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Courage (for Hugh Maclennan) Lyrics

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

Sleepwalk, so fast asleep in a motel
that has the lay of home and...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2020 report

    It's about a guy that wants to commit suicide and doesn't.

  2. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2017 report

    It's about an abused wife that should have had the courage to leave sooner then later... she ended up killing him and went to prison... think about it listen to lyrics

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  3. anonymous
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    Mar 9th 2016 report

    Hugh MacLennan was a Canadian author, and the song was inspired by his novel The Watch That Ends The Night.

    The central theme of the novel, which is about a man who was thought to have died re-appearing in post-WWII Montreal, might be reflected in the bridge:

    There's no simple explanation,
    for anything important, any of us do.
    Yeah, the human tragedy
    consists in the necessity
    Of living with the consequences
    Under pressure.


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