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Jenny Lewis

I've had enough of breakdowns and diagrams—
Judging from picture books, apparently
Heaven is a partly cloudy place.

Jenny Lewis (born 8 January 1976) is a singer and songwriter, actress and vocalist of the bands Rilo Kiley and Jenny and Johnny, with boyfriend Johnathan Rice.

Song lyricsEdit

When you jump up the Earth wants you back.
I read with every broken heart
We should become more adventurous.
You're not happy but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joy. I just keep on gettin up again.

Take Offs and Landings (2001)Edit

  • I've had enough of breakdowns and diagrams—
    Judging from picture books, apparently
    Heaven is a partly cloudy place.
    • "Don't Deconstruct"
  • I used to think, if I could realise I'd die
    Then I would be a lot nicer
    Used to believe in a lot more
    Now I just see straight ahead
    That's not to say I don't have good times
    But as for my days, I spend them waiting...
    • "Science vs. Romance"
  • When you jump up the Earth wants you back.
    • "Plane Crash in C"

The Execution of All Things (2003)Edit

  • I do this thing where I think I'm real sick but I won't go to the doctor to find out about it cause they make you stay real still in a real small space as they chart up your insides and put them on display. They'd see all of it, all of me, all of it; All the good that won't come out of me...
    • "The Good That Won't Come Out"
  • It's all of the good that won't come out of us and how eventually our hands will just turn to dust, if we keep shaking them standing here on this frozen lake.
    • "The Good That Won't Come Out"
  • Then you hang up the phone and feel badly for upsetting things
    And crawl back into bed to dream of a time
    When your heart was open wide and you love things just because
    Like the sick and dying
    • A Better Son/Daughter
  • And sometimes when you're on
    You're really fucking on
    And your friends they sing along
    And they love you
    But the lows are so extreme
    That the good seems fucking cheap
    And it teases you for weeks in its absence
    • A Better Son/Daughter

More Adventurous (2004)Edit

  • There's blood in my mouth
    Cause I've been biting my tongue all week

    I keep on talking trash
    But I never say anything
    And the talking leads to touching
    And the touching leads to sex
    And then there is no mystery left
    • "Portions for Foxes"
  • And it's bad news, I don't blame you
    I do the same thing, I get lonely too
    And you're bad news, my friends tell me to leave you
    That you're bad news...
    • "Portions for Foxes"
  • I read with every broken heart
    We should become more adventurous
    • "More Adventurous"
  • I had one friend in high school, recently he hung himself with string,
    His note said "If livin' is the problem, well that's just baffling."
    And at the wake I waited around to see my ex-first love,
    And I barely recognized her but I knew exactly what she was thinkin' of
    .We sat quietly in the corner, whisperin' close about loss,
    And I remembered why I loved her and I asked her why I drove her off.
    • "A Man/Me/Then Jim"
  • And you're not happy but you're funny and I'm tripping over my joy. I just keep on gettin up again.
    • "The Absence of God"

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