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  1. Hey Nova Scotia

From the album I'm In

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Lyrics


Hey Nova Scotia (God’s Country)

When I was a younger man foolish and brave
Thought I could do without wisdom or waves.
Packed up my songs and I stuck out my thumb
And I hit the Trans Canada Highway.

(It) ain’t all been bad and I had a good ride
I criss crossed this country 4,000 miles wide
People were kind for the most part my son
But I knew which direction was my way.

Hey Nova Scotia how the hell have you been
I been up to Toronto so to pay for my sins.
Well I’ve sure missed the ocean and I sure miss my friends
Now I’m back in God’s country and staying.

Was not my intention that I’d be gone for long
But life’s got a way of just moving on.
The days turn to months then the years have gone past
And you haven’t been down home for ages.

You haven’t seen tartan or fished from the docks
Or heard the Atlantic just punish the rocks.
Or sung in the kitchen or called a girl “Lass”
And a part of you’s dying in stages.

Hey Nova Scotia how the hell have you been
I been up to Toronto so to pay for my sins.
Well I’ve sure missed the ocean and I sure miss my friends
Now I’m back in God’s country and staying.

There’s only one thing to be done in this state
Is to look to the east for it’s never too late.
They’ll pipes will be waiting the singin’ begun
And they’ll welcome you home from the highway.

Hey Nova Scotia how the hell have you been
I been up to Toronto so to pay for my sins.
Well I’ve sure missed the ocean and I sure miss my friends
Now I’m back in God’s country and staying

©Glenn Reid