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Small Town Bringdown -I've neither been there nor driven that
Last American Exit -So they didn't name him after the salad?
Cemetery Sideroad -Fun with geography
I'm a Werewolf, Baby -Warren Zevon would be proud
All Canadian Surf Club -Picton, Ontario: Broadway North
Up To Here (1989)
Blow At High Dough -Elvis who?
New Orleans Is Sinking -It actually is
38 Years Old -Too close to home
Boots Or Hearts -You thought your parents were weird?
Everytime You Go -It's the Cadillac of automobiles
When The Weight Comes Down -Your King and Queen of Prom Night '0
Another Midnight -When sideburns and bell bottoms were cool the first time
Opiated -Read this, and you won't need to go to church on Sunday
Road Apples (1991)
Little Bones -Lee Harvey Oswald didn't do it
Twist My Arm -Sorry girl
Cordelia -Bill loves his plays
The Luxury -British Columbia road guide
Born In The Water -The shame of Sault Ste. Marie
Long Time Running -Drop her Majesty
Three Pistols -Tom Thomson had talent
Three Pistols Exhibit
On The Verge -Diefenbaker, medieval spirits, gardening tips and The Dead
Fiddler's Green -Too personal to play live
Montreal (Unreleased) -Powerful and poignant, perhaps their best ever
Get Back Again (Unreleased) -Shaharaim begat Zebadiah
Fully Completely (1992)
Courage (For Hugh Maclennan) -There's no simple explanation
Looking For A Place To Happen -Found it
At The Hundredth Meridian -Are we there yet?
Pigeon Camera -High tech war machines that shit all over my balcony
Lionized -I kinda liked "The Bicycle Thief" myself
Locked In The Trunk Of A Car -Let's go lookin' for a fight in the New World
Fifty Mission Cap -Well, at least Leaf fans have something
Wheat Kings -David Milgaard didn't do it
The Wherewithal -Survey says!
Eldorado -Chester J. Lampwick's house (If you get that one, I'll buy ya a beer)
Day For Night (1994)
Grace, Too -These girls? Grace Kelly they 'aint
Daredevil -The Maid of the Mist is the best $12 you will ever spend on something legal
Greasy Jungle -Home of 24 Sussex, the world's longest skating rink, and me
Yawning Or Snarling -First American Exit
Fire In The Hole -Heads Up for Hate!
So Hard Done By -Can we stop at the Bare Fax? I need to pick up my girlfriend's pay cheque
Nautical Disaster -World War II and water didn't mix
Nautical Disaster Exhibit
Thugs -Hillbilly hodowns and hairbirds
Inevitability of Death -Terry's gift is forever green
Scared -Stalin and Hitler fight over Monet
An Inch An Hour -"...mon nom est Canadien aussi! C'est ca mon nom!" Avril & P.E.T.
Titanic Terrarium -SPOILER: it sinks
Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)
Giftshop -Even if you didn't build it, they still come
Springtime In Vienna -A symphony, a rebirth and a state of mind
Ahead By A Century -Just use yer fists
Don't Wake Daddy -Kurt Cobain and the Headless Horseman
Flamenco -A dance, a philosophy, a gypsy curse
700ft Ceiling -How to build a backyard rink, with your host: Gord Downie
Apartment Song -Are your cups and saucers tired?
Sherpa -The first man to really top Everest and Cannonball tree's
Coconut Cream -Stunt planes and power outages
Put It Off -"Behind The Garage" is good too
Live Between Us (1997)
The Story Of... -What's in a name?
The "Live Between Us" Covers List -What is Gord singing on LBU?
Phantom Power (1998)
Poets -The epitome of vague
Something On -Ice storms and guitar necks
Bobcaygeon -Braids, beatings and boats tied up in the bay
Thompson Girl -It would be one helluva long walk
Membership -We all want to belong
Fireworks -Paul Henderson and MC Hammer
Vapour Trails -Do migrant workers drink Nestle?
The Rules -They picked who as man of the year?
Chagrin Falls -Community chest and corporate America
Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man -Fleeting friends and suicide
Emperor Penguin -They're all for the girls, but this one's for the girls
My Music At Work -They don't play traditional Hindu music on the soft rock stations 'round here
Tiger The Lion -Tom Cruise, Glenn Gould, Hugh Maclennan and John Cage in a Sopwith Camel
Lake Fever -Puttin' the moves on the great lakes
Lake Fever Exhibit
Putting Down -Jesus and New Jersey
The Bastard -Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where I preach most of my days
Freak Turbulence -Because "Heritage Minutes" was copyrighted?
