OUR LADY OF THE WELL

Original Jackson Browne version


It is a dance we do in silence far below this morning sun
You in your life, me in mine we have begun
Here we stand and without speaking, draw the water from the well
And stare beyond the plains to where the mountains lie so still

But it's a long way that I have come
Across the sand to find this peace among your people in the sun
Where the families work the land as they have always done
Oh it's so far the other way, my country's gone

Across my home has grown the shadow of a cruel and senseless hand
Though in some strong hearts the love and truth remain
And it has taken me this distance and a woman's smile to learn
That my heart remains among them and to them I must return

But it's a long way that I have come
Across the sand to find you here among these people in the sun
Where your children will be born, you'll watch them as they run
Oh it's so far the other way, my life has gone

If you look for me, Maria, you will find me in the shade
Wide awake or in a dream, it's hard to tell
If you come to me, Maria, I will show you what I've made
It's a picture for our lady of the well


Info

OUR LADY OF THE WELL is a song written by Jackson Browne who originally released it on his 1973 album For Everyman.

Jackson Browne -- For Everyman (album cover art)
Jackson Browne -- For Everyman

LP - Asylum Records ‎(SD 5067) - USA, 1973

The above lyrics are for the original Jackson Browne version of OUR LADY OF THE WELL as released in 1973.

Springsteen's Versions

Bruce Springsteen performed OUR LADY OF THE WELL live once, with Jackson Browne. See the live 22 Sep 2015 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of OUR LADY OF THE WELL on this website:

OUR LADY OF THE WELL [Live 22 Sep 2015 version]
OUR LADY OF THE WELL [Original Jackson Browne version]

Page last updated: 27 Sep 2015