Watershed Lyrics

Indigo Girls


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Emily Ann Saliers
album: Track 7 in album Nomads - Indians - Saints
release date: 1990-9-25
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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

Cover Art

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