"Wishing Well" as written by and Alan Lawlor....
Standing on a bus stop
Feeling your head pop
Out in the night
On the kind of night
Where you want to be out
On the street, on the street
Crawling up the walls
Like a cat in heat

And the air is thin
And it blows through your skin
And you feel like something
Is about to begin
But you don't know what
And you don't know when
So you tear at your hair
And you scratch at your skin

You wanna run away, run away
Just get on the fucking train and leave today
And it doesn't matter where you spend the night
You just might end up somewhere in a fight, in a fight
Or caught in your room on a concrete shelf
Fighting all alone, with yourself, with yourself
And you just wanna feel like a coin that's been tossed
In a wishing well, a wishing well
A wishing well, a wishing well
Well, you're tossed in the air
And you fell and you fell
Through the dark blue waters
Where you cast your spell
Like you were just a wish that could turn out well

So you stand on the corner
Where the angels sit
And you think to yourself,
"This is it, this is it,
This is all that I have
All I can stand
Is this air in my lungs
And this coin in my hand
That you tossed in the air
And I fell, and I fell
All the way to the bottom
Of the well, of the well
Like those soft little secrets
That you tell, that you tell
To yourself, when you think
No one's listening to, well"

And the walls spin
And you're paper-thin
From the haze of the smoke
And the mescaline
The threat of your brow
Under unmade sheets
In your ear with the noise
From the darkest streets
We ran far and wide
You screamed, you cried
You thought suicide was an alibi
But you were always a mess
You were always aloof
Yeah, it's awful, I guess
But it's the awful truth
It was truth from the first
To the last words that she read

And she emerged from the dark
Like a ghost in my head
She said, "I haven't forgot
Any words that you said
I just stare at the clocks
And I cry in my sleep
And I tear up your letters
And I burn them in heaps
And I gather the ashes
In that hole in the ground
Where we fell"


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"Wishing Well" as written by Mikel Frans Jollett

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  • +2
    General CommentActually, I really don't think that his life was boring.

    Doing some background research, he literally hit rock bottom in his life. He was diagnosed with two different
    types of illnesses and his mother had just been diagnosed with cancer, as well as him having to go through a
    bad break up.

    This song is more about how you get stuck in the bad moments in life, and you feel like you can't get out of
    them. He also mentions that you want something bigger to happen, something to make all of this pain and
    heartache disappear. He says "when you think to yourself this is it, this is it" he's referring to the idea
    that "this is all. This is how my life is going to be. Dark and full of pain."

    That's just my personal opinion. But I don't think it has anything to do with being "bored".
    xMonicaon April 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think both he and the girl are fed up with life as everyone said but she was so fed up that she commited suicide. "You thought suicide was an alibi" he then talks about her in past tense "But you were always a mess, You were always aloof" and how he sings that "It was truth from the first to the LAST words that she read". And then I think the last part is about how he cant stop thinking about her "And she emerged from the dark Like a GHOST in my head" and he wishes he could have done more for her because now hes all alone and misses her.
    Kelsii88on June 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor the most part I think this song is about wanting something amazing to happen in a life you're fed up with. Same shit everyday; boring, long drawn-out days, nothing ever works out right. He just wants *something* to happen that makes life not seem so dull. Maybe it ties in at the end about a girl that made his life worthwhile, but something happened and they're no longer together, and he's lost that sort of alive feeling.
    sadnessSirenon May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHEY R THE NEXT BIG THING!~!!!! they r gonna get major airplay soon i know it!
    lexy_is_sexyon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song this band is awesome the CD goes off
    true_gamer14on October 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hope they dont get big
    But the tickets for their u.k tour are all sold out
    I have to say this is one of my favourite songs and i only heard it last week.

    Well i think the first part of the song is like sadnessSiren said.. He just feels his life is boring and wants something to happen. I think he wants to feel something different for once, like feel danger or do something unpredictable like run away but he never does. Then I think where it says "and the walls spin and youre paper thin" I think he actually does what he wanted to do but cant deal with it, and then at the end he realizes that he didnt need any of it, he just wanted the girl he's talking about in the last verse because it sounds like he's missing her and she's missing him.
    HannahDoesntKnowon February 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was the first song that he wrote and I am pretty sure xMonica is right, but I personally hear the song I think about change. Wanting to get away "get on that fucking train and leave today" and it doesn't matter where you go you just want something different. Being a senior in high school I can really relate to this because I just want to get out of here. So while xMonica is right on what it means to Mikel and what he was trying to convey but on a personal level to me it means just getting away from routine, trying to start something new in your life.
    airbornetoxicfan182on May 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't actually know what this song means. Hm.
    I do know, however, this line :
    And the air is thin
    And it blows through your skin
    And you feel like something
    Is about to begin
    But you don't know what
    And you don't know when
    So you tear at your hair
    And you scratch at your skin

    reminds me of a meth addict. or something.
    they itch their skin. and something is 'blowing' through their skin? ya
    its some sort of drug.
    leprechaunishon July 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd the walls spin
    And you're paper-thin
    From the haze of the smoke
    And the mescaline

    Drugs are certainly involved (mescaline is a pretty intense drug), I don't know if feeling the wind through your skin counts though - it may just be a necessary phrase to keep the rhyme up.

    I think the song is about him feeling trapped in his world (xMonica is right), he's not simply bored, he doesn't want to live his life and wants to escape, he wants to "run away". I think Kelsii88 had a valid point to. His girl wanted to get away so bad she committed suicide.

    The song does have a lot of lyrics however, and I think there's a lot more in there that I'm not picking up.
    jackles111on August 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe whisper part is my fav! ATE is so deep and
    raw you can literally feel what they are feeling.
    That is you I love them. I relate to this song in
    the sense of being too scared to do the things I
    really want in life.I want to be outgoing and crazy
    and fun and dangerous, however I will never be
    and it drives me crazy!!!

    On the kind of night
    Where you want to be out
    On the street, on the street
    Crawling up the walls
    Like a cat in heat

    I totally have this feeling every Friday night,
    I want to get out, but there's no where
    to go and no one to go with.

    And you just wanna feel like a coin that's been tossed
    In a wishing well, a wishing well
    A wishing well, a wishing well
    Well, you're tossed in the air
    And you fell and you fell

    The coin thing obviously refers to wanting to
    totally lose all control. Again I can relate....
    Wishing I think is implying that he wants to
    be someone's "dream come true," ultiamte, and
    everything.
    LOVE IT!
    Udahoon August 07, 2009   Link

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