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Abel
"Get Back Again" Unreleased

Adam and Eve
"When The Weight Comes Down" Up To Here (1989)

Australians
"Sharks" Music@Work (2000)

Bankhead, Tallulah
"The Dire Wolf" In Violet Light (2002)

Barilko, Bill
"Fifty Mission Cap" Fully Completely (1992)

Beck
"Coffee Girl" We Are The Same (2009)

Beck, Jeff
"The Lookahead" Now For Plan A (2012)

Busker
"Heaven Is A Better Place Today" In Between Evolution (2004)

Cat Power
"Coffee Girl" We Are The Same (2009)

Caesar, Julius
"Last American Exit" The Tragically Hip (1987)

Cage, John
"Tiger The Lion" Music@Work (2000)

Cain
"Get Back Again" Unreleased

Canadian Prime Ministers
"Wheat Kings" Fully Completely (1992)

Cartier, Jacques
"Looking For A Place To Happen" Fully Completely (1992)

Carver, Raymond
"Use It Up" In Violet Light (2002)

Christ, Jesus
"The Drop Off" World Container (2006)

Cobain, Kurt
"Don't Wake Daddy" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Conquistadors
"Locked In The Trunk Of A Car" Fully Completely (1992)

Cooder, Ry
"At The Hundredth Meridian" Fully Completely (1992)

Cordelia
"Cordelia" Road Apples (1991)

Cormier, Dottie
"All Tore Up" In Violet Light (2002)

Cousteau, Jacques
"Twist My Arm" Road Apples (1991)

Daredevils of Niagara
"Daredevil" Day For Night (1994)

Dawson, Richard
"The Wherewithal" Fully Completely (1992)

Downie, Laura
"The Lookahead" Now For Plan A (2012)

Downie, Mike
"38 Years Old" Up To Here (1989)

Dylan, Bob
"The Drop Off" World Container (2006)

Ellison, Jim
"Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man" Phantom Power (1998)

Esthete
"Apartment Song" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Falstaff
"Fiddlers Green" Road Apples (1991)

Feral or wild children
"Boots Or Hearts" Up To Here (1989)

Filles Du Roi
"Fifty Mission Cap" Heksenketel Video (1993)

Frye, Northrope
"Luv(sic)" World Container (2006)

Gardner, John
"Use It Up" In Violet Light (2002)

Gillespie, Charles
"Fiddlers Green" Road Apples (1991)

God's representative on Earth
"Love Is A First" We Are The Same (2009)

Harvey, Ann
"The Dire Wolf" In Violet Light (2002)

Himmler, Heinrich
"World Container" World Container (2006)

The Irish
"Sharks" Music@Work (2000)

Keats, John
"Honey, Please" We Are The Same (2009)

Keith, Toby
"It Can't Be Nashville Every Night" In Between Evolution (2004)

Kennedy family
"Little Bones" Road Apples (1991)

Lee, Canada
"The Dire Wolf" In Violet Light (2002)

Lord's Resistance Army
"Fighter Fighter" Unreleased

Lowell, Robert
"Leave" In Violet Light (2002)

Macbeth, character and curse
"Cordelia" Road Apples (1991)

Mackenzie, William Lyon
Alternate verse in live versions of "Lake Fever"

MacLennan, Hugh
"Courage" Fully Completely (1992)

Matador's
"Flamenco" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

McKay, Bill
"Greasy Jungle" Day For Night (1994)

McKay, Bill
"Inevitability of Death" Day For Night (1994)

Medicine Man
"Opiated" Up To Here (1989)

The Men They Couldn't Hang
"Bobcaygeon" Phantom Power (1998)

Mercury, Freddie
"Fly" (2006)

Mexicans
"Vapour Trails" Phantom Power (1998)

Milgaard, David
"Wheat Kings" Fully Completely (1992)

Mitchell, Joni
"All Tore Up" In Violet Light (2002)

Mitchell, Joni
"The Heart Of The Melt" In Between Evolution (2004)

Moralists
"The Rules" Phantom Power (1998)

Nazi's
"Scared" Day For Night (1994)

Nelson, Willie
"Bobcaygeon" Phantom Power (1998)

Newman, Randy
"Use It Up" In Violet Light (2002)

Nixon, Richard
"The Wherewithal" Fully Completely (1992)

North American Natives
"Looking For A Place To Happen" Fully Completely (1992)

