British Columbia (Canada) / June 2015


Look for me another day
I feel that I could change
I feel that I could change

There’s a sudden joy that’s like
a fish, a moving light;
I thought I saw it
rowing on the lakes of Canada

Oh laughing man
what have you won?
don’t tell me what cannot be done.
my little mouth, my winter lungs
don’t tell me what cannot be done
cannot be done

Walking in the cirlce of a flashlight
someone starts to sing, to join in
Talk of loneliness in quiet voices
I am shy but you can reach me
rowing on the lakes of Canada
rowing on the lakes of Canada

Oh laughing man
what have you won?
don’t tell me what cannot be done
my little mouth, my winter lungs
don’t tell me what cannot be done
cannot be done

So look for me another time,
give me another day
I feel that I could change
So look for me another time
give me another day.
I feel that I could change
rowing on the lakes of Canada
rowing on the lakes of Canada
rowing on the lakes of Canada
rowing on the lakes of Canada

THE INNOCENCE MISSION. Lakes of Canada (1999).