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15 Musicians Who Fell In Love With Montreal

Songs about Montreal by famous artists.
15 Musicians Who Fell In Love With Montreal

Cover photo cred - Emily Ding

As Montrealers, we know how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful city. What we don't always realize is that it's been an inspiration to musicians throughout the decades, too. The city has inspired them either because they've lived here, toured here, fallen in love, or out of it. Whatever the reason, we're so happy that so many musicians over time decided to pay tribute to this city we call home!

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1. Montreal by Bahamas

"If every time I crawl

Crawl to Montreal

Don't seem like no plan

Honey please don't give up on your man"

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2. Montreal by Raine Maida

"Feels like the cold winds of Montreal

The cold winds of Montreal

This winter can take its toll

But it can't take our lives"

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3. Montreal Love Song by We Are The Take

"I can't breathe in the space that's filled with your sound

Can't call a spade a spade in this town

Dug a hole now I can't get out

I can't figure it out"

4. Hometown Waltz by Rufus Wainwright

"You may ask why I want to torch my home town

Partly it's bitterness and hopping 'round and 'round again

On Ontario Street looking up

Maybe I'll catch him on his way to the show"

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5. Montreal by Bloc Party

"The snow is still falling on St. Catherine's,

Losing the daytime to fair le goûter,

Tony keeps calling says he wants his money,

You're messing with the big boys don't you know?"

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6. Montreal by Bran Van 3000

"One day God walked on old mount royal

Just to dream up the human form

Threw stones and cans and comic books in a kettle

And you came out like a shining goddess heavy metal

Say it's just too bad some hearts don't settle

And the pipes are leaking and you feel like leaving

Yeah, we heard this one before"

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7. Rainy Night House by Joni Mitchell

"I am from the Sunday school

I sing soprano in the upstairs choir

You are a holy man

On the F.M. radio

I sat up all the night and watched thee

To see, who in the world you might be."

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8. Of Montreal by The Stills

"The falling free on, it's turning me on

It drips on the street, the sun cries from the heat

I love feeling beat, I'll kiss the lipstick on your teeth"

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9. St. Lawrence River by David Usher

"I was desperate to hold you again

But you're sinking so deep in the water

Outsmarted myself and so easily gave up what I wanted

Solid by morning

What I wanted

Winter by morning"

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10. Your Ex-Lover is Dead by Stars

"Captured a taxi despite all the rain

We drove in silence across Pont Champlain

And all of the time you thought I was sad

I was trying to remember your name..."

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11. Suzanne by Leonard Cohen

"While Suzanne holds the mirror

And you want to travel with her

And you want to travel blind

And you know that you can trust her

For she's touched your perfect body with her mind."

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12. Montreal by Xavier Cafeine


tu n'est qu'une saloppe et tu manipule le jeu je ne suis pas le gardien de tes buts

cette héroinoman

me rapelle en plein vent et me donne rendez-vous chez T-O

Tu as du poison jusque dans les yeux"

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13. Hymne a Montreal by Eric Lapointe

"Montréal, ma Ville-Marie

Le jour la nuit Montréal

Donne-moi ta folie je m'ennuie

Ma Ville-Marie"

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14. Streets of Montreal by Farquahr

"The Streets of Montreal

Are not like home at all

To a young man who's trying to find his way"

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15. Ste-Catherine by Bonjour Brumaire

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