Fitzhugh Station

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The town of Jasper was once the rail station called Fitzhugh. This is the place that most early tourists would have been dreaming about arriving at.

lyrics

In the forest of our dreams,
a sliver of steel works patiently,
through to the heart of the Rockies.

It is driven by power and greed,
for the timber and the coal seams,
that lie hidden by mountains and streams.

The rocks of the ridges yield,
to the blast of the dynamite crew,
and the railway pushes through...

To the base of the pyramid,
to the station called Fitzhugh.
A place that will open our eyes,
to something new.

Waiting for the whistle call
to Fitzhugh Station
gazing at the rocky walls
anticipation
rising up
dreaming of the mountaintop

Standing on the platform
for the Grand Trunk Westbound
Images of peace and escape
Still resonate

From the pictures and the postcards
our guides to where to go
our guides to the wilderness
that the lucky few know.

Coming to the mountains
Brule and the great gate
Inspire us all
to contemplate,

The ties and the steel that
have brought us to this place
that have opened up our hearts to something
to something great

Waiting for the whistle call
to Fitzhugh Station
gazing at the rocky walls
anticipation
mounting up
dreaming of the mountaintop.

Waiting for the whistle call
to Fitzhugh Station
gazing at the rocky walls
anticipation
mounting up
dreaming of the mountaintop.

credits

from McCoy Simonson's Jasper, released April 1, 2011
McCoy Simonson - Lead Vocals, Guitars, Percussion, Keyboards
Scratch McGhee - Harmony Vocals, Bass Guitar
Jebediah Beauchamp - Percussion
Maggie Simonson - Fiddle, Banjo, Harmony Vocals
Jhonny Balvennie - Master Woodcutter, Recording Engineer

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