"Well Well Well" as written by and Rod / Argent....
The man who stole the water will swim forevermore
But he'll never reach the land on that golden shore
That faint white light will haunt his heart
Till he's only a memory lost in the dark

Dig a hole in the ground straight down to hell
Till there ain't no more water in the well, well, well
When you're down on your knees with nothing left to sell
Try diggin a little deeper in the well, well, well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well

Take care of your body like you care for your soul
Don't you dig yourself into a hole
Until you've paid the price you can't know what it's worth
The air and water, the fire and earth

Dig a hole in the ground straight down to hell
Till there ain't no more water in the well, well, well
When you're down on your knees with nothing left to sell
Try diggin a little deeper in the well well well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well


Lyrics submitted by Stardust29

"Well, Well, Well" as written by John Lennon

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    General CommentWow. I'm surprised no one has commented on these lyrics yet. These seem like self-consciously meaningful lyrics, but I haven't really figured out what it all means.

    Most of the lyrics on this album have a religious/gospel connotation and this one almost seems like a warning towards the innocent, telling them not to become evil and suffer damnation.

    I can see how digging yourself into a well is a metaphor for digging yourself into hell, but it's the first two lines that I really can't unlock. Any ideas?
    pikabooon December 20, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI think water symbolize money and material good. The man who earned money by immoral means will try to use this money ("swim in the water") to reach happiness (the golden shore), but he won't. Pursuing money is like digging a well to find water : if you go too deep, you're just digging yourself into hell.
    Rubymanon November 03, 2009   Link

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