Photo of the artist The Arrogant Worms

Forgive Us We're Canadian

The Arrogant Worms


We always say we're sorry
We like to stand in line
When you ask us how we're doing
We always say "Just fine!"

Forgive us, we're Canadian,
We try hard to be nice,
You too can be Canadian
If you follow this advice.

We disagree on everything
But we try to be polite
We don't believe in violence
Except on hockey nights!
We've adopted European ways
Replacing yards with meters
But we still must ask the question,
"How many miles in a litre?"

Forgive us, we're Canadian,
We try hard to be nice,
You too can be Canadian
If you follow this advice.

We can talk for hours of end
About the constitution
Which is dry as toast but sure as heck
Beats war or revolution.
We don't much like to wave the flag
We find patriotism shocking
So we celebrate on Canada Day
By going cross-border shopping!

Forgive us, we're Canadian,
We try hard to be nice,
You too can be Canadian
If you follow this advice.

We know how to dress for winter
We're not afraid of snow!
And we love our country quietly
And hope Quebec won't go!

Forgive us, we're Canadian
And that some might think us bland
But there's nowhere that we'd rather live
Than this vast and frozen land!

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