This song was going through my head the other day; I wanted to find the original, from the album Humans, from around 1980, but all I could find was a live version from 2013.
Grudgingly, I clicked the “start” button.
And was soon swept up in the tune.
And a little startled: Whoa. When did Bruce Cockburn become an old guy?
Then the implications of that thought hit me.
Also, he looks a lot better in classic old guy mode than he did when he was spiking his grey hair and sporting various piercings.
Actually, it is the fact of aging that makes this video poignant: you can see the persistent vision beneath the wear and tear of living there on his face, something anyone who is no longer young can understand: