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North Country Fall
Words and Music by Mike McGaraghan

verse 1:
The North Country ocean comes and it goes,
and North Country life is a bit of ebb and flow.
I turned that tide around with a North Country girl
and we rode the winter once around the North Country world

verse 2:
I thought I could stay in time and time again I tried.
but I worked on a fishing boat and I fished the ocean dry.
Maybe all our love just got swept out with the tide,
I'd wait around but my high tide, even my highest tides, are not so high in the North Countryside.

chorus:
The only thing that's gonna help us through this in the end
is to spend the North Country winter with some friends.

verse 3:
When the leaves begin to bleed and drop softly to the ground,
no one sheds a tear in this North Country town.
But I'm the trees that turn when you're the wind that blows a change,
and our eyes open up and flood down like a North Country rain

verse 4:
Somewhere in my mind I wish I weren't so tall,
to meet you at the bottom of this North Country Fall
But you're not sure the crash was worth the chance to fly,
and I just want and easier way down from this North Country high.

bridge:
It's time to buckle down and seal the crack beneath the door
and say goodbye to the summer sun and push off from the shore.
I wish I could be there when the winter settles in
to hold your hand and hold it close and ride the world around again.

chorus:
The only thing that's gonna help us through this in the end
is to spend the North Country winter with some friends.

I wish I had so much more than this advice to lend,
but bundle up, babe, and spend the winter with some friends.

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