Montreal comedian wants Canadians to Sing From The Rooftops

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Montreal comedian Joey Elias is calling on all Canadians to unite through song during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Inspired by videos of people from Italy and Spain using music to come together, the Just for Laughs veteran has started an online push to have Canadians "Sing From The Rooftops".

More specifically, in a message he posted earlier this week, Elias asked Canada to collaborate this Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6 P.M. EDT on a nationwide performance of The Tragically Hip's "Courage". Elias tweets, "let's all sing, play, dance, whatever to 'Courage' by The Tragically Hip. Who is with me?".

Elias is also working on compiling a video montage of the event. Participants are encouraged to send any footage to courage4canada@gmail.com.

Listen: Joey Elias in conversation with CHOM 97 7 Montreal's Terry DiMonte:

Lyrics for The Tragically Hip's "Courage":

Writers: Rob Baker, Gord Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois, Gord Sinclair

Watch the band through a bunch of dancers
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 piss on all of your background
And piss on all your surroundings
Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
Courage, your word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time

There's no simple explanation
For anything important any of us do
And yeah, the human tragedy
Consists in the necessity
Of living with the consequences
Under pressure, under pressure
Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter,
Courage, your word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time

It couldn't come at a worse time
It couldn't come at a worse time
Courage

 

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