I've seen enough parts to know where we stand
It's impossible to take it all in
Those bright city lights, they're burning your eyes
It's unreasonable to see them from Mars

You're unrecognizable
You're state of the art
You're paper plans
You're counselled and tall
You incorrigible stone
You're missing the point
You're un-drivable
You're falling apart

It's back and forth between all of the pride that I've got
And all that I've lost
And I'm defined by these city streets and sidewalks
And when the crowds came it put me off

It's apropos that
Just after the fact
A note arrived - a hand on our backs
"Those fiery skies
They showed us all why
You're so livable
You set the bar high"

We'll be back and we'll stay
All in from so far away
You can fit us in, just stack us upon
Up in our Lego block homes
Poised to flatten below
Tease our city bangs with these honeycombs

It's back and forth between all of the pride that I've got
And all that I've lost
And I'm defined by these city streets and sidewalks
And when the crowds came it put me off
It put me off


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    Song MeaningTaken from an interview:

    When Said the Whale's Tyler Bancroft wrote the song, "2010," with its Vancouver Olympics undertones, his original feelings were that of pride and enthusiasm for his city.

    Following the Stanley Cup riots last June, pride turned to shame.

    "It's almost like an anti-Vancouver song," Bancroft said of the way "2010" has morphed, especially in its video treatment featuring footage from the riots, cars ablaze next to the downtown Bay store, with masked individuals roaming the streets. "But it's really not."
    Stockholmon January 19, 2014   Link

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