HERMES
How to get to Hadestown
You’ll have to take the long way down
Through the underground, under cover of night
Laying low, staying out of sight
Ain’t no compass, brother, there ain’t no map
Just a telephone wire and the railroad track
Keep on walking and you don’t look back
’til you get to the bottomland

ORPHEUS
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming to

HERMES
River Styx is high and wide
Cinderbricks and razorwire
Walls of iron and concrete
Hound dogs howling round the gate
Them dogs’ll lay down and play dead
If you got the bones, if you got the bread
But if all you got is your own two legs
You best be glad you got ’em

ORPHEUS
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming to

HERMES
You’re on the lam, you’re on the run
Don’t give your name, you don’t have one
And don’t look no one in the eye
That town will try to suck you dry
They’ll suck your brain, They’ll suck your breath
They’ll pluck the heart right out your chest
They’ll truss you up in your Sunday best
And stuff your mouth with cotton

ORPHEUS
Wait for me, I’m coming
Wait, I’m coming with you
Wait for me, I’m coming too
I’m coming
Wait, wait, wait, wait


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    General CommentThis is probably my favourite song on the album after If it's true. I just love the contrast between Herme's really spooky description of Hadestown and Orpheus' longing "Wait for me..." as if none of that mattered as long as he could be with Eurydice again. If that's not true love, I don't know what is.
    Ladyblue82on September 18, 2010   Link

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