Tom Cochrane

Featured Song

The Ones That I've Known
You know you can't stay here
Come on girl move to the back
No I’ve taken so much today
You know I won't do that
My name is Rosa
I'm going to stand my ground right here
'Cause I know what it's like to be so far down
You feel like you disappear

The ones that I’ve known and the one’s that have gone
The ones that have paid the price and the ones that moved on
The ones that have made the choice and stood their ground for freedom
I’ll remember the ones who say well done

Rain streamin’ down early one mornin'
All down the window sill there was no warning
Traffic stopped what was this a lone legged boy running like a ghost in the mist
I saw a look in his eyes like I never seen on the face of any man
Like a man with a mission before he left the scene
That was the last day that Terry ran

The ones that I’ve known and the one’s that moved on
The ones that have paid the price and the ones that are done
The ones that have stayed the course and gave so much for freedom
I’ll remember the ones who say well done

For freedom
Nah Nah Nah
Moved on
Nah Nah Nah
Yeah moved on
Nah Nah Nah

For Freedom
Nah Nah Nah
Nah Nah Nah
Nah Nah Nah

The ones that I’ve known and the one’s that are done
The ones that have paid the price and the ones that moved on 
The ones that have stayed the course and gave so much for freedom
I’ll remember the ones who say well done

We'll remember the ones and say well done

© Tom Cochrane

Tom's latest release "Tom Cochrane Revisited" contains new revisions of his hit songs listed below. 

Lunatic Fringe 
Big League 
Boy Inside The Man 
Human Race 
Ocean Blue (Emotion Blue) 
Sinking Like A Sunset 
Untouchable One 
White Hot 
I Wish You Well 
No Regrets 
Life Is A Highway

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About Tom Cochrane

Tom Cochrane was born in Lynn Lake Manitoba Canada to his parents Violet and Tuck Cochrane. His father was a bush pilot. When Tom was four, his family moved to Anton Ontatio and then to Etobicoke Ontario. At eleven, he sold a toy train set to buy his first guitar. In the 1960s, Tom was a student at Martingove Collegiate Institute and by the 70s began performing at various coffee houses across Canada. Tom received a position in Los Angelas writing theme music for a movie "My Pleasure Is My Business" however, he ended up returning to Toronto and working as a taxi cab driver since it was difficult for him to find a steady income from music. Later on, he took a job on a Carribean cruise liner.

In the 1980's Tom became a part of a popular Toronto rock band by the name of "Red Rider. He soon became lead singer of the group and together, they released a total of five albums and one collection album.

Eventually Red Rider became known as "Tom Cochrane & Red Rider" as they released one of their hit albums, "Victory Day" in 1988. The following year they played various songs with the Edmonton Symphony and recorded their last album "Tom Cochrane & Red Rider The Symphony Sessions". Tom then decided to go single and he released his own album, which contained his hit single "Life Is A Highway", from the Cd "Mad Mad World" in 1991. He has released seven other albums since then which are Ragged Ass Road (1995), Songs Of A Circling Spirit (1997), Xray Sierra (1999), Tom Cochrane & Red Rider Anthology (2002), Trapeze (2002), No Stranger (2006) and Take It Home (2015).

Tom is married to his wife Kathy and they have two children. He has his pilot's license and enjoys flying his very own float plane, which is a Cessna 185. One of Tom's songs, "Message", is dedicated to his father. Tom has been involved with charitable and worthwile volunteer organizations such as Recording Artists Against Drunk Driving, Power Aid, and World Vision.