a montreal song lyrics – bruce cockburn

i turned on the tv war news
just to look and wonder why.
thunder crashed and red flash-flowers
bloomed a nightmare in the sky.

so i went down to the cafe
just to string myself along.
on the way i found some riches —
played the jukebox, got this song.

while i sat there a ragged man came —
b*mmed a coffee, talked awhile.
told me stories full of wonder —
left me laughing like a well-loved child.

/ bruce cockburn lyrics