Background

Canada is home to some spectacular night skies – and I have some stellar memories of lying on my back by an Algonquin lake on large sloped rock slabs that were still resonating with the heat of the day’s rays.  Lapping water, and a chorus of frogs mingled with cool air drifting in from the lake, and far above – in stillness – hung the vast starry void. Dreamer boy thoughts drifted to worlds beyond this one, and on momentous nights, the Aurora Borealis shimmered up above the silhouetted tree line. This is heaven! Thank you God!

Credits

Writer/composer – Pete Thorne
Acoustic Guitar – Sean Roberts
Electric Bass – Alex Paris

Lyrics

Up in the heavens on the starry sea
The northern lights are sailing over me
And wearing my heart on my evening sleeve
Aurora Borealis

Shimmering light you’re my skyscraper
Canadian night you’re my heartbreaker
Oh…I love the way You glow glide and glimmer
‘Cuz You take me to the distant side of the moon
To see the universe unrolling in the night

Northerly nights in high places
Silent celestial scene
Free falling love in the midnight sky-ee-y-ee-y
I’m asking why-ee-I

Somebody’s stirring up the atmosphere tonight

I still remember both the where and when
I first looked up and saw You there and then
Transcending moment like oxygen
Aurora Borealis

Shimmering light you’re my skyscraper
Canadian night you’re my heartbreaker
Oh…I love the way You glow glide and glimmer
‘Cuz You take me to the distant side of the moon
They say it’s cheesy on the freezy breezy dark side

Emerald fire in blue breezes
Quiver in time and space
Illuminating the midnight sky-ee-y-ee-y
I’m asking why-ee-y

I know You’re up there in the universe tonight

Reflecting over this whole scenario
Sweet starry skies over North Ontario
Times I spent with You…oh

Now that I’m older I still find it’s true
There’s nothin’ finer or Diviner than You
Heavenly message with love imbued
Aurora Borealis

Shimmering light
Canadian night…oh
I love the way You glow glide and glimmer
‘Cuz You take me to the distant side of the moon

I always love You in Your spectral disguise…woo-woo