"Country Mile" as written by and Tracyanne Campbell....
Silver Birch against a Swedish sky
The singer in the band made me want to cry
We're all inside our own heads now
We are leaving new friends
We are leaving this town
I wish you could be here with me
I would show you off like a trophy
The road it winds, it twists, it turns, now my stomach burns

Once again I'll be the foolish one
Thinking a blink of these lashes would make you come
Don't you worry, don't get in a state
I don't believe in true love anyway
Who's being pessimistic now
I could document this as our first and our last row
The more you look forlorn, the more to you I warm

I won't be seeing you for a long while
I hope it's not as long as these country miles
I feel lost

Lyrics submitted by delial, edited by xNBSx

"Country Mile" as written by

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    General CommentOne of the saddest songs I've heard in a longish time. I suddenly feel like one of those old French movies, or the cover to a Smiths album.
    pumkinhedon July 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgorgeous song... lyrics obviously reflect on the mind of a detached person. a bit pessimistic, as the song reiterates in one of the lyrics. i truly love this song.
    kankurouon August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA hauntingly beautiful song...I'm guessing it's about being on the road, touring and missing your lover. I love the line about "who's being pessimistic now" and not believing in true love. (Denial at it's best). The strings add a further sense of lonelieness and atmosphere. I could listen to this all day long.
    crazyeyeskillaon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about going to a new place, meeting someone special and having to leave them. that's why it's "we are leaving new friends".
    RettAlexison June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentunfortunatly I can relate right now.
    goforgustoon June 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful and incredibly well-written song. Just gets to me every time.
    presidentlincolnon November 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentindeed presidentlincoln, it is precisely as you state...it is one of the greatest songs to be heard by my old ears..!
    brautiganon November 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse heavily references leaving Sweden, where they recorded the album.
    iffy_on December 22, 2008   Link

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