"Last American Exit" as written by and Gordon Sinclair....
You know the reasons I can't conceal you kow I'm leaving you
Obviously you know how I feel you know I'm tired of crawling
'hind my name among the crowd

It's not a matter for wrong or right
It ain't much better than drinking
And looking to fight it's not as easy as calling out your
Name when ism down

[Chorus]
I'm on the last american exit to the north land
I'm on the last american exit to my homeland
I'm on the last american exit to my
Last chance the keep calling out my name, I shout it down

You've made them wonder and know for sure
You've made them hunger at night and then run for the door you know you'll
Probably cry like Caesar's son when you're found

It's not your face it's another town let's face it baby
I'm up and then baby I'm down you'll watch the border offer you fame and
Watch you drown

[Chorus]

Know your neighbors and know they'll take us
Know my city it's just like theirs are hope I make it I know I'm gonna make it
Somehow know my savior he knows you shakers
Know my pity I'll see you later I'd like to stay but I know it doesn't matter
Somehow

[Chorus]

They keep callin' out my name they keep callin' out my name
They keep callin' out my name I shout it down


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"Last American Exit" as written by Gordon Sinclair

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    General CommentAwesome song...awesome video...need more be said.
    OpinionHeadon May 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"...watch the border offer you fame, and watch you drown"

    Can't get much more profound than that.
    vitaminfon September 05, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationAfter listening to this song about 100 times since I discovered it last year, I think finally they're singing about their conflicts about being a Canadian band playing in the US.

    They realize, I think, that fame and fortune resides in the big, wealthy US -- "They keep calling out my name, I shout it down" -- but at the same time they realize they do not truly belong in America, in a different land, in a different country.

    They're saying goodbye to the US, but also goodbye to the possibilities of the immense fame and fortune it offers them, if only. It's a sad, but a mature, wise goodbye to some of their dreams even as they learn what is important to them.
    LonelyMoonon May 25, 2017   Link

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