Fully Completely (1992) Lyrics And Backing Vocals
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Courage (For Hugh Maclennan)
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Full Courage Exhibit

Watch the band through a bunch of dancers
Quickly, follow the unknown with something more familiar. (Something more familiar)
Quickly something familiar (Quickly something familiar)
Courage, my word it didn't come it doesn't matter (It didn't come it doesn't matter)

Sleepwalk, so fast asleep in a motel
that has the lay of home and piss on all of your  (And piss on all of your background)
background and piss on all your surroundings (And piss on all your surroundings)
Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter (It didn't come it doesn't matter)
Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time

So there's no simple explanation
for anything important any of us do
and yea the human tragedy
consists in the necessity
of living with the consequences
under pressure, under pressure.

Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter, (It didn't come it doesn't matter)
Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time. (It couldn't come at a worse time)

Looking For A Place To Happen
Reference Window

I've got a job, I explore, I follow every little whiff
And I want my life to smell like this
To find a place, an ancient race
The kind you'd like to gamble with
Where they'd stamp on burning bags of shit.
Looking for a place to happen (Looking for a place to happen)
making stops along the way

Wayward ho! Away we go,
It's a shame to leave this masterpiece
With its' gallery gods and its' garbage-bag trees
So I'll paint a scene, from memory,
so I'd know who murdered me
It's a vain pursuit, but it helps me to sleep
Looking for a place to happen (Looking for a place to happen)
making stops along the way

Jacques Cartier, right this way,
I'll put your coat up on the bed
Hey man you've got the real bum's eye for clothes
And come on in, sit right down,
no you're not the first to show
We've all been here since, God, who knows?
Looking for a place to happen (Looking for a place to happen)
making stops along the way.

(Looking for a place to happen)

At The Hundredth Meridian
Reference Window

Me debunk an American myth?
And take my life in my hands?
Where the great plains begin,
at the hundredth meridian.
At the hundredth meridian,
where the great plains begin.

Driving down a corduroy road, (Crashing through the window)
weeds standing shoulder high. (Through the window)
Ferris wheel is rusting off in the distance.
At the hundredth meridian where the great plains begin.

Left alone to get gigantic;
hard, huge and haunted
A generation so much dumber than it's parents came
crashing through the window. (Through the window)
A raven strains along the line of the road,
carrying muddy old skull.
The wires whistle their approval,
off down the distance.

At the hundredth meridian (Hundredth meridian)
At the hundredth meridian (You're gonna miss me)
At the hundredth meridian (Trust me)
Where the great plains begin (At the hundredth meridian)
At the hundredth meridian (At the hundredth meridian)
At the hundredth meridian (Baby, you're gonna miss me)
At the hundredth meridian (Trust me)
Where the great plains begin

I remember, I remember Buffalo and I remember Hengelo
It would seem to me I remember every
single fuckin' thing I know

If I die of vanity, promise me, promise me,
they bury me someplace I don't want to be,
you'll dig me up and transport me, unceremoniously,
away from the swollen city-breeze, garbage-bag trees,
whispers of disease and the acts of enormity
and lower me slowly, sadly and properly
Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy,

At the hundredth meridian (Hundredth meridian)
At the hundredth meridian (You're gonna miss me)
At the hundredth meridian (Trust me)
Where the great plains begin (At the hundredth meridian)
At the hundredth meridian (At the hundredth meridian)
At the hundredth meridian (Baby, you're gonna miss me)
At the hundredth meridian (Trust me)
Where the great plains begin

Pigeon Camera
Reference Window

It was handsome at the auction,
oh but when we got it home,
it grew up into something we could
no longer contain
Where's our pigeon camera,
by now he could be anywhere
and after all that training.
And after all that training, (And after all that training)
With something we could no longer contain. (We could no longer contain)

It's boring, (Boring)
I'm embarrassed, (Embarassed...?)
I don't endorse that, (Slammed in my face)
I didn't want this

This house it has it politics;
over there that's my room
and that's my sister's.
And that's my sister, (And that's my sister)
With something we could no longer contain (We could no longer contain)

It's boring, (It's boring)
I'm embarrassed, (Embarrased...?)
I don't endorse that; (Slammed in my face)
I didn't want this, (Boring)
it's horrific (Boring)
I'm embarrassed (Embarrassed...?)  
I didn't want that (Slammed in my face)
I didn't want this

It's like we burned our boots with no
contingency plan

Lionized
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Cold wind blowing over your private parts
I know a lack you've got
and it makes a strong case for art.
Billboard breasts, they don't have a face,
I know that fact you've got,
no girl could ever trace.
Lionized (Lionized)

Smoking just a little too violently
I know that fact I've got
and I know it single-mindedly
Stupid, stoned cause and effect (Stupid, stoned cause and effect)
I know a lack you've got (I know a lack you've got)
and you don't even lack it yet. (And you don't even lack it yet)
Lionized (Lionized)

I can't draw, but I can trace (I can't draw, but I can trace)
I know a lack I've got, (I know a lack I've got)
an abundance of extra space (an abundance of extra space)
Cold wind blowing over your private parts (Cold wind blowing over your private parts)
I know a lack you've got is to make a strong case for art (I know a lack you've got is to make a strong case for art)

Lionized (Lionized)

Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
Reference Window

They don't know how old I am,
they found armour in my belly
From the 16th century, conquistador, I think.
They don't know how old I am,
they found armour in my belly.
Passion out of machine-revving tension, lashing
out at machine-revving tension, brushing by the
machine-revving tension.

