This Is Our Home (8:30 Newfoundland) 

Written from December 2006 through February 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee

From the rolling fields of wheat to the busy city streets
There’s a feeling and a spirit all our own
True north, strong and free
Stand on guard you and me
From the east to the west we roam

This is our home

From Norman Wells at the top, all the way to the rock
There’s a wind that’s always blown
From down Summerside
To the Queen Charlotte Islands
There’s a way of life we’ve always known

This is our home

I’ve seen the Northern Lights dancing over Yellowknife
While standing in the middle of a field
From Pier 21 all the way to Flin Flon
You’ve gotta cross that Canadian Shield
And no one knows winter, like we know winter
Blowing in off Lake Ontario
From the Ottawa Canal to Bonhomme Carnaval
There’s a little place I love in the Gatineau’s
With a covered bridge and a swimming hole

This is our home

From Portage and Main
To Yonge and Queen
And every street corner in between
No matter where you go in this rugged land
There’s one thing we all understand
Every woman, every child and man

8:30 Newfoundland

Way up in Peace country
Down east in Kings county
And clear across to Thunder Bay
Where Winnipeg feels like forever
And Hope seems like never
Let alone out Campbell River way

And when you cross the border and you see caribou on the quarter
Then and only then will you be home
I’ve driven from the Peg to the Chuk and Yankees call us Canucks
But together we’ll never stand alone
Yeah, together, we’ll never stand alone
Yeah, forever the Maple Leaf will be flown

This is our home

Tar sands in Fort Mac
Red wood stands in Kitimat
And down in the Shuswap’s too
I’ve seen midnight feel like high noon
From the Dome to Saskatoon
There’s Confederation Bridge and Butternut Ridge
Sudbury and the Sault
I’ve lived in the Lakeland, I’ve been to the Badlands
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump too
I’ve been snowed in for days on the TransCanada Highway
And that was in the month of June

This is our home

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