The Tragically Hip: Courage (for Hugh Maclennan) Meaning
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Courage (for Hugh Maclennan) Lyrics
Quickly, follow the unknown with something more familiar.
Quickly something familiar
Courage, my word it didn't come it doesn't matter
Sleepwalk, so fast asleep in a motel
that has the lay of home and...
anonymous Mar 28th 2020 report
It's about a guy that wants to commit suicide and doesn't.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Mar 9th 2016 report
Hugh MacLennan was a Canadian author, and the song was inspired by his novel The Watch That Ends The Night.
The central theme of the novel, which is about a man who was thought to have died re-appearing in post-WWII Montreal, might be reflected in the bridge:
There's no simple explanation,
for anything important, any of us do.
Yeah, the human tragedy
consists in the necessity
Of living with the consequences
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