Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well – Song and Lyrics by A Silent Film


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well’ by A Silent Film. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of A Silent Film or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

In life, you’ll wish for wonderful.
In love, you’ll wait, you’ll wait.

You could walk away
From the water,
You could run away.
You could start again
With another.
There’s a setting sun,
Where you once found
You were in love.

Danny met Dakota looking deep into the wishing well.
Danny couldn’t write so Dakota taught him how to spell.
Dakota told Danny she was falling in love,
But Danny couldn’t speak when Dakota grew up.
(woah oh oh)
Dakota spent the summer chasing boys and smoking cigarettes.
Her first tattoo was a violet on the back of her neck.
Dakota left school when she moved down south.
She never knew why Danny wouldn’t open his mouth,
So she (ooh),
She ran away (ooh)
From the wishing well.

Danny got a job and he kept every promise he made.
Dakota got married, let the memories just slip away.
Danny never wrote, though he often cried,
Dakota missed Danny, but she didn’t know why.
Dakota found her husband in a hotel with her very best friend. She tried to make it work,
But she couldn’t trust him again. Dakota moved back to the wishing well
But she never told Danny,
Cause she couldn’t tell
If he still (ooh)
Held a flame (ooh)
For the love (ooh) that Dakota stole when she ran (ooh) away (ooh) from the wishing well.
Go back, go back to the wishing well (x3).
Go back, go back, go back

Months went by, Dakota knew where Danny could be found.
Once a year he waited by a deep stone hole in the ground.
Dakota found Danny where they first had met.
She took his hand
And she told him
“Friend, don’t let (ooh)
Me run away (ooh),
Again (ooh),
From the love we found
When we met (ooh)
Staring deep
In (go back, go back) to
The wishing well.