1000 Arms

1000arms
Warner Music Canada

2016

Produced By

Blue Rodeo & Tim Vesely

All Songs By

Keelor/Cuddy

  • 1
    Hard To Remember
    4:57
    We were in a borrowed car
    Windows down, summer stars
    And in that dash board glow
    You said I look like a ghost
    And it was time for me to go

    You had to work, we got a late start
    You made a list of all the things I forgot
    You said I was a man living with a curse
    Spent my whole life chasing moon dust

    I don’t like the way that you talk to me
    How you’re always putting me down
    Nothing I ever do is good enough for you
    Will I ever realize you’re never satisfied

    ‘Cuz now that you’re gone
    I find it so hard, hard to remember
    Th at we were happy together
    We were happy, we were happy together
  • 2
    I Can't Hide This Anymore
    3:21
    I can’t hide this anymore
    I give up, you win the war
    All my memories a blur
    But I remember what we were
    And I can’t hide this anymore

    Blue was the colour of your
    dress the night we met
    I held your hand and walked
    you down the road
    Full moon shining up above
    I heard myself talking
    but I was falling and
    falling and falling

    I can’t hide this anymore
    I give up, you win the war
    All the cruel things we said
    Well they’re stuck inside my head
    And I can’t hide this anymore

    Now and again
    I think back to better times
    To tell you the truth
    I thought that we were fine
    Now I see you smiling
    with your friends
    A smile I never see
    oh honey we’re stalling
    and stalling and stalling

    I can’t hide this anymore
    I give up, you win the war
    We’ve both got better things to do
    Th an sit around and see this through
    I can’t hide this anymore

    Oh rain coming down
    Falling like pearls from the sky
    Oh me I’m late coming ‘round
    You must have thought
    I was such a fool
    running around so blind

    Now I can’t hide this anymore
    I give up, you win the war
    All my memories a blur
    But I remember what we were
    And I can’t hide this anymore

    We’ve both got better things to do
    Th an sit around and see this through
    And I can’t hide this anymore
  • 3
    Jimmy Fall Down
    4:19
    I don’t know how to talk to you
    You’re a mystery
    I guess you’ll always be
    You had a place on Beverley
    And a K guitar with only 5 strings

    I’d meet you walking down the street
    A box of records and a bag of weed
    You were dealing, it’s the only way
    A man gets paid to play guitar all day

    You were going to make it
    A rock ‘n’ roll star
    What Jimmy Fall Down don’t know is
    How you going make it when every night you make that decision
    You change your mind and you drink yourself blind
    No tomorrow in those eyes

    Your girl, she goes to the OCA
    Her Daddy pays for everything
    What do you care you don’t need his pity
    You’re on your way to New York City

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  • 4
    Long Hard Life
    3:40
    Never mind what’s wrong
    You did what you did now the damage is done
    You’re living in your head so the days seem long
    Get no peace until the sun goes down

    Maybe you could run away
    Find a new city, start a brand new day
    No more rumours, no debts to pay
    What’s the use in staying here anyway

    I know it’s a long hard life
    Trying to make your way back home
    I hope some day you can rest your head
    ‘Cuz I don’t like to see you, I don’t like to see you down

    I wonder what you’ll say
    When you meet the ones that you push ed out of the way
    Some things fade, but some wounds stay
    It gets a little closer to you every day

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    Why can’t you ever let this thing just die
    If you could only hold your tongue awhile

    I wonder how this ends
    You lying on the floor
    With your head in your hands
    Everybody gone but a few close friends
    Think you’ll have the nerve to still pretend

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  • 5
    Rabbit's Foot
    4:03
    In the sad persuasions
    And all my useless explanations
    All my misplaced dedications
    I just want to hold you near
    ‘Cuz now I know just who you are
    I saw it written in the stars
    I hear it whispered in my ear
    The moment I awake

    It didn’t work out the way we thought
    But sometimes in our dreams we do the right thing
    I want to be your comfort
    Your private sky and rabbit’s foot
    I want to be the first to see
    Your sleepy morning eyes
    But there are no simple answers
    And my life loves disasters
    And right now I’m so shattered
    Take me back into your heart

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    I’m sorry I left you stranded
    And I took so much for granted
    But I was on another planet
    Take me back into your heart
    Like a miser with his money
    Like a bear with his honey
    Like a bouquet of sunny
    All my love I give to thee

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  • 6
    1000 Arms
    4:33
    Janie only cries when she drinks
    That’s when she wakes up all the neighbourhood
    Leaves a trail of tears around her feet

    Janie says that she never knows
    But she’s afraid of how it just comes and goes
    Afraid sh e’ll lose her way on her own street

    But all the cops they know about her
    She’s got so many friends around her
    That when she feels she’s sinking down
    There’s a thousand arms to bring her back around

    Janie says that she never sleeps
    She wears a red fur hat in the summer heat
    Leans her painted bike against your door

    Catch her when she goes for a walk
    She says it calms her down just to hear you talk
    You tell her things you’ve never said before

    Janie looks right into your eyes
    Says you must realize
    Not everything you think is true
    And the writing on the wall is there for you

    I know it’s hard to see life so many ways
    You get caught up in the thick of it
    You don’t know what you think of it
    One thing she told me is when you feel you’re so confused
    You just wait until the moment passes
    Wait until the moment fades away

