Staying Around

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This is a folk/pop song more characteristic of our side project, Saam & Dev, written for Beth Hartman.


Are you coming back if you leave me?
Are you coming back when you leave town?
It was yesterday, your highs and lows that pulled me to the ground
Are you coming back or staying around?

Will you suffer ill if you are lonely?
Will you suffer ill if you are down?
It was yesterday, inside the throes that left me full unwound
Are you coming back, or staying around?

Oh, I don’t believe it
Oh, don’t say a word or make a sound

Is there something more you can tell me?
Is there something lost that can be found?
It was yesterday, when I arose, your words left to resound
“Are you coming back, or staying around?”


from Country Hymn, released September 17, 2016
words by Sumanth Gopinath, music by The Gated Community, string arrangement by Sumanth Gopinath and Teresa Gowan
copyright 2016

Beth Hartman: lead vocals, egg shaker
Sumanth Gopinath: acoustic guitar, primary backing vocals, piano
Rosie Harris: backing vocals, banjo
Teresa Gowan: fiddle, violin overdubs
Johnny Becker: electric guitar
Cody Johnson: electric bass
Paul Hatlelid: drums
Stephan Hubig: violoncello overdubs



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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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