One Great City! Lyrics

The Weakerthans


album: Track 11 in album Reconstruction Site
release date: 2003-8-25
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genres: Rock
styles: Emo/Indie Rock
length: 2:55

Cover Art

The Weakerthans Reconstruction Site cover art
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late afternoon another day is nearly done

a darker grey is breaking through a lighter one
a thousand sharpened elbows in the underground
that hollow hurried sound of feet on polished floor
and in the dollar store the clerk is closing up
and counting loonies trying not to say
i hate winnipeg

the driver checks the mirror seven minutes late
crowded riders' restlessness enunciates
the guess who suck, the jets were lousy anyway
the same mood every day
and in the turning lane
someone's stalled again
he's talking to himself
and hears the price of gas repeat his phrase
i hate winnipeg

up above us all,
leaning into sky
our golden business boy
will watch the north end die
and sing 'i love this town'
then let his arching wrecking ball proclaim:
"i...hate...winnipeg"


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 (Manifest)
  • 2 The Reasons
  • 3 Reconstruction Site
  • 4 Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call
  • 5 Plea From a Cat Named Virtute
  • 6 Our Retired Explorer (Dines with Michel Foucault in Paris, 1961)
  • 7 Time’s Arrow
  • 8 (Hospital Vespers)
  • 9 Uncorrected Proofs
  • 10 A New Name for Everything
  • 11 One Great City!
  • 12 Benediction
  • 13 The Prescience of Dawn
  • 14 (Past‐due)