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I am an old old sailor
With a future much shorter than his past
I live alone, I do not wander
A world that just slips further from my grasp

And from my home I watch the people
Struggle through the burden of each day
That’s where Marie sweet and gentle
Smiles to me when she passes on her way

And she does it so well
She pulls me out of times cruel spell
For long enough to finally tell
That nothing is wrong

I am a boy, I am a child
With those simple dreams still burning in my heart
I’ve known Marie for a while
She shows me where all my beginnings are

And once a week she takes me dancing
She shows me friends and places I never knew
And it always ends watching her leaving
With a man she knows don’t understand what loneliness will make you do

And she does it so well
She shows me where my dreams dwell
She shows me how to find myself
And that nothing is wrong

I am a lonely singer
With a song for every feeling I cannot name
And I find Marie in every measure
And somehow the clearer it becomes the longer she’s away

And she does it so well
I was still falling in love when she said farewell
For long enough to finally tell
That nothing is wrong...that nothing is wrong

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So Well song meanings
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    General Commentlife is beautiful.
    and she helps him understand that.
    k2zepprideron January 05, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is pretty clearly an allusion to Marijuana.
    BobLoblaw7on March 18, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTaylor talked about this song in a Fly Magazine article! This was the quote:

    “So Well,” for example, was based on me having feelings for someone that other people did as well. I was fascinated by how three people can all be in love with the same girl for three different reasons – they’d all describe their feelings in different ways. I’m not every character in the song, I’m just part of it."

    The last verse about the 'lonely singer with a song for every feeling he cannot name' is about him, but the other two verses are from the perspective of other people in love with the same girl. Such incredible songwriting.
    ilikemusic12on November 20, 2014   Link

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