I haven’t written too many political lyrics. Conversely, nor have I written any pro-Canada lyrics, any kind of jingoistic, nationalistic…. That stuff doesn’t interest me and I don’t even know if I could write that if I tried, because I don’t really feel it.
—  Gord Downie

You know me I do not believe in American Exceptionalism at all and hate nationalism in all its forms but when the Olympics comes around I am the most flag waving jingoistic son of a bitch ever like U S A U S A