"Don't Wake Daddy" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
Sled dogs after dinner
Close their eyes on
The howlin' wastes
Kurt Cobain, reincarnated,
Sighs and licks his face
Then they drift past strips
Of Serengeti and the gates
Of Sleepy Hollow too
You can pause in wonder,
They paused in wonder and
Yea, I paused in wonder too
Just don't wake daddy

They can lay their heads
On their futon-beds,
So many miles from home
You can teach your children
Some fashion sense and they
Fashion some of their own
For when the policy-weary
Commune on the untamed land
Through white sheers
Whispers in their ears,
You're damned
And don't wake daddy

You can stuff yer void
With the asteroid
That's hurtlin' toward the earth
You can drop the bomb
That restores some calm
Then promises rebirth
Just don't wake daddy

It's the perfect time now
For an eclectic choice
They're all asleep but us now
It's time to hear your voice

Sing to end all songs
To end all songs


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"Don't Wake Daddy" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentAs the last two lines suggest, this maybe the song to end all songs. Whatever the real meaning, this is a great song and it should be played whenever there's trouble in any henhouse.

    :)
    OpinionHeadon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know either, i like the refernce to kurt cobain tho. I also love how there isa pause from the drums after each of these words: "don't" "wake" "daddy", the drum pause sounds so awsome!
    Daryl24on November 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI know this song doesn't have anything to do with 9/11 but it made me think of something...

    When the towers fell, America was awakened from its sleep by the bullies in Al-Qaeda. America, to some degree, is the "daddy" of the world. We have to discipline children who challenge our hegemony. Afghanistan was blown into the ground, so was Iraq, and that leaves Iran and Syria next. Maybe this song should the USA's new national anthem, considering how our foreign policy tends to be ridiculed by leftist and center-minded noisemakers.

    These are my thoughts...nothing more...
    OpinionHeadon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really like the line about Kurt Cobain, i can just imagine him reincarnated as a Huskey and sleeping by a fire at a log cabin somewhere in Alaska.

    i also like how Gord comes in on the 3rd verse and the song picks up a bit more.
    tudon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBelieve it or not Tud, this song was apparently inspired by an unusual meeting between Gord Downie and Kurt Cobain. Cobain was passed out at the time, but it left an impression on Downie and this beautiful song was born.
    OpinionHeadon January 07, 2007   Link

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