Sidemen come out first
John Stockfish base guitar
Looks at the world through the eyes of Nashville,
The Riverboat and Charlie McCoy
He's just a boy

The lead guitarist Red Shea who's really come a long, long way
Since rythym rocker jingle jangle
And go Red!

And Lightfoot
Edwardian, suddenly striped
His hair blondish and poetic
He is less than vinyl perfect
His foot is a precise anchor for the husk and vibrance of his voice

He is the image of Alberta
The side street near Chicago
The grim beauty of Toronto

He is an artist
He is an artist
He is an artist painting sistine masterpieces of pine and fur and backwoods
Still echos long ago the winter night of black July and then the outcome
Of an early cleveland rainfall

I sit softly among the rest waiting there for him to paint his pictures
And as the go-go girl went round and our heads were in a spin I thought about
The Crossroads, In the Early Morning Rain and Rosanna

I'm not saying that I'm sory
I'm just telling you this story
And when Lightfoot's magic calls
You can write it on your walls
'Cause that's what walls are for

He is an artist.

Lyrics submitted by kevin

Lightfoot Lyrics as written by Cummings Bachman

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Lightfoot song meanings
Add Your Thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentI have a hunch this is about Gordon Lightfoot, fellow Canadian.
    kashmir91086on March 15, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkasmir91086: "I have a hunch this is about Gordon Lightfoot, fellow Canadian. "

    Gee, ya RECKON?? What gave it away? The fact that they specifically name his actual side men John Stockfish and Red Shea, and several of his best known songs like "Early Morning Rain" and "Walls"??? Or could it be that the TITLE OF THE FREAKIN' SONG IS "LIGHTFOOT"??? Great work there, Sherlock...
    TobyWanKenobeon July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no clue what this song means. its good though. towards the end is cool
    heyjude55on April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing songs, not given nearly enough attention. Very beautiful.
    A_Mickon May 14, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top