If you find me in a gloom, or catch me in a dream
Inside my lonely room, there is no in between
Whispering pines, rising of the tide
If only one star shines
That's just enough to get inside
I will wait until it all goes 'round
With you in sight, the lost are found
Foghorn through the night, calling out to sea
Protect my only light, 'cause she once belonged to me
Let the waves rush in, let the seagulls cry
For if I live again, these hopes will never die
I can feel you standing there
But I don't see you anywhere

Standing by the well (standing by the well)
Wishing for the rains (wishing for the rains)
Reaching to the clouds (reaching to the clouds)
For nothing else remains
Drifting in a daze, when evening will be done
Try looking through a haze
At an empty house, in the cold, cold sun
I will wait until it all goes 'round
With you in sight, the lost are found

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    General CommentThis is one of my personal favorite Band songs and its a shame Richard Manuel had to die. If you haven't heard this it is very beautiful and calming. My interpretation of this song is that the author is in a depressed state of mind and oddly enough, could be classified as a blues song if you stretch enough. Its a trite 'ol girl left me song but more emphasis on the after-effects. Great duet by Levon and Richard by the way.
    R.I.P. Rick Dankoon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a beautiful song. I sang it with my brother and his friend at my mom's birthday party and everyone loved it..definitely one of my favorite Band songs.
    ms. mary annon May 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA beautiful song; somehow even more beautiful the further we get from it.

    As sid griffin noted in his book on the basement tapes, robbie robertson and richard manuel created a remarkable handful of gems together before richard lost the plot.

    Robbie wrote the lyrics, and i can only imagine he would have died and gone to heaven to be given a melody like that!
    Fatschlampon July 29, 2016   Link

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