Mark Seymour – Mississauga

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Studio 4:08 Mark Seymour Westgate album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form.
Live 4:28 Mark Seymour From Bondi to Bedlam album and video. Moderately common. Available new in CD, DVD and digital form.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Mark’s “Westgate” album track comments:

“Walking west down Lakeshore Road, from Longbranch railway station, 17 degrees below zero.”

Mark elaborated in a 2007 e-mail:

“It’s all about something that happened twenty years ago. hunters
time.”

 

Lyrics

Damn the muddy snow
Damn the wind
Oh how she blows

They’re still burning coal
Smoke stacks in the sky
Heading west on the lake shore of

And every home
Way down below
Fires are burning in Ontario

Mississauga
Mississauga
Where the wind breaks your

Waiting in the cold
On the lake shore of
Mississauga

Will you ever learn?
This is no place
For dreamers like you

You were never meant to be
Standing in the cold
But you had to do
What a man’s supposed to do

And every bar
And every cheap motel
They do it hard
But there is no tale to tell

Mississauga
Mississauga
Where the wind breaks your

Woken in the cold
On the lake shore of
Mississauga

Woooooooo

It’s time to let it go
You tried your mark
But you never left a trace

Look at you
You think you are hanging touch
But you saw the lines on an old mans face

In Mississauga
Mississauga
Where the wind breaks your

Woken in the cold
On the lake shore of

Mississauga
Mississauga
Where the wind breaks your

Waiting in the cold
On the lake shore of
Mississauga

Oh, Mississauga