I had just arrived in Alberta for my annual writing expedition at The Banff Centre when the Fire started. As the images flooded out of Fort McMurray my emotions ran from fear to despair but then I saw this huge national outpouring of Love and support and I knew that together we would get through this. Music is powerful medicine and I sincerely hope that in some small way my song will act as a thank you to the many thousands of Canadians who answered the call and continue to encourage the good people of Alberta on their ongoing road to Recovery. It is during times of great hardship that we are able to show what we are truly made of and I have never been more Proud to be a Canadian.

Thanks to Jeremy Fisher for producing the song  and my fellow Canadians for always being there for each other.

sincerely

s

 

We come together as a country
Brother, sister, mother, son
Like the true north strong and free
I'm proud to be a Canadian

In every heart there lives some sorrow
On every face some tears will fall
We have to fight for our tomorrows
Together we can face them all

Every life will know some loss
a house, a friend, a love a home
Together we can share the cost
Together we are not alone

We come together as a country
Brother, sister, mother, son
Like the true north strong and free
I'm proud to be a Canadian

Every day shall end in shadow
Every night soon finds the sun
we dig down deep and we we do our best
to help each other every one

We come together as a country
Brother, sister, mother, son
Like the true north strong and free
I'm proud to be a Canadian

As the fire burns
This lesson we shall learn
from the mountains to the sea
we stand on guard for thee

We come together as a country
Brother, sister, mother, son
Like the true north strong and free
I'm proud to be a Canadian

written by Séan McCann produced by Jeremy Fisher