where will you be when the gavel falls
polishing the statue of the man who built them all
he was a man of vision was a man of grace
just another country boy with empire in his face
went off chasing destiny beyond the pastured gates

then came a morning when your shadow flipped
woke up alone all alone in your own head
screaming, "oh, there's no escape!"
and as the walls come creeping in
it's hard to find a reason to begin
suddenly it's much too late

and the rain don't fall but the sun don't shine
on dear mother's backdoor where she still must do her time
just sits around wondering what she missed
visions of her childhood love who blew off with a kss
and went out chasing gravity over the western cliffs

then came a morning when her shadow flipped
woke up alone all alone in her own head
screaming, "oh, there's no escape!"
and as the walls come creeping in
it's hard to find a reason to begin
suddenly it's much too late

take me down to the elderwoods my darling
take me down to the elders everyday
have you found what it was that you were after
have you found what it was that you had lost
take me down to the elderwoods my darling
take me down to the elders everyday


Lyrics submitted by chitarele

Elderwoods song meanings
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