"Escarpment Blues" as written by and Sarah Harmer....
If they blow a hole in my backyard
Everyone is gonna run away
The creeks won't flow to the Great Lake below
Will the water in the wells still be ok?

We'll need to build some new apartments
And I know we're gonna have to fix the roads
But if we blow a hole in the escarpment
The wild ones won't have anywhere to go

If they blow a hole in the backbone
The one that runs cross the muscles of the land
We might get a load of stone for the road
But I don't know how much longer we can stand

We'll keep driving on the Blind Line
If we don't know where we want to go
Even knowledge that's sound can get watered down
Truth can get sucked out the car window

We're two-thirds water
What do we really need?
But sun, showers, soil and seed
We're two-thirds water
The aquifers provide
Deep down in the rock
There's a pearl inside

If they blow a hole in the backbone
The one that runs across the muscles of the land
We might get a load of stone for the road
But I don't know how much longer we can stand.



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"Escarpment Blues" as written by Sarah Harmer

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    General CommentAccording to an editorial review somewhere, this song is about a struggle about "blowing a hole" in Harmer's backyard, where the Niagara Escarpment is.

    I love her voice here.
    Tsuppion January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCheck out her DVD that's entitled "Escarpment Blues." It is a documentary of a walking tour that she did along the Niagra Escarpment, from the tip of the Bruce Peninsula to Burlington, ON. Great message with some great tunes.
    Steve Garveyon November 19, 2008   Link

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