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I Wish I Lived In Canada

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June 10th, 2013 Posted 4:28 pm

Here’s an acoustic recording of a little tune I’ve been working on over the past couple of weeks, dedicated to the gorgeous country that is Canada.

I’ve never even set foot onto it, but from what I’ve heard and from the people I’ve met who hail from its shores, it sounds like an incredible place.

In any case: travel + romance = perfect song inspiration for me 🙂

Maybe… just maybe… I’ll make it there someday?

Lyrics
(C) 2013 Dan Schaumann

I wish I lived in Canada
Cause everyone I know
From British Columbia
To Ontario

Has got this charm
Within their personality
I wish I lived in Canada
Yeah it’s the place for me

I wish I lived in Canada
The stories that they tell
Through their song and poetry
Imagination dwells

From guys like Hawksley Workman
To bands like Great Big Sea
I wish I lived in Canada
Their music is for me

I wish I lived in Canada
I’ll become a connoisseur
Of Nova Scotian Donairs
And of gravy chips with curd

And bottles of that syrup
Syphoned from the maple tree
I wish I lived in Canada
It tastes so very sweet

I wish I lived in Canada
That’s where I’ll find my girl
After all these travelling years
She’ll light up my world

In her cutest little accent
As we watch the northern lights
She’ll say to me “je t’aime”
And we’ll hold each other tight

I wish I lived in Canada
Where it snows at winter time
We’ll light the fire together
And we’ll dream by it at night

We’ll wake in each others arms
On our white Christmas day
When I find her in Canada
That’s where I’ll want to stay

I wish I lived in Canada
Cause when I find my girl
I’ve got this little plan
To surely lighten up our world

I’ll take her to the far east coast
A trip to St John’s town
I’ll hold her while the sun sets
And put one knee on the ground

I wish I lived in Canada
Cause everyone I know
From British Columbia
To Ontario

Has got this charm
Within their personality
I wish I lived in Canada
Yeah it’s the place for me

I wish I lived in Canada
Even though I’ve never been

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9 Responses to “I Wish I Lived In Canada”

  1. Simone
    8:10 pm on June 10th, 2013

    Dan, so inspiring, and such a relaxing, folky tune. Love your voice!
    You need to apply for Palm Creek next year!!!! This weekend thought of you always!

  2. Dan Schaumann
    10:25 pm on June 10th, 2013

    Thanks Simone! I’m so glad you like the tune 😀 Yeah, I’ll look into the Palm Creek festival next year providing I’m not in Canada haha

  3. FWCanada
    1:55 am on June 11th, 2013

    Hey Dan, we love the song! We are a Canadian Immigration law firm, let us know if you have any questions about immigration to our great country!

  4. Dan Schaumann
    10:31 pm on June 11th, 2013

    Cheers guys! I love how an immigration firm heard the song. I have a working holiday visa sorted out for later this year, but I’ll definitely keep you in mind in case I love it so much and want to stay for the rest of my life 🙂

  5. Krista Eddy
    5:24 am on June 11th, 2013

    I’m a Canadian (Newfoundland) and I loved that! Je t’aime!

  6. Dan Schaumann
    10:28 pm on June 11th, 2013

    Thanks for your kind words Krista… je t’aime too! (and sorry about my horrid French pronunciation in the song haha)

  7. Robbie Dunn
    8:17 pm on October 11th, 2013

    Hey Dan Good to hear from you. I actually got the papers for Canada and Aussie at the same time the Aussie visas came through first so I ended up here. A lot of the Irish washed up on the shores there 150 years ago. Might get there some day. I know you will do well there they appreciate art and culture. You have a great style and freshness in your singing and playing. Let me know how you go. Robbie Dunn

  8. Robbie Dunn
    8:19 pm on October 11th, 2013

    Ps I love the song too Robbie

  9. Dan Schaumann
    9:25 pm on October 13th, 2013

    Hey cheers Robbie, glad you enjoy the song and thanks for the kind words. I know the further east you go the more Irish the accent sounds, especially in Newfoundland – I do have plans to travel through there some day. Take care & keep in touch, hope all is going great in Brisbane.

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