O'Meara, David
"Leave" In Violet Light (2002)

Orr, Bobby
"Fireworks" Phantom Power (1998)

Parker, Colonel Tom
"New Orleans Is Sinking" Up To Here (1989)

Peck, Gregory
"Silver Jet" In Violet Light (2002)

Presley, Elvis
"Blow At High Dough" Up To Here (1989)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
"38 Years Old" Up To Here (1989)

Shakespeare, William
"Cordelia" Road Apples (1991)

Shakespeare, William
"Three Pistols" Road Apples (1991)

Shakespeare, William
"Problem Bears" IVL Bonus Track (2002)

Sherpa's
"Sherpa" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Shockley, William
"Little Bones" Road Apples (1991)

Snyder, Dan
"Heaven Is A Better Place Today" In Between Evolution (2004)

Soulful Gymnast
"Greasy Jungle" Day For Night (1994)

Springsteen, Bruce
"Use It Up" In Violet Light (2002)

Springsteen, Bruce
"Forest Edge" IVL Bonus Track (2002)

St. Peter
"Opiated" Up To Here (1989)

Sunday, Billy
"The Bastard" Music@Work (2000)

Superfarmers
"Poets" Phantom Power (1998)

Superfarmers
"The Rules" Phantom Power (1998)

Thomson, Tom
"Three Pistols" Road Apples (1991)

The Toronto Maple Leafs
"Fifty Mission Cap" Fully Completely (1992)

Trainor, Winnie
"Three Pistols" Road Apples (1991)

Trudeau, Pierre Elliott
"An Inch An Hour" Day For Night (1994)

Voltaire
"Problem Bears" IVL Bonus Track (2002)

Watson, Honey
"Now The Struggle Has A Name" We Are The Same (2009)

Wheat Kings
"Wheat Kings" Fully Completely (1992)

Window Washers
"No Threat" Hipeponymous (2005)

World War II mariners
"Nautical Disaster" Day For Night (1994)

World War II pilots
"Fifty Mission Cap" Fully Completely (1992)

Places

Hip Head Wyman Laliberte did some amazing work with Google Earth, using the index from this site to create a file of geographic locations based on places mentioned in Hip lyrics: Google Earth

Algonquin Park, Ontario
"The Bear" Music@Work (2000)

Algonquin Park, Ontario
"Lake Fever" Music@Work (2000)

Antarctica
"Emperor Penguin" Phantom Power (1998)

Appian Way, Italy
"Putting Down" Music@Work (2000)

Athabaska River, Alberta
"The Depression Suite" We Are The Same (2009)

Attawapiskat, Ontario
"Goodnight Attawapiskat" Now For Plan A (2012)

Berlin, Germany
"Eldorado" Fully Completely (1992)

Berlin, Germany
"Sharks" Music@Work (2000)

Boardwalk, Atlantic City
"Putting Down" Music@Work (2000)

Bobcaygeon, Ontario
"Bobcaygeon" Phantom Power (1998)

Buffalo, New York
"At The Hundredth Meridian" Fully Completely (1992)

Calgary, Alberta
"Take Forever" Now For Plan A (2012)

Canada
"Last Night I Dreamed You Didn't Love Me" World Container (2006)

Canada
"Summer's Killing Us" In Between Evolution (2004)

Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador
"Silver Jet" In Violet Light (2002)

Cemetery Sideroad
"Cemetery Sideroad" The Tragically Hip (1987)

Central Park Zoo
"Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park" In Between Evolution (2004)

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
"Chagrin Falls" Phantom Power (1998)

Chicago, Illinois
"The Depression Suite" We Are The Same (2009)

Churchill, Manitoba
"Thompson Girl" Phantom Power (1998)

Clayquot Sound, British Columbia
"Silver Jet" In Violet Light (2002)

Cleveland, Ohio
"World Container" World Container (2006)

Copenhagen, Denmark
"One Night In Copenhagen" In Between Evolution (2004)

El Dorado
"Eldorado" Fully Completely (1992)

El Paso, Texas
"Yawning or Snarling" Day For Night (1994)

Etobicoke, Ontario
"Ultra Mundane" IVL Bonus Track (2002)

Fiddlers Green
"Fiddlers Green" Road Apples (1991)

France
"Nautical Disaster" Day For Night (1994)

Gambier Islands
"The Dire Wolf" In Violet Light (2002)

