Thursday, September 14, 2006

One Of Canada's Winners

On the other side of today, is Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot.

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This is a guy who has spent his life making music. He didn't stand in front of a camera brandishing a blade. He's never lived-out an evil fantasy behind a gun on a college campus.

No...for a long time now, Gordon Lightfoot has stood on a stage and sang his songs.

My favorite Lightfoot song is:

***PONY MAN***

When it's midnight on the meadow and the cats are in the shed
And the river tells a story at the window by my bed
If you listen very closely, be as quiet as you can
In the yard you'll hear him, it is the Pony Man

We're always there to greet him when he tumbles into town
He leads a string of ponies some are white and some are brown
And they never seem to kick or bite, they only want to play
They live on candy apples instead of oats and hay

And when we are assembled he gives a soft command
And we climb aboard our ponies as in a row they stand
Then down the road we gallop and across the field we fly
And soon we all go sailing off into the midnight sky

And as we gaily rock along beside a ripplin' sea
There's Tom and Dick and Sally and Mary Jo and me
The Pony Man is leading 'cause he's traveled here before
And he gives a whoop and a holler at Mister Moon's front door

And then we stop to rest awhile where the soda river glides
Up to the slip comes a pirate ship to take us for a ride
And the Pony Man's the captain and the children are the crew
And we go in search of treasure and laugh the whole night through

And when the hold is filled with gold and the sails begin to strain
And the deck's piled high with apple pie we head for port again
Then down the whirling stair case so swift our ponies fly
And we're safely in our beds again when the sunbeams kiss the sky

"...and we're safely in our beds again."

You tell'em, Gord!

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