The Tragically Hip — New Orleans Is Sinking
Album: Up To Here
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7.3

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Released: 1989
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
All right

Bourbon blues on the street, loose and complete
Under skies all smoky blue green
I can't forsake a dixie dead shake
So we danced the sidewalk clean

My memory is muddy, what's this river that I'm in?
New Orleans is sinking, man, and I don't want to swim

Colonel Tom, what's wrong? What's going on?
You can't tie yourself up for a deal
He said, Hey, north, you're south, shut your big mouth
You gotta do what you feel is real

Ain't got no picture postcards, ain't got no souvenirs
My baby she don't know me when I'm thinking bout those years

Pale as a light bulb hanging on a wire
Sucking up to someone just to stoke the fire
Picking out the highlights of the scenery
Saw a little cloud that looked a little like me

I had my hands in the river, my feet back up on the banks
Looked up to the lord above and said, Hey, man, thanks

Sometimes I feel so good I got to scream
She said, Gordie, baby, I know exactly what you mean
She said, she said, I swear to god she said

My memory is muddy, what's this river that I'm in?
New Orleans is sinking, man, and I don't want to swim

Swim
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 tiare wrote:
Ugh! Boring dragging on for waaay too long; boring predictable and well boring. 

 
How can you call this boring. There is so much energy in this song. 
R.I.P. Gord. 
Farewell, Gord.
May you rest in peace.
North of the border Cancon classic-no wonder I'm tired of listening to it. It's not that isn't a rockin' beat, I've heard it too many times. Let's not even bother to discuss Cheap Trick....

CBC will be rebroadcasting the final Hip Kingston show, commercial free, this Saturday, June 24/17, 8pm Pacific time, 9pm Atlantic.

Turn on, Tune in and Hip out!


New saying up here in the great white north, as I add my "10" rating:  "In Gord we trust". 
Most excellent Hip.

Great guitar: crunchy, rolling riffs. Gord rolling his lyrics off so smooth. 10/10

Danzig light!  lol
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/EGvsyKyjFrA/hqdefault.jpg
Gordie and the boys pump it out pretty good...First song I heard and was hooked for the next 30 years...
 tiare wrote:
Ugh! Boring dragging on for waaay too long; boring predictable and well boring. 
 

I beg to differ; I think it rocks and rolls along brilliantly. I still run a bit and it’s exactly the right sort of tune for running along the Falls of Clyde!


Ugh! Boring dragging on for waaay too long; boring predictable and well boring. 
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/watching-canadas-biggest-rock-band-say-a-dramatic-goodbye
In many ways Tragically Hip is poetic essence of Canada.  Their final concert is this Sat (Aug 20) in their hometown, Kingston ON, the stadium holds only 6700 and is very much the hottest ticket in the nation.  National TV station, CBC, is streaming live across all of Canada.  Canada's Prime Minister is attending personally. Full respect to the band and lead singer and poet, Gord Downie, diagnosed with terminal cancer,  
Outstanding kick-ass Rock, cheers to the spirit of Tragically Hip  (going to light up and wish 'em the best)
 On_The_Beach wrote:

{#Roflol} Well said, cj!

 
cj does have a talent for capturing the essence of the music in words.  

cj: "This is a song where the snarling vocals and angry guitars team up to land punch after wallopping punch! Can't resist toe-tapping here!"
Loving it - classic Hip
The Tragically Hip's new album, Man Machine Poem is released today! Possibly their last, since singer Gord Downie's diagnosis with terminal brain cancer. The band is also going on tour this summer, one last time...

All hail The Hip!
Wishing Gord Downie all the very best!