"Boston And St. John's" as written by and Alan Doyle....
Girl, don't tell me that it's morning
Can we keep the curtains drawn
I haven't given you fair warning
But our ship, she sails at dawn

[Chorus]
It's true I must be going but I swear I won't be long
There isn't that much ocean between Boston and St. John's
I'm a rover and I'm bound to sail away
I'm a rover. Can you love me anyway?

And if some suitor comes approaching
Will you let him through your door
And what if I return half broken
Will you still want me anymore?

[Chorus]

Close your eyes and dream
Tell me what you see
Tell me what you want
Just tell me that you'll wait for me

Girl, don't tell me that it's morning
Can we keep the curtains drawn
I haven't given you fair warning
But our ship, she sails at dawn

[Chorus]


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"Boston and St. John's" as written by Alan Doyle

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    General CommentThis makes me think of my best friend in Virginia whom I left when I moved...It's about loving someone who is away and the longing to see them again. It's also about not wanting to leave your love. I love this song and this band...they deserve to be bigger then they are...they are right up there with Barenaked Ladies
    lightningbanditon July 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is 'our' song, I was a rover in my younger years and he was my anchor. He lived in Boston and I was in Buffalo - this song was just us. It carried us through many long distance trips to see one other. The best band!
    kcmogirlon July 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awsome
    Peace
    stacey_rox9on March 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey wake up in the morning and he tells her then that his boat leaves at dawn. "Can we keep the curtains drawn?" he tries to prolong his stay by pretending it's not dawn yet. he asks if he comes back crippled, will she still love him. he keeps asking if she'll still love him even though he's a sailor
    gwerithon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis was 'our song' .. it makes me cry now everytime i hear it. it means to much to me, even now hes gone. we lived far away, and he let go because of the distance. but i still listen to this song because it reminds me of him. i love this song. great song.
    TooHardToLetYouGoon June 29, 2007   Link

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