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Song Parodies -> "The Canadian Anthem"

Original Song Title:

"The Anthem"

Original Performer:

Good Charlotte

Parody Song Title:

"The Canadian Anthem"

Parody Written by:

Ryan Smith

The Lyrics

This song is a combination of poking fun at our northern neighbor (please don't take any offense), and my inability to figure out what European country Canadians come from...
They play hockey, it must be so cold,
It's a hard life, that's what I'm told,
But Toronto, got the Olympics, so...

And the people, lived on cutting trees,
It was torture, flags with maple leaves,
It was worthless, useless was the money...

And looking at the country made me wince,
I don't wanna live in a province,
It was obv'ous they were French, ok,
'Cause I don't ever wanna, I don't ever wanna meet,

French, don't wanna see British-French,
They're Canadian, so can't understand,
Throw, your beer cans up, French, don't wanna meet French,

"Go up there north, Canada's cities, join their hockey,"
That's what they said to me,
But I could never get pucks in the net,
I would be so sad, to live way up there,
With the cougars, and the psycho bears,
Alberta without me would do just fine,

And looking at the country made me wince,
I don't wanna live in a province,
It was obv'ous they were French, ok,
'Cause I don't ever wanna, I don't ever wanna meet,

French, don't wanna see British-French,
They're Canadian, so can't understand,
Throw, your beer cans up, French, don't wanna meet French,

Go there once, that's crime,
Go there twice, you turn gay,
Go there three times, you must just have no friends,

French, don't wanna see British-French,
They're Canadian, so can't understand,
Throw, your beer cans up, just comprehend me, can't understand it,
French, don't wanna see British-French,
This is their anthem, yeah, O Canada,
Just comprehend me, can't understand it...

O Canada's their anthem, O Canada's their anthem,
O Canada's their anthem, O Canada's their anthem...

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Pacing: 1.5
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Overall Rating: 1.6

