"The Last Of The Unplucked Gems" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gordon Sinclair....
Violins and tambourines
This is what we think they mean
It's hard to say, it's sad but true
I'm kinda dumb and so are you

When the mystique varies thus
You can send a man to bury us
It's hard to say, it's sad but true
I'm kinda dumb and so are you

The last of the unplucked gems
The last of the unplucked gems
The last of the unplucked gems

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"The Last of the Unplucked Gems" as written by Gordon Sinclair Gordon Downie

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    General CommentIt's about how people suck the magic and mystery out of songs by defining their meanings: violins and tambourines, and this is what we think they mean.

    What's the point in creating art if people are just going to come along and say, "it means this?" Might as well send a man to bury us.

    The last of the unplucked gems? It was, until I came along and said, "it means this."
    wonderdogon January 31, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti feel that it has to do with elite status

    being at the hip show in syracuse this past weekend (nov.7/09) they played this amazing tune and got me thinkin bout it.

    i relate this song to Hip shows performed in Canada vs those performed in the US (these being 'the last of the unplucked gems')

    if i had to choose between a group of hip shows in the states and in Canada then i would obviously choose the canadian shows, but not to say the shows in the states are bad
    they're almost just as incredible but not as breathtaking as Canadian shows.....

    the last chosen (plucked) out of a group of elite.
    chebbs14on November 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know what this song means..
    but, by far, it is the best song
    xArcanumon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA tune on dying...makes sense, they are still a cult band of sorts down below number 49...if they become massively famous, send a man to bury them. An oddly shorter pre-version of the At the Hundreth Meridian
    OpinionHeadon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNice interpretation, wonderdog. I've enjoyed this song for many years and you've just added a new dimension to it.
    hipfan78on April 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at that show... it was my first... i would love to see them in canada i'm just across the river...
    sunb1rdon November 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentViolins and tambourines hypnotize.

    The last of the unplucked gems refers to the massive gold deposit located somewhere within the Glacier National Park of Canada.

    Quartz creek ;-)
    nogoldhearon February 07, 2017   Link

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