What the hell is this?
You said, "It's art, just fuckin' mirror it."
Where did we go wrong?
If not here, where do we belong?
In a shot of sun off an airplane far above her?
In the glint of the foot-burnished manhole cover?
In a light, a sign of one kind or another?
In the gleaming eye of a fighter or a lover?

Sitting here at the Horton's,
so you know this is important.
If not here, then where?
If not now then when?
When a feather's an immovable force?
When the stampede's an obstacle course?
When Ancient Train has hit Ol' Transient Horse?
When we're a Vancouver divorce?

Now that we've hammered the last spike
and we've punched the railroad through,
thought there'd be more to say
thought there'd be more to do.
I love your paintings-don't take your colors away.
I've grown more fearful of them every day.
Swimming up their dark rivers to discover your source,
a source of strange and unrequited remorse.
And I found the end of the world, of course,
but it's not the end of the world, of course.
It's just a Vancouver divorce.
It's just a Vancouver divorce.

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    General CommentYes, this is a very good song and the CD is wonderful as well. Unfortunately for me, I was in a very intense relationship with a girl and we listening to this CD non-stop, pretty much went to sleep to it ever night. Anyways, we broke up, I still love her and it hurts me greatly to listen to this CD. As well, this was also her favourite song from the CD.

    But ya, it's a great tune. Gord's solo stuff is awesome, I hope he comes out with more. Battle of the Nudes was good, not as good as coke Machine Glow in my opinion, but my feelings for both albums are highly biased to what they meant to my life at the time.

    As far as meaning, I think that he sees the break far too abrupt. One day she is there and the next gone ("i thought there'd be more to say, i thought there'd be more to do"). And at the end, I think he realizes that he's got to move on, even he doesnt' want too, he's never going to have her again so might as well get on with life.

    Which I guess is good advice for me. So, strangely enough, this album takes on even more meaning for me. Anyways, I would like to see more discussion of this album too, but I guess it isn't the most popular stuff, even in Canada, so you really can't expect too many people to post about it.
    Atom_14on June 29, 2004   Link

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