I Wanna Be a Canadian

from by Deborah Holland

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Produced by Deborah Holland and Steve Wight
Co-produced by João Pedro (J.P.) Mourão
Mixed by Rob Hoffman and Wendy Waldman
Engineered by Steve Wight and J.P. Mourão
Mastered by Robert Hadley at The Mastering Lab, Inc.


I wanna be a Canadian
Get played on Canadian radio
I wouldn’t care if the rest of the world didn’t know about me
I wanna live in a country
You don’t claw your way to the top
And people genuinely seem to care about other people

I’ll give up California sun
Nights at Dodger Stadium
Backyard avocado trees
And jacarandas swayin' in the breeze

I wanna be a Canadian
If I’m sick in a Canadian hospital
Won’t experience losing my lunch when I get the bill
If I became a Canadian
Wouldn’t vote for the president
If Sarah Palin becomes it
I’ll already be gone

Goodbye Independence Day
On Thanksgiving no parade
Trader Joe’s, a house that’s mine
And inexpensive Napa Valley wine

I’ll learn the names of the territories and provinces
Drive at the speed of kilometers shiver in Celsius
I’ll even learn “O Canada” on accordion
Oui et même parler français s’il vous plait merci

I wanna be a Canadian
Take the Trans-Canada highway to Labrador
See the Canadian Rockies in the springtime
The Canadian government
Doesn’t bully the rest of the world
And when you travel abroad people like you when you’re Canadian

Farewell cousins so long friends
They may not let me back again
So get your passport, book a flight
Come on up see a different kind of life


from VANCOUVER, released June 4, 2013
Deborah Holland: Lead and Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Accordion, and Bass
Steve Wight: Drums and Percussion
J.P. Mourão: Electric Guitars


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Deborah Holland Vancouver, British Columbia

DEBORAH HOLLAND was introduced to the world as the lead singer and songwriter of Animal Logic, (with Stewart Copeland of The Police and jazz bassist Stanley Clarke). She went on to record 4 solo albums, 2 with the folk-Americana "super-group" The Refugees, scored 5 films, and wrote and performed dozens of songs for film and TV. Her new solo album, VANCOUVER, will be released on June 4th, 2013. ... more

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