Look for me another day.
I feel that I could change,
I feel that I could change.
There's a sudden joy that's like
a fish, a moving light;
I thought I saw it
rowing on the lakes of Canada

Oh laughing man, what have you won?
Don't tell me what cannot be done.
My little mouth, my winter lungs,
don't tell me what can't be done.

Walking in the circle of a flashlight
someone starts to sing, to join in.
Talk of loneliness in quiet voices.
I am shy but you can reach me.
Rowing on the lakes of Canada,
rowing on the lakes of Canada.

Oh laughing man, what have you won?
Don't tell me what cannot be done.
My little mouth, my winter lungs,
don't tell me what can't be done.

Look for me another time
Give me another day
I feel that I could change

Rowing on the lakes of Canada


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    General Commentone of my favorite songs of all time. many of their songs are about recognizing personal weaknesses and spiritual depravity, but at the same time knowing that there is a possibility for change (ie through god's help). my favorite lines are:

    "Talk of loneliness in quiet voices.
    I am shy but you can reach me."

    i find these words have a personal significance for me. their songs are often sad, but always hopeful.

    and they aren't from canada - i think they're from pennsylvania. i get the impression that the rowing is on a family vacation to canada (not competitive).
    mbisskyon January 26, 2006   Link

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