Man In The Bottom Of The Well

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There's a man in the bottom of the well
Did he jump, was he pushed, is he lying where he fell
Is he looking down from heaven, or staring up from hell
There's a man in the bottom of the well

He's looking up at me with eyes so wide and deep
I wonder is he always there, does he ever sleep
I spend my time thinking about the tale he's got to tell
There's a man in the bottom of the well

Don't go there for water
You might walk away as dry as dust and bone
Or you might see your mother's son or daughter
Forever wreathed by water and by stone

I made a wish and I tossed two pennies down
They ricocheted and the wish I made spun 'em round and round
'Til they shattered my reflection, and the soul I've got to sell
There's a man in the bottom of the well
Is he looking down from heaven, or staring up from hell
There's a man in the bottom of the well
Is he looking down from heaven, or staring up from hell
There's a man in the bottom of the well
There's a man in the bottom of the well
There's a man...

Is he looking down from heaven, or staring up from hell
There's a man in the bottom of the well

Man In The Bottom Of The Well
Written byBill Kirchen, Johnny Castle & Austin de Lone
Performed byBill Kirchen with Elvis Costello
Musicians includeElvis Costello - vocals
Bill Kirchen - guitar, vocals
Austin de Lone - keyboards
Johnny Castle - bass
Jack O'Dell - drums
RecordedJanuary 2009, Proper Records, London
ReleasedMay 25, 2010
AlbumsBill Kirchen: Word To The Wise, 2010
Length4:35


Bill Kirchen: Word To The WiseBill Kirchen Word To The Wise album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Bill Kirchen  1999 Raise a Ruckus AMGAmazon

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