Jewel Turns One of Her Children’s Songs Into an Ode to Walmart

Singer's career comes full circle

Jewel's life came full circle with the release of her second children's album, The Merry Goes 'Round, when she sang one of the songs during a promotional appearance at Walmart—and changed the lyrics to be about the big-box retailer. The last time a song of hers mentioned Walmart, it was from the perspective of being homeless, so her situation has certainly brightened since then. I don't begrudge her any of her success, and her song isn't terrible (although if I had kids, they'd be listening to The Free Design). But it always makes me a little sad when musicians partner up with Walmart. I feel like I'm watching a bird fall in love with its cage.