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ishmael
06-20-2008, 06:49 AM
What a treasure. You Canucks have a way.

"Dance Me To The End Of Love"

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long
We're both of us beneath our love, we're both of us above
Dance me to the end of love
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn
Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic till I'm gathered safely in
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove
Dance me to the end of love.

Cohen

Rigadog
06-20-2008, 07:19 AM
Did you know that "Canuck" is a slander to those who were born in that country to the North of America (I forgot what bit's called)? Isn't it bad enough that we make them have their own kind of bacon

ishmael
06-20-2008, 07:35 AM
Alexandra Leaving

Suddenly the night has grown colder.
The god of love preparing to depart.
Alexandra hoisted on his shoulder,
They slip between the sentries of the heart.

Upheld by the simplicities of pleasure,
They gain the light, they formlessly entwine;
And radiant beyond your widest measure
They fall among the voices and the wine.

It's not a trick, your senses all deceiving,
A fitful dream, the morning will exhaust –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for this to happen,
Go firmly to the window. Drink it in.
Exquisite music. Alexandra laughing.
Your firm commitments tangible again.

And you who had the honor of her evening,
And by the honor had your own restored –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving;
Alexandra leaving with her lord.

Even though she sleeps upon your satin;
Even though she wakes you with a kiss.
Do not say the moment was imagined;
Do not stoop to strategies like this.

As someone long prepared for the occasion;
In full command of every plan you wrecked –
Do not choose a coward's explanation
that hides behind the cause and the effect.

And you who were bewildered by a meaning;
Whose code was broken, crucifix uncrossed –
Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Say goodbye to Alexandra leaving.
Then say goodbye to Alexandra lost.

Cohen

Bruce Taylor
06-20-2008, 10:17 AM
Heard him in a little documentary on CBC, a few days ago.

"My life has always felt the same. One day bleeds into another. It’s been a lot of sunlight. And then just working. It seems to be the… My inner voice seems to be saying ”make something” ! "

Transcript:

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/documents/ifitbeyourwill.excerpt.pdf

goodbasil
06-20-2008, 10:37 AM
The term "Canuck", is not considered slander here. I'm not offended.
As for Canadian bacon, its not available here. What the States calls Canadian bacon is sold as back bacon here.
You'll read in some British boatbuilding books a call for Canadian Elm for the keel. You'll never find it here. It would be sold as American Elm.
Are words like "Limy" & "Yank", really that bad.

Kaa
06-20-2008, 10:51 AM
I think Cohen's "Everybody Knows" was quite popular here around election time. Might get popular again :D

Kaa

ishmael
06-20-2008, 10:56 AM
Just to be clear, my use of "CANUCK" is affectionate,

Gonzalo
06-20-2008, 11:41 AM
Did you know that "Canuck" is a slander to those who were born in that country to the North of America (I forgot what bit's called)? Isn't it bad enough that we make them have their own kind of bacon Can we get them to take their geese back? Awfully messy around here.

paladin
06-20-2008, 01:11 PM
uh...somehow.....Canuckian Geese dunno got the same ring to it......

Captain Blight
06-20-2008, 02:04 PM
I am a big fan of Canuckistan, probably going to move to the Toronto area sometime in the next year.

TimH
06-20-2008, 02:13 PM
Toronto is too cold. BC isnt bad.

maybe the north end of Vancouver Island..or the some remote gulf island...

bob winter
06-20-2008, 03:16 PM
Wouldn't make a dog live in Toronto - horrible place - way too many people, many of whom are Torontonians. Vancouver Island would be OK but not Victoria unless you have bags of money.

As to the geese. They are Canada Geese, not Canadian Geese. I know for a fact that many of them are native Americans since they seem to live in Florida year round. I understand that there is a plan under consideration by Canadian autorities to place small data gathering devices placed on some of the geese who still migrate to save the cost of paying agents in the US.

seanz
06-20-2008, 04:40 PM
Who cares what the geese are called.........Canada/Canadian
Got any recipes?
:)

Rigadog
06-21-2008, 06:52 PM
Peameal Bacon is good to eat.