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She was a pink haired girl from Calgary,
She flew across the mountains to see what she could
She never imagined how much fun it would be
To get dragged into the flooded gutter with me.

You try, you try, but you can´t stay dry.

In a raging torrent, or a tiny little mist,
The water gets into everything that exists.
It hits the condominiums like a hundred thousand
Smashing the dreams of the materialists,

Who try, they try but they can´t stay dry.

On the surface that river is so calm and brown,
But it´s really full of cancer and it wants to drag
you down.
We ought to dam it but we´re gonna have to face
The fact it´s the only reason anybody lives here in
the first place.

We try, we try but we can´t stay dry.


from The Wedding Dance of the Widow Bride, released January 1, 2007
Words and music by: Geoff Berner


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Geoff Berner Vancouver, British Columbia

Singer / songwriter / accordionist / novelist Geoff Berner's music combines klezmer, punk, political satire and Balkan dance rhythms. He writes sharp, literate songs that make you want to weep, laugh, grind your teeth, or kick out a window - often all at the same time. Having built a cult following with his weirdly compelling stage presence, G.B. has a strange ability to create fun chaos. ... more

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