We invariably left the prairies
In my heart
Since we never moved an inch
Does the love grow
Home with the wild rose(?), now
Somethings(?) moving out here

We invariably left the prairies
In my heart
Since we never moved an inch
Then you found me
Alone on a Friday, now
Somethings(?) moving out here

So I'm going over (?)
My parents or your dad
Rockies or the Great Lakes
And my heart pounds as you say

So I'm going over (?)
My parents or your dad
Rockies or the Great Lakes
And my heart pounds as you say

And all these things will past
It's the good ones that will last
And right here what we've had
Is a good thing, it will last

And all these things will past
It's the good ones that will last
And right here what we've had
Is a good thing, it will last


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    General CommentSwapped Garneau for Dundas
    My parents for your dad
    The Rockies for the Great Lakes
    And my heart pounds as you say

    This one hits close to home, as I have also moved from Alberta to Ontario.

    Garneau is a neighbourhood in Edmonton, whereas Dundas is one in Toronto.
    jurlacheron October 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the chorus is talking about the things he's traded, moving from AB to ON: [?] for Dundas, my parents for your dad, the Rockies for the Great Lakes.. The [?] is probably some street in AB; I wish I knew which.
    CinnamonJaneon January 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis definitely is a moving away from home song. I think the message is that you always take a part of your "home" with you, wherever you go. Of course, it would make much more sense if the lyrics were correct: the third (and 9th) line is "since THEY never moved an inch," which I take it means that the part of the prairie they have with them is only in their heart, since the prairies are physically still in AB.
    cheidiotouon August 09, 2009   Link

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