I Am Woman Hear Me Roar

Nearly 50 years ago, Helen Reddy sang out about the frustrations felt by women around the world on a daily basis. It was something for a teenager in high school, who didn’t feel like she fit in anywhere, to hold onto. It’s a timeless classic that still rings true today. A salute to women everywhereContinue reading “I Am Woman Hear Me Roar”

What is This Thing Called Love?

I was a humdrum personLeading a life apartWhen love flew in through my window wideAnd quickened my humdrum heart Love flew in through my windowI was so happy thenBut after love had stayed a little whileLove flew out again What is this thing called loveThis funny thingCalled loveJust who can solve its mysteryWhy should itContinue reading “What is This Thing Called Love?”

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.Continue reading “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Song for a Winter’s Night

Song for a Winter’s Night was first released on The Way I Feel (1967) and a different version was released on a greatest hits record, Gord’s Gold (1975): https://youtu.be/JRIlTvYp0ok. Like many winter classics, the tune was written on a hot summer day while Gord was on the road, wistful memories of home and family informContinue reading “Song for a Winter’s Night”

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland is another perfect song for a snowy, blustery day like today. It reminds us after the storm there’ll be wintry paths to play along, creating snowmen while building dreams of the future. It’s a story of a couple in love – gender, age or race is NOT specified – so it could applyContinue reading “Winter Wonderland”

The Water is Wide

Some songs have a way of being rediscovered and reconfigured by later generations, over and over again. Whether they be ancient folk songs, or more current jazz/rock tunes, they are adapted and adopted with new stylings to better suit the needs of an artist and the intended audience. The first version of The Water isContinue reading “The Water is Wide”