North (song)

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The East has the Englishmen and the rising sun
The West has the open plains and how they were won
On Independence Day, for what it's worth
You can ring those southern bells, I'm heading North

Up were the rushing rivers run and salmon leap
I could even get there in my sleep
Give me the ice and snow
Let me go North

So run up a banner and we'll stand underneath
They'll give you a starry flag for one with a leaf
I'm on the borderline, I jump back and forth
There's nothing to stop me now, I'm heading North

Up where the polar bears and moose and geese will play
Some of them address you en français
Give me the ice and snow
Let me go North

So I must leave you all, alas and alack
And though we are parting now, I'll always come back
So as the compass points, that's where I'll be
But if you could only see the perfection of North

It's something I will always carry in my heart
A place where dreams begin and life can start
Who cares what people know?
Let me go North

Who cares what people know?
Let me go North

North
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello & Kevin Killen
Arranged byElvis Costello
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, piano
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2003
AlbumsNorth (digital download), 2003

First known performance:
July 3, 2003, Montreal, Canada
Last known performance:
March, 15, 2004, Toronto, Canada
     (15 known performances)



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