Ahead by a Century

First thing we’d climb a treeAnd maybe then we’d talkOr sit silentlyAnd listen to our thoughtsWith illusions of somedayCast in a golden lightNo dress rehearsalThis is our life And that’s where the hornet stung meAnd I had a feverish dreamWith revenge and doubtTonight we smoke them out You are ahead by a centuryYou are aheadContinue reading “Ahead by a Century”

Go No More A-Roving

So we’ll go no more, no moreSo we’ll go no more, no more So we’ll go no more a-rovingSo late into the nightThough the heart be still as lovingAnd the moon be still as brightFor the sword outwears its sheathAnd the soul outwears the breastAnd the heart must pause to breatheAnd love itself have restContinue reading “Go No More A-Roving”

I've Got Everything I Need, Almost

In 2019, Downchild has been celebrating 50 years of making sweet Canadian blues. The cherry on the cake has been having their song I’ve Got Everything I Need, Almost inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. Congrats gents, long may you play! I got everything I need, almostI got everything I need, almostBut IContinue reading “I've Got Everything I Need, Almost”

River

River, released nearly 50 years ago, is a classically Canadian, non-Christmasy, Christmas-time tune of lost love. It’s perfect for those who may have the Christmas blues, or are just tired of listening to the fake, off-tune, glittery tunes the radio churns out 24/7 this time of year. It’s coming on Christmas They’re cutting down treesContinue reading “River”

Winterlong

I waited for you, Winterlong You seem to be where I belong. It’s all illusion anyway. If things should ever turn out wrong And all the love we have is gone, It won’t be easy on that day. Waiting to follow Through the dreamlight of your way Is not so easy for me now. HalfContinue reading “Winterlong”