Cause Song of the Month

CHILLIWACK, "Take Back This Land," 2015

Posted on August 2, 2015

Chilliwack frontman Bill Henderson, whose hits include “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” and “I Believe,” has recorded a patriotic song, produced by Bob Rock, inspired by the documentary film Coastal Tarsands: Journey to Deleted Islands. The earnest “Take Back This Land” begins “We’re gonna take back this country; we’re gonna take back this land” and includes a snippet of Canada’s national anthem. The 70-year-old Vancouver native is hoping it will encourage Canadians to vote in the federal election Oct. 19.  The song isn’t on iTunes, but you can watch a video for an acoustic version shot outdoors on Salt Spring Island and a studio version here.  — Karen Bliss