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An Alberta forest we first met, you offered me a cigarette
And I didn't pause for thought
Followed down that campfire path
Listening to you laugh at how I spoke
Well I think girls like you were born to make girls like me make mistakes
I never even fought
Sparked a light beside you, never even tried to tell you I don't smoke

I was on the road to BC
Stopped in Calgary, AB
We were headed west to meet our fates
In Vancouver and the states
And see what destiny awaits for me

Through many dangers, toils and snares
Turbulance and baggage fares
We had aready come
Sailed across the clouds and picked up seven hours to land in Stampede town
And later in the Ship and Anchor
When I acted like a wanker
You generously pretended to be charmed when I chanced my arm
On my last night in town

Then we were on the road to BC
We were on the road to BC
You said "that mountain drive, it'll be so pretty
And good luck out there in the city,
And have a beer for me
In BC"

So we got into our backwards car
The roads mocked our idea of far
We drove more than a day
And it would take a better songwriter than me to paint the rockies using words
Well I'd never taken my three chords
And clumsy words to foreign shores
And my bandmate and me
We took a deep breath each and tried to show Jericho Beach someting unheard

And they blew our minds in BC
Yeah, the world was mine in BC
And I lost my heart unto that city
But I always fell in love too quickly
And I know there's part of me
Still in BC

Well now living's more than clocking age
When I stood on that Vancouver stage
And tried to still the time
I knew that there was something here that I'd been looking all my years to find
And though many friends adorned that quest
New and old and brief and best
Still, you stayed in my mind
And every mile that passed beneath my feet
I felt I'd left something behind

When I was on the road to BC
When I was on the road to BC
Yeah, that mountain drive was just so pretty
But I wish you'd flown out to the city
To meet me by the sea

And I know this nonsense is the stuff
That the greatest daydreams are made of
And I know myself just well enough
To know all I love is the thought of love
But you made me
See I can still daydream
Because baby
I felt like I was sixteen
On the road to BC

When you're living dreams, the time goes fast
I blinked and two more weeks went past
And I'm sat in LA
About to board a plane that's gonna take me five thousand miles away
Through the sky and 'cross the water
Home means more than bricks and mortar
And still I know my way
I swore to make it back some day
And that's when you messaged me to say

That you were on your way to BC
You were on your way to BC
And that ocean view was just so pretty
But you wished I was still in the city
To meet you at the sea


from Heart First Aid Kit, released June 23, 2017


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