Sharks -You yell "baracuda," nobody blinks, but you yell "Shark" and you've got a full scale panic on your hands
Toronto #4 -For Gord's grandma
Train Overnight -All aboard
The Bear -Smarter than your average band
In Violet Light (2002)
Use It Up -More fun with existentialism and seizing the day
'It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken' -Rock, the road and comic books
Silver Jet -Canada and Britain attacked by Nazi's and killer wolves
All Tore Up -Dottie the bluegrass singer
Leave -The blind feed the blind, whispering things like: "On the money" and "Bullseye"
A Beautiful Thing -Cambridge and kids books
The Dire Wolf -Civil Rights and shipwrecks
The Dark Canuck -It goes on and on and on
Problem Bears -Shakespeare, Richler and Voltaire
Forest Edge -Him again?
Ultra Mundane -Catholics, coyotes and the Northern Lights
In Between Evolution (2004)
Heaven Is A Better Place Today -From the ice to the afterlife
Summer's Killing Us -It's just sing, sing, sing all day
Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park -Bush is President? That'd depress me too
Vaccination Scar -When he's not playing video games...
It Can't Be Nashville Every Night -The Islamic Brotherhood of Oakridge
If New Orleans Is Beat -I'd like a grande corporate take-over with one homogenous culture to go please
You're Everywhere -If it bleeds, it leads
As Makeshift As We Are -Ya know, the way a dog shakes itself dry
Mean Streak -Winding roads and re-runs
At The Heart Of The Melt -By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong
One Night In Copenhagen -I just figured all the red lights were for traffic
Are We Family -No, no, the Sister Sledge song is totally different
Goodnight Josephine -Comet tails and concubines
Fighter Fighter -(Unreleased) Ugandan civil war and child soldiers
Yer Favourites (2005)
No Threat -Conceived in Hammer Town on New Years Eve
World Container (2006)
Yer Not The Ocean -World War Two and water once again
In View -Can you hear me now?
Fly -We will rock you
Luv(sic) -Frye away
The Kids Don't Get It -Squids, elks and the right whale
Last Night I Dreamed You Didn't Love Me -Creepy kids and Canada
The Drop Off -I guess that would be 'holy'
World Container -The Jewel of Ohio and Martha Wainwright
We Are The Same (2009)
Morning Moon -From across the lake
Honey, Please -Poetry of the earth
The Last Recluse -In your wallet
Coffee Girl -Two turn tables and a microphone
Now The Struggle Has A Name -Apologies < Action
The Depression Suite -Author and Athabaska
Queen of the Furrows -From the city to the farm
Speed River -It'll take you to Cambridge
Love Is A First -Vatican variation
Country Day -Glorious and free
Now For Plan A (2012)
At Transformation -An album unlike the others
Man Machine Poem -Birds that prey together...
Streets Ahead -...and you're not
The Lookahead -Get well Laura
We Want To Be It -And that's it
Now For Plan A -Horticulture and Hollywood
Take Forever -From Calgary, Alberta, Canada...
Goodnight Attiwapiskat -The True North Solo Efforts And Side Projects Gordon Downie
Coke Machine Glow (2001)
Vancouver Divorce -Double-double that last spike
SF Song -It's a San Francisco treat
Chancellor -Keep on rock'n in the Reichstag
Nothing But Heartache In Your Social Life -Actually, it is you...
Blackflies -Keep it beautiful
Lofty Pines -"That makes ya'll friends of mine"
Yer Possessed -The other green thing Gord's fond of
Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles
Battle Of The Nudes (2003)
Christmastime In Toronto -The decorated windows were always the best
Willow Logic -Wilderness Toronto
Pascal's Submarine -Subversion and Soviet submarines
Who By Rote -Mild wild west
Steeplechase -Ace on September 11th
The Grand Bounce (2010)
The East Wind -The laziest wind
Moon Over Glenora -Ferry'd away
The Dance and its Disappearance -We are both
The Hard Canadian -We are all The Hard Canadian
Gone -I can still push air
Yellow Days -Purdy for Cash
Night Is For Getting -Sound Familiar?
Retrace -High as an elephant's eye
Pinned -Trailing sash Stripper's Union Local 518
Stripper's Union Local 518 (2005)
Shake It Off (walking with the king of funk) -He'll get your head bobbing
Full Flow Angry Boy -For a muppet, Cookie Monster rocks
No One's Watching -Demise of a teen queen
Bullet Proof White Limo -Bobby sings... well
Lost Lost Highway -Motels and Bill Murray
Everybody Knows The Words -Hey Jude, uh... na-na-na
Give Up And Go Away -Lopez!
Local Bear -Bear killed at Kaslo
Horses & Trains -Coal miner's lament
Nothing Can Bring You Back -Sad film and a dining room table
Sweet 'N Low -Temptation Melvin Franklin
The Radio (foggy hill) -Misty nights and music
Wave After Wave -Poets and Portuguese killers
All non-lyric content and Hip photographs © 2009 Stephen Dame