :tongue2:

Donna Sue

  • EDA
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 740
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2015, 02:05:32 PM »
 We're def getting... :offtopic:  :D


I had a chance to listen to the whole 'closing time' segment. The guy's actually pretty funny... lol  :w
The red light cannot change the mood of the blue guitar that's played

jewelwiki

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 295
  • Hey man, this is a beautiful life
    • JewelWiki
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2015, 12:05:14 PM »
So you're suggesting she change the lyric to:

"or does Lee make it three?"  :whistle:
Visit the JewelWiki, a comprehensive Jewel resource for information on albums, concerts, tabs and lyrics.

Angel Eyes

  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 329
Re: Jewel – It Doesn’t Hurt Right Now
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2015, 01:06:06 AM »
:facepalm: :lol: