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Cape Spear (Ron Hynes)
#2026 YouTube video by Paul Charles ©2015
~ Used with permission ~

Me and Margaret grew up on the Southside,
Our house was two doors down;
Across the bay, the city lay a stone's throw away,
Though we weren't wanted over there in town.
When the summer turned, we'd hike the dusty highway,
Out to where the sun would split the rocks, I swear;
Stand with our backs to the ocean spray,
Playing dangerous games of courage or dare.

Cape Spear, Cape Spear,
These would be moments we would savor;
Cape Spear, at Cape Spear,
Time is but a face upon the wa-wa-wa-water.

Standing here, I still recall the morning,
We awoke, Margaret was gone;
She hadn't run away, she wasn't taken by a wave, no, no, no,
It's not that kind of song.
There's enough of sad stories passed on down,
Where old men weep and fishers' widows wail;
Margaret and her maiden aunt only went to town,
Tides turn, the world turns 'round.

Cape Spear, at Cape Spear,
Still I ply the dusty highway year on year,
Out to Cape Spear, out to Cape Spear,
Time is but a face upon the water.
Time is but a face upon the wa-wa-wa-water.

These eyes hardly recognize the Southside,
Margaret's house is gone, so is mine;
From where I'd watch the city glow, there's a seafood bistro,
And Margaret's house is a school of hair design.
I say let the winds rush, let the waves wash away,
One's bound to get ya one fine day;
For we are all only dreaming, I swear,
Playing dangerous games of courage or dare.

Playing at Cape Spear, at Cape Spear,
These would be moments we would savor;
Cape Spear, Cape Spear,
We plied the dusty highway year on year,
Out to Cape Spear, to Cape Spear,
Time is but a face upon the water.
Time is but a face upon the wa-wa-wa-water.

####.... Ron Hynes © (Get Back Change, 2003) Performing rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
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From Parks Canada: The oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador is located at Cape Spear, the most easterly point of land in North America. The lighthouse has been restored to its 1839 appearance and shows how a lightkeeper and his family might have lived in the mid-19th century. The Visitor Centre contains exhibits on the history of lighthouses and the tradition of lightkeeping. The site is surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife such as whales, seabirds and icebergs in season.


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