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One of the most Canadian songs ever


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Just wanted to post this, if anyone has never heard it.  First of all, it's a beautiful song.  2nd, it's made by a Canadian band (in 2001), where the main guitarist/singer Gordie Johnson typically uses lots of Canadian made amps/gear etc. (ie: Traynor amps and amp cabinets, and a guitar effects like this one made in Canada first used by The Guess Who on "American Woman"), and 3rd the song talks about a very Canadian story many have felt in this country over the last couple of decades.

The lyrics are fairly straight forward, except that "All Hell for a Basement" is a quote from Rudyard Kipling referring to the vast underground oil reserves under Medicine Hat, Alberta.  So the song is talking about a working man who has lost his job, thinking about moving out to AB to work for the booming oil industry out there.  Enjoy.

Here are the lyrics.

 

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