"Wishing Well" as written by and Alexander Greenwald....
It cursed us all on our way home
We passed the sights like passing stones

And I will never go back there again
The tourists and the army men
The prostitutes this evening
Will start to sink under my skin

The dust and sand is what they sell
The flashing lights and ringing bells
A wish as far as I can tell
Inside this dried up wishing well

He is the shrieks I am the fear
That yelling man rings in my ears
Out of his mind he's my conscience
Hour after hour pill after pill
He is my bellyache I've taken so much medicine to kill

I know there's something wrong
'Cause this night just goes on and on
The clock still says it won't be long
'Til all your hard earned money's gone

The dust and sand is what they sell
The flashing lights and ringing bells
A wish as far as I can tell
Inside this dried up wishing well

And I will never go back there again
The tourists and the army men
The prostitutes this evening
Will start to sink under my skin

The dust and sand is what they sell
The flashing lights and ringing bells
A wish as far as I can tell
Inside this dried up wishing well


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"Wishing Well" as written by Alexander Greenwald

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    General CommentI think that this song is about a place like Las Vegas or some flashy place like that where people go thinking that they can have all these amazing things but they never get anywhere, people just get stuck in there. And how one person lost everything and is making a promise to himself to never go back there again
    stellaluna1125on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI dont know the meaning of this song or whatever but I love it! Its one of my favorite Phantom Planet songs. c ya
    xegirl3ebon August 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's almost eerie.. it's fabulous.. Everyone who knows this song has a different meaning for it.
    onthestereoon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentand i will never go back there again
    the tourists and the army men
    the prostitutes {this evening}**
    who start to sink under my skin

    **"yes, even them" is what i hear....what about you?

    i love this song too!
    Statbucksbabe28on September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's so different and it sounds like it would be something you would hear on Broadway. Maybe it's about Las Vegas. There seems to be so many references in this song about Vegas.

    the clock still says it won't be long
    till all your hard earned money's gone

    And then there is the prostitute reference. Prostitutes are legal in Vegas.Tourist references...and it just sounds like Las Vegas. The trumpet in there...I don't know.
    jenrileyon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is just so amazing. alex has some of the strongest vocals i have ever heard. he is more talented than some of the artists 2 times his age. i too think this song is in reference to las vegas. vegas is like a "wishing well" because people go there and they stand at the tables and slot machines just wishing and raying that they'll hit it big. the song's title is a great metaphor. phantom planet rules.
    gophrgyrl7on October 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love alex greenwalds voice he is so sexy. this song makes me wanna fuck someone
    xegirldcfcon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love how Alex's voice goes at the end of the song when he's screaming "wishing well"...I love to turn it up on that part then my mother comes in and gives me a weird look, lol.
    strykerchickon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI loveee this song. And Alex Greenwald has one of the best voices rock has ever heard, if you ask me. It's awesome.
    fireplaceon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentReferences to Dust and Sand might also be references to the "Golddust" and former "Sands" casinos.
    stephiphanyon December 06, 2004   Link

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