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Canada Loves You Back

by Steven Page (feat. Odds)

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I wrote and performed this song for The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards, in honor of Ryan Reynolds. It features my friends, Odds, as the band.
I wanted to donate the proceeds of this recording to a charity of Ryan's choice and he chose Reconciliation Canada. Good choice, Ryan. That's what we'll do.
If you'd like to donate more, or to learn about Reconciliation Canada, please visit reconciliationcanada.ca

lyrics

Canada Loves You Back

They said Bryan Adams was busy
And Nickelback all had to work
They meant to call Drake
But called me by mistake
So you’re stuck with a song by this jerk.
They asked me to write you a number
To show you just how we all feel
We know you’re a fan of the
Land we call Canada
So here’s what I’ve got to reveal:

Canada loves you back
Canada loves you back
Canada loves you back
Canada loves you back
Wherever you go
We want you to know that, Ryan,
Canada loves you back

A genuine Canadian icon
Like Shatner or Alex Trebek
You’re almost as juicy
As Bruno Gerussi
And much better known in Quebec.
Of all the Canadian Ryans
You’ve gotta be in our top three
We’ll drink American gin
When your team in Wales wins
And tell everyone you’re from BC

Canada’s got your back
Canada’s got your back
When things aren’t so good
In old Hollywood remember
Canada’s got your back

You’re Canada’s own superhero
And not simply when you’re on screen
You shine a spotlight
On the people who might
Not otherwise get to be seen
Of course we would love to take credit
But that’s not what Canadians do
Our nation’s foundation
Of self-deprecation
Seems like it has rubbed off on you

Canada loves you back
Canada loves you back
Wherever you go
We want you to know that, Ryan,
Canada loves you back

How about something anthemic?
Something Celine oughta sing
He helped us all through the pandemic
So whatcha waiting for?
Let those church bells ring!

Canada loves you back
Canada loves you back
Wherever you go
We want you to know that, Ryan,
Canada loves you back

Canada loves you back (OH)
Canada loves you back (YEAH)
Wherever you go (Better not, better not, better not screw up)
We want you to know that, Ryan, (but until you do…)
We love you back

credits

released December 3, 2021
Words and Music by Steven Page
Published by Yellow Warbler (SOCAN)
©2021 Fresh Baked Goods, Inc.

Produced by Steven Page
in association with Vérité Films and the National Arts Centre
Orchestral Arrangement by Daniel Desaulniers

Piano, Vocals: Steven Page
Guitar: Craig Northey
Bass: Doug Elliott
Drums: Pat Steward
Choir Conductor: Sandra Horst
Choir: Madison Angus, Renee Fajardo, Michael Uloth
Christina Bell, Alex Hetherington, David Walsh
Nicholas Borg, Angelo Moretti

Recorded by Steven Page
Choir recorded by: Devin Nakao, sound engineer
Marc Kostoff, assistant
Mixed by Paul Forgues

Artwork by @Mutant101

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Steven Page Manlius, New York

Steven Page is a Canadian singer and songwriter known for songs like "Brian Wilson," "The Old Apartment," "It's All Been Done," "Jane" and many others he recorded with Barenaked Ladies, the band he co-founded in 1988. A solo artist since 2009, he's gone on to release four solo albums as well as two with the Art of Time Ensemble, toured both as a singer and as a speaker focusing on mental health. ... more

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