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  • 7
    Dust To Gold
    4:40
    As this night slips into day
    I stand like the enemy before the dawn
    I raise this drink to the lies you speak
    Too numb, too drunk to sleep

    Is it in his touch
    The drug you need so much
    Does he say all the words I’ve forgotten
    ‘Cuz I remember a night not so long ago
    We made a vow, you said we’d never be broken

    And you call this the gift of your love
    A fire that burns out of control
    The mystery that will reveal the soul
    And turn dust into gold

    ‘Cuz I know too well the pleasure you feel
    As you lie there in his arms

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  • 8
    Superstar
    3:37
    Here we are in the land of the superstar
    Big dreams and a job in a stripper’s bar
    Come along don’t worry who you really are
    ‘Cuz nobody cares what you left behind

    Start a band and get a house in the hills
    Find a singer who looks like Kitty Wells
    Make a record high on prescription pills
    Maybe make a movie just to kill some time

    Take it out and show it round
    ‘Cuz you can do things here you never have to live down
    I’m never going back to my one-horse town

    Start a business organics door to door
    ‘Cuz nobody buys records here anymore
    Fall in love with the singer but what for
    These things always end badly, don’t they

    Take it out and show it round
    ‘Cuz you can do things here you never have to live down
    I’m never going back to my one-horse town

    Hey all hail the superstar
    Hey all hail the superstar
    Hey all hail the superstar

    Sleep out in the desert
    Where they keep all the bodies hid
    Take peyote just like Jimmy did
    Make a funeral pyre gasoline will get it lit
    Say a little prayer for the souls departed

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  • 9
    Mascara Tears
    4:25
    I thought love was the greatest gift
    That I could give to you
    But I found out you like a darker tune
    There was nothing I could do to save you
    ‘Cuz it’s a curse, your sympathy and fate
    You never hesitate to forgive
    But this world, it just takes and takes
    There’s only so much you can bear
    Before you break

    I adore you
    How you break the rules
    All the things you do to keep it true
    I adore you
    With your paralyzing fears
    Your mascara tears
    Why so hard on yourself

    Now the sun is setting
    And I must face the night
    ‘Cuz now I know the darkness that you embrace
    Everything that ever happened
    Doesn’t matter anymore
    Doesn’t matter where you’re going
    It just matters who you are

    No one told you but you like that disconnect
    Not knowing what comes next
    Or what could have been
    So we’ll raise this glass
    We won’t talk about the why
    We don’t have to say goodbye
    We’ll just say until the next time

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  • 10
    Can't Find My Way Back To You
    5:21
    This city was everything we wanted it to be
    No one paid us any mind and that just set us free
    You took out your colours and painted up the sky
    I sunk in the pavement here while you started to fly

    I looked out my window and I saw you in the street
    Big black car waiting for you, people at your feet
    I know that I’m the one who brings the secrets and the lies
    Can’t imagine how I look right now through your eyes

    No more the waiting game
    Always comes back the same
    I want you back again
    The way we were before

    And I can’t find my way
    No I can’t find my way
    No I can’t find my way
    Back to you

    Walking through the summer nights
    Heading for the park
    Future hangs over my head
    The past is growing dark
    I have fallen deep into the river of the night
    Can’t help drifting farther from the warmth of your sweet light

    No more the waiting game
    Always turns out the same
    I need you back again
    The way we were before

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  • 11
    So Hard To See
    4:49
    Come down and show me your face
    I’m wrapped up in worry and I’m tired of this place
    This city’s too much it’ll bleed you dry
    Nothing ever changes as the days go by

    I wake up every day knowing there’s a better way
    Lord and I believe it’s going to come
    Still no comfort comes to me
    Lying where we used to be
    Wondering what have I done

    I’m waiting and I’m waiting and I don’t know what to do
    I’m keeping my heart open hoping for you
    You’re just like the sun sinking over the sea
    No matter how I try to hold you still, honey you’re so hard to see

    Every night there are voices in the street
    There are ghosts on every corner here rising in the heat
    I’ve walked through all the neighbourhoods and I’ve been in every bar
    But I see you in the shadows and in every passing car

    I used to follow you, weaving in and out of view
    You moved me like a new morning sun
    Lately I’ve been swept away, drag myself through every day
    Wondering where have you gone

    I’m waiting and I’m waiting and I don’t know what to do
    I’m keeping my head up for glimpses of you
    You’re page after page written so beautifully
    No matter how I try to hold you still, honey you’re so hard to see

    I used to follow you, weaving in and out of view
    You moved me like a new morning sun
    Lately I’ve been swept away, drag myself through every day
    Wondering where have you gone

    I’m waiting and I’m waiting and I don’t know what to do
    I’m keeping my heart open, hoping for you
    You’re just like the wind and a soft melody
    No matter how I try to hold you still, honey you’re so hard to see
  • 12
    The Flame
    6:31
    I wanted to adore you
    Consumed by your flame
    Like the trial of Saint Joan of Arc
    My wrists in chains

    As the fire devours
    Her beauty and her strength
    From her face shines a light
    Of pure grace

    And her eyes are that mystery
    Looking off into the sky
    Reunited with her one true love

    And now it is all clear
    Always was, always will
    Did the fire bring you peace
    The flame, his kiss , and then you’re free

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