"Gates Of The Country" as written by and Paul Durham....
Back in New York
The 31st floor
It seems somehow everything's changed
The kitchen too small
Plates on the wall
The sound of machinery

Where have you been?
Who were you running with?
Wasn't he someone you used to call home?
Where is the ring?
Where is the boy who went traveling alone?

She is much better without me.
She walks through the gates of the country
Her hands at her side
And I smile as I watch her walk by
Somehow I see there are ships in her eyes
She is better off now

The curtain is shut
The patterns are cut
The maid who will wake you at dawn
Pulls out a chair
Pulls down your hair
It's just like you wanted

What's going on?
What are you running from?
Why are you sleeping alone on the floor?
Some people change
Others hang on 'til they can't anymore


She is much better without me
She walks through the gates of the country
Hands in the air
And I smile as I watch her walk by
Somehow I see there are ships in her eyes, yeah
She is much better now.

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"Gates of the Country" as written by Paul Durham

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    General Commentan epic of a song,pretty much a story of a guy who left a girl,and came back for her,she moved on and found happiness without him,and though he still loves her,he finds it best to leave things as is,I think.....but this song is on of my faves from Black Lab,even though I love every Black Lab song they write,this one tears me up
    aicguy22on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... I love it...
    eatingorangeon March 27, 2003   Link

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