Ganges River
"My Music At Work" Music@Work (2000)

Golden Rim Motor Inn
"The Luxury" Road Apples (1991)

Grand Canyon
"Giftshop" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Hazeldean Road, Ottawa, Ontario
"Greasy Jungle" Day For Night (1994)

Hengelo, Netherlands
"At The Hundredth Meridian" Fully Completely (1992)

Highway #401
"Titanic Terrarium" Day For Night (1994)

Himalayas
"Poets" Phantom Power (1998)

Horseshoe Tavern
"Bobcaygeon" Phantom Power (1998)

Hundredth Meridian
"At The Hundredth Meridian" Fully Completely (1992)

Isle Aux Morts, Newfoundland and Labrador
"The Dire Wolf" In Violet Light (2002)

Kremlin
"Fireworks" Phantom Power (1998)

Lake Memphremagog
"Problem Bears" In Violet Light (2002)

Live Between Us Wall, Kingston, Ontario
"Live Between Us" Live Between Us (1997)

Lombard Street, San Francisco
"Mean Streak" In Between Evolution (2004)

Lombard Street, San Francisco
"Are We Family" In Between Evolution (2004)

Los Angeles, California
"Now For Plan A" Now For Plan A (2012)

Mariana Trench
"Sharks" Music@Work (2000)

Millhaven Maximum Security
"38 Years Old" Up To Here (1989)

Minnesota
"New Orleans Is Beat" In Between Evolution (2004)

Mississippi River
"New Orleans Is Beat" In Between Evolution (2004)

Mistaken Point, Newfoundland and Labrador
"Fly" (2006)

Montreal, Quebec
"Montreal" Unreleased

Moonbeam, Ontario
"Fly" (2006)

Moroto, Uganda
"Fighter Fighter" Unreleased

Mount Vesuvius
"Toronto #4" Music@Work (2000)

Nashville, Tennessee
"It Can't be Nashville Every Night" In Between Evolution (2004)

New Caledonia (British Columbia)
"Are We Family" In Between Evolution (2004)

New Orleans, Louisiana
"Little Bones" Road Apples (1991)

New Orleans, Louisiana
"New Orleans Is Sinking" Up To Here (1989)

New Orleans, Louisiana
"New Orleans Is Beat" In Between Evolution (2004)

New Orleans, Louisiana
"The Depression Suite" We Are The Same (2009)

New York, New York
"Flamenco" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Niagara Falls, Ontario
"Daredevil" Day For Night (1994)

Nine Mile Nuclear Facility, Oswego, New York
"Morning Moon" We Are The Same (2009)

Paris of the Prairies
"Wheat Kings" Fully Completely (1992)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"The Bastard" Music@Work (2000)

Regent Theatre
"All Canadian Surf Club" The Tragically Hip (1987)

Reno, Nevada
"Small Town Bringdown" The Tragically Hip (1987)

Rideau Canal
"Skeleton Park" We Are The Same (2009)

Rio Grande River
"Yawning or Snarling" Day For Night (1994)

Russia
"Scared" Day For Night (1994)

Sarnia, Ontario
"In Sarnia" Man Machine Poem (2016)

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
"Born In The Water" Road Apples (1991)

Serengeti, Africa
"Don't Wake Daddy" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Skeleton Park, Kingston, Ontario
"Skeleton Park" We Are The Same (2009)

Sleepy Hallow, Tarrytown, New York
"Don't Wake Daddy" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Speed River, Guelph, Ontario
"Speed River" We Are The Same (2009)

Springside Park, Napanee, Ontario
"An Inch An Hour" Day For Night (1994)

Tacoma Narrows Bridge
"Vaccination Scar" In Between Evolution (2004)

Thompson, Manitoba
"Thompson Girl" Phantom Power (1998)

Toronto, Ontario
"Bobcaygeon" Phantom Power (1998)

Toronto, Ontario
"Queen of the Furrows" We Are The Same (2009)

Trois-Pistoles, Quebec
"Three Pistols" Road Apples (1991)

Vienna, Austria
"Springtime In Vienna" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Things and Events

1970
"Another Midnight" Up To Here (1989)

1972 Summit on Ice
"Fireworks" Phantom Power (1998)

"A Whale For The Killing" by Farley Mowat
"Scared" Day For Night (1994)

Avocet
"Man Machine Poem" Now For Plan A (2012)

