Wheat Kings

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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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1992
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Sundown in the Paris of the prairies 
Wheat kings have all their treasures buried
And all you hear are the rusty breezes 
Pushing around the weather vane Jesus

In his Zippo lighter, he sees the killer's face 
Maybe it's someone standing in a killer's place 
Twenty years for nothing, well that's nothing new, besides
No one's interested in something you didn't do
Wheat kings and pretty things
Let's just see what the morning brings

There's a dreamy dream where the high school is dead and stark 
It's a museum and we're all locked up in it after dark 
Where the walls are lined all yellow, grey and sinister 
Hung with pictures of our parents' prime ministers 
Wheat kings and pretty things
Wait and see what tomorrow brings

Late breaking story on the CBC 
A nation whispers, "we always knew that he'd go free" 
They add, "you can't be fond of living in he past
'Cause if you are then there's no way that you're gonna last"
Wheat kings and pretty things
Let's just see what tomorrow brings
Wheat kings and pretty things
Oh, that's what tomorrow brings

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

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