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The afternoon light was reaching down to the site
as my old love stared
into the fire with her new love there
camping up north; the same place we shared

Behind the van they heard crushing of land
and they looked to see
a grizzly bear lurking amongst the trees
searching their ground for something to eat

From what I've been told, my old love just froze
but her man got scared
he started to run, thinking she had begun
but he left her there, alone in the woods with the bear

So the bear all surprised looking right into her eyes
and decided that
she was it's prey or some kind of threat
so it followed it's instincts to deal with it

It charged right towards her and stopped just before her
and stood up high
swiped at her shoulder and dragged her by the torso
around the site
and that's how my old love died

If I'd been there I wouldn't have run from the bear,
that's the worst mistake
I would've yelled and banged pots
and made sure my love wasn't taken that way

Lyrics submitted by jfrancis

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    General Commentwell, hayden certainly is a good storyteller, and he proves this in this one. pretty straight forward, his girlfriend left him for another dude, the other guy isn't really manly enough to stick with his love, opting to run away instead of trying to save her. Except cut the guy some slack, because, as hayden says, "he started to run, thinking she had begun", he thought she was running with him. But alas, Hayden says he would've saved her if he was still with her.
    jfrancison December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentKillbear Provincial Park is "up north" from the Toronto area - where Hayden hails
    ymottiaron August 21, 2009   Link

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