Life Is a Former Portugese Colony

Of all the songs likely to name-check the African country of Mozambique, I would have put Tom Cochrane’s catchy but lunkheaded 1991 hit “Life Is a Highway” fairly low on the list.

But last week I actually paid attention to the verses, for the first time ever, and there it is:

From Mozambique to those Memphis nights

I thought maybe Cochrane was a big fan of Dylan’s Desire album, but the following line is:

The Khyber Pass to Vancouver’s lights

Which demonstrates that Tom Cochrane owns an atlas, but didn’t bother to check whether highways connected any of these geographical locations.

posted 16 March 2009 in Tasty Bits and tagged , . no comments yet

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