Linda G. Hill

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48. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

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Wednesday, October 18th, 6:00pm
Everyone on the bus

 

Everyone: (singing)
Does your mother tell you things
Long, long when I’m gone?
Who you talking to?
Is she telling you I’m the one?

It’s a grave mistake
And I’m wide awake

Drive in’s rained out
Weatherman wet fingers the sky
He pokes it out, he pulls it in
He don’t know why

It’s the same mistake
It’s been a long time running
It’s been a long time coming
It’s well worth the wait

We don’t go anywhere
Just on trips
We haven’t seen a thing
We still don’t know where it is

It’s a safe mistake
It’s been a long time running
It’s been a long time coming
Well, well, it’s all the same mistake
Dead to rights and wide awake
I’ll drop a caribou
I’ll tell on you
I’ll tell on you
I’ll tell on you

You’ve got a boatload of nerve
But I would say you’ve been told
You work me against my friends and you’ll get
You’ll get left out in the cold

It’s the same mistake
It’s been a long time running
It’s been a long time coming
It’s been a long, long, long time running
It’s well worth the wait
It’s well worth the wait
It’s well worth the wait
It’s well worth the wait

Long Time Running by: Gordon Downie, Robert Baker, Paul Langlois, Johnny Fay, Gordon Sinclair

Dedicated to all of Canada.
Rest in peace, Gordie.

… armed with will and determination, and grace, too …

Next stop: Thursday, October 19th, 6:00pm

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Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

4 thoughts on “48. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

  1. So true. Still so heartbroken. RIP Gord.

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  2. We knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make it any easier. A sad sad day indeed 😦

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    • It is. I heard they were planning a candlelight vigil in Kingston’s Market Square tonight. I wish I could have gone. The city buses, instead of just route numbers, said “Gord, we’ll miss you.” Makes me wonder what the passengers were really singing… 😦
      Thanks for your comment, Norm.

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