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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