One Great City

Whether you have lived in Winnipeg your whole life, or you've never even entered Manitoba, check out this tour of the city. It's not only cool, but educational.

Then, listen to the song "One Great City" by the Weakerthans. Here are the lyrics:

late afternoon another day is nearly done - a darker grey is breaking through a lighter one - a thousand sharpened elbows in the underground - that hollow hurried sound of feet on polished floor - and in the dollar store the clerk is closing up - and counting loonies trying not to say - i hate winnipeg

the driver checks the mirror seven minutes late - crowded riders' restlessness enunciates - the guess who suck, the jets were lousy anyway - the same mood every day - and in the turning lane - someone's stalled again - he's talking to himself - and hears the price of gas repeat his phrase - i hate winnipeg

up above us all, - leaning into sky - our golden business boy - will watch the north end die - and sing 'i love this town' - then let his arching wrecking ball proclaim: "i...hate...winnipeg"


Blogger nicholas said...

i miss you muchly in this frothy sea of turbulent stress. i am tossed to and fro in the pummeling waves with only your lucent reflection as a point of reference to which way my soul should swim.

a bit of a run on there hey? at any rate i miss you and wish i could be there to share in your salinger-adventures!

October 31, 2005 10:27 a.m.  

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