"Wishing Well" as written by and Alan Lawlor....
Wishing well runs wet and dry
I wish for things i never had
Surrounds and wells up in my eyes
The screaming voice, it lies

Wishing well gets someone's attention
Every wish you ever had
In a day of nights, in the darkest of light
Sits and cries, watch the lies

Could you give me a wish if i tell you what i want?
Will the price be no object?
I wish for dreams of light
I live for wishing well surprise

Deepest light, the secret lies
Wishing well gives you all that you desire
Homes and trains, and the greenest of plains
That you ever happened upon

The silent wish, it calls you out
Calls you out by name
Lays upon the plain, on the mountain high
City lights, wish delights

What if the waters and wishes appear?
Will the price be no object?
I wish for dreams of light
I live for wishing well surprise

Twist and shape on the winding twine
Around the spindle winds
Wish again, four times again
Four wishes deep into the well

There's a price to pay for a wish to come true
Trade a small piece of your life
Roots in the soil, uprooting the soil
Mountain high, the mountain high

The wish is only to speak a kind
Kind of word, so benign absurd
The well, three wishes run dry
Wishing well is dry

When no grass grows, the weeds run in line
Wish three wishes, three wishes run dry


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"Wishing Well" as written by Robert Arthur Mould

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    General Commentwhat , no comments about this one? well, I guess it kinda speaks for itself, the line "theres a price to pay for a wish to come true, trade a small piece of your life" is the essence...where the hell is everybody on this site?? c'mon mould/husker du fans!!!? WTF!
    hangwire13on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Mould song! I don't really know what it means, but it seems rather self-explanatory. I think it's just about making wishes, and how pointless it is, because they don't usually come true. There's a price for everything you gain, and you have to be careful what you wish for.
    M3T4Lon February 17, 2007   Link

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