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Music Prompt #15: “Ahead by A Century” by the Tragically Hip #amwriting #musicchallenge #music 

In grade six my friend brought his discman to school. His older brother was eighteen and loved the Canadian band The Tragically Hip. I memorized almost every song on that CD and immediately went to the library to take out some of their past CD’s. The Tragically Hip are arguably, one of the greatest Canadian Bands ever and it wasn’t only their music but the poetry in their lyrics that made them famous in the world and as Canadian icons. 

Sadly, the lead singer, Gord Downie, passed away from brain cancer last week. It was rare and aggressive and he was only 53 years old. The Hip did their last tour across Canada after Gord announced his condition, including a stop in my home city where it was impossible to buy tickets. The tour ended early as Gord declined quickly. 

This week’s Prompt is my most memorable Tragically Hip song called, “Ahead by a Century.” 

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Credit: Huffington Post Canada – Gord Downie

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“Gord Edgar Downie formed the Tragically Hip with Rob Baker, Johnny Fay, Davis Manning, and Gord Sinclair in 1983. Saxophone player Davis Manning left the band and guitarist Paul Langlois joined in 1986. Originally, the band played cover songs in local bars and quickly became famous once MCA Records president Bruce Dickinson saw them performing at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and offered them a record deal. 

Gord was a Canadian rock musician, writer, occasional actor, and activist. He was the lead singer of the Tragically Hip, which he fronted from their formation in 1984 until his death in 2017. In addition to his career with the Tragically Hip, Downie also released six solo albums: Coke Machine Glow (2001), Battle of the Nudes (2003), The Grand Bounce (2010), And the Conquering Sun with the Sadies (2014), Secret Path (2016) and Introduce Yerself (2017). (Wikipedia.com)

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The Tragically Hip – “Ahead By A Century” 

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Use The Tragically Hip’s  song “Ahead by a Century,” as a source of inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, etc.). Alternatively, If you are a musician, use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

What does the story in this song make you feel? What do you think it means to be ‘Ahead by a Century?’

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Ahead by a Century” – The Tragically Hip 

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First thing we’d climb a tree and maybe then we’d talk

Or sit silently and listen to our thoughts

With illusions of someday casting a golden light

No dress rehearsal, this is our life

*****

And that’s where the hornet stung me

And I had a feverish dream

With revenge and doubt

Tonight we smoke them out

*****

You are ahead by a century (this is our life)

You are ahead by a century (this is our life)

You are ahead by a century

*****

Stare in the morning shroud and then the day began

I tilted your cloud, you tilted my hand

Rain falls in real time and rain fell through the night

No dress rehearsal, this is our life

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But that’s when the hornet stung me

And I had a serious dream

With revenge and doubt

Tonight we smoke them out

*****

You are ahead by a century (this is our life)

You are ahead by a century (this is our life)

You are ahead by a century

*****


You are ahead by a century (this is our life)

You are ahead by a century (this is our life)

You are ahead by a century

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And disappointing you is getting me down


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About mandibelle16

I'm a Canadian girl who loves the local sports scene. The NHL and CFL And recently, some NFL games. Also, I’m into hatha yoga, walks in the river valley; drawing and painting, makeup, hairstyles, and the beauty niche. Also, I enjoy learning about improving my writer the other topics in seminars, classes, TED Talks, and podcasts. I’m a casual Freelance writer and worker. Both on various subjects of academia in the humanities, social sciences, business, arts, and architecture. I’ve also freelanced blog in beauty, health, skincare, and related topics. I’m an excellent researcher in most any subject. I’m also a freelancer of a different kind for a company called Givergy. Moreover, I love dogs and love hanging out with my friends and family whenever I'm able. I enjoy spring, summer, and early fall when the weathers warm and there are many festivals and activities occurring. I'm also a writing fanatic. Check-out some of my published poetry on www.spillwords.com. I’ve been published on other literary sites, as well. Recently, I had a short story published in a Cinderella Anthology, Cinderella Reimagined. It’s available here: https://www.amazon.com/Cinderella-Reimagined-Anthology-Retellings/dp/1979701970/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523903011&sr=8-1&keywords=cinderella+reimagined If you need to contact me or are a blogger/writer or a blogger for a cause and are interested in being Interviewed, please visit my ‘contact page’ at the top of my blog.

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