"Wishing Well" as written by Mark Hoppus, Thomas Delonge and Travis L. Barker....
Been gone a long time I kinda lost my way, can't find you
And I caught a short ride to the grave and back this season
I can try to get by, but every time I start to panic
I'm a little bit shy, a bit strange and a little bit manic

La da da da, da da da da
La da da da, da da da da da

La da da da, da da da da
La da da da, da da da da da

I went to a wishing well, I sank to the ocean floor
Cut up by sharpened rocks, and washed up along the shore
I reached for a shooting star, it burned a hole through my hand
Made it's way through my heart, had fun in the promised land

On the narrowing line, what a way to sort my troubles
In a very short time, gonna pop, better duck and cover
Can you figure me out? I got caught like a little kid stealing
Did I say it too loud? A bit hard or a little misleading

La da da da, da da da da
La da da da, da da da da da

La da da da, da da da da
La da da da, da da da da da

I went to a wishing well, I sank to the ocean floor
Cut up by sharpened rocks and washed up along the shore
I reached for a shooting star, it burned a hole through my hand
Made it's way through my heart, had fun in the promised land

La da da da, da da da da
La da da da, da da da da da

La da da da, da da da da
La da da da, da da da da da

I went to a wishing well, I sank to the ocean floor
Cut up by sharpened rocks and washed up along the shore
I reached for a shooting star, it burned a hole through my hand
Made it's way through my heart, had fun in the promised land

I went to a wishing well, I sank to the ocean floor
Cut up by sharpened rocks and washed up along the shore
I reached for a shooting star, it burned a hole through my hand
Made it's way through my heart, had fun in the promised land


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"Wishing Well" as written by Thomas Delonge Travis Barker

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    General Commentits about a wishing well
    krohhnjeon December 02, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"It sank to the ocean floor"
    befamous7on September 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about Tom's departure from the band
    jarekmskon September 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTom's reaction/response to Hearts All Gone. Hearts All Gone only has Mark on vocals, and this only has Tom.
    tyler2tall147on September 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentInstead of "to the great (?) season" it is "To the grave and back this season"

    Instead of "washed out" it is "washed up"
    toowenson September 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentum yea this is if she falls not wishing well
    Mombion October 01, 2011   Link
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    General Commentum yea this is if she falls not wishing well
    Mombion October 01, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionWhy did you change the songtext to the wrong one?
    fabsn182on October 02, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first part is, i think, about the time they broke up Blink and went separate ways. The next part is about his freedom right after. Creating AVA and having this wishing well, that he drowned in. As he reached for the stars, but got burned as Ava didn't turn out to be the biggest thing ever known to mankind. The last part is either about the way the brake up happened. We've heard stories about Mark finding out that Geffen had offered Tom a Solo deal or whatever and Tom feeling like he "got caught" in doing something hushhush and not just telling the others about it. Or it could be about him doing drugs and being a dick and just forgetting about his unhappiness with the whole situation he was in. Or it could be about both :-)

    I don't know, but i think it's one of the only songs on the record, that actually has some pretty good lyrics.
    Laika5on December 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me extremely happy even though it has "dark lyrics" but the music doesn't make them sound very dark.
    bobodamonkeyon June 28, 2012   Link

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