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 CommentThe lakes of Canada are utterly gorgeous - Google "Lake Louise" if you've never seen one. Standing before them, I remember feeling such a feeling of open space and freedom, that there really was beauty in the world, that I could hardly believe such beauty existed.

    It makes sense, because I see this song as being about feeling trapped. The woman in the song has been abused or mistreated or just ignored - stuck in a pattern for so long that life barely seems to have meaning. But she's seen the lakes of Canada, and she's felt those fleeting moments of joy that make all the pain worthwhile. And so underpinning the music is this sense of gritty, dogged determination; there is good out there. She won't give up. She won't be told that there's anything she can't overcome.
    braille16on December 03, 2007   Link

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