"Mist" as written by and Rody Walker Luke Hoskin....
About a gunshot away there’s a place that I long to be
tippin’ bottles with me old cock.
When the shit’s all said and sorted, I plan to settle down and stay
one middle finger to the landlocked.
From the first time boatin’ o’r there’s not too much I can recall.
I kissed a plastic cod and drank rum till I was friggered.
I decided then and there that I’d return, even if I had to crawl.
Something outside was broken and something inside me, triggered.

It’s a long ride home, but it’s always my destination.
It’s a long ride home

If the sun bursts apart at the end of the world
I don’t think I will give a damn
as long as I’m surrounded by friends and pints in goddamned Newfoundland.
So here’s to Newfoundland.

I breathed a sigh of relief the next time steppin’ off the plane.
It’d been a long, hard, vapid winter.
Johnny and the boys were waiting there ready to explain,
they weren’t there to drive us, just a welcome back to the Island.
So we taxied to the venue to prepare for the night to sweep.
Slept in the back room until the India showed up.
When we finally took the stage, it shifted beneath our feet.
We stood on the shoulders of proud Newfoundlanders.

And I think it bears repeating that no one buckled under.

We all got bit by the cod that we all kissed.
It left an infection in our lips and a longing in the mist.
You’re as deep as the grave, and you’re marching to the heartbeat of the land.

Yes, I be a Newfoundlander B’y
Not by birth, but in my heart
Yes, I be a Newfoundlander B’y

Lyrics submitted by TUNDRA35, edited by Chrissalix, Posz

"Mist" as written by Lucas Hoskin Arif Mirabodlbaghi

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  • +4
    General CommentWell, the first few times I heard this song I didn't have a lyric sheet and was just trying to hear what the lyrics were. I initially thought Rody was talking about the extinction of the Beothuk people (a now extinct First Nations group that lived on Newfoundland when Europeans first arrived).

    The Beothuk died mostly due to war with Europeans and disease. Hints to this are "a GUNSHOT away there's a place I want to be" and "it left INFECTION in our lips and a longing in the mist".
    And then the line "you're as deep as your grave and your marching to the heartbeat of the land" could elude to the now extinct Native group.
    The line "Jonny and the boys" welcomed them to the island. Well, the first Governor of Newfoundland was named "John Guy", and he tried to establish peaceful relations with the Beothuk.

    But then I just came here and read the lyrics carefully, and I think everything I said above might all be nonsense.

    I guess Rody just really really likes Newfoundland.
    Vissanon October 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn the music video, they talk about on their second trip to newfoundland, the crowd moved the entire stage back a few feet (When we finally took the stage, it shifted beneath our feet.) and then caught the drummer and held him up to allow him to continue playing (We stood on the shoulders of proud Newfoundlanders.)
    Ictis97on May 26, 2015   Link

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