the ingots are burning red
im working time and a half
tomorrow i stay in bed
what a hell it is what a life

i bound my fingers why dont you
laugh with the rest who know it well
i tripped and then i fell
for the beauty of wynona

oh at night i toss and i turn
i try to dial your number
ah its changed and god only knows
where youve been since last december

where youve been with that twisted smile
throwing another on the pile
it aint easy when we go down
for the beauty of wynona

ah the girls they skip double dutch
i saw you go now im gone
but our prayers dont mean nothing much
with a heart that cannot be won

im now here in your fishing net
lying here in my own bed
[raah!] it aint easy when you go down
for the beauty of wynona

drowning in the tears i shed
for the beauty of wynona

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    General Comment
    Awesome cover of Daniel Lanios lots of emotion
    davehead13on May 08, 2003   Link
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    General Comment
    Definitely a great cover. About a man's obsession with a woman and how it is torturing his life. He tries and tries to get her but he can't. He can't get over her and move on either.
    Son Gofishon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Comment
    is this on any album?
    nickptaron June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Comment
    No. Prominent live versions, however, include 9.10.2000 (with David Ryan Harris), 10.26.1998 (with Tim Reynolds), and 5.18.02 (Dave Matthews solo). They can be found around most DMB message boards. All in all, one of their very best covers.
    InfraReconon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    Is this song about her big brown beaver?
    OpinionHeadon June 27, 2006   Link
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    The first time I heard Dave play this was when he was playing solo. Probably one of the most amazing songs, and performances I've heard. Daniel Lanois is one of my favorite songwriters.
    thisisonesweetworldon July 16, 2008   Link
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    I was in tears after the first time I heard this song. It's amazing in every way. The words, the sound, the general emotion of the song makes me feel so much. Daniel Lanois is a true genius when it comes to songwriting.
    onewaronemoreon January 13, 2009   Link

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