The Wood Song Lyrics

Indigo Girls


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Emily Ann Saliers
album: Track 7 in album Swamp Ophelia
release date: 1994-5-10
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length: 4:14
conductor: Mike Batt
engineer: David Leonard
percussion: Jerry Marotta
acoustic guitar: Amy Ray, Emily Saliers
drums: Jerry Marotta
bass guitar: Sara Lee
violin: Lisa Germano
double bass: Danny Thompson
strings arranger: Mike Batt
woodwind arranger: Mike Batt
mix: David Leonard
vocal: Emily Saliers, Amy Ray
composer: Emily Saliers
lyricist: Emily Saliers

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The thin horizon of a plan is almost clear
My friends and I have had a tough time
Bruising our brains hard up against change
All the old dogs and the magician
Now I see we're in the boat in two by twos
Only the heart that we have for a tool we could use
And the very close quarters are hard to get used to
Love weighs the hull down with its weight
But the wood is tired and the wood is old
And we'll make it fine if the weather holds
But if the weather holds we'll have missed the point
That's where I need to go

No way construction of this tricky plan
Was built by other than a greater hand
With a love that passes all out understanding
Watching closely over the journey
Yeah but what it takes to cross the great divide
Seems more than all the courage I can muster up inside
Although we get to have some answers when we reach the other side
The prize is always worth the rocky ride
But the wood is tired and the wood is old
And we'll make it fine if the weather holds
But if the weather holds we'll have missed the point
That's where I need to go

Sometimes I ask to sneak a closer look
Skip to the final chapter of the book
And then maybe steer us clear from some of the pain it took
To get us where we are this far yeah
But the question drowns in it's futility
And even I have got to laugh at me
No one gets to miss the storm of what will be
Just holding on for the ride
The wood is tired and the wood is old
We'll make it fine if the weather holds
But if the weather holds we'll have missed the point
That's where I need to go

Track Listing

  • 1 Fugitive
  • 2 Least Complicated
  • 3 Language or the Kiss
  • 4 Reunion
  • 5 Power of Two
  • 6 Touch Me Fall
  • 7 The Wood Song
  • 8 Mystery
  • 9 Dead Man's Hill
  • 10 Fare Thee Well
  • 11 This Train Revised