Indigo Girls - Watershed Lyrics

Indigo Girls Nomads - Indians - Saints cover art
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Thought I knew my mind
Like the back of my hand
The gold and the rainbow
But nothing panned out as I planned
And they say only milk and honey's
Gonna make your soul satisfied
Well I better learn how to swim
Cause the crossing is chilly and wide

Twisted guardrails on the highway
Broken glass on the cement
A ghost of someone's tragedy
How recklessly my time has been spent
They say that it's never too late
But you don't, you don't get any younger
Well I better learn how to starve the emptiness
And feed the hunger

Up on the watershed
Standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize
Till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies
Get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face
The path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while

And there's always retrospect
(when you're looking back)
To light a clearer path
Every five years or so I look back on my life
And I have a good laugh
You start at the top
Go full circle round
Catch a breeze
Take a spill
But ending up where I started again
Makes me want to stand still

Up on the watershed
Standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize
Till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies
Get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face
The path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while

Stepping on a crack
Breaking up and looking back
Til every tree limb overhead just seems to sit and wait
Til every step you take becomes a twist of fate

Up on the watershed
Standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize
Till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies
Get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face
The path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while

Up on the watershed
Standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize
Till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies
Get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face
The path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while

And when you're learning to face
The path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Hammer and a Nail
  • 2 Welcome Me
  • 3 World Falls
  • 4 Southland in the Springtime
  • 5 1 2 3
  • 6 Keeper of My Heart
  • 7 Watershed
  • 8 Hand Me Downs
  • 9 You and Me of the 10,000 Wars
  • 10 Pushing the Needle Too Far
  • 11 The Girl With the Weight of the World in Her Hands


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Emily Ann Saliers
    album: Track 7 in album Nomads - Indians - Saints
    release date: 1990-9-25
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:46
    producer: Scott Litt
    drums: Kenny Aronoff
    vocal: Amy Ray and Emily Saliers
    engineer: Scott Litt
    electric guitar: John Jennings
    bass: Sara Lee
    keyboard: Peter Holsapple
    acoustic guitar: Emily Saliers and Amy Ray
    percussion: Paulinho da Costa
    composer: Emily Saliers
    lyricist: Emily Saliers
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 074644682021
    script: Latin