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The Fisherman​’​s Wishing Well Prayer

from Dream Catching Songs by Thomas Truax with Budgie and Mother Superior

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lyrics

THE FISHERMAN’S WISHING WELL PRAYER

I hear you my heart
I get what you’re doing
Every day every night
Pumping and working
Pumping and working

Come on come on
Come Purification

Inhale regeneration
Exhale regeneration
Gotta heal what’s broken
Gotta fix what needs fixing
Gotta be there for her
Gotta keep her from going

Gotta fight what needs fought
Gotta keep on trying
I can’t stand the thought
The thought of her dying

I will stroll to the Wishing well
With my fishing pole and my empty pail
It’s not holy water down there
I don’t think
But I’m gonna take that drink
Just in case

Then I’m gonna kneel and clasp my hands
And I’m gonna pray
Yeah I’m gonna pray

We met each other in the fall
By winter were inseparable
All smiles and all was possible
But now she’s in the hospital

She’s refusing all her medicine
And we don’t dare wake her sleepwalking
The doc’s got an air of resignation
He avoids meeting my gaze

I don’t know if you’re out there God
But I hope you are because now I’m scared
And I’m gonna kneel
And stare deep into this wishing well
And I’m gonna pray
Yeah I’m gonna pray


/——-

I stare into this empty well
At first so dark and cold and still
Seems less is there the more I stare
Except dust motes dancing in the air

I squint my eyes and readjust
I sense it’s more than just some dust

They’re all glowing like tiny solar systems
Spinning around like incandescent atoms
They merge and swirl and form a languid spiral
Rotating slowly rising in the well

I see blood cells dividing endlessly
Swimming in from the endless sea
Hello aerial salmon ballet
Swimming up this churning Milky Way

Hello luminous healing angels
Hello nebulous octopus stem cells
Hello coal mine escaped canary
Hello our little boat house on the prairie
Hello waving sea anemone
Hello Heaven has got a chimney

——-/

I dip my pail, bring it back up full
Then I stroll right back to that hospital
With this dazzling medicine
Sloshing at my side

She looks into the pail
Then quizzically to my desperate eyes
Back into the pail
She thinks that I’m crazy
But then she smiles
Like she hasn’t smiled in quite a while

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from Dream Catching Songs, released January 20, 2023

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Thomas Truax London, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
"Inventive and Romantic" -TimeOut
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