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Thread #167838   Message #4052642
Posted By: meself
15-May-20 - 02:59 PM
Thread Name: Gordon Lightfoot Documentary CBC
Subject: RE: Gordon Lightfoot Documentary CBC
Ask the man himself. He himself despises the lyrics to ... Lovin' Me, obviously feeling they have no redeeming quality. I'm just agreeing with him.

As for 'Steel Rail Blues' - it's blatantly about a loser through his own weaknesses. 'Alberta Bound' has a couple of silly, politically incorrect lines in it that are clearly there for filler; it's not a song the whole basis of which is a celebration of cruelty to women. Lyrically, it's not much of anything, really, just a string of rhyming cliches. 'Second Cup of Coffee' I don't remember.