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  • evalynparry.com / To Live in the Age of Melting: Northwest Passage
    audacity trying to find that elusive almost mythical passageway by water object of so many failed frozen expeditions Planting their names like flags like hope A trail of breadcrumbs over the frozen crust of the north determined they would not be turned back but find a way through Willing to trade their lives or the lives of others for a dream We were homeward bound one night on the deep Swinging in my hammock I fell asleep I dreamed a dream and I thought it true Concerning Franklin and his gallant crew With a hundred seamen he sailed away To the frozen ocean in the month of may Seeking passage around the pole Where we poor sailors do sometimes go v Lady Franklin Laments Distraught with grief Lady Franklin wife of the explorer commissions a new expedition to find the lost expedition Stratum of searching the race to discover the passage the ensuing race to collect the reward for finding the lost explorers who are trying to find the passage Inuit report seeing British sailors roaming the tundra stark mad committing the ultimate unspeakable act of survival Horrified Lady Franklin commissions the popular Charles Dickens to rewrite the story for the dailies thus Inuit not sailors will go down in history for their cannibal activities Through cruel hardships they vainly strove Their ships on mountains of ice were drove Only the Eskimo with his skin canoe Was the only one who ever came through Oh for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage To find the hand of Franklin reaching for the Beaufort Sea Tracing one warm line through a land so wide and vi Savage I have my reservations about singing this word Speaking this word Reservations were made thinking they would be an adequate solution Called them reserves implying sanctity something held precious Worthy of preservation Now of course it is all about reparation compensation Tax breaks identity cards issued apologies But words are not enough money is not enough The damage is too deep It goes back too many generations Colonial passage was wide and savage I read about suicides again in the paper Substance abuse Substantial abuses I think about all that was taken away from this wide and savage land and it s original residents Consider the word reserve picture the reserved stiff upper lips of those colonial fathers who turned desire and longing into empire dominion Consider how our mothers always taught us to return a thing better than the way we found it How instead we have built fences around land when fences are in fact futile How the ankle bone s connected to the leg bone land bone to water bone How water circulates Pollution circulates Dis ease circulates not reserved only for those who created it Those who made the bed are not the only ones who lie in it Oh for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage vii Sovereignty Common knowledge now that the Northwest

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  • evalynparry.com / Make & Break Harbour
    edition Globe Mail creative habits pushing boundaries Thanks Summerfolk A new job A postcard from Churchill MB The Muskeg Express to Churchill MB To Live in the Age of Melting in development at Theatre Passe Muraille Gertrude and Alice Buddies 2016 Graceful Rebellions at the NAC For the Love of CBC To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Obaaberima in Ottawa and Vancouver Ottawa at Undercurrents Valentines is also World Organ Donation Day SPIN in Philly Jan 24 25 A note if you just bought the SPIN CD SPIN returns to Toronto Recording Release Tour sponsors Franklin s ship Dear Stephen Harper SPIN from City Hall to the West Coast and back NOW Magazine The Idea of North 2 0 at SummerWorks SummerWorks The Homo Solo QueerActs Halifax SummerWorks To Live in the Age of Melting The Idea of North 2 0 Amazing Age of Melting Film Indigogo campaign SPIN returns to Buddies 2014 15 season This week at Haverford What the F is Feminism Haverford College Residency Thanks Ontario Arts Council To Live in the Age of Melting a film Dec 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women Make Break Harbour Stan Rogers tribute new songs from SPIN And now to the Yukon SPIN in NWT fall news Blue Skies Summer OH GOD THE DRUMS Obaaberima take Best Production at Dora Awards 2013 Dora Awards KM Hunter Award newsletter mistake From West to East and home again A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Spinning in Vancouver First stop North Carolina SPIN for spring The Young Creators Unit at Buddies Nothin Idle about this January Happy 2013 SPIN on tour in Ontario Would you want to be a girl in 1895 Thanksgiving weekend is full of shows Obaaberima Back from the Arctic Northwest Passage song A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Vancouver Folk Festival this weekend Summertime M is for Montreal Mayworks Festival and Melting April inspiration March Montreal and more February December 6th again this month i m directing a play SPIN nominated for CFMA CFSW news from september Bicycle Film Festival Toronto SPIN comes to Halifax special note for FGC Quaker Flavour Happy Pride Happy Canada Day happy bike month new SPIN trailer VOTE Canada West with Kate Reid Extra show added Selling Out Xtra Magazine Cover count down The amazing SPIN funding team a grammy in the family It s your turn Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform fundraising and recording pics from recording dec 2010 Recording ocean views FOOL festival and more Seeking Simone The Election in Toronto Septemberishness our bicycle fairygodfather in Minneapolis Minneapolis Minnesota Fringe Newfoundland wrap up Sound Symposium St John s Newfoundland Pride Rescinds G20 in TO Instructions for learning to ride a bicycle by Miss Frances Willard 1895 She Rides Defintely Not the Opera Q A about SPIN on Thursday this week s SPIN

