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The true story of what happened when I tried to cross the Canadian border to go to the G8 protests in Calgary last summer.
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Genre:
Acoustic - Folk
Songs by artist:
264 songs
Upload date
May 27, 2005
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MP3 8.5 MB
128 kbps bitrate
0:00 minutes
Words/music
David Rovics © David Rovics 2002 All Rights Reserved
Story behind the song
The true story of what happened when I tried to cross the Canadian border to go to the G8 protests in Calgary last summer. (When Allie and I were in the studio to record some of these songs, I was recovering from a nasty cold of some kind, and it’s fairly evident in my voice here in this song, but I figured, what the heck, it just makes me sound a bit rough, which isn’t all bad.)
Lyrics
It was on one summer evening When I sallied forth Headed up to Calgary On the road up north The leaders of the free world were meeting To decide the planet's fate So there were some things I wanted to mention To this Group of Eight I went up to the border And was greeted with a smile Until they looked my name up And showed to me my file The guard said that freedom Canadians hold dear But it says right on this paper That we don't want your kind around here (Chorus) So I feel I should inform you In case it's something that you missed Now it is official And I'm on the list If you've ever wondered what they look like Then let me take a bow 'Cause I'm an outside agitator You're looking at one now They said I had no record Of crimes that they could find But their data told them That I might have some in mind They copied all my papers Searched all around my truck Took my picture and informed me That I was out of luck (Chorus) Now I'm no Emma Goldman Or Commandante Che But someone up in Ottawa Said I should be turned away So it leaves me wondering What have I done wrong Perhaps it is a crime I committed in a song (Chorus) ---- Created July, 2002 Copyright David Rovics 2002, all rights reserved