"Eldorado" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gordon Sinclair....
he's a man-sized Eldorado, hooved a doo and who could blame him where we going? what's the ticket? just the mention of
berlin makes me sexy and tired of thinking about drinking for thinking of drinking while thinking about drinking and thinking
about drinking it's a man-sized inside

look in here it's all hardwood what's that smell? smells like coffee if you regret it please say something, i've got no genius for
evil that makes me common and tired of loving, recovering, loving, recoveringlovingrecovering recovering. it's a man-sized

he's a man sized - eldorado, whoopty-do if you can't take it where he's going? what's that ticking? just the mention of berlin
makes me sexy and tired of thinkingaboutdrinkingforthinking ofdrinkingwhilethinkingaboutdrinkingandthinkingaboutdrinking
tired of lovingrecoveringlovingrecoveringlovingrecoveringloving recovering it's a man-sized inside it's a man-sized inside

Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death, edited by chameleonsatnight

"Eldorado" as written by Gordon Sinclair Gordon Downie

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    General Commenteldorado: an imaginary place of great wealth and opportunity

    so if it's man-sized, it would only exist in the mind..
    vanceastro2on April 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is the best song the Hip has ever written. In my Opinion. But There are many great songs. I've never heard a bad Hip song
    Fully__Completelyon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds really nonsensical, like it was written under the influence of Labatt Blue and Jack Daniels. Damn good song by the by.
    OpinionHeadon February 24, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationSo, I've loved this song since I was a kid. I always thought that "Berlin" was "Her name" growing up, but once I realized it was "Berlin" I couldn't help but think it wasn't about some dude drinking over a lost love, but rather JFK. Maybe the drinking part is an allusion to the drinking problems that have plagued the Kennedy family? The "loving recovering" a reference to his many alleged affairs? "What's that ticking", a grim reminder of how short his life was? "Look in here it's all hardwood. ... It's a man-sized inside." Is this not obviously the coffin?

    I know it's not a very Canadian interpretation, but I think it's one that could be made to fit.
    hillermanon April 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's likely about Eldorado, Ontario. They make many references to Canadian towns...
    hiphip123on August 22, 2016   Link

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