Seagulls Lyrics - Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea Play cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1997-5-20
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock
length: 2:17
writer: Bob Hallett

She left St.John's one day in May
Dressed in her Sunday best
A kind man sat beside her
While 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 they'd see her in the fall

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
New friends, they don't understand
They just tell her to be strong

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


Her parents came at Eastertime
They wanted her to stay
But she went and got 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


CD 1
  • 1 Ordinary Day
  • 2 When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down)
  • 3 The Night Pat Murphy Died
  • 4 How Did We Get From Saying I Love You...
  • 5 Donkey Riding
  • 6 Haven't Seen You in a Long Time
  • 7 End of the World
  • 8 General Taylor
  • 9 Seagulls
  • 10 Recruiting Sargeant
  • 11 Greenspond
  • 12 My Apology
  • 13 Jakey's Gin
  • 14 Something I Should Know
  • 15 Jolly Roving Tar
  • 16 Rigadoon