She left St.John’s one day in May
Dressed in her Sunday best
A kind man sat beside her
As she cried her way out West

She moved in with her cousin
Found a job down in the mall
Her friends at home were jealous
Said "We'll see you in the fall"

Chorus
You know that she wants to try,
never lets you see her cry
You know that she wants to try,
she’s got seagulls in her eyes

The people here seem really nice
But the winter’s way too long
Her new friends, don’t understand
They just tell her to be strong

She made some decent money
But nothing comes for free
The busy street, just can't compete
With the sky, the rocks and sea

Chorus

Her parents came at Eastertime
They wanted her to stay
But she bought a panel van
Moved home on her birthday

The girls in town all said
" She couldn't make it on her own..."
Now the sky’s a little smaller
And it doesn't seem like home


Lyrics submitted by kidlyfe, edited by AlanDoyle

Seagulls song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.. definitely one of my favourites. Too bad that it's so horribly scratched up on my CD that it goes really fast and skips. *sigh*

    I think the meaning's quite self-explanatory.. ;) and the image of the sky seeming smaller is beautiful. When we catch a glimpse the world, of what could be, home doesn't seem right anymore.
    lilyfroston May 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    MemoryThis song is really special to me.

    I used to live on the Coast in Vancouver. Then my dad died and my mom moved us all out to her hometown of Saskatoon.

    The winter lasts too long, nothing seems to grow here cause we only get six months of growing season. The whole place just seems wrong and I can't seem to settle.

    Can't wait till I get down to the fifth verse about moving home.
    AlanDoyleon May 09, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain