If You’re Canadian, Please – Watch This Video!

Canadian Please videoThere’s this really great video online called Canadian, Please that breathes Canadian patriotism, humour, groove, Canadiana… and it has just 418,000 views in 2.5 months as of this posting??? Compare that to United Breaks Guitars by my local Nova Scotian and former songwriting teacher, Dave Carroll, which has 5.4 million hits starting 2 weeks later… out of just 10 weeks ago!

By the looks of the 8,600+ comments for Canadian, Please, a lot of those who watched it and loved it weren’t even Canadian!

Come on, Canada! Give it a click and spread the word about all those lovely things about this great country of ours! There are over 30 million of us. Surely we could get it 30 million hits!

Or are we really all that apathetic and couldn’t care less like the world says we are? Which, interestingly enough, is one of our endearing qualities compared to certain opinionated other countries. 🙂

p.s. They forgot to mention the main and most challenging step for how to live in this great country of ours, which is navigating the incompetent federal immigration system. If our immigration system were a man, you couldn’t give him enough Viagra and Cialis to make him functional! Hmmm. I think there’s a song in there…

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Song & video produced by Julia Bentley & Andrew Gunadie

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LYRICS

Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

Even if in winter things tend to freeze

We’ve got the world monopoly on trees

And our country’s bordered by three different seas

Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

We invented the zipper, we’ve got expertise

We made insulin to combat disease

Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

CHORUS

Brits have got the monarchy

The US has the money

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

The French have got the wine and cheese

Koalas chill with the Aussies

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

Et si ce n’était pas assez

On a deux langues officielles:

L’anglais et le français

Ooh la la

Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

Where else do you find mounted police

Or go to the hospital and not pay fees

Yeah I know that you wanna be Canadian, please

And when freshwater is in high demand

We’ve got the world’s largest supply on hand

So you know that we could make a pretty good friend

But it’s even better if you can be…

CHORUS

Brits have got the monarchy

The US has the money

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

The French have got the wine and cheese

Koalas chill with the Aussies

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

Et si ce n’était pas assez

On a deux langues officielles:

L’anglais et le français

Ooh la la

So you’re thinking to yourself,

“How do I live in this beautiful country?”

Well we’ve got some steps for you to follow…

STEP 1: Lose the gun

STEP 2: Buy a canoe

STEP 3: Live multiculturally

STEP 4: You’re ready, there is no more!

We got beavers, caribou and moose

We got buffalos, bears, and Canadian goose

And we’re sorry about Celine Dion

But she did do that good song for James Cameron…

CHORUS

Brits have got the monarchy

The US has the money

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

The French have got the wine and cheese

Koalas chill with the Aussies

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

The Greek chilled out with Socrates

Can’t build a wall like the Chinese

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

In Kenya they have safaris

We’ve missed lots of other countries

But I know that you wanna be Canadian

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