Morning broke out the backside of a truck-stop
The end of a line a real, rainbow-likening, luck stop
Where you could say I became chronologically fucked up
Put ten bucks in just to get the tank topped off.
Then, I found a place it's dark and it's rotted. (I found a place)
It's a cool, sweet kinda place (Cool sweet kinda place)
Where the copters won't spot it
And I destroyed the map, I even thought I forgot it, (I destroyed the map)
however, every-day I'm dumping the body.
It'd be better for us if you don't understand. (Better for us if you don't understand)
It'd be better for me if you don't understand (Better for me if you don't understand)

Lemme Out!

We'll Go Too

To boldly clap in a room full of nothing
you never know, it could be one of those
poignant evenings

Museum's locked and it's long since past
closing you cannot know, you cannot not know (you cannot know, you cannot not know)
what you're knowing (what you're knowing)

What can you do, they've all gone
and we'll go too.

The curtain climbs over me every morning.
I don't know why I'm so immunized (I don't know why I'm so immunized)
against reforming. (Against reforming)

To coldly slap at a face full of nothing,
you never know it could've been one of those (You never know it could've been one of those)
looks of longing. (Looks of longing)

What can you do, they've all gone (What)
And we'll go too.

Fully Completely

Bring me back in shackles,
Hang me long out in the sun
Exonerate me, forget about me

I recommend measures for ending it.
Lover, she simply slammed the door.
She said, "you're gonna miss me.
Wait and you'll see;

Fully, completely"

I ponder the endlessness of the stars,
ignoring said same of my father:
"Either it'll move me
or it'll move right through me;

Fully, completely"

Fifty-Mission Cap
Reference Window

Bill Barilko disappeared that summer
he was on a fishing trip
The last goal he ever scored
won the Leafs the cup
They didn't win another til Nineteen Sixty Two
the year he was discovered
I stole this from a hockey card
I keep tucked up under

My fifty mission cap
I worked it in
I worked it in to look like that
It's my fifty mission cap
It says: fifty mission cap
And I worked it in (Worked it in)
I worked it in
And I worked it in (Worked it in)
To look like that
And I worked it in to look like that

Bill Barilko disappeared that summer (Nineteen Fifty One)
he was on a fishing trip (In a plane)
The last goal he ever scored (In overtime)
won the Leafs the cup
They didn't win another til Nineteen Sixty Two
the year he was discovered

My fifty mission cap
I worked it in
I worked it in to look like that
It's my fifty mission cap
It says: fifty mission cap
And I worked it in (Worked it in)
I worked it in (Worked it in)
And I worked it in (Worked it in)
To look like that (Worked it in)
And I worked it in to look like that

Wheat Kings
Reference Window

Sundown in the Paris of the Prairies
Wheat Kings have all their treasures buried
And all you hear are the rusty breezes
Pushing around the weather vane Jesus

In his Zippo lighter, he sees the killer's face
Maybe it's someone standing in a killer's place
Twenty years for nothing, well that's nothing new,
besides, No one's interested in something you didn't do

Wheat Kings and pretty things (Wheat Kings and pretty things)
Let's just see what the morning brings (Let's just see what the morning brings)

There's a dream he dreams where the high school is dead and stark
It's a museum and we're all locked up in it after dark
Where the walls are lined all yellow, grey and sinister
Hung with pictures of our parents' prime ministers

Wheat Kings and pretty things (Wheat Kings and pretty things)
Wait and see what tomorrow brings (Let's just see what the morning brings)

Late-breaking story on the CBC,
A nation whispers, "we always knew that he'd go free"
They add, "you can't be fond of living in the past,
cause if you are then there's no way that you're gonna last".

Wheat Kings and pretty things (Wheat Kings and pretty things)
let's just see what tomorrow brings (Let's just see what the morning brings)

Wheat Kings and pretty things (Wheat Kings and pretty things)
Ah, that's what tomorrow brings

The Wherewithal
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Richard talks too slow (Richard talks too slow)
he'd get interrupted long before (He'd get interrupted long before)
I always loved that guy (I always loved that guy)
and he's not on T.V. anymore (And he's not on T.V. anymore)
To get out before he had (To get out before he had)
the wherewithal to get out before (The wherewithal to get out before)
He had the wherewithal (He had the wherewithal)

You've got to coax him slow, (You've got to coax him slow)
that's the only way that he'll confess. (That's the only way that he'll confess)
Tell him that the truth will (Tell him that the truth will)
help him live with less. (Help him live with less)
To get out before he had the wherewithal (To get out before he had the wherewithal)
to get out before he had the wherewithal. (To get out before he had the wherewithal)
That's a breathy body of work (breathy body of work)
set your sights inward for a leaner look.

Richard died real slow, (Died real slow)
He won't get interrupted anymore. (He won't get interrupted anymore)
I always loved that guy (I always loved that guy)
and he's not on T.V. anymore. (And he's not on T.V. anymore)
To get out before he had the (To get out before he had the)
wherewithal to get out before (Wherewithal to get out before)
He had the wherewithal

Eldorado
Reference Window

He's a man-sized Eldorado, Hooved a doo
and who could blame him. Where we going?
What's the ticket? Just the mention of Berlin makes me sexy
and tired of thinking about drinking
for thinking of drinking while thinking
about drinking and thinking about drinking
It's a man-sized inside

Look in here it's all hardwood.
What's that smell? Smells like coffee
If you regret it please say something,
I've got no genius for evil that makes me common
and tired of loving, recovering, loving, recoveringlovingrecovering
lovingrecovering. It's a man-sized inside.

He's a man sized - Eldorado, whoopty-do
if you can't take it. Where he's going?
What's that ticking?
Just the mention of Berlin makes me sexy
and tired of thinkingaboutdrinkingforthinking
ofdrinkingwhilethinkingaboutdrinkingandthinkingaboutdrinking.
Tired of lovingrecoveringlovingrecoveringlovingrecoveringloving
recovering. It's a man-sized inside. It's a man-sized inside.





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