"Lake Fever" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois and Robert Gordon Sinclair....
We can take a bit of a breather
We can skip to the practical part
We can skip to the time of neither,
When we're together and even
When we're apart

I'll tell you a story about the Lake fever or
We can skip to the coital fury
You didn't say yes or no, neither
You whispered, hurry
Hurry
Hurry
Hurry

We can take it a little bit further
We can stick to the after effects part
'Not trying to make you a believer,
Don't want to a lil' piece of your heart

Just telling you a story about the Lake fever
Or we can skip to a neutral fury
You didn't say yes or no neither
You whispered, hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry

Want to be a nobody without peer
Want to be a thought that's never done
Want to shake your faith in human nature
Want to break the hearts of everyone

Want to be your wheezing screen door
Want to be your stars of Algonquin
Want to be your roaring floorboard
Want to break the hearts of everyone

Cause discontent until they,
Cease in their investigation,
Bring back the days events,
Good citizens and time well spent,
Til we're talking in whispers again
Until we're talking in whispers again (you whispered, hurry)

Until we're talking in whispers again (you whispered, hurry)
Until we're talking in whispers again (you whispered, hurry)
Until we're talking in whispers again


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"Lake Fever" as written by Johnny Fay Gordon Downie

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    General CommentGreat song, but it's as confusing as hell...care to comment on it?
    OpinionHeadon September 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis may seem odd, but it appears that this song takes an esoteric view on a crappy horror movie. Talking in whispers, ceasing the investigation, coital fury, the after-effects part. It sounds like a teenage couple is boning in a cabin by a lake, and they meet their fates in the style of Jason Voorhees.
    OpinionHeadon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts actually the tale of an actual Lake fever, the Cholera breakout on Lake Ontario in the early 20th century.

    Two young lovers are walking on the shores, and the young man is asking for sex, in not so many questions. And she basically says yes, by saying "hurry".

    Gord had this to say: "I know you don't want to hear it, but in 1832 there was a cholera epidemic up and down the lake. Many people died where you stand tonight. And now here's a song about two young people who don't give a shit."
    Pesmoon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA reach perhaps, but perhaps about an unreported rape. If revealed publicly would destroy numerous social allegiances so the victim remains silent.

    A reach perhaps.
    falang78on January 29, 2015   Link

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