The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #30604   Message #394761
Posted By: Marion
10-Feb-01 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Northwest Passage (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: I will take the Northwest Passage!
My favourite song on "From Coffeehouse to Concert Hall" is also about the northwest passage. The song is called "Take It From Day to Day" (or something like that) and is about an ordinary crew member's experience.

Clinton, which songs do you particularly like or dislike on the album?


No stranger I to the touch of steel
Or the honest fear any man can feel
But I long for dust under my heels
And a pocket full of pay....

We're as far north now as I want to come
But Larson's got us under his thumb
And I signed up for the whole damn run
I can't get off halfway...

I often find myself repeating those last two lines when I feel the urge to get off in the middle of the whole damn run I'm currently signed on to... God, Stan was a wonderful lyricist! So many wonderful lines that are so simple and direct and yet so compelling...