What Can I say Except "I'm Sorry"
The classic Moana song reimagined
For this project, I worked with Maya to watch the Disney film Moana and analyzed the cultures and perspectives within the movie. Our favourite part of the film was the song 'You're Welcome' sung by the one and only Dwayne Johnson. This led us to think about how this film shaped our views on Polynesian culture. This gave us the idea of rewriting the song based on how some people see the Canadian Culture. When listening to the song we'd like listeners to see if they thought some of these stereotypes were true or have been stereotyping other cultures based on movies or things they've heard.
We’re in Canada now
You’re face to face with a moose and it's strange
You don't even know how to feel
It’s adorable eh?
Well aren’t all Canadians the same
Open your eyes, let’s begin
Yes, it’s really Canada
Breathe it in
Everything is white
The ground, the bears
And everything is freezing cold
What can I say except, “I’m sorry”
For the snow and endless winter
But, it’s okay, it’s okay
We’ve got our Timmies to keep us warm
What has gravy, french fries and cheese
You guessed it!
When it’s time to eat
What goes on our food?
Maple syrup, eh!
Oh, also we have the best bacon
And ketchup chips
If you can’t tell we have great food
Also, we love to apologize
For everything that we do
So what can I say except I’m sorry
For accidentally pushing you
I’m just gonna say, all-day
I guess I don’t like to be rude
Well, come to think of it
Kid, honestly we’re not that nice
We stand on two blades and skate down the ice
The goals, the fights, the fans
Oh, don’t mess with Looch cuz’ he is the man
We are a team
This is our sport
Canadians down to the core
We are the best
What can you say?
Can’t stop McDavid when he’s on a break-away
And everybody that lives up here
Has played since they were a year
Look at these kids
They are practically pros
Skatin’ like blurs and scorin’ those goals
(Ha ha ha ha ha ha, hey)
And, once again, I’ll say, “I’m sorry”
For ranting on and on ya know
I feel so bad, so bad, I’m sorry
Well, come to think of it, I gotta go (eh!)
I’m running late, so late, I’m sorry
‘Cause I'm going to need that sled
I’m sliding away, away, I’m sorry
But I can’t miss the Flames game again
But, thank you