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  • evalynparry.com / Would you want to be a girl in 1895?
    baby Travel back in time let s travel back in time To begin with a girl should always wears a dress Wearing trousers like a boy would be scandalous Who doesn t love a corset They make your waist look slim So what if you feel out of breath just smile and suck it in Because you want to be a girl in 1895 Would you want to be a girl would you want to be a lady Well say goodbye to your rights and freedoms baby Travel back in time let s travel back in time Nowadays boys and girls should exercise a lot But back in 1895 a girl need not If she rides upon a bicycle she should ride very slow Remember horses sweat men perspire and ladies simply glow Would you want to be a girl in 1895 Would you want to be a girl you want to be a lady Well leave behind your rights and freedoms baby Travel back in time let s travel back in time A girl can go to school but shouldn t try to be too clever To be a doctor or a lawyer should not be a girls endeavor Leave politics and business to your little brother Why should you care You have no vote be content as wife and mother Because you are a girl in 1895 Would you want to be a girl would you want to be a lady You can leave behind your rights and freedoms baby Travel back in time let s travel back in time c evalyn parry 2012 SOCAN More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On

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  • evalynparry.com / A Letter From Annie Londonderry’s Granddaughter
    at the impact of her journey on my family But they say not to give up on anything as one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up anything Sure enough your Ballad about Annie made me realize finally the significance of her journey to the future emancipation of women Until today I have struggled to be free The universe clearly moves forward with its own priorities And I am grateful to you for this opportunity to learn that it is NOT JUST ABOUT ME They say not to give up on anything as one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up anything They say not to give up on anything as one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up on anything one might miss the miracle They say not to give up anything Sincerely and Gratefully Mary c evalyn parry SOCAN 2013 music by evalyn parry words adapted from a letter from Mary Goldiner More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Quaker Flavour Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform Instructions for learning to ride a bicycle by Miss Frances Willard 1895 She Rides Radio

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  • evalynparry.com / Oh Come On Come On
    that she had to see this Oh come on come on The ghosts are everywhere she wishes she could be More than a production be more than painted scenery How about a little insight How about a flashlight in the dark How about a program that would tell us how to interpret this part Oh come on come on But the lights all grow dim and the orchestra begins to play and now she can t hear anything the inside voices are trying to say How about a little progress How about something new Not just the same old voices dictating what she can do Even recycling everything they ve ever done she can t ride hard enough to make the knot of contradictions come undone Oh come on come on Oh come on come on c 2011 SOCAN evalyn parry More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On Open Letter to Igor Kenk Bicycle Thief World of Spin Names of the Chains Quaker Flavour Amelia Bloomer Sings for Fashion Reform Instructions for

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  • evalynparry.com / Open Letter to Igor Kenk, Bicycle Thief
    heart And I walked home that night crying Well you know as well as I that is sure is great to ride so I don t know how you justified stealing bicycles Maybe you think that stealing is funny Or maybe you think that I m made of money But I am just an ordinary rider for me a bike is not a luxury item it s my primary form of transportation And what you stole from me that day was my freedom Also that bike was full of memories my ex lover gave to me And even though all we used to do was fight now that she s dead I really wish I had that bike That bike was the only thing that she gave me that I still had and sure maybe you don t know or care about my story But do you know what it s like to lose the one you love To have something stolen from you To lose the one you love So now your little Queen street shop is closed down and boarded up but every time I ride by I still think of you and I think of all those bikes you stole and all the memories they hold for all the unlucky people who like me loved and lost a part of their history when you stole their bicycles yes you yes you yes you yes you know as well as I that is sure is great to ride and I don t know how you justified stealing bicycles c SOCAN 2011 evalyn parry More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On

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  • evalynparry.com / World of Spin
    win trying to navigate a path Through this world we re caught up in Spin spin spin Spin Spin Spin Spin spin spin spin spin spin trying to stay free in a world that s busy trying to catch us in it s clever spinning web words twist together with the thoughts in my head raw fibers that form a continuous thread that twist and turn turn and twist Spin Resist Spin Resist like the foot meets resistance when it pushes on the pedal resistence is how we move this piece of metal forward Without resistance we d never get anywhere spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin spin would you speak your mind would you fight to win Spin Spin Spin Would you cover yourself in slogans Spin Spin Spin What would you do for freedom Spin spin spin spin spin spin Spin spin spin Spin spin spin Two wheels is where so much begins c evalyn parry 2011 SOCAN More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come On Come On

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  • evalynparry.com / Names of the Chains
    are the names of the chains They are the names of the chains we wear What genius thought of this How did it come to this Slap another name on another empty chest Oh chains I make a proud display it was my choice to pay I endorse them for free and all my friends will see And they will want the same chains as me They are the names of the chains they are the names of the chains They are the names of the chains we wear Do we believe Do we believe that sales are what will save us that freedom lies in what we can buy another vicious cycle that is never satisfied They are the names of the chains they are the names of the chains They are the names of the chains we wear They are the names of the chains they are the names of the chains They are the names of the chains we wear c evalyn parry SOCAN 2011 More Words To Live in the Age of Melting Northwest Passage Make Break Harbour Would you want to be a girl in 1895 A Letter From Annie Londonderry s Granddaughter Oh Come

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