I Can't Get Right

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A soul song about sexual anxiety/identity, with the voices of the great Spider John Koerner and Low's Alan Sparhawk in mind.


Take good care of my baby
Listen well and be her light
I will be there to love her
But I can’t get right
Can’t get right
I can’t get right

When I was a child, I was lonely
But everyone saw me as polite
I’d cry in my bed and ask Him questions
Cause I can’t get right
Can’t get right
I can’t get right

They have it all, they have the answers
They go on living day after day
With handsome giants and tiny dancers
In the end, I’ll be sent so far away

I want you to know there’s no reason
That my head has sunk into night
One day I’ll be back and come out standing
But I can’t get right
Can’t get right
I can’t get right


from Country Hymn, released September 17, 2016
words by Sumanth Gopinath, music by The Gated Community
copyright 2016

Sumanth Gopinath: lead vocals, electric guitars (rhythm), Wurlitzer electric piano
Rosie Harris: banjo, backing vocals
Beth Hartman: backing vocals
Teresa Gowan: fiddle, violin overdubs
Johnny Becker: electric guitar (lead)
Cody Johnson: electric bass
Paul Hatlelid: drums



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The Gated Community is a country/bluegrass/Americana band with rock influences based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area in Minnesota and has been in existence since early 2006.


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