Battleship Bismarck
"Nautical Disaster" Day For Night (1994)

The Bell
"Daredevil" Day For Night (1994)

Big Ben, operation and clock
"Silver Jet" In Violet Light (2002)

Biosphere
"Titanic Terrarium" Day For Night (1994)

Blue Angels stunt flying team
"Coconut Cream" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Boots on fire, Canada Day 1990
"Pigeon Camera" Fully Completely (1992)

Brevity Code
"Tiger The Lion" Music@Work (2000)

Britney Invisible
"Yer Not The Ocean" World Container (2006)

Canada Goose
"The Last Recluse" We Are The Same (2009)

Cadillac
"Another Midnight" Up To Here (1989)

Cadillac
"All Canadian Surf Club" The Tragically Hip (1987)

Cadillac Eldorado
"Eldorado" Fully Completely (1992)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
"Wheat Kings" Fully Completely (1992)

Cannonball Tree
"Sherpa" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Chameleons
"World Container" World Container (2006)

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
"As Makeshift As We Are" In Between Evolution (2004)

Chevrolet Caprice
"Something On" Phantom Power (1998)

Child-ghost
"Last Night I Dreamed You Didn't Love Me" World Container (2006)

Cholera epidemic of 1832
"Lake Fever" Music@Work (2000)

Christie Pitts riot
"Bobcaygeon" Phantom Power (1998)

Cinema-a-clef
"So Hard Done By" Day For Night (1994)

Coffee Mate
"Vapour Trails" Phantom Power (1998)

Cold War
"Fireworks" Phantom Power (1998)

Comet tail dust
"Goodnight Josephine" In Between Evolution (2004)

Corduroy Roads
"At The Hundredth Meridian" Fully Completely (1992)

The Crown
"Trickle Down" Up To Here (1989)

Day Eraser by Mason Maestro
"In View" World Container (2006)

Deadheading
"On The Verge" Road Apples (1991)

Degenerate art exhibit, 1937
"Put It Off" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

De-militarized destroyers
"Scared" Day For Night (1994)

"Don't Forget" by Martha Wainwright
"World Container" World Container (2006)

The Egg Thief
"Man Machine Poem" Now For Plan A (2012)

El Camino
"Small Town Bringdown" The Tragically Hip (1987)

El Paso police incident
"Yawning or Snarling" Day For Night (1994)

Elk
"The Kids Don't Get It" World Container (2006)

Emperor Penguins
"Emperor Penguin" Phantom Power (1998)

Excited States
"In View" World Container (2006)

Fifty Mission Cap
"Fifty Mission Cap" Fully Completely (1992)

Fight or flee response
"Sherpa" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Film Noir
"Grace, Too" Day For Night (1994)

"Fire In The Hole" by Hazel Dickens
"Fire In The Hole" Day For Night (1994)

Flamenco dance, culture and "Flamenco-sweep"
"Flamenco" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Fleur-De-Lis
"The Luxury" Road Apples (1991)

Flooding a hockey rink
"700ft Ceiling" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Focus groups
"Scared" Day For Night (1994)

French Foreign Legion
"Cemetery Sideroad" The Tragically Hip (1987)

FTA/NAFTA
"New Orleans Is Sinking" Up To Here (1989)

German and Russian museum raids of WWII
"Scared" Day For Night (1994)

Giant Squid
"The Kids Don't Get It" World Container (2006)

Goodyear blimp
"Titanic Terrarium" Day For Night (1994)

Gradual obsolescence
"Scared" Day For Night (1994)

Green Star
"Silver Jet" In Violet Light (2002)

Gus the polar bear
"Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park" In Between Evolution (2004)

Gwen Jacobs court decision
"Poets" Phantom Power (1998)

Hairbird
"Thugs" Day For Night (1994)

"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
"Three Pistols" Road Apples (1991)

Heritage Minutes
"Freak Turbulence" Music@Work (2000)

A high ball
"Little Bones" Road Apples (1991)

Hoodoo
"On The Verge" Road Apples (1991)

Hens and roosters
"Queen of the Furrows" We Are The Same (2009)

Hornets
"Ahead By A Century" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Ice fishing huts
"Membership" Phantom Power (1998)

Ice storm of 1998
"Something On" Phantom Power (1998)

Incest and spying
"Pigeon Camera" Fully Completely (1992)

Interstate brickface
"Vapour Trails" Phantom Power (1998)

