Jewel at Grauman's Chinese Theater on Feb. 8, 2010.
I had no idea the singer Jewel
wrote a song about Colorado Springs when she played
the Pikes Peak Center in June 2010, but this morning the Waldo Waldo
Facebook page posted a link and my life has never been the same.
Of course, I'm sure it was a transformative experience for her too. Sure, there's the more than 27 million records sold, four Grammys and potentially $30 million
in net worth, but you don't write lyrics like this unless you're feeling it. (They're actually a little corny, but I love this city too much to notice.)
"If it´s fresh air you seek, climb up Pikes Peak / Where everyone can have some fun / There is still gold up there, the kind floating in the air / In the yellow of the sun / Take a train from Manitou / Just one of many things to do in Colorado Springs, Colorado."
The gem — hah — even inspired a local cover
of our favorite clustercuss, Manitou Springs.
Truly transformative. On this rainy day, enjoy: