"Its A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
When the color of the night
And all the smoke for one life
Gives way to shaky movements
Improvisational skills

A forest of whispering speakers
Let's swear that we will
Get with the times
In a current health to stay

Let's get friendship right
Get life day to day
In the forget yer skates dream
Full of countervailing woes

In diverse as ever scenes
Proceeding on a need to know
In a face so full of meaning
As to almost make it glow

For for a good life
We just might have to weaken
And find somewhere to go

Go somewhere we're needed
Find somewhere to grow
Go somewhere we're needed

When the color of the night
And all the smoke in one life
Gives way to shaky movements
Improvisational skills

In the forest of whispering speakers
Let's swear that we will
Get with the times
In a current health to stay

And let's get friendship right
Get life day to day
In the forget yer skates dream
Full of countervailing woes

In diverse as ever scenes
Proceeding on a need to know
In a face so full of meaning
As to almost make it glow

For for a good life
We just might have to weaken
And find somewhere to go

Go somewhere we're needed
Find somewhere to grow
Go somewhere we're needed
Find somewhere to go
Let's go somewhere we're needed
Find somewhere to grow
Go where we're needed

'Cause in the forget-yer-skates dream
You can hang your head in woe
And this diverse as ever scene
Know which way to go


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"It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

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    General Commenti cant believe no one had said anything about his song...it is so awesome and T-Hip is one of the greatest bands ever.
    chisox142on July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree the hip rules!!!!
    I love them so much!!! This song is great too.
    chickynickyon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHip most certainly does rock, these lyrics are deep, i love them!
    PennyLane18on August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti dont know what the song means but i love this song its deep!!!!!!
    fluffypinkangelon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song on the radio and just had to find the lyrics for it, I love it but I've only heard it twice. :(

    It came on this morning while I was getting ready for class and my sister gave me one of those "what the hell is this?" looks but she doesn't like a lot of what I listen to,lol.
    strykerchickon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, the video and the hip. This song just gets to you somehow.
    Emoqueakon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy boyfriend got me to love this song.

    its on my top...50 now (which is a compliment because i think my list is a top 1000) :)
    Kayla610on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe Tragically Hip are possibly the only genuinely Canadian band that hasn't yet bought into American pop culture... As for this song, it has affected me just as deeply as "Bobcaygeon" affected me the first time I heard it way back when. Just saw these guys live last night, and they are one damn hell of a good show. (Sam Roberts rocked the roof down too).
    carmson September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI first heard this song while I was asleep and my friend was watching the TV. This song was playing and it crept into my dreams. For some reason I dreamt that Rutger Hauer was singing it to Kristy Swanson. The next morning I asked my friend if he was listening to Tragically Hip, and he was like "Yeah, it's their new song, it rocks." Then I asked him if he was watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer or something, and he was like "No." So I guess I'm a nut.
    MadShangi2003on March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwell i havent heard the song, but i just have to agree with carms on that one... the hip havent sold out their Canadian roots just to be more of an American commodity. The Tragically Hip are proud to be Canadian, and in turn makes me damn proud to be Canadian. Definately without a doubt, my favourite band of all time. They should be crowned Canada's Band"
    HipFan_007on July 02, 2003   Link

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