Welcome to Canada,
it's the Maple Leaf State.
Canada, oh Canada it's great!
The people are nice and they speak French too.
If you don't like it, man, you sniff glue.
The Great White North, their kilts are plaid,
Hosers take off, it's not half bad.

I want to be where yaks can run free,
Where Royal Mounties can arrest me.

Let's go to Canada, let's leave today,
Canada, oh, Canada, I Sil Vous Plait.

They've got trees, and mooses, and sled dogs,
Lots of lumber, and lumberjacks, and logs!
We all think it's kind of a drag,
That you have to go there to get milk in a bag.
They say "eh?" instead of "what?" or "duh?"
That's the mighty power of Canada.

I want to be where lemmings run into the sea,
Where the marmosets can attack me.

Let's go to Canada, let's leave today,
Canada, oh, Canada, I Sil Vous Plait.

Please, oh, please, explain to me,
How this all has come to be,
We forgot to mention something here.
Did we say that William Shatner is a native citizen?
And Slurpees made from venison, That's deer.

Let's go to Canada, let's leave today,
Canada, oh, Canada, I Sil Vous Plait.


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown

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    if al gore won president i would move to canada...

    steveo77on June 05, 2002   Link
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    I like the fact that this is a christian band and this song either intentionally makes no sense (making it hilarious) or the symbolism is so thick it doesn't make any sense. if the symbolism part is true, then they did it on purpose (which makes them hilarious) or thought it would mean something. oh well.

    canteendaveon April 15, 2002   Link
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    phew

    emomakesmesadon May 06, 2002   Link
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    This song is a joke and they are just having fun :)

    Aslardon May 07, 2002   Link
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    This song is hilarious, one of FIF's best. Too bad their newer songs are more serious...

    Squall3600on May 08, 2002   Link
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    i like this song

    ironcheeseon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Eh?

    SKankinSkaGirlon June 28, 2002   Link
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    LOL, I live in Canada. Most people would take this an an insult, I think its a fucken hilarious song. Kinda Bias, they forgot to mention that we live in Igloos, and eat Seal blubber. LOL

    See yah later EH

    Drink_and_Fighton August 05, 2002   Link
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    i really dont know what to say, someone should make an american version of this song. kinda funny i guess but we really don't have lemmings running freely are what ever the fuck he was saying.

    sic n twistedon August 07, 2002   Link
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    Man, I love Five Iron Frenzy... one minute doing some serious praise song, the next some random crazy thing just to have fun (sometimes at the same time, too)... I mean... "Pants: The Rock Opera"... that's hard to beat. Their new album was a bit more serious and not much ska, but it's all good. Anyway, this is one of my all time favorite songs, I'm not quite sure why :D. Yeah.

    Gamzilla0on August 16, 2002   Link

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