"6 A.m. Or Nearer" as written by and Bachman....
There ain't no reason to talk about the things I could have done
My livin' don't come easy and I've hardly just begun
I'm not getting back the heartaches like before
Anymore
Anymore

They say seeing is believing so I lent myself to travel
Soon became experienced and my soul turned into gravel
Turned every stone and opened every door
Like before
Like before

Sun was hardly shining
It was six a.m. or nearer
My mind was sick of trying
As the sky became a mirror
I really felt like dying
It was six a.m. or nearer
I was drowning
I was drowning

I soon got sick of falling
So I took a try in praying
I heard somebody calling
Might have been a baby playing
And I fell down from the ceiling to the floor
Like before
Like before

Sun was hardly shining
It was six a.m. or nearer
My mind was sick of trying
As the sky became a mirror
I really felt like dying
It was six a.m. or nearer
I was drowning
I was drowning


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"6 A.M. or Nearer" as written by Bachman

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    General CommentSucha great ballad, very 6Am sounding, sombre, lazy but overall great.
    A_Mickon May 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom the LP "Canned Wheat", containing the hit singles "No Time", "Laughing", & "Undun".
    "6 A.M. or Nearer" (track 5), written by Randy Bachman, clocks in at 5:06 min. and starts off with a sprightly piano solo segueing into the song proper.
    For a "deep cut" or filler song, or for whatever reason this song ended up on "Canned Wheat", it's hands-down the best track on the album, IMO. BTW, the storyline seems to involve being up before the dawn due to some serious ruminating over why, having spent time and effort making several attempts to find a little serenity in one's lackluster existence, those "surefire" exercises in life-affirmation still left one's spirit lacking.
    It's a great song although it's really moody, overtly reflective, and doesn't have a happy ending. Listen to it at your own risk should you hear it in the dark just before dawn.
    pharmageekon August 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom the LP "Canned Wheat", containing the hit singles "No Time", "Laughing", & "Undun".
    "6 A.M. or Nearer" (track 5), written by Randy Bachman, clocks in at 5:06 min. and starts off with a sprightly piano solo segueing into the song proper.
    For a "deep cut" or filler song, or for whatever reason this song ended up on "Canned Wheat", it's hands-down the best track on the album, IMO. BTW, the storyline seems to involve being up before the dawn due to some serious ruminating over why, having spent time and effort making several attempts to find a little serenity in one's lackluster existence, those "surefire" exercises in life-affirmation still left one's spirit lacking.
    It's a great song although it's really moody, overtly reflective, and doesn't have a happy ending. Listen to it at your own risk should you hear it in the dark just before dawn.
    pharmageekon August 10, 2007   Link

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