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​Saskatchewan

This song is by Rheostatics and appears on the album Melville (1991) and on the album Double Live (1997).

Dave Bidini & Martin Tielli

The moon hung high... in the canopy of sky.
Home, Caroline, home.
The coastline neared... and the deckhands cheered.
Home, Caroline, home.
The mast stood tall... like the best of us all.
Home, Caroline, home.
I thought of the clear light and the places that we hide
In a church in Saskatchewan.

On the shore appeared men... like a welcoming parade.
Banners, flags and arsenal.
But they were not what they appeared to be... as their white flags fell.
Banners, flags and arsenal.
I looked up at the moon... and at the water down below.
Home Caroline home.
I tried to remember things... that the pastor used to say.
In a church in Saskatchewan.

Everyone raced onto the deck.
I tried to shoot but I just puked.
We must wrestle back what we had sown.
We must wrestle back what we had left.

I could not fire, and I don't know why.
'Cause I knew the truth.
I felt I got what I deserved.
Then I knew the truth.

I lay on the deck... as the cannonballs soared by overhead.
Home, Caroline, home.
The hull gave in... water came rushing in all around.
Home, Caroline, home.
I thought of the farm... and the work to be done.
Home, Caroline, home.
I thought of the clean light... and the places that we'd hide
In a church in Saskatchewan.

Everyone raced onto the deck.
I tried to shoot but I just puked.
We must wrestle back what we had sown.
We must wrestle back what we had left.

I could not fire, I was down to the wire
'Cause I knew the truth
I felt I got what I deserved.
'Cause I knew the truth