Wes’s Random Weekend Theme – 09/28/12

“There’s no simple explanation
for anything important any of us do…”

For an explanation of what I’m doing read this post.

As I left work tonight I was greeted by this sight on my windshield-

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So naturally this called for a song that was upbeat but just a little introspective and melancholy. I hit the shuffle on my trusty iPod Nano and it delivered the all too perfect for my mood “Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)” by Canada’s house band, The Tragically Hip.

More after the jump:

For an alternate interpretation, check out this cover by actress Sarah Polley for the Atom Egoyan movie The Sweet Hereafter

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 piss on all of your background
And piss on all your surroundings

Courage, my word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, your word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, my word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, it couldn’t come at a worse time

There’s no simple
Explanation
For anything important
Any of us do
And, yeah, the human
Tragedy
Consists in
The necessity
Of living with
The consequences
Under pressure
Under pressure

Courage, my word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, your word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, my word
It didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, it couldn’t come at a worse time

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