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When the Well Runs Dry


by Tim Young






what do they mean when the well runs dry
the sky begins to cry
the wind blows high

when there's nothing left on the table and
the horse that could have won the race
never left the stable

when the spinning wheel stops to go round
and the world stops spinning
such a crazy sound
and little jimmy buys a bus ticket
but never leaves town

and the moon shines on like a silver dollar
and coyotes in the desert scream and holler
while the murder victim on TV dies in squalor

and if there ain't one last chance left to live
and there ain't one last dollar left to give
and all the heroes have just fell off the cliff
then it must all mean something
but I don't know what it is




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