Total Votes: 22

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ShellyGal - July 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Okay, for once can't we just shake the polar redneck stereotype! When you think of canada, don't think of caribous and igloos and Avril Lavigne, think a proud, honest people that accepts all people that come into their nation without making them convert to our nationality.
different sort of freak - July 04, 2003 - Report this comment
Oh shutup ShellyGal, please! Personally, I would take the polar redneck thing as a compliment. Trust me, it could be much worse. And I think ALL of you are a bunch of bickering retards, both Canadians AND Americans.
Guy DiRito - July 05, 2003 - Report this comment
I think we'd have a lot less of a terrorism problem if you great white northerners would be a bit more particular about who you let inside your borders, eh?
FuNkY mOnKeY - July 05, 2003 - Report this comment
different sort of freak: I am NOT a bickering retard! In case you hadn't noticed, not everyone from one country is going to have a certain personality type. Jesus. Also I think this Ryan Smith dude has spent a little too much time in his magical time machine. Get back to 2003 and maybe you'll notice that 1) there aren't any lumberjacks here any more, 2) we're not all drunks and never have been, 3) It's not that cold up here. If you want to stand in Southern Ontario's 40-degree-Celsius (you'll have to convert that, sorry) summer with your fur coat, thick socks and woolly mittens and hat, by all means be my guest. 4) Our money isn't 'useless'. If it was useless we just *might* not have our computers...yes, we DO have computers, and televisions, and laptops, and telephones, and CDs, and DVDs, and airplanes, and whatever else. We also have magazines, books and newspapers. And some of us can even read them! Ah, and finally, 5) We don't *only* play hockey. We're just damn good at it.
Stormblaze - July 05, 2003 - Report this comment
different sort of freak, funky monkey's right, you gotta stop being so prejudice and at least tolerate the other people's cultures.
Stormblaze - July 05, 2003 - Report this comment
different sort of freak, funky monkey's right, you gotta stop being so prejudice and at least tolerate the other people's cultures.
Ryan - July 05, 2003 - Report this comment
(Why did I allow comments...) I'm not trying to be prejudice, this parody was just a joke, but maybe it did go a bit too far...Sorry to anyone who felt offended.
Pat - July 05, 2003 - Report this comment
Comments are good...people express themselves well (usually). And, I like to see the different opinions...and kudos.
Cody J. - July 06, 2003 - Report this comment
You know what, Ryan wrote a great parody and I gave it all 4s. He's not prejudice and he'd have to be a bickering retard to not know that Canada is basically no different than the U. S. Dude, great parody, and don't anyone get offended, it was just something funny and we do this to each other. It's not like we're gonna go to war (we did in the South Park movie) because we tell jokes about each other. There's Poland for that (just kidding). I'm Polish myself. So, you know what, I don't know who Ryan is or any of these Americans or Canadians are, but I'm a 12 year old boy from New Jersey that loves my country and the country of Canada. I just wanted to ease things up. So please everybody, take no offense to the song, and just enjoy reading the parodies. (Plus for the Canadians, we wouldn't mind if you wrote parodies about us.) See you guys later, I write my own parodies, my parody name is Cody J.
Ryan - July 06, 2003 - Report this comment
Hey, Cody, you're 12? I guess that means I'm not the youngest person on this site...(I'm 14).
Josh - July 06, 2003 - Report this comment
eh hem...::listens to canadian represenatitive talking in the UN::.....::stands up:: F!&$ Cananda! ::canadian representative stands up:: Aye, F!$@ you buddy!
FuNkY mOnKeY - July 07, 2003 - Report this comment
*looks at above comments from Josh* Ummm...okay...I thought all the people on this site were all in their thirties or something! I'm 12 too, almost 13. And I love Canada. And Train. And I wrote a very, very, very bad, bad, bad, horrible parody. It scared me away from writing any more parodies.
Michael Pacholek - July 07, 2003 - Report this comment
Where to begin... First of all, until America gets a President it actually voted for, Canada is the freest nation on Earth. Second, you gotta like a country with enough sense to elect a parliament that's 70 percent left of center. Polar rednecks? Beats our kind. (And if you don't believe me, look up the 1992 World Series.) Canada is actually quite particular about what they let over the border, especially when it comes to GUNS. (A four-letter word.) No more lumberjacks? That's OK. (Yes, I told a Monty Python joke. It's a youthful indiscretion, I'm sorry, and it won't happen again.) A hundred degrees Fahrenheit in Southern Ontario? Maybe under the collars of a few Maple Leaf fans! Canadian money isn't useless, but with those varying colors and the dollar and two-dollar coins, it's pretty confusing. (Poor Sir John A. Macdonald: Founder of one of the world's greatest countries, and they stick him on a purple bill! He looks so perplexed on it! "How did I get here?") "South Park" sucked well before it tried to make Canada look bad. (Isn't that what Don Cherry is for?) And I think we better end this here before Malcolm Higgins makes a joked about Royal Canadian MOUNTED Police. After all, they do drive cars now, eh?
chloé - July 12, 2003 - Report this comment
~va dont chier mon tabarnak~
Spikey199 - September 03, 2003 - Report this comment
ok, when i first saw that there was a canadian anthem i was so excited. but then i start to read it and omg i just started to get madder and madder. there are so many things in there that are just stereotypes and not true. not all of us are french and just because we have better beer than u doesnt mean that we drink it all the time and get drunk. maybe you guys should just come up here sometime and find out what its really like cause you obviously have no idea!
Hey Man - September 06, 2003 - Report this comment
i thought this was funny and i thought is was intended for humour for most of it; but then again it was stereotypical. btw im a canadian!
Dee - September 22, 2003 - Report this comment
I think this parody is funny and i am canadian!! Most of it is true but we dont live in igloos or anything lol!! As for the gay comment it was pretty harsh but i think we asked for it!! I dont care if gay couples get married and neither should you. Your not them so dont judge them unless uve walked a day in there shoes.!! Dee 15
Ryan Quinn - October 26, 2003 - Report this comment
As for the ethnic heritage of our nation: French and English make up the majority, but we also have alot of other ethnic groups here.
Tie Kerl - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Hey, we're not a bunch of idoits! At least our leader can swallow pretzels without calling in the FBI! Show us a little respect! We helped put men on the moon with the Candarm, and you don't see our flag up there. Know anyone who needs insulin? We saved their lives! And we're not all gay, we just have tolarence for other people! Ever here about how God made our country so beautiful that he had to put America beside us to even it out? God may bless America, but God bless Canada for putting up with you guys!
Paul Robinson - January 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Ryan, I don't know the original song so I couldn't vote on your parody. So you're 14? I'm 53 (wow, huh? REALLY old). Well, writing a coherent parody at your age is actually somewhat of an accomplishment in itself and I do see your spelling and tense usage are good. I think you may very well turn out to be a fine writer if you keep at it. To me it SEEMS you are at least somewhat aware that not all Canadians are French or fit into the other stereotypes in the parody so I think people probably ought to cut you a little slack in that category. This parody is nowhere near the most offensive one on the site, but, that said, at 14 you are probably not aware that MANY Canandians feel quite dissed by "typical" American myths and misconceptions about the people and country to it's North. Canada is a very big place, not as densely populated as the U.S. but with quite a few large, metropolitan cities and people of many varied different ancestries. They sometimes get the impression (not always a mistaken one) that they are considered some sort of "minor league" or "Junior" Americans by their Southern neighbors. I 'm American and it would tick me off me to be thought of in that way and it probably would tick you off, too. Don't get down about the criticism, but do sort through them to see if anything constructive is there for you. If you're interested in it check the Web or pick up some books on Canada. I've known a lot of folks from there over the years and, oddly enough, some of them are very nice and some of them are not and most of them are sometimes a little of both, just like folks here. Anyway, I'm glad to see young people posting and reading on this site. I see from the dates of the earlier comments this issue was mostly hassled out a number of months ago, but I hope you are still checking the site out and catch my message. Good luck!
hi - April 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Kuffy - February 03, 2005 - Report this comment
I think Paul Robinson accurately summed up the way we feel about stereotypes, but I, for one, love this parody. I found it hilarious. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe Toronto's ever had the Olympics. Wasn't it Montreal? Ah well, to quote Tie Kerl, "Hey, we're not a bunch of idoits!" (That made me giggle). If you liked this parody, check out 'Cuz We're Canadian by Five Knuckle Surprise.
mylo - September 20, 2005 - Report this comment
canada killed kenny, for this sole reason canadians should be Condemned. you see canadians fall under the common category of abuse often hence they are a race born to be abused for their canadian ways ?? i know a canadian fellow and he seems to lack common moral values that we find in most people in our modern world hes almost amish in a way. I really want to know in detail why canadians recieve the abuse they recieve , not so much abuse as what the song says, by the way funny song. Maybe there can be a similar post on the lyrics of Weird al ancevich on the amish paradise song because i think amish folk should be duscussed also ...
niky - January 18, 2006 - Report this comment
shahidas n idiot n tries to b like i cud like her....but she doesnt noe dat illl nevr like NIKY..n GOOOOOOO CANNNADDAAAAA.........hooooooooooooooo..................we ruuuuuuuuuulllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Anny - June 02, 2006 - Report this comment
I liked this parody too. Cute but a little stereotypical, but it's no problem. Btw I'm Canadian too. GO CANADA!
ray looser .funni cow!!!! - July 05, 2006 - Report this comment

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