Grace, Too Lyrics - Tragically Hip

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he said I'm fabulously rich
C'mon just lets go
She kinda bit her lip
Geez, I don't know
But I can guarantee
There'll be no knock on the door
I'm a total pro that's what I'm here for
I come from downtown
Born ready for you
Armed with will and determination
and grace, too

The secret rules of engagement
Are hard to endorse
When the appearance of conflict
Meets the appearance of force
But I can guarantee
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There'll be no knock on the door
I'm a total pro
that's what I'm here for
I come from downtown
Born ready for you
Armed with skill and it's frustration
and grace, too

Him? Here? Now? No!
Him? Here? Now? No!

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I had something interesting to say | Reviewer: Iwish | 6/14/12

The first review is wrong.

It just is.

Although I smirked appreciatively at the "don't read to much into it" title.

What is your agenda anonymous? Are you trying to deny the power of the song? Are you a fan of the group? Are you just being nasty and cynical?


The yelling at the end remind me of how impotent I feel within my social group. It's a great song to listen to drunk and on the peripheral of the center of attention and yell along to these parts. Especially if you can sing and are a performer. Especially if you are the biggest and most physically dominant member of said group. Yell Along Children, yell along!

Him? Here? (heaven forbid) Now?


Don't read too much into it | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/3/10

I think this song is observational. It's a guy and woman in a house party. The guy is a shooter and is trying to get the woman to go to bed with him.

She's not sure and needs convincing. He's saying, "Don't worry, I'm a total pro" and "They'll be no knock at the door" meaning no one's going to walk in on us.

Eventually he wins her over but the reason for her apprehension is revealed. Someone she likes, loves or is involved with shows up at the party and the jig is up, "Him? Here? Now? No!".

Very real and visceral in my mind - the deep metaphor is for people who are searching and you can always find something if you want to.

oddest Hip song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/5/09

This song is very odd even for the hip. I think the metaphor is that he needs her to listen to him. It could be about covert operations or more specifically "cleaners". The idea that you can get away with anything without "a knock on the door."

He states he is a total "pro" which sounds like Harvey Kietel in Pulp Fiction. The echoing vocal of "I can guarantee" makes it sound like the singer is trying to talk the woman in the story into doing something wrong, shown when she says "Geez, I don't know."

OR..The line "HIM? here! NOW? no! Makes it sound like the whole thing could have been as if Jesus appeared before her and wanted her faith in him even thought it seemed unbelievable what he asked.

The man in this song wants her trust.

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