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The Grass Gypsys: Lyrics

The Country Song

(The Grass Gypsys)
September 19, 2006
Colleen & Justin Kleya

 This songs lyrics was was written in it's entirety in less than twenty minutes. We were living in Boston in 2006, and listened to mpr radio alot. The news that day wasn't good: bombing, poverty, homelessness - enough to inspire this dreamy song about someplace else.

Oh my, oh my, how I'd love to live in Canada,

I'd feel a little better in my dreams,

a few hours drive and I could live in Canada,

a few hours from what I knew the world to be.

Oh my, oh my how I'd love to live in Canada,

or better yet, I'll settle down in sweet Paris.

I hear wine is a whole lot better for ya,

"Bonjour Madame" I'll say with youthful glee.

Oh my, oh my, how I'd love to live in Canada,

Get all my friends to come caravan behind,

We could settle down and live as gypsys,

toen to town amuse the crowds until we die.

Holds up well this cardboard shell,

While I wonder to myself about america,

My home: The USA, and all things fall apart,

And I feel it in my heart a tidal wave may come

Catch up with us someday.

Oh my, oh my if I could live in Canada,

Air is clear there, the landscape so serene,

In such a strange way, I dream to live in Canada,

To have this spirit happening somehow someway.