We didn't think very hard about where we came from. And how that in itself could do us so wrong. We didn't bother to learn anyone else's language. You don't need many words for a drunk conversation. As we traveled through each foreign land. We heard their jokes, and we wanted in. So, we called ourselves Canadian. Yeah, colour us Canadian. We're all stopped at the border. No one's getting through. This passport once was golden - guess that's no longer true. It wasn't drugs or cash - all that used to matter. It was a simple stare, and we knew not to feel flattered. When did it all go wrong? I'd like to know. We'd call ourselves Canadian - anything but American.

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    General Commenti think the song is about the band touring europe and how they had the mentality of most americans: "were the best. why do we need to know about other cultures. they should learn our language." but as they traveled and toured they realized people hated america and most wouldnt talk to them because they were american so in order to socialize they dubbed themselves canadian.

    "this passport once was golden" - is a conceit portraying how america really did used to be great but is no longer viewed the same way. it really sums up the idea of the song: america isnt as great as it used to be.

    now, this story of the tour and calling themselves canadian may be true but its more likely fiction used to tell the story of so many other travelers: they come to find that americans arent embraced as much as they thought. i think this song is very witty and an awesome commentary. i ask myself the same question... when did it all go wrong?
    ohpioneeron January 10, 2006   Link

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