George Jones – The Door

"The Door" was George Jones' sixth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single stayed a single week at number one and would spend a total of ten weeks on the country chart.

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Cover LP George Jones Epic 1975
Cover LP George Jones Epic 1975

“The Door” is a song written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, and recorded by American country music artist George Jones. It was released in October 1974 as the first single from the album The Best of George Jones. “The Door” was George Jones’ sixth number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single stayed a single week at number one and would spend a total of ten weeks on the country chart.

Jones had scored his first solo #1 hit single in seven years with “The Grand Tour” in 1974, the first of several extraordinary performances producer Billy Sherrill would coax out of the temperamental singer in the long years ahead. “The Door” tells the story of a former soldier who, despite being haunted by the sights and sounds he endured in battle, confesses that he was most traumatized by the sound of the door closing when the woman he loved walked out on him.



From the album The Best of George Jones
B-side “Wean Me”
Released October 1974
Genre Country
Length 2:42
Label Epic
Songwriter(s) Billy Sherrill. Norro Wilson
Producer(s) Billy Sherrill





George Jones – The Door Lyrics

I’ve heard the sound of my dear old mama crying
And the sound of the train that took me off to war
The awful sound of a thousand bombs exploding
And I wondered if I could take it anymore

There were times when they almost drove me crazy
But I did my best and took it like a man
And who would think in my lonely room I’d hear it
The one sound in the world my heart can’t stand

To hear that sound and to know its really over
Through tear stained eyes I watched her walk away
And of earthquakes, storms and guns and war
Lord, nothing has ever hurt me more than that lonely sound
The closing of the door

And of earthquakes, storms and guns and war
Lord, nothing ever hurt me more than that lonely sound
The closing of the door…

Single George Jones Epic 1974
Single George Jones Epic 1974
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