Tournament of Hearts

Album: Reunion Tour (2007)
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Songfacts®:

  • The Scotties Tournament of Hearts is Canada's annual women's curling championship. The song is written from the perspective of a man who spends all his free time at the curling rink, partly out of his love of the sport and partly because of communication problems in his marriage: "Why, why can't I draw right up to what I want to say? Why can't I ever stop where I want to stay? I slide right through the day, I'm always throwing hack weight."
  • Tournament of Hearts was also the title of the third album by The Constantines, which that band released soon after touring with The Weakerthans in 2003. In an interview with CBC Radio 3 to promote the release of Reunion Tour, frontman John Samson claimed that the Constantines chose the album title at his urging. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Riley - Saskatoon, SK, for above 2

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