"Uncle Tom's Cabin" as written by and John/cagle Oswald....
Just for the record
Lets get the story straight
Me and Uncle Tom were fishing
It was getting pretty late
Out on a cypress limb
Above the wishin' well
where they say it got no bottom
Say it take you down to hell
Over in the bushes
And off to the right
Come two men talkin
In the pale moon light
Sheriff John Brady and Deputy Hedge
Haulin' two limp bodies
Down to the water's edge

I know a secret down at
Uncle Tom's Cabin, oh yeah
I know a secret that
I just can't tell

They didn't see me and Tom
In the trees
Neither one believing
What the other could see
Tossed in the bodies
let 'em sink on down
To the bottom of the well
Where they'd never be found

I know a secret down at Uncle Tom's Cabin
I know a secret that I just can't tell
I know a secret down at Uncle Tom's Cabin
Know who put the bodies in the wishing well

Soon as they were gone
Me and Tom got down
Pray' real hard
That we wouldn't make a sound
Runing throught he woods
Back to Uncle Tom's shack
Where the full moon shines
Through the roof tile cracks

Oh my God, Tom, who are we gonna tell
The sheriff he belongs in a prison cell
Keep your mouth shut
That's what we're gonna do
Unless you wanna wind up
In the wishin' well too


Oh yeah, ha ch ch ch cha

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"Uncle Toms Cabin" as written by John/cagle Oswald

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    General CommentI agree with amazongxOxO and the rest of that screen name doohickey thing. Anyhew, funny thing is after taking a liking to this song, I picked up Uncle Toms cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.....wanna talk about a major headache, and after reading the 1st 5 chapters, I litterally thrw the book down and cried," Where the hell is the well? What well?!"
    I thought the song was based from the book. TT I don't recomend the book, ^____^ but the song is my favorite warrant song!!! Wooot!
    Oh! The song meaning, I'm thinking it's about a cuople of the gys in the bushes, watching the sherrif and deputy haul a body over the well, scurrying away and promising not to tell they saw anything. Maybe it's about the Ku Klux and Jim Crow, buts thats just me. =^.~=
    obsidiansaberon June 14, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningIf you watch the music video, its not an actual wishing well its a lake or swamp. The sherrif and deputy killed two people and obviously trying to dispose of the bodies through them in the well that had "no bottom"
    Panterakid666on February 18, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe this song hasn't been commented yet. this is pry my favorite Warrant song. it's kinda sad.
    amazingxOxOjeSS19o2on March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song! Different!
    bloodybitchon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGREAT SONG!!!!! Cool and kinda sad
    Kissfreak811on July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI just got into Warrant and this is the only song I knew by them before ...
    Anyway, unless it's some hidden meaning and the whole song is a metaphor, it's about the guy and his uncle who were out fishing and see the sheriff and deputy dragging to dead guys (who they presumably killed) into the well. They then agree never to tell anyone what they saw.
    That's my take on it, anyway. Good song. Not their best, but still good.
    ravager9400on October 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Warrant song, and lyrically, it's one of the more original of the hair/melodic metal era. For once a song not about sex, drugs, falling in or out of love, or partying. It's not that the lyrics are really creative-the language is pretty typical, but the subject matter is far different and it fits the banjos used in the song perfectly.
    jonjuanon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah its not about the book your thinking of. I couldnt understand why other people over the web keep saying its about a african american story and all this. if you watch the video clip and listen the lyrics its obvious the sheriff or deputy was trying to rape the girl and the boyfriend came and he was shot dead and even tho they didnt show the girl was raped and then killed. u seen them in the body bags in the clip. uncle tom and the nphew in the tree seeing everything. then they run into the local bar and the sheriff or deputy sees they have been in the water and uncle tom freaks and grabs the gun and shoots uncle tom dead and the boy is left with the secret ... its a pretty cool song .. awesome guitar and cool video clip to boot.. and the warrant live in japan version is just awesome.. i love how these bands have a "thing" they do on stage to perform .. i love how the guitars come in on the live version all 3 of them up the top facing the same way.. LOVE IT.
    gbxon April 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAll these years I thought this song was by Skid Row. It blew my mind when I found out this was actually Warrant. It just seems too heavy to be done by the same band that produced "Cherry Pie".
    Zughiaqon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDidn't he base this on something that really happened in his life or his town I mean? Well at least that's what I heard. Amazing song though loved his voice.
    DemonSentFromHeavenon August 23, 2011   Link

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