"Gail" as written by and Robert William/cooper Athis....
A tree has grown on the spot
Where her body did rest
Blood seeped in the soil
From the knife in her chest

The bugs serve time in her skeletal jail
I wonder how the bugs remember Gail

Oh, what a lovely young girl
Everybody would say
You can still hear her laugh
In the shadows on a cold winter day

A dog dug up a bone and wagged his tail
I wonder how the dog remembers Gail

The bugs serve time in her skeletal jail
I wonder how that I'll remember Gail


Lyrics submitted by Disinegrators

"Gail" as written by Alice Cooper Charles Frederick Winger

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    General CommentThis song kind of disturbed me the first time I heard it; especially the dog part. I think basically the song is about thinking of how you'll be remembered when you die. It's also got obvious ties to both Chop, Chop, Chop and Roses on White Lace. In CCC he repeatedly screams Gail at the end of the song while in RoWL there is the following line: "With your heart and your mouth open wide" which is linked to the knife the her chest in this song. I could probably go more in depth but I'll let other people try to figure out the meaning.
    Disinegratorson January 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDon't know if there is any meaning, other than Alice creating another multi-song story arc of the macabre. His specialty. Kind of a weak album, but these songs do stick to you. I agree, they knida creeped me out initially, too. In a good way of course...
    kickstart71on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyah this is a creepy song i think its just Alice being Alice
    stevie-rockon May 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA pretty cold and brutal song.
    not my fav side of Alice as the humor is missing.
    Tc
    TangoCharlieon August 04, 2008   Link

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