Your Canuck heart is about to swell with pride because Chris Hadfield and his family just delivered their latest gift to the Internet: a music video titled, “In Canada.”
Collaborating with his brother David, the retired astronaut (and new officer of the Order of Canada) uploaded the “polite song from two brothers who are just hoping your day is going okay,” to his YouTube page on Tuesday.
And it is, thanks to this glorious track. Because there's nothing more Canadian than singing about doughnuts and how much you love winters in the thick of summer.
The Hadfields said it was their goal to make “the most Canadian music video ever.”
So, how did they do?
Full lyrics below:
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