"It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" by Seth
"It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" In Violet Light (2002)

"Jaws" (1975)
"The Dark Canuck" In Violet Light (2002)

Kiss Alive T-shirt
"The Drop Off" World Container (2006)

"The Last of the Crazy People" by Timothy Findlay
"Little Bones" Road Apples (1991)

Language Laws, Meech Lake
"Born In The Water" Road Apples (1991)

"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" by James Agee and Walker Evans
"Silver Jet" In Violet Light (2002)

"Lost in the Barrens" by Farley Mowat
"The Depression Suite" We Are The Same (2009)

"Love Tara" by Eric's Trip
"Put It Off" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Medical jargon
"In A World Possessed By The Human Mind" Man Machine Poem (2016)

"Metropolis" (1926)
"Greasy Jungle" Day For Night (1994)

"Miss Rumphius" by Barbara Cooney
"A Beautiful Thing" In Violet Light (2002)

Montreal Massacre
"Montreal" Unreleased

Music industry and pop stars
"Fireworks" Phantom Power (1998)

Newfoundland Dog
"The Dire Wolf" In Violet Light (2002)

Northern Bee
"Sherpa" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

Northern Lights
"Ultra Mundane" IVL Bonus Track (2002)

Northern Lights
"Goodnight Josephine" In Between Evolution (2004)

Northumberland Wolves
"Silver Jet" In Violet Light (2002)

O Canada
"Country Day" We Are The Same (2009)

Octopus Ink
"As Makeshift As We Are" In Between Evolution (2004)

"The People That Time Forgot" (1977)
"Thugs" Day For Night (1994)

Peregrine Falcon
"Man Machine Poem" Now For Plan A (2012)

Pigeon cameras
"Pigeon Camera" Fully Completely (1992)

Playboy Magazine
"The Luxury" Road Apples (1991)

Plymouth
"Everytime You Go" Up To Here (1989)

Pro Set Hockey Card
"Fifty Mission Cap" Fully Completely (1992)

Quarter dollar
"Long Time Running" Road Apples (1991)

Remembrance Day
"Three Pistols" Road Apples (1991)

Residential schools apology
"Now The Struggle Has A Name" We Are The Same (2009)

Right Whale
"The Kids Don't Get It" World Container (2006)

The Ring
"Cooking in Wartime" Hipeponymous short film "The Right Whale" (2005)

Roman-a-clef
"Lionized" Fully Completely (1992)

"Ruby (Are You Mad)" by Cousin Emmy
"Thugs" Day For Night (1994)

Satyr
"On The Verge" Road Apples (1991)

"Sea Surface Full of Clouds" by Wallace Stevens
"The Dire Wolf" In Violet Light (2002)

Sevens at your sides
"No Threat" Yer Favourites (2005)

Shark
"Locked In The Trunk Of A Car" Fully Completely (1992)

Shroud
"Ahead By A Century" Trouble At The Henhouse (1996)

"The Spirit of the Haida Gwaii" by Bill Reid
"The Last Recluse" We Are The Same (2009)

The Stanley Cup
"Fifty Mission Cap" Fully Completely (1992)

"The Stranger In Myself" by Willy Peter Reese
"Yer Not The Ocean" World Container (2006)

Tableaux Vivant
"Lionized" Fully Completely (1992)

Terrarium
"Titanic Terrarium" Day For Night (1994)

Titanic
"Titanic Terrarium" Day For Night (1994)

Toonie
"Heaven Is A Better Place Today" In Between Evolution (2004)

'Typhoon' by Joseph Conrad
"Cooking in Wartime" Hipeponymous short film "The Right Whale" (2005)

Ultramontanism
"Ultra Mundane" IVL Bonus Track (2002)

U.S. invasion of Iraq
"Vaccination Scar" In Between Evolution (2004)

Voltaire's opinion of Canada and Shakespeare
"Problem Bears" IVL Bonus Track (2002)

"The Watch That Ends The Night" by Hugh MacLennan
"Courage" Fully Completely (1992)

Werewolf
"I'm a Werewolf Baby" The Tragically Hip (1987)

"What's Worrying Gus?" by John Boswell
"Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park" In Between Evolution (2004)

Whip-poor-will
"Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park" In Between Evolution (2004)

Winged Elephants
"The Bastard" Music@Work (2000)

Wisteria
"Now For Plan A" Now For Plan A (2012)





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