Grave Beyond The Courtyard Gate

(Patrick Sullivan)

I wrote this song after a friend of the family's son took his own life.

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Just beyond the courtyard gate Rests the sadness life can create He felt like he didn't have a choice Now desperation stole his voice I felt so empty as I cried Like a part of me had died Life it can be so unfair I pray a silent prayer Feeling nothing but the pain How can I explain These tears I cannot contain Crying over your grave Why must it be this way There's nothing more that you can say You're gone, You're finally free But, look at what's left of me He never really had a chance A victim of a circumstance As I read the writing on his stone I'm reminded you left us all alone As I try hard to understand This wasn't the way that your life was planned I feel so empty inside All caused by your suicide Feeling nothing but the pain How can I explain These tears I cannot contain Crying over your grave Why must it be this way There's nothing more that you can say You're gone, You're finally free But, look at what you've done to me Just beyond the courtyard gate I felt like I would suffocate As I lay my flowers upon your grave Trying hard to be brave I miss your smile, I miss your face I pray the lord gave you all of his love and grace I'm sorry that you thought this was the only way XXXX XXX XXX XX XXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXXX XXX XXX X XXXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX X XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXX XXXX XX XX XXXX XXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXX XXX XXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XX XXXX XXXXXX XXXX XX XX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXX XXXX XXX XXXX X XXXXX XXX XXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XXX XXXXXXX XXX XXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXXXXXXX XXX XXX XXXXXXXX XXX XX XXX XXXXX XX XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXXX XXXX XXXX XXX XXXX XXXX X XXXXX XXX XXXX XXXXX XXX XX XXXX XXXXX XXX XX XX X XXXXXX XXX XXXXX XXXX XXX XXXXXXXXXX X XXXXX XXX XXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX XXX XXXX XXX XXX X XXXXXXX XXXXX XXXXX X XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXXX XXX XXXX XX XX XXXX XXX XXXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXX XXX XXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX XX XXXX XXXXXX XXXX XX XX