"Bridge to Canada" as written by and Shingai Elizabeth Maria/smith Shoniwa....
How love can conquer
The most reluctant souls
I'll take my chances
If you give back what you stole

Let me give you a spade
To dig your merry hole
I dig your smile too
And you dug my poker face

I couldn't get in so
Threw stones at your window
Love like an arrow
The arrow has left its bow

Traveling overseas
I'm missing my sweet pea
Airports and handkerchiefs and broken families

On the bridge to Canada
I wish you'd fall but not drown
On the bridge to Canada
Yes I would wear you like a crown

I threw the dice on you
Went very far away
Some people they don't hurt
Just in it for the chase
Zero, seven, nine, five, six, zero, one, two, three, four
Deleted numbers, but remembered to the core

Maybe disappointments
Must be our appointment
Naive and hyper
Now I can't decipher

Before you close the curtains
Be sure that you're certain
When losing your patience
For flirtation and free loving

"You lost your passport!
You lost your head!
You lost your passport!!
Have you lost your head?!"
You're waking up in a foreign bed

On the bridge to Canada
I wish you'd fall but not drown
On the bridge to Canada
Yes I would wear you like a crown

On the bridge to Canada
I wish that you could see me now
On the bridge to Canada
I'll play the fool but not your clown

On the bridge to Canada
"I hear the band have just left town"
On the bridge to Canada
How I miss you now

On the bridge to Canada
You can wear me like a frown
On the bridge to Canada (oh how I will)
Play the fool in this lucky town

On the bridge to Canada
I hope that you are happy now
On the bridge to Canada
I'll play the fool but not your clown


Lyrics submitted by dejavula

"Bridge to Canada" as written by James Ross Morrison Daniel John Montagu Smith

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI think song is about a girl running away from her past
    dejavulaon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy Halfass Blow by Blow Commentary/Interpratation

    How love can conquer
    The most reluctant souls
    I'll take my chances
    If you give back what you stole

    (She's not used to the whole relationship thing, but she'll give it a try because she's already fallen)

    Let me give you a spade
    To dig your merry hole
    I dig your smile too
    and you dug my poker face
    (They are entering the relationship but she already knows that it's going to be a disaster, his "merry hole," a much nicer phrase for his grave.)

    I couldn't get in so
    Threw stones at your window
    Love like an arrow
    The arrow has left its bow
    (Eyes are the window to the soul and all that...he won't let her in emotionally, so all they do is fight.)

    Travelling overseas
    I'm missing my sweet pea
    Airports and Handkerchiefs and broken families
    (Even so, when she's away from him, she misses him)

    On the Bridge To Canada
    I wish you'd fall but not drown
    On the Bridge To Canada
    Yes I would wear you like a crown
    (She's frustrated with him, "falling" but not "Drowning" suggests that although he aggravates her, she still loves him)

    I threw the dice on you
    Went very far away
    Some people they don't hurt
    Just in it for the chase
    0-7-9-5-6-0, 1-2-3-4
    deleted numbers, but remembered to the core
    (she took a chance on him...left...he doesn't seem as emotionally invested in the relationship...perhaps cheating while she's away...blah)

    Maybe disappointments
    Must be our appointment
    Naive and hyper
    Now I can't decipher
    (Maybe the relationship is just doomed to fail...at first she was just so in love and excited but now he just confuses and frustrates her)

    Before you close the curtains
    Be sure that you're certain
    When losing your patience
    For flirtation and free loving
    (warning him that if he really wants to close the curtain on the relationship, he should make sure that he prefers the life of a bachelor to being with ~her~)

    "You lost your PASSPORT!!
    You lost your HEAD!!!
    You lost your PASSPORT!!
    Have you lost your HEAD???!!"
    You're waking up in a foreign bed
    (wtf, is he crazy for not picking her? is that motherfucker crazy?)

    On the Bridge To Canada
    I wish you'd fall but not drown
    On the Bridge To Canada
    Yes I would wear you like a crown

    On the Bridge To Canada
    I wish that you could see me now
    On the Bridge To Canada
    I'll play the fool but not your Clown

    On the Bridge To Canada
    "I hear the band have just left town"
    On the Bridge To Canada
    How I miss you now

    On the Bridge To Canada
    You can wear me like a frown
    On the Bridge To Canada (oh how I will)
    Play the fool in this lucky town

    On the Bridge To Canada
    I hope that you are happy now
    On the Bridge To Canada
    I'll play the fool but not your clown

    (they broke up she's sad and misses him but knows that he was just playing her for a fool)
    telegramon January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really like the last phrase, its a good analogy as a fool is someone who accidentally/unknowingly makes an idiot of themselves whereas a clown intentionally and repeatedly does so for payment.
    ktg72on January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you die in Canada... you die in real life!!!

    love this song.
    paradisewidowson March 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto alexandraqwerty: Let me guess.. you have GOT to be American, right? Your comment just screams Typical American - thinking your country is the absolute end all, every other place is inferior, and that Canada is just riding on your coat-tails. You are a STEREOTYPE. Congrats. *sarcastic clapping*
    filthymind69on May 07, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General Commentew, why canada

    canada fails
    alexandraqwertyon December 10, 2007   Link

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