She Don't Use Jelly

Wayne's quote from Staring At Sound:

"I just sat there and strummed those chords and sang a verse with that melody in exactly the amount of time it took to play it. We were at the beginning stages of Transmissions, and it was so rich with all this new stuff that we were able to do with my simple songwriting and Ronald and Steven's crazy playing that I could see a good arrangement happening, even though it's really not that different from a million other songs I'd written . . . I guess the guy who blows his nose was supposed to be about blow, the girl who dyes her hair orange is supposed to be some sort of take on the alternative movement, and the Vaseline that the girl puts on toast is really meant as some sexual thing. But I never heard about that sort of thing in Oklahoma. It's really not; it's really all pretty normal until the slight twist on things in the last line. One couplet in each of those verses and the whole thing goes to hell."

Michael's quote from Staring At Sound:

"It was just, 'That's a weird, silly song, but it isn't hard to listen to.'"

"She Don't Use Jelly" was the Lips' breakthrough hit, coming on its third issue as a radio single, in December 1994. It helped move over 300,000 copies of Transmissions From The Satellite Heart and landed them appearances on The Jon Stewart Show, The Late Show With David Letterman, MTV Spring Break, and Beverly Hills 90210.

Wayne came up with the main structure of "Jelly," but Steven added the famous slide guitar and drum parts.


I know a girl who thinks of ghosts
She'll make ya breakfast
She'll make ya toast
She don't use butter
She don't use cheese
She don't use jelly
Or any of these
She uses vaseline
Vaseline
Vaseline

I know a guy who goes to shows
When he's at home and he blows his nose
He don't use tissues or his sleeve
He don't use napkins or any of these
He uses magazines
Magazines
Magazines
Magazines
Magazines

I know a girl who reminds me of Cher
(reminds me of Cher)
She's always changing
(she's always changing)
The color of her hair
(color of her hair)
She don't use nothing
That ya buy at the store
She likes her hair to be real orange
She uses tangerines
Tangerines
Tangerines
Tangerines
Tangerines
Tangerines




TV Shows

Friday Night Lights - "Keeping Up Appearances" - 2008

Beverly Hills, 90210 - "Love Hurts" - 1995

Beavis and Butt-Head - "Most Wanted" - 1994


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As the Lips' biggest hit and most recognizable song, "She Don't Use Jelly" has been played at most Lips shows since 1993.

 

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06/04/1993 Hollywood CA USA Raji's
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05/23/2013 London England BBC Radio 6 Maida Vale Studio Steve Lamacq Show Download Available
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09/09/2012 Dana Point CA USA Doheny State Beach Doheny Days  
06/28/2012 New Orleans LA USA House of Blues O Music Awards Download Available
06/27/2012 Memphis TN USA The Handy Park Pavillion O Music Awards Download Available
06/22/2012 Lawrence KS USA Liberty Hall  
06/21/2012 Lawrence KS USA Liberty Hall  
06/16/2012 Toronto ON Canada Yonge-Dundas Square NXNE  
06/01/2012 Dallas TX USA Gexa Energy Pavilion KXT Summer Cut - The Happy Funtime Fest  
05/20/2012 Gulf Shores AL USA The Beach The Hangout  

 

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