False Creek changed in '86
the year Expo exploited her shore
It's been twenty two years laying down bricks
and there's no room for me here any more, any more
there's no room for me here anymore

I made my mark in '84
Born to the month of June
My home at the heart of Charleson Park
I never thought I'd be leaving so soon, so soon
Never thought I'd be leaving so soon

I've watched the walls of Yaletown
growing up over my mountain view
My old horizon under the clouds
I'll be sad when I'm thinking of you
I'll be sad when I'm thinking of you

Now all the old men and their boats have gone
and I will be leaving too
My little red roof by the old duck pond
I'll be saying farewell to you
I'll be saying farewell to you


Lyrics submitted by Kelp12, edited by Stockholm

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    General CommentThis song is about him growing up and how the town is growing with him. He's made his mark there, and now it's time for him to leave the place where he grew up.
    minimegooseyon November 28, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is about the neighbourhood of False Creek in Vancouver. It was developed during Expo 86, and then again during the 2010 Olympics when it became Olympic Village.
    It isn't just a song about the city growing, but about the city outgrowing its inhabitants. Vancouver has a reputation for being very expensive, and eating its artists. The area the song refers to in particular gentrified really fast and went from an affordable space to a trendy one. It's about that feeling of being pushed away from a city that you love dearly.
    MilvaMon May 20, 2016   Link

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