Emmylou Harris — Deeper Well
Album: Wrecking Ball
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Released: 1995
Length: 4:15
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The sun burned hot, it burned my eyes
Burned so hot I thought I'd died
Thought I'd died and gone to hell
Lookin' for the water from a deeper well.

I went to the river but the river was dry
I fell to my knees an I looked to the sky
I looked to the sky and the spring rain fell
I saw the water from a deeper well.

Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well
Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well.

I was ready for love I was ready for the money
Ready for the blood and ready for the honey
Ready for the winnin', ready for the bell
Lookin' for the water from a deeper well.

I found some love and I found some money
Found that blood would drip from the honey
Found I had a thirst that I could not quell
Lookin' for the water from a deeper well.

Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well
Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well.

Well, I did it for kicks and I did it for faith
I did it for lust and I did it for hate
I did it for need and I did it for love
Addiction stayed on tight like a glove.

So I ran with the moon and I ran with the night
And the three of us were a terrible sight
Nipple to the bottle, to the gun, to the cell
To the bottom of a hole of a deeper well.

Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well
Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well.

I rocked with the cradle and I rolled with the rage
I shook those walls and I rattled that gage
I took my trouble down a deadend trail
Reachin' out a hand for a holier grail.

Hey, there mama did you carry that load
Did you tell your baby 'bout the bend in the road
'Bout the rebel yell 'bout the one that fell
Lookin' for the water from a deeper well.

Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well
Well, lookin for the water
From a deeper well...
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NO.
 ThePoose wrote:
Is she a contralto?
 

 
Not a shallow voice, eh? She has a few songs that are sooo soulful.
Is she a contralto?
 
Classy, classy lady and incredible musician. Not used to hearing her sing that low.
Can't believe this is more than 20 years old. D Lanois was great on this too.
I've never been a huge fan of Emmylou—I liked a few of her songs, but I LOVE this one!!  WOW
 rdo wrote:
{#Eek}wrecking ball?
 
Perhaps, but 2 octaves lower and a fuller, more compelling voice.
This made me stop and listen. Had not heard this version before. Very different from her fabulous SpyBoys album. Love this song! Agreed: she is a fabulous talent and has kept her career fresh by trying new things along the way. Heard her in concert years ago, would do so again if the chance arises. Twelve Grammys!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

There was also a recent photo to demonstrate that she is in fact still gorgeous, but that link was apparently broken.
Here's another:
...

 
Indeed. ELH, our national treasure, in 2013.

 Proclivities wrote:
Yes, she is, but that photo you posted is from 1978.
 
There was also a recent photo to demonstrate that she is in fact still gorgeous, but that link was apparently broken.
Here's another:
http://a2.files.biography.com/image/upload/c_fill,g_face,h_300,q_80,w_300/MTE4MDAzNDEwNzQwNDc5NTAy.jpg
This is THE album of hers that I really like, and this song is so cool.
 Cynaera wrote:
Despite negative comments, I think this is a very valid song. Moreover, it just caught my attention while I was trying to an intelligent response to the question of why people fight.

I still don't have the answer to the question, but I do know that Emmylou Harris has all the answers. She just chooses to divulge those answers in her own sweet time. And she does it in her own sweet way.

 
What fantastic insight!
{#Eek}wrecking ball?
 On_The_Beach wrote:
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/231061.jpg

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . still gorgeous.


 
Yes, she is, but that photo you posted is from 1978.


well well well...  this is a deep song...
 


Today I would like to pay my most deserved tribute simultaneously to two important personalities of traditional American folk music and universal, Woody Guthrie and Emmylou Harris, and in doing so, firmly, leaving here a video with title "Emmylou Harris singing "Hobo's Lullaby" (Woody Guthrie's tribute)". Just to also remember that Woody Guthrie guitar labeled "This Machine Kills Fascists".
This performance also features the collaboration of Sam Bush, playing American bluegrass mandolin. The song  "Hobo's Lullaby" was written by Goebel Reeves (1899-1959), a texan singer and songwriter.




Emmyloooooou I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu   She takes her Catahoula on tour with her.  I saw her playing w it backstage.  She's so amazing :)
i'm sure photoshop was involved in teh album, but I promise you, she is a smokin hot 65 yr old.  Still looks stunning and non-plastic.

 
Stingray wrote:

Not normal for a 65-year old to look as good as see does!

Photoshop...?