The news is all good
And I'm flying higher
I'm back on my own

Don't worry about me
I got no more baggage
Threw all my old things away

I got your letter
Thanks for the offer
I really don't need a thing
Open the door in front of me

The sun is now shining down on me
Meet me as soon as you can
Bring me the money your holding for me
Taking my head out of the sand

Or maybe I'll go see the world
There's plenty of places to see
Voices I never have heard
Look at the way it ought to be

Oh I'm on a roll
Oh I'm on a roll
and are you still listening to me?
There isn't a light as far as I see

Lyrics submitted by life_aint_chess, edited by sbutros

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    My InterpretationI don't think one's too hard to interpret. I think its themes are coming of age and transformations. It seems to written after a break-up and he's changed, for the better. For me, "New Country" works as a companion or sequel to "The Rat". Once he was young and brash. His way of expressing himself was through rage but now he has matured and has become reflective. He has found new ways of thinking about things ("Voices I have never heard").

    Musically, the sparsity accompanies the character's loneliness and reflectiveness.

    A beautiful song.
    streethawkon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe the last stanza is

    Oh, I'm on a road
    Oh, I'm on a road
    And are you still listening to me?
    It isn't a lot, as far as I see
    harpoyeatson August 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commentagree with harpoyeats corrections.

    Also, it's "bring me the money you're holding for me" not "the money you owe for me". That distinction in particular makes this seem less like a pure breakup song to me.
    spmulliganon May 05, 2012   Link

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