Song Lyric Sunday : Canadian Music.

Hello everyone, well it’s Sunday Song Lyric time again and this week our gallant host Jim Adams has requested Canadian Music.

Well there are so many great singers and singer songwriters in Canada that I just went for the first two that came to mind. K.D Lang and Alanis Morisette.

First up K.D Lang with Constant Craving.

Constant Craving” is a song written by k.d. lang and Ben Mink, and performed by k.d. lang on her album Ingénue.[1][2] The song first made the charts in 1992, and won her the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1993[3] and an MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video.

“Constant Craving” peaked at number eight on Canada’s RPM Top Singles chart and number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number two on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart. In the United Kingdom, the song was initially a modest hit when released in 1992, but following a reissue in 1993 in the wake of its American success, it reached a new peak of number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.

“Constant Craving”

Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin

And constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Maybe a great magnet pulls
All souls to what’s true
Or maybe it is life itself
That feeds wisdom to its youth

Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Craving
Ah, constant craving
Has always been
Has always been

Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been
Constant
(Constant)
Craving
(Craving)
Has always
(Always)
Been

Craving
Ah, constant craving
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
(Has always)
Always been
(Has always)
Always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been

My second choice is Alanis Morisette singing Underneath.

Underneath” is a song recorded for Alanis Morissette‘s seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement, which was produced by Guy Sigsworth. It is the album’s first single. The song was digitally released on April 15, 2008 after originally being scheduled for March 25. According to Morissette, “‘Underneath’ is about how you can only change the world after you change yourself.”

“Underneath”

Look at us break our bonds in this kitchen
Look at us rallying all our defenses
Look at us waging war in our bedroom
Look at us jumping ship in our dialogues

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

Look at us our form our cliques in our sandbox
Look at us micro kids with both our hearts blocked
Look at us turn away from all the rough spots
Look at dictatorship on my own block

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

How I’ve spun my wheels with carts before my horse
When shine on the outside springs from the root
Spotlight on these seeds of simpler reasons
This core, born into form, starts in our living room

There is no difference in what we’re doing in here
That doesn’t show up as bigger symptoms out there
So why spend all our time in dressing our bandages
When we’ve the ultimate key to the cause right here, our underneath

Well, there is one more I must add and to be honest it’s the best and probably the nearest to the prompt.

Gordon Lightfoot and The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald.

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is a hit song written, composed and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot to commemorate the sinking of the bulk carrier SS Edmund Fitzgerald on Lake Superior on November 10, 1975. Lightfoot drew his inspiration from Newsweek‘s article on the event, “The Cruelest Month”, which it published in its November 24, 1975, issue. Lightfoot considers this song to be his finest work.

Appearing originally on Lightfoot’s 1976 album Summertime Dream, the single version hit number 1 in his native Canada (in the RPM national singles survey) on November 20, 1976, barely a year after the disaster.[3] In the United States, it reached number 1 in Cashbox and number 2 for two weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 (behind Rod Stewart‘s “Tonight’s the Night“), making it Lightfoot’s second-most-successful single, behind only “Sundown“. Overseas it was at best a minor hit, peaking at number 40 in the UK Singles Chart.

The song is written in Dorian mode.[5] Lightfoot re-recorded the song in 1988 for the compilation album Gord’s Gold, Vol.

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This is part of Jim Adams Song Lyric Sunday.

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jen Goldie
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 04:21:19

    Really great choices Willow! 😊👍

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 05:55:17

    Well, I knew the first two…

    Reply

  3. beth
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 08:58:57

    great choices, there are so many talented canadian musicians who i’ve enjoyed over the years

    Reply

  4. J-Dub
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 12:46:20

    Another trifecta today! Great choices … all of them 🙂

    Reply

  5. newepicauthor
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 13:06:20

    I had a hunch that you were going to wrote about an Alanis Morissette song. Maggie wrote about the same k.d. lang song and I will feature a post on it later. This kind of knocks the wind out of my sails a bit. Thanks for adding that Gordon Lightfoot classic Willow.

    Reply

  6. Maggie
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 15:24:28

    What great choices, Willow. I see great minds think alike. I love all the songs you selected. They are all important reminders of a particular time in my life. Nice to see them all featured here together. 💜

    Reply

  7. John Holton
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 16:03:52

    I like k. d. lang. She has a great voice and comes up with great songs. My favorite of hers is “Miss Chatelaine,” which is great musically and hilarious if you know the story behind it…(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Chatelaine)

    Good choices for today!

    Reply

  8. Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing
    Sep 20, 2020 @ 16:20:59

    Three amazing choices today Willow! Thanks for the GL song. I loved it. It’s a great bar song ☺️👍

    Reply

  9. Lisa Coleman
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 12:54:32

    These are all great songs in their appropriate genres. The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald has always been a fav! The story it tells is haunting! 🙂

    Reply

  10. Dale
    Sep 21, 2020 @ 19:17:12

    Ugh. WHY Constant Craving? 😉 It is played to death. Ya shoulda gone with “Miss Chatelaine 😉 https://youtu.be/A-4PaxCpbGU
    Good Alanis choice and Gordon Lightfoot… what a voice 😉

    Reply

  11. freefallin14
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 19:47:08

    Really good choices.

    Reply

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