The Wood Song Song Lyrics

Indigo Girls

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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

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 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


  • credits


    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Emily Ann Saliers
    album: Track 7 in album Swamp Ophelia
    release date: 1994-5-10
    popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk/Folk Rock
    length: 4:14
    drums: Jerry Marotta
    conductor: Mike Batt
    vocal: Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
    double bass: Danny Thompson
    mixer: David Leonard
    engineer: David Leonard
    violin: Lisa Germano
    acoustic guitar: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
    percussion: Jerry Marotta
    bass guitar: Sara Lee
    woodwind arranger & strings arranger: Mike Batt
    composer: Emily Saliers
    lyricist: Emily Saliers

    Album Information

    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074645762128
    script: Latin