"Canadian Dream" as written by and Sam Lewis Roberts....
I went out on the street today
The Canadian Dream was as far away as it's ever been
As it's ever been

I went out on the street today
The Canadian Dream was as far away as it's ever been
As it's ever been

S.O.C.I.A.L.I.S.M. is here to stay
S.O.C.I.A.L.I.S.M. is the only way

Frozen land, frozen minds
Frozen hands and frozen time

'Cause everything moves real slow when it's forty below
Everything moves real slow when it's forty below
Yeah, everything moves real slow when it's forty below
When it's forty below

S.O.C.I.A.L.I.S.M. is here to stay
S.O.C.I.A.L.I.S.M. is the only way

'Cause everything moves real slow when it's forty below
Everything moves real slow when it's forty below
Yeah, everything moves real slow when it's forty below
When it's forty below

I went out on the street today
The Canadian Dream was as far away
I went out on the street today
The Canadian Dream was as far away

S.O.C.I.A.L.I.S.M. is here to stay
S.O.C.I.A.L.I.S.M. is the only way


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"The Canadian Dream" as written by Sam Lewis Roberts

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    General CommentWell here's the first thing that we need to keep in mind. Sam Roberts is a smart guy, educated in what is arguably the best school in Canada. He knows that Canada is FAR from a socialist country. So this is by no means a negative look at Canadian 'socialism', because Canada is not a socialist country. Its people are certainly very left-leaning, but that isn't really reflected in the way our country is run. Sam Roberts is a very avid supporter of a number of social justice causes. He was part of a documentary about sweatshop labour, and has songs about unions and workers riots. So this song is FAR from a criticism of socialism at all. Sam Roberts, one can confidently say, could well be a democratic socialist, when you look at his background, his music, and the causes he's aligned himself with.
    RomeAndStuffon October 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI am not sure what the meaning of this song is. I believe that he is either saying that Socialism is the Canadian dream, or else that Socialist tendencies prevent the Canadian dream from being realized. I would tend to lean toward the latter, but I don't really know. I would like to hear other people's opinions.
    FoaFon April 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt has anti-socialism intent. That being, the Canadian dream is far away due to the freeze in society with socialism?
    StopDanceGoon May 10, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningDespite what this line from the song 'Canadian Dream' (one of the new album’s highlights) implies, Sam isn’t trying to pass himself off as some Commie radical. He’s just the kind of guy who, when he sees a brother down, lends a hand to pick him up. It’s a socialism based on love and respect, not taxation. Because Sam knows he wouldn’t be where he is now without old Northstar buddies Eric Fares (guitar) and James Hall (bass), and recently acquired mates Dave Nugent (guitar) and drummer Corey Zadorozny (drums), all of whom kicked Sam’s ass back into gear in early 2001, when Sam and his new band debuted at a well-received Canadian Music Week showcase.


    From Maplemusic bio of Sam Roberts
    maplemusic.com/artists/sro/…
    invisiblehandshakeon March 23, 2009   Link

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