L to R: Rob Baker, Paul Langlois, Gord Downie, Johnny Fay, Gord Sinclair
I'll close with a couple of fan favorites.
From "Courage (for Hugh MacLennan)",
Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter,
Courage, your word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time...
(Written by Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois, Robert Baker, Robert Gordon Sinclair)
And, their most popular song, "Ahead By A Century" and one of my all-time favorites:
...Or sit silently and listen to our thoughts
With illusions of someday casting a golden light
No dress rehearsal, this is our life...
Take a listen to this version from Newcastle Public School in Newcastle, Ontario:
Had me in tears.