|Heaven Is A Better Place Today references|
"...It's just not the same because
A song about what people say at funerals. As Gord said, "you gotta say something." It was dedicated to the memory of Dan Snyder, a young hockey player with the Atlanta Thrashers who was killed when teammate Danny Heatley wrecked the sports car in which they were riding. Snyder was himself a fan of the band, having seen The Hip in Atlanta during October of 2002.
"...A toonie to the busker and a husky 'keep it comin' under my breath"
Perhaps another obvious one, but one
I've also been asked about Stateside. A "toonie" or "twonie" is the nickname of Canada's two dollar coin:
"Busker" is slang for a street performer: musician, dancer, magician, fire eater; who makes a living traveling to various festivals and public squares or street corners to perform their particular act. They are guerrilla performers who use the public space as their stage.