Wishing Well

from by Celia Chavez

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While originally inspired by the awareness of a love relationship ending, this song took on an alternate meaning as I watched my best friend's efforts to communicate with her husband, who was on lengthy deployment in the Army in the Middle East. Lorenza Ponce guests on the mournful violin solo, while James Maddock works out the song's bluesy conclusion on his Les Paul.

lyrics

she waits in the dark
looking like a violin
he plays her heart
til his hands against her skin
make her sing

and more's the pity
she knows all too well
someday she's gonna hit bottom in her wishing well

she thirsts for him
like a flower rooted in the sand
he rains for her
filling up her outstretched hands
with contraband

and more's the pity
she knows all too well
someday she's gonna hit bottom in her wishing well

she prays for strength
in the morning as he drives away
she waves his hand
as if to cast a spell his way
to make him stay

and more's the pity
she knows all too well
someday she's gonna hit bottom in her wishing well

credits

from Sailor's Daughter, released July 1, 2007
Words and music by Celia Chavez

Steven Elliot - electric guitar
James Maddock - electric guitar solo
Daniel Mintseris - piano
Tim Lefebvre - electric bass
Daniel Sadownick - percussion
Tony Mason - drums
Rob Clores - Hammond B3 organ
Violin - Lorenza Ponce

vocals and nylon string guitar - Celia

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Celia Chavez California

The tiny but mighty Celia Chavez has spent the past several years traveling the world as a 20-Feet-From-Stardom style backup singer to stars such as P!nk, Melody Gardot and Julia Fordham. She is currently a featured vocalist and duet partner in the touring band for Enrique Iglesias.
As a solo artist, Celia makes records in the tradition of 1970's Laurel Canyon; real musicians making real music.
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