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"Throw off your blues and use your red and whites"

 

I know that most people here agree that lyrics should be interpretted personally. I get that. It's just that this one line seems like it has a specific meaning that's flying right over my head.

 

Would anyone care to enlighten me?

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Or your american one....

 

red white and blue...

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all lyrics in the history of music are cryptic.....

 

I hope someone picked up the sarcasm

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Yes, I assumed it was flag related ...

 

I don't know. I'm sure it's the simplest thing, and I'm probably thinking far too much into it, but it's totally over my head. Love the lyric though.

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i think that it means for canada to be canada and not turn into the usa.

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i think that it means for canada to be canada and not turn into the usa.

My toughts also

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i think that it means for canada to be canada and not turn into the usa

 

Great! Fantastic. That makes so much sense. Being american, I have a hard time thinking of the canadian perspective. Thanks y'all.

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One of my favorite recent MG lyrics.

 

But yes, I've always seen it as Canada maintaining our own values and not giving in?

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i think that it means for canada to be canada and not turn into the usa.

Yeah that's exactly what I was thinking, except Canada with a capital C. ;)

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Well speaking of flags and "out there" ideas, maybe he was referring to Canada becoming independent of England, by losing the blue from their Union Jack flag, leaving red and white for ours.

 

Perhaps he had some really bad poutine from france, and suggests that french canadians should be the ones making it.

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Poutine originated in Quebec in the 1950s, so there goes your theory too.

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