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Forty-Six Years Ago Lightfoot Highlighted a Racial Issue

Cherokee Bend (1975) This song has been haunting my sleep. That probably means I need to write something about it. The story isn’t new, and in this case, fictionalized, but the recent news of unmarked graves at so many Residential … Continue reading

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Song Lyrics as ‘The Journey’ (Jungian Psychology)

Bruce Miller: Fairy Tales On The Highway (1975) As you may have surmised by now, I am in the middle of reading “Ego and Archetype” by Edward F. Edinger. I already knew a great deal about the subject matter, having … Continue reading

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My Corona (with apologies to The Knack)

Ooh, my little pretty one, my pretty one When you gonna give me some time, Corona Ooh, you make my motor run, my motor run Got it coming off o’ the line, Corona Never gonna stop, give it up, such … Continue reading

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Stranger (to myself)

  I moved away from Canada in nineteen-eighty-five: I wanted to see how the other half survived; The Brits were somewhat welcoming to me, There were so many places I wanted to be.   But I didn’t realize how much … Continue reading

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We’ve Heard…

Some Leonard Koans I’ve heard the soul is diamond in the rough That pain must polish it to a bright display; But mine is diamond dust that’s blown away. (from “I’ve Counted What I Have”) Now I heard there was … Continue reading

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First New Lyrics in Years

Exempt of Every Faculty   They say: you can lead a horse to water, But you can’t make him drink; I say: you can teach a youth to read, But you can’t make him think, Because he’s exempt of every … Continue reading

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It’s a Sign of the Times

    Just Stop Your Crying Two things happened last night: Noah Mac was eliminated from The Voice after singing “Sign of the Times” and ‘Harry Styles: Live in Manchester’ was aired on CTV. Harry’s final tune was (you guessed … Continue reading

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Hey, Cathy: think this one could be lyrics for a song?

My cousin Cathy Miller is The Singing Quilter. We discussed writing another song together. I was going to focus on the ancestry.ca work I’ve been doing since 2006. Instead, I found this one in my manuscript, “Time Defined”. It might … Continue reading

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Too Many Years (lyrics)

  Too Many Years   I’m waiting at the station for the Sudbury bus To see my real dad, years ago: He answered my letter to meet this one time And there’s so much I need to know. But he … Continue reading

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