Rickie Lee Jones

Maybe you want another world

One where heaven doesn't weigh so much

Maybe you'll find another girl

One you can feel when you do not touch

Well I've got something

Warm inside me

It won't let you fall

'Til I see

Somewhere better than this place

Some night you'll open your eyes and live far away

Somewhere better than the world

I'm an aviator now

Atlas hold me in your arms, I'll fly

Over this tenement waterfall

This wet buries all the tears we've cried

I dream of you coming to me

Swimming in a water

Of many hearts I've known

Beneath new stars they're calling

Somewhere better than this place

Oh! don't stay at home with your momma in the dark

Go find the arc

Show them the atlas' marker

You walk into school like you got nothin' to win

They won't let you in without atlas' marker

Oh, my sister's buried here so deep

I hear her digging in her sleep

Somewhere better than his place

Sometimes she closes her eyes

And she's out in space

Somewhere better than the world where we live


Rickie Lee Jones (born November 8, 1954) is a two-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist, musician, songwriter, and producer from the United States. Over the course of a three-decade career, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including R&B, blues, pop, soul, and jazz standards. Rickie Lee Jones is a singer songwriter whose style leans on jazz and pop/R&B timing and personification.

Jones settled in LA at the age of nineteen, doing the classic waiting tables stuff until she landed a recording contract with Warners. ... Read More