Black Bear

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A song about riding on one of the last trains between Sault Ste. Marie and Hearst, Ontario. Based off Ryan's experience riding on the Algoma Central, or as locals put it, "the Tracks of the Black Bear".

lyrics

The year is 2020 and the rails have turned to rust
Memories of fast trains have vanished in the dust
But there was a time when the red whistle did blow
Through the rocky canyon, rattlin' off the snow
 
Gotta get back to the tracks of the Black Bear
(Can you hear it rollin’ down the line)
Gotta get back to that northern air
(That train is out of time)
Gotta get back to the tracks of the Black Bear
(Can you hear it rollin’ down the…)
Rollin' down those rails without a care [Chorus]

Sitting on the Budd car, rolling down the line
looking at that scenery, feeling mighty fine
But I'm wishing that the year was 1982 
Cause this last ride has got me feeling blue

Gotta get back to the tracks of the Black Bear
(Can you hear it rollin’ down the line)
Gotta get back to that northern air
(That train is out of time)
Gotta get back to the tracks of the Black Bear
(Can you hear it rollin’ down the…)
Rollin' down those rails without a care [Chorus]

Said can you hear that train a rolling down the line?
Said can you hear that train a rolling down the line?
I said…that train is out of time!

By the time we got to Hearst,
the sky had turned to grey
The wheels had stopped a turning,
and I could hear the people say
"Back in the city, oh they don't give a damn...
...They’ll tear the tracks up surely” and mess a Northern man!

Gotta get back to the tracks of the Black Bear
(Can you hear it rollin’ down the line)
Gotta get back to that northern air
(That train is out of time)
Gotta get back to the tracks of the Black Bear
(Can you hear it rollin’ down the…)
Rollin' down those rails without a care [Chorus]

credits

from Lately - EP, released April 26, 2017
Lyrics by Ryan Gaynor
Music by Nik Hirst

Arranged and Performed by The Lost Angelos

Max Boyko (Electric/Acoustic Guitar and Backing Vocals)
Ryan Gaynor (Drums and Backing Vocals)
Nik Hirst (Lead Vocals, Harmonica, Upright Piano and Organ)
Dave Pearson (Bass Guitar and Electric Guitar)

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The Lost Angelos Hamilton, Ontario

The Lost Angelos are a rock band formed in Waterdown, Ontario, in 2014. The group consists of Nik Hirst (keys, vocals, harp), Ryan Gaynor (drums, vocals), Max Boyko (guitar, vocals) and Dave Pearson (bass, vocals). The quartet began as a group of high-school friends, frequently playing bar gigs and recording demos at home. In the summer of 2016, the Lost Angelos recorded their debut EP "Lately". ... more

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