"Something On" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
Your imagination's having puppies
It could be a video for new recruits
Just stare into the camera
And pretend that you got the flu
Or dream of impossible vacations
And get all teary from the wind
Look as though you're standing at the station
Long after the train came in

And see how the space tautens
Like there's something on
And you're never more hot than
When you've got something on

Picture a century of water
Bury the pipeline guy right here
Kill the dream of possible vacations
With the sweep of a mapping pioneer
Outside there's hectic action
The ice is covering the trees
And one of 'em's interconnecting
With my Chevrolet Caprice

Black out to phantom power
And like there's nothing on
And hammering the tower
And now there's nothing on

We'll ride the monorail
Rocking gently home on the trail
You want to show me the moon

I know you're standing at the station
I know there's nothing on
I know that alienation
I know the train's long gone
I can see how your face tautens
Like you've got something on
It makes me feel just rotten
But you've got something on


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"Something On" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

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    General Comment"Outside there's hectic action
    The ice is covering the trees
    And one of 'em's interconnecting
    With my chevrolet caprice
    Black out to phantom power
    And like there's nothing on
    And hammering the tower
    And now there's nothing on"

    These lines refer to the Big Ice Storm of 1998 & the subsequent blackouts across Quebec and Ontario - many of the big power line towers caved under the weight of the ice.
    chattycon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust saw this one live at Fox Theatre- introduced somewhere along the lines of "This song is about friendship, and dealing with fame"
    Yeah whatever, Gord, way to let us know, but keep rocking in the free world!
    ProudesterMonkeyon September 22, 2004   Link

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