Comedian urges Montreal to sing The Tragically Hip's "Courage" from rooftops tomorrow

Mar 25 2020, 1:46 pm

We could all use some courage as we continue to tackle the worldwide pandemic and a Montreal comedian is hoping we actually deliver some.

Joey Elias, the Just For Laughs veteran, is encouraging Canadians to follow in Italy’s balcony-singing footsteps by singing the popular song “Courage” from The Tragically Hip.

Elias is calling on Canadians to sing, dance, or play the classic song at 6 pm on Thursday, March 26.

Through his Twitter account, Elias asked Canadians to help spread the word.

“Courage” was released by The Tragically Hip in 1993 from their 1992 album Fully Completely and was nominated for “Single of the Year” at the 1994 Juno Awards.

In case you’ll be partaking in one of The Hip’s most popular tunes atop your rooftop, here are the lyrics:
Watch the band through a bunch of dancers
Quickly, follow the unknown with something more familiar
Quickly, something familiar
Courage, my word, it didn’t come, it doesn’t matter

Sleepwalk, so fast asleep in a motel
That has the lay of home and piss on all of your background
And piss on all your surroundings
Courage, my word, it didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, your word, it didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, my word, it didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, it couldn’t come at a worse time

There’s no simple explanation
For anything important any of us do
And yeah, the human tragedy
Consists in the necessity
Of living with the consequences
Under pressure, under pressure
Courage, my word, it didn’t come, it doesn’t matter,
Courage, your word, it didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, my word, it didn’t come, it doesn’t matter
Courage, it couldn’t come at a worse time

It couldn’t come at a worse time
It couldn’t come at a worse time
Courage