TORONTO – Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and his brother have released what they called “the most Canadian music video ever.”
Uploaded onto YouTube Tuesday in time for Canada’s 147th birthday, In Canada is “a polite song from two brothers who are just hoping your day is going okay,” said the former commander of the International Space Station (ISS).
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Lyrics include camping along the shoreline, Hockey Night in Canada and stashing Canadian Tire money in “at least one kitchen drawer.”
Read the full lyrics here:
Canada… what’s with Canada…
We got great big cities but a lot of trees and rocks
And yes the winter’s cold here – wear two pairs of socks
There’s half the world’s fresh water, to paddle your canoe
Camp along the shoreline, it’s what we like to do.
In Canada… [each time]
Float my boat in
Bait my hook in
We tend to do things different, we each have our routine
Some of us eat kubassa, some of us, poutine
But we have traditions, that help us stick together
Our milk comes in a bag, mosquitos eat at leisure.
Playing in a snowsuit, true north strong and free
Hockey Night on Saturday, there on CBC,
Center ice in
He shoots he scores in
A player in
We pronounce the letter R like we’re pirates on a ship
We’ll drive two thousand miles, on a summer camping trip.
We wear Sorels in winter, while plugging in the car
We eat the holes from donuts, we love Nanaimo bars.
And we do possess a word that lubricates our speech:
…“It’s pretty good, eh” …
and it’s always within reach,
How’s it goin in
Out and about in
Drop your G in
I’ve slept out in the forest, scared I heard a bear.
I’ve climbed a Rocky Mountain, just because it’s there,
Crossed the great St Lawrence, said merci beaucoup,
Pardon me; I’m sorry; excuse me; after you,
Line-up here in
You don’t butt in, in Canada
Every city empties on the 24th of May.
If we say “Not bad!”, we’re better than OK,
There’s workman’s comp and pogie, for when we’re shown the door.
There’s Canadian Tire money, in at least one kitchen drawer
And we have a golden rule that runs between these shores:
You stay out of my face, I’ll stay out of yours…
I get along in
Kissed the cod in
The Friendly Giant’s in
This isn’t the first music video from the beloved astronaut. In April 2013, Hadfield recorded a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ and filmed the video aboard the ISS. The video was viewed more than 22 million times on YouTube.
In June 2013, Hadfield announced his retirement from public service at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).
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On Monday, Hadfield was promoted to an officer of the Order of Canada, the second-highest level.
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