"Now The Struggle Has A Name" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
Now, the apology done
Applause can begin
Now, the apologies done
Applause begins

If it bleeds it leads
If it cries it flies
If it feeds a need
If it dies, it dies

Now the struggle has a name
It doesn't fade, it hasn't changed
I still feel the same
Now the struggle has a name

And Honey Watson
I struggle on

Oh, Honey Watson
We were born with sin
Some truth, some reconciliation
And gone with the wind

If it feeds the need
If it dies, it dies

Now the struggle has a name
We are the same, it hasn't changed
I still feel the same
Now the struggle has a name

Honey Watson
I struggle on

Gone, like an attraction
Like the sun in a mirror
Gone, like it was destined
To simply disappear

Gone, like Honey Watson
Applause can begin
The song is almost done
Applause begins

Now the struggle has a name
It doesn't fade, it hasn't changed
I still feel the same
Now the struggle has a name

Now the struggle has a name
We are the same, it hasn't changed
I still feel the same
Now the struggle has a name

And Honey Watson
I struggle on


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"Now the Struggle Has a Name" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentThis truly is a beautiful song, and I'm kind of surprised nobodies commented on it. Maybe nobody will see this, but I hope that they do.

    This song is about a conflict between a man and his lover Honey Watson. They want to love each other, but just cannot do it. They don't feel it; instead they feel anger and disdain towards one another. They try to overcome conflicts and obstacles, but everytime they're overcome they still feel the same as before. They have their good times and bad, but still struggle. They look for conflict so they can have something to blame their problems on. It continues over and over like a continuous cycle.
    abuseforapieon May 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThat's a good interpretation,but this song is about the Canadian government response to the residential school crisis. In 2008 prime minister Stephen Harper made an official apology to the First Nations people for the generations of native children who were stolen from their parents and placed in residential schools where they were stripped of their language and culture and faced emotional, physical and sexual abuse. It was the first time, if I recall, that the government acknowledged their part in the residential schools.

    This song is a response to this.. basically a 'Cool you've apologized, but nothing has really changed, the damage has been done. People are still suffering as a direct result of the government's policies towards the First Nations people.

    the 'If it Bleeds, it leads' is a direct criticism of the media coverage of this apology.
    yandieon September 08, 2016   Link

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