Don't Wake Daddy

The Tragically Hip

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The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip, often referred to simply as The Hip, was a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, that was active between 1983 and 2016. The band was made up of Gordon Downie [1964-2017] (lead vocals and guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar, known as Bobby Baker until 1994), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). The band released 12 studio albums, two live albums, 1 EP, and 54 singles. Nine of their albums reached No. 1 in Canada. They received numerous Canadian Music awards, including 16 Juno Awards. The band's final album and tour were in 2016, following Downie being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December, 2015. more »


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1996
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Sled dogs after dinner
Close their eyes on
The howlin' wastes
Kurt Cobain, reincarnated,
Sighs and licks his face
Then they drift past strips
Of Serengeti and the gates
Of Sleepy Hollow too
You can pause in wonder,
They paused in wonder and
Yea, I paused in wonder too
Just don't wake daddy

They can lay their heads
On their futon-beds,
So many miles from home
You can teach your children
Some fashion sense and they
Fashion some of their own
For when the policy-weary
Commune on the untamed land
Through white sheers
Whispers in their ears,
You're damned
And don't wake daddy

You can stuff yer void
With the asteroid
That's hurtlin' toward the earth
You can drop the bomb
That restores some calm
Then promises rebirth
Just don't wake daddy

It's the perfect time now
For an eclectic choice
They're all asleep but us now
It's time to hear your voice

Sing to end all songs
To end all songs

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Written by: Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Joseph Paul Langlois, Robert Baker, Robert Gordon Sinclair

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

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