I actually discovered this song due to the official video being shown on youtube as an ad. Normally I skip an ad as soon as the skip button is activated but at the time i was preoccupied with something else so just let it play and I ended up loving the song. When the live acoustic version was uploaded I was curious what this girl sounds like minus the bells and whistles of a production studio. I was pleasantly surprised that she’s actually very talented and the live version is wonderful.
As a bonus video this week, here is the official video for the song, as well. Seems fair to include it, since it is what introduced me to this talented young lady’s music. And I have to say the concept of the video is fantastic and matches the lyric meaning so perfectly, it’s definitely worth watching.
Bonus video: my favorite live rendition of this song. Jewel is known for her truly live performances (as opposed to the lipsynced performances so many do) and experimenting with her musical style, and EVERY performance she tweaks her songs a bit. If you go to YouTube and look up videos of live performances of any of her songs and watch a couple, you’ll see (er, hear) what I mean.