"One Night In Copenhagen" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
When the drugs hit you
Tingly begins
Conviction plus tone equals hope
Under the threat of separation

The nadir's fluorescent
The shriek of a gull
Suspended in air
The sound of the sea
Anywhere, anywhere

When the drugs quit you
As loyal as a fruit fly you'll mutter to yourself
'You talentless fuck, good fucking luck
Good fucking luck'

A delicatessen
The shriek of a horn
Suspended in air
The sound of the town
Anywhere, anywhere

It quits you in situ, here it begins
Quits you at a pay phone in the snow
One night in Copenhagen
One night in Copenhagen

You know the nadir's fluorescent
The shriek of a gull
Suspended in air
The sound of the town
Anywhere, anywhere
Anywhere



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"One Night in Copenhagen" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

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    General CommentWell, at first glance it seems to be about drugs, but drugs here are just a way of referring to some (positive) state you're in, whether it's happy, creative, or something else.

    Downie loves to write about the creative process itself and there are signs of that here. Certainly the first and second verse should be familiar to anyone who has done creative work and then looked at what he's done after the fact; it's that continual, recurring spasm of doubt, the swing between "I rock" and "I suck."

    The drugs hit you and all seems wonderful, even the nadir is aglow; they quit you, everything sucks, and your faith in yourself dissolves. And then the cycle begins again.
    wonderdogon February 01, 2005   Link

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