Jenny Lewis, that effervescent indie crooner of magical diddies, has a new album coming out TODAY! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been in love with her ever since she told the Golden Girls to …
She’s a fearless artist, putting all of herself into every project. Dare I call her fearless? Yep, I dare. One needs to look no further than her songs to see this fearlessness on full display.
+ ‘Just One of the Guys,’ The Voyager
“No matter how hard I try, to be just one of the guys,
There’s a little something inside that won’t let me
Now matter how hard I try, to have an open mind,
There’s a little clock inside that keeps ticking
There’s only one difference between you and me,
When I look at myself all I can see,
I’m just another lady without a baby”
I can’t you guyz, I just can’t. It’s like she’s saying that she’s just like her male Rock & Roll counterparts, but she’s also a woman that has needs! See, raw emotion. It reminds me of that episode of Roseanne where Darlene recites this poem. Yes, not totally related, but I bet Lewis was BFF’s with Gilbert in their childhood star days.
Oh, also, how cool is it that she gets friends like Anne Hathaway, Kristen Stewart and Brie Larson to act like dudes for her. Yep, she’s THAT cool.
+ ‘She’s Not Me,’ The Voyager
“Remember the night I destroyed it all
When I told you I cheated,
And you punched through the drywall
I took you for granted
When you were all that I needed!”
Whoa, whoa, whoa!!! Did Lewis cheat? We don’t know, and frankly I don’t care. Because she put it in a song, basically being like, “We all make mistakes folks!” Thank you Jenny.
+ ‘Rise Up With Fists,’ Rabbit Fur Coat
“It’s hard to believe your prophets
When they’re asking you to change things
But with their suspects live we look the other way
Are you really that pure, Sir?
Thought I saw you in Vegas
It was not pretty, but she was”
This is Jenny’s way of saying, “Don’t let others influence you, make up your own minds.” I have, and I’ve decided I love you Jenny (I’m available to go on tour, totally free, nothing holding me back).
+ ‘Acid Tongue,’ Acid Tongue
“So I found myself a sweetheart
With the softest of hands
We were unlucky in love
But I’d do it all again”
My heart Jenny, I can’t take it – but don’t stop, don’t ever stop. Again she’s wearing her heart on her sleeve, and she’s telling us all, “Have fun! Feel things!” I feel you boo.
+ Jenny Being Cool
‘You Are What You Love,’ Rabbit Fur Coat
“Because we live in a house of mirrors
We see our fears and everything
Our songs, faces, and second hand clothes
But more and more we’re suffering
Not nobody, not a thousand beers
Will keep us from feeling so all alone”
Can you take the massive life hammer that Jenny just smashed into the wall that is our souls?!?! Well, you better, because she’s right (of course). You, my friend, are what you love, so why not just love?
If you haven’t embrace Jenny Lewis yet, then you aren’t living your best life. There, I said it. Live your best life, yo! Also, her album is out today!
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