We the dead, we the dead find a country road
Country road, lead the dead from our homes to the ground
Keep a book of the maggots our bodies will snare
'Cause the earth is the earth, no need to travel in the air

The CN Tower is built upon our bones!
The CN Tower will always be our home!

Decorate 'round the base, all the graves of our lost loves
Cabbages, ginger root and a crucifix

Never rode on the plains, never thought I couldn't stay
Had a good run anyway, had a good run anyway
I could fill up the lake with all the things I didn't say
Had a good run anyway, had a good run anyway

From the top of the tower
Radio buds in our ears
We can see your house from here
(x2)


Lyrics submitted by gyroscope, edited by protoflex

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    General Commentif arcade fire is the lifeblood of montreal, then i think owen pallet is the lifeblood of our great city, toronto. these songs feel so familiar to me, and they carry such a great emotion of place, who hasn't at one point thought that the CN tower belongs to the dead, andhat they could fill up the lake with all the things they didn't say?
    paul_bankson December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh dear me, I can't get enough of Owen.
    He is the epitome of everything beautiful in this world.
    Maybe my opinion is a little strong...ahah.
    Gorgeous song though.
    abodyofenglishon April 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is final fantasy's best song and im going to buy really pissed if i cant buy thier album anywhere
    pawgabron May 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had no idea that Canada had the worlds tallest building!
    Thank you, Owen Pallett
    OurQuietPlanon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe 49 MP version is so pretty. I think it's refreshing to have him rework his pieces.
    tdamcbigityon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgod it's so eerily beautiful. i love owen pallett's music. he's fricking amazing.
    pirate-sammyon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI so dig those electronic beats.
    lirsveacbaon November 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about dead people hanging out being dead, thinking about their lives and living in a tower.
    Im glad i know what the cn tower is now. and i always thought he said "the cn tower's built upon a boat" which i now see would not make sense.
    jordan bakeron December 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is about how the CN tower is an amazing acheivement. It also symbolizes how there are things that these people didn't get around to while they were alive and they were really important to them but at least they have a superficial accomplishment. Does that even make sence?!

    Anyways, I just got tickets to his concert and I am so excited and I hope he plays this.
    synchroelon July 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song talks about the validity of the human body as a vessel living and dying and finding its home in the earth. We see people die every day. what we do not see is any religion raising them from the dead hints the line "no need to travel in the air." Many would argue one religion talks specifically about that very thing refered to by many as a zombie and to that person i would say where are all these christians who are being raised from the dead because all i've seen so far is their having died. then we goes on to speak of how short lived life really is and i agree that all the time in the world could never be enough for me in this wonderful existance i call life. the cn tower actually has very little to do with the song in my opinion actually. its just the sight of a graveyard which is fiting.
    Estewarton November 08, 2010   Link

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