"Peterborough And The Kawarthas" as written by and Jim Creeggan....
I left you in the rain
Peterborough and the Kawarthas
Your reflection in the pane
Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Apples, pears, prunes, and plums
His favorite food, I told his mum
Wait for him at the end of the slide
When he climbs the stairs, stay by his side

I heard you got some rain
Peterborough and the Kawarthas
Looks like we're in for the same
Peterborough and the Kawarthas

I'm going early, won't wave good-bye
Tell him I love him; look him in the eye
I've learned how to mourn; I've learned how to miss
Let me disappear with this kiss

"Tuesday
A mix of sun and clouds
With a forty percent chance of showers
Early morning then sunny
Wind west twenty kilometers an hour
Gusting to 44
High of 22
UV index 50 and moderate"

Bird, book, and basketball
Squirrel, dog, and learning how to crawl
I found my heart when he came
Let my leaving leave like rain

I watched you from the train
Peterborough and the Kawarthas
When I come back I'll see you again
Peterborough and the Kawarthas

I'll listen for you every morning
I'll listen for you every morning
I'll listen for you every morning
I'll listen for you every morning


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"Peterborough and the Kawarthas" as written by Jim Creeggan

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    General CommentSo the dumb American Googled "The Kawarthas" in an attempt to figure out what this song is about and got...a weather report! LOL, I thought that was rather appropriate.

    (If anyone else was wondering, it seems to be a region in Ontario. Peterborough is a town there.)

    Anyway, now that I've worked that out, I think this is actually a pretty straightforward song about leaving his baby behind (to tour?), missing the baby, hoping he's well taken care of.
    gravity_defianton September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh course THe Kawarthsa is in Peterborough Ontario you dimwit! I love this song- terribly sad and very lyrical. I agree about the leaving of the little boy behind
    I_LOVE_CAMPon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's supposed to be mum. Are not the canadians part of the commonwealth? In Australia we spell it the english way. And Mum rhymes better with plum anyway.

    A great song. About someone leaving a town with his friend in it. Or its about a wife leaving her husband for a while and his mother has to take care of him. Or something like that.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI resubmitted these lyrics with "Peterborough" spelled correctly. Bow down, bitches.
    Eamonon October 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell done on the correct spelling.

    Jim does well in this song, I must say. Better than Inline Bowline.
    syd_Melon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't know that Jim could sing this welll. I like it.
    RRosieon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah seriously, WOW. Creegan ROCKED. I think he could be better than some of the other lead vocals at times. Had no idea this was about canada. Thanks for the info. good stuff.
    johntkuczon February 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJim is indeed an awesome underrated and sadly underused vocalist in the Ladies...

    For further reference of his vocals, he released a few albums with his brother and former bandmember Andy Creeggan under the Creeggan Brothers... Anna on the Moon is soooo beautiful and definitely worth listening.

    The song is all gibberish to me, I can listen to it all day but I would still be stuck on the lyrics...
    LittlePrincezzon November 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJim is indeed an awesome underrated and sadly underused vocalist in the Ladies...

    For further reference of his vocals, he released a few albums with his brother and former bandmember Andy Creeggan under the Creeggan Brothers... Anna on the Moon is soooo beautiful and definitely worth listening.

    The song is all gibberish to me, I can listen to it all day but I would still be stuck on the lyrics...
    LittlePrincezzon November 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJim is indeed an awesome underrated and sadly underused vocalist in the Ladies...

    For further reference of his vocals, he released a few albums with his brother and former bandmember Andy Creeggan under the Creeggan Brothers... Anna on the Moon is soooo beautiful and definitely worth listening.

    The song is all gibberish to me, I can listen to it all day but I would still be stuck on the lyrics...
    LittlePrincezzon November 10, 2008   Link

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