SPECTACLE LAKE

The charcoal’s burning slow, ain’t got no place to go
It’s like hell inside the pearly gates
The bug spray’s running low, a useless radio
That’s how  it is at spectacle lake

How ‘s your week goin’ Dave?
Mine’s been goin’ kinda slow
It’s been seven days at the lake
With two more nights to go

I’m goin’ solo with our kin
Don’t you know you broke the rule
You gotta make those sales and win that trip
That’s such a lame excuse

I understand that’s how  it stands
Alone again with lighter fluid on my hands

The charcoal’s burning slow, ain’t got no place to go
It’s like hell inside the pearly gates
The bug spray’s running low, a useless radio
That’s how  it is at spectacle lake

A storm rolled through the hills last night
The t.v’s passed it’s expiration
What you’ve done to me ain’t right
I’m a third wheel on my vacation

An innocent slip from your child’s lips
This morning he called me dad
They grow up fast and now  it’s past
You missed your chance, oh so sad

I understand that’s how  it stands
Alone again with lighter fluid on my hands

The charcoal’s burning slow, ain’t got no place to go
It’s like hell inside the pearly gates
The bug spray’s running low, a useless radio
That’s how  it is at spectacle lake
It’s just another day at spectacle lake
Its just another day, at the lake, at the lake

Musicians and Production

Music by Mike Cormier
Lyrics by Jeff Hicks and Mike Cormier

Mike Cormier - vocals and rhythm guitar
Bruce Arbuckle - bass guitar
Tim Milani - drums and harmonies
Nick Zubeck - lapsteel guitar, production and mastering

Recorded at Arthur North Recording in Guelph, Ontario

Please be advised that this song is in no way meant to display Spectacle Lake in a negative manner.
It is based on a one time situation. Jeff has since returned to enjoy all the lake has to offer.