Deep Dark Wells

Last night I had the opportunity to see Joe Pug and Joe Ely live. The last song on Joe Pug’s new album is called Deep Dark Wells. Last night Joe Pug introduced it as the one cover (unknown to me) he was going to play. This song is a poem Harvey “Tex” Thomas Young wrote for his brother in prison. One of his friends saw the note and told him he had to turn it into a song.

Lately, it seems that hope brings me to tears more than pain. Maybe it’s because when you have hope life starts meaning something, it’s what gives you the strength to stumble forward, or maybe it’s because hope is so beautiful. It’s something I can’t explain, but it is something I experienced during this song last night.

Deep Dark Wells, Harvey Young:

From deep dark wells comes pure clean water
And the ice will melt as the day gets hotter
And the night grows old as the sun climbs into the sky

When now is then and tomorrow’s coming
And where you been
Starts meaning something
As long as you can, just keep stumbling ahead

As long as you’re not finished, you can start all over again
As long as you’re not finished, you can start all over again
You can start all over again

As long as you’re not finished , you can start all over again
As long as you’re not finished, you can start all over again
You can start all over again

From deep dark wells comes pure clean water
And the ice will melt as the day gets hotter
And the night grows old as the sun climbs into the sky

And as long as you’re not finished, you can start all over again
As long as you’re not finished, you can start all over again
You can start all over again

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