All the answers, all the gold
There was a guy back then

She forgot that he was told
She was a fountain then

Entire, inspired, down to the fast wire
She made a fountain then
In fire, in fire, down to the last wire
She was a fountain then

He has her hand
He has her hand

What are your plans
Wonderful child?
Water your well again

She supposes he is wet
She was a fountain then

She would owe her clothes and head
She lit a lantern then

Entire, inspired, down to the fast wire
She made a fountain then
In fire, in fire, down to the last wire
She was a fountain then

Entire, inspired, down to the fast wire
She made a fountain then
In fire, in fire, down to the last wire
She was a fountain then


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

Woman at the Well song meanings
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    General CommentInstead of "He was her friend", it sounds more like "he has her hand" and also during that section there are lyrics saying something like:
    "What are your plans
    Wonderful child
    Water your ____ again"
    zachharrismenton December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSufjan's incredibly hard to transcribe by ear - if anyone has any corrections to these lyrics, please let me know.
    Mellow_Harsheron September 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalso instead of "she let it move her then" it sounds like "she lit a lantern then"
    zachharrismenton December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think instead of "She would owe her clothes and head" it sounds like "she would owe her clothes and bed" OR "she put all her clothes in bed"... not sure which, but I think it's "bed," not "head."

    Thanks for this!
    flyingostrichon August 30, 2009   Link

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