Blue Wears Jade

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I still buy myself jade necklaces.

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Blue wears jade
Because a woman named Rose told her
That jade would give her an extra life
She didn’t believe it
She didn’t believe that it would break before she did
But when she tumbled down the stairs the beads all snapped
And every year she buys another necklace

Blue keeps moon days because
A woman named Faith told her that
Well, you don’t practice yoga on the full or new moons
She didn’t believe it
So far removed from science she couldn’t see it
But she keeps the faith, and every fourteen days she rests
But not of course in savasana
(That’s a yoga joke)

Blue wears jade
After all these years
On airplanes
Even though she knows there’s no correlation

Even though the science doesn’t make sense
Even though she’s sure that she knows what’s right
Even though she knows that if it worked, then everyone would wear it
Well, still she does it
And doesn’t know why

And when birds fly
Blue crosses her legs and makes a wish
On a flock of flying birds
She doesn’t believe it
She knows it’s ridiculous, but somehow she needs it
Just a sidewalk pause, an ankle cross, a thought
And no, she won’t tell you all what her wish is

And Blue prays
After all these years
On airplanes
Even though she knows there’s no correlation

And Blue makes jokes because
A woman named Deb told her that
The most serious people of all were the best at making people laugh
She didn’t believe it
She had all this depth, she wanted people to feel it
But somehow that never worked,
So here’s a song instead
I hope you liked the verse about the birds

Yes Blue wears jade because
It’s awfully pretty, and
You know, that extra life thing just might be true
She doesn’t believe it
But it’s part of her story now and it’s too late to leave it
And her fourteen broken necklaces are proof
Well, at least, I mean, they’re proof of something

Even though the science doesn’t make sense
Even though she’s sure that she knows what’s right
Even though she knows that if it worked, then everyone would wear it
Well, still she does it
And she’s still alive
For now.

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from Giant Robot Album, released June 25, 2013

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Hello, The Future! Seattle, Washington

My name is Nicole.

My band is Hello, The Future!

I am the only person in my band.

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