Better to let Gord himself explain this one, with an assist to Jenna who tracked this down for me via the old In Violet Light launch site:
"You'd better be dying"....
isn't that how most people answer the
phone when it rings at "ungodly" hours?
Another song about a phone call...
inspired by one of my favourite children's stories, Miss Rumphius by Barbara
(bought at the finest toy store in America: Stellabella Toys in Cambridge,
In this story, Miss (Alice) Rumphius moves through her life from young girl
to old woman,
emulating the life of her grandfather
(to travel the world.... to return to her house by the sea....)
and trying to honour his request:
"You must do something to make the world more beautiful."