There is a place, a magical place
That entices and beckons, come one and come all
Where pure hedonism may be exercised
Faux-marble tiled the brightly lit mall!
They cover the globe and are centuries old
Wherever you go north-south-east and west
And though some might say its distinction is doubtful
I think that West Edmonton Mall is the best!
It opened its doors in nineteen eighty one
To much ballyhoo and kitschy fanfare
Its stores and the vendors were not so exciting
Us Edmontonians just didn’t care!
Phase one, two, three, four were built over the years
As were all of the most wondrous attractions
Waterpark, pirate ship and roller coaster
Have all been received with utmost satisfaction!
It has suffered calamity it can’t be denied
Even some deaths that are really quite tragic
But it has bounced back and rebuilt once again
Drawing such crowds beguiled by its magic
They say that the mall is going extinct
Much like the mighty and great dinosaur
Though shopping online is a growing convenience
I’ll never not love browsing inside a store
It's become quite the fixture of our changing city
And seems to be thriving, or at least for the while
And even if shopping seems odd as achievement
We welcome the honour and do it with style!