223 of 365: A little bit of Canadiana for this Monday morning

Some classic 80’s Canadian pop, circa 1981, for you today.  This tune by the Toronto band Parachute Club has been in my head all weekend.  Filmed in the streets of Toronto, it’s a classic here.


(if the link happens to not work for you and you feel like looking it up, it’s called Rise Up by the Parachute Club)


(Rise up rise up)

Oh rise and show your power
(Rise up rise up)
Were dancing into the sun
(Rise up rise up)
It’s time for celebration
(Rise up rise up)
Spirits time has come
We want lovin’ we want laughter again
We want heartbeat
We want madness to end
We want dancin’
We wanna run in the streets
We want freedom to live in this peace
We want power
We want to make it ok
Want to be singin’ at the end of the day
Children to breathe a new life
We want freedom to love who we please
*Chorus
(Rise up rise up)
Oh rise and show your power
(Rise up rise up)
Everybody dance into the sun
(Rise up rise up)
It’s time for celebration
(Rise up rise up)
The spirits time has come
Talkin’ ’bout the right time to be workin’ for peace
Wantin’ all the tension in the world to ease
This tightrope’s gotta learn how to bend
We’re makin’ new plans
Gonna start it again
(Repeat chorus)
Rise up now
It’s time, it’s time, it’s time
(Rise up rise up)
Oh rise and show your power
(Rise up rise up)
But dance into the sun
(Rise up rise up)
It’s time for a celebration
(Rise up rise up)
Everbody’s time has come
Spirits time has come
Spirits time has come
(Rise up rise up)
Oh rise and show your power
(Rise up rise up)
All dance into the sun
(Rise up rise up)
It’s time for a celebration
(Rise up rise up)
Everbody’s time has come
Spirits time has come
Spirits time has come
(Rise up rise up)
Oh rise and show your power…
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