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Rainbow on the Moormons - Me and Arnie Naiman used to take an annual spring trip to play music around Charlottesville VA. One year we lingered a couple days to visit with our friends Pete and Ellen Vigour and found ourselves on a freshly stocked Mormons River.
Lost River - Underneath our concrete jungles, there are rivers - some raging, some meandering. All of them were once full of fish, but were covered over at some point in the name of progress. In Toronto it’s Taddle and Garrison Creek. I always imagine some ancient albino brook trout under there waiting for the human race to concede, for the river to rise to the surface, and to reclaim her colours.
Copper Run - I was inspired to write this song after reading Walter Wetherall’s book “Upland Stream”. Nobody’s ever managed to explain the abstract importance of a trout stream with more grace and reason.
Hell to Pay - I’ve always had a nagging protestant work ethic that’s prevented me from fully embracing the trout-bum lifestyle. This is me working through that and some other problems.