Watershed Lyrics

by Indigo Girls

Thought I knew my mind like the back of my hand
The gold and the rainbow, nothing panned out as I planned
They say only milk and honey's gonna make your soul satisfied
Well I better learn how to swim 'cause the crossing is chilly and wide

Twisted guardrails on the highway, broken glass on the cement
A ghost of someone's tragedy, how recklessly my time has been spent
They say that it's never too late but you don't, you don't get any younger
Well I better learn how to starve the emptiness and feed the hunger

Up on the watershed standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face the path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while

And there's always retrospect to light a clearer path
Every five years or so I look back on my life and I have a good laugh
You start at the top, go full circle round, catch a breeze, take a spill
But ending up where I started again makes me wanna stand still

Up on the watershed standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face the path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while

Stepping on a crack
Breaking up and looking back
'Til every tree limb overhead just seems to sit and wait
'Til every step you take becomes a twist of fate

Up on the watershed standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face the path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while

Up on the watershed standing at the fork in the road
You can stand there and agonize till your agony's your heaviest load
You'll never fly as the crow flies, get used to a country mile
When you're learning to face the path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while
And when you're learning to face the path at your pace
Every choice is worth your while