WISHING WELL

This song was the most popular and liked track from Wes's acoustic album from 2002 entitled "On Down the Road". This song took several years and several versions to finalize. The intricate guitar riffs came first and the melody and arrangement came together years later, along with the lyrics to fit that envisioned melody. The lyrics only took one night to write once the structure of the song was decided.

LYRICS:
Got something to say, but nobody listening
Next to your well, I will be wishing
I will miss all your soft kisses
But you don’t know what you’ll be missing
I got plenty, a pocketful of pennies
I’ll be here if you would let me
It’s tough enough to find a love,
to dream a little dream and live it up
To throw a few coins into the cup
of the wishing well

Tell me no lies give me love
Give me what I’ve been dreaming of
I’ve spent too many days at the wishing well
Hell is coming I can tell
The world may die but I’ll be swell
I’ll be standing next to your wishing well

I wish I knew why I keep spending all my money
This wishing well says you don’t love me
But there I go, throw in another dime
Hoping that you love me this time
And here I am, at your well again
Just finding the mind to understand
How many times am I confused,
how many times will I look to you
How many times will I jump into the wishing well

Tell me no lies give me love
Give me what I’ve been dreaming of
I’ve spent too many days at the wishing well
Hell is coming I can tell
The world may die but I’ll be swell
I’ll be standing next to your wishing well

(Copyright 2002, Wes Hoke)