Jim Cuddy – All In Time

Allintime
Warner Music Canada

1998

Produced By

John Whynot and Jim Cuddy

All Songs By

Jim Cuddy

  • 1
    Second Son
    4:22
    Second sons are the wandering ones
    So we were the best of friends.
    I never felt more like myself
    Than when I stood beside him then.
    He lived out on the Lisgar Ridge
    On top of the rocks and sand.
    He spent his days making ways
    of bringing water to his land.

    Out of the blue when I came to you
    I brought my cross and chain.
    I watched you paint your canvas
    out there standing in the rain.
    So many nights I saw the light
    that you held in your hands.
    You never said that much to me
    but I came to understand.

    And one night
    just around midnight
    we were drunk and singing songs.
    I said my life goes by
    and I’m so afraid to die
    you said everything is right before your eyes
    but when it changes now don’t you be surprised.

    When God looked down upon His land
    He saw the lakes and trees.
    He said I’ve made my peace
    but next time I’d do it differently.
    I’ll never forget the night they came
    to tell me that you’d be gone.
    I wondered where the light would come from now
    to carry on.

    And one night
    just around midnight
    we were drunk and singing songs.
    I said my life goes by
    and I’m so afraid to die
    you said everything is right before your eyes
    but when it changes now don’t you be surprised.
  • 2
    Whistler
    5:07
    I really kept my spirits high tonight
    took some sunshine
    walked out in the lane.
    All night there’s people
    coming out of the woods
    and everybody’s smile looks just the same.

    Lost my friends back in Whistler somewhere
    wandering through the fog
    and through the rain.
    No need to check on me
    I’m doing alright
    slept on Danny’s floor till morning came.

    Sometimes the wildest
    notions of your life
    just can’t help but coming true.
    Well I’ve been burned once or twice
    you know it’s true.
    I know it’s bound to happen again
    before I’m through.

    I sat in Devil’s Canyon
    and I listened to the sounds
    history is howling in the wind.
    Something reached inside of me
    and touched my ancient soul.
    I felt my old resistance caving in.

    Sometimes the wildest
    notions of your life
    just can’t help but coming true.
    Well I’ve been burned once or twice
    you know it’s true.
    I know it’s bound to happen again
    before I’m through.

    Someone lost the keys
    so we’re stuck here for awhile.
    I locked all my clothes inside the car.
    I don’t think we’ll ever get
    everywhere we planned
    but sometimes I’m amazed
    we’ve come this far.

    Sometimes the wildest
    notions of your life
    just can’t help but coming true.
    Well I’ve been burned once or twice
    you know it’s true.
    I know it’s bound to happen again
    before I’m through.
    I know it’s bound to happen again
    before I’m through.

    I know it’s bound to happen again
    before I’m through.
  • 3
    Disappointment
    4:30
    Disappointment
    gets to me so easily.
    I tell myself that nothing’s wrong
    but nothing’s like it used to be.
    I walk down streets where I’ve been before
    But they’re not the same to me anymore.

    Big moon rising
    shining through my window pane.
    I get up to put my clothes on
    I lose my nerve I’m back again.
    Something holds me from behind
    Moves in like a fog every time.

    Well I’m sorry I just can’t seem
    to get it back again.
    I’m falling on my face a lot.
    I don’t know who to blame.

    Do you remember
    the room we shared on Grand St.
    We’d lie there in the afternoons
    drifting in and out of sleep.
    Let our minds just float away
    nowhere to be and nothing much to say.

    Well I’m floating around in space
    nothing holds me in.
    I know I always call you up
    when I’m in trouble again.

    I’ve watched
    as dreams have come and gone.
    I try to change
    I’m still my father’s son.
    Now I wait
    I wait and let it come.
    Let it come.

    Disappointment
    gets to me so easily.
    A crowded room and smoky lights
    used to be enough for me.
    Now my patience is wearing thin
    to wake up from this dream I’m living in.

    I’m sorry I just can’t seem
    to get it back again.
    I’m falling on my face a lot.
    There is no one here to blame.

    I’ve watched
    as dreams have come and gone.
    I try to change
    I’m still my father’s son.
    Now I wait
    I wait and let it come.
    Let it come.
  • 4
    Too Many Hands
    5:12
    Too many hands
    carving up the sky
    and leaving their mark in the sand.

    Our destiny moves
    no matter where we stand.
    Too many hands.

    There’s dust in my eyes
    poison in my brain
    an ocean that runs through my veins.
    But here in my chest
    there’s a feeling I don’t understand.
    Too many hands.

    Here on the highest ground
    you can see how far we’ve gone.
    One voice cries echoes on and on.

    Far away gone
    I’ll be hiding from the plans
    of too many hands.

    Traces of history
    appear across the sky.
    Lay down now and let your spirit fly.

    Too many hands
    fade away with time.
    they’re losing themselves in the plan.
    I offer my voice
    hear me if you can.

    Too many hands
    Too many hands.
  • 5
    New Year's Eve
    6:33
    I came down the stairs
    and saw you standing there
    looking across the crowded room and crying
    running your fingers through your hair.
    And Auld Lang Syne was playing
    people singing sorrow from the year that has gone.
    And I’m still fooling myself
    I keep holding on.

    There were so many nights
    when we lay close as thieves
    lying on the bed together laughing
    I’d feel your breath upon my cheek.
    But it all comes down to this
    one look into your eyes tells me something has gone.
    I must be out of my mind.
    I keep holding on.

    All my life I’ve known
    things must change
    find a way of their own.
    History rolls along so slow.
    We never notice where it’s going.

    I go out at night
    to waste a little time.
    People ask me how I’m doing now
    I say I’m doing fine.
    But Auld Lang Syne will ring
    as people sing the sorrows from the years that linger on.
    Will I still be fooling myself.

    Will I still be fooling myself.
    Will I still be here fooling myself
    still be holding on.
  • 6
    All In Time
    5:10
    She sits like a bird on a wire
    she put the stars in my eyes.
    She takes me higher and higher
    she never speaks but she cries.

    Sometimes I wake up
    and it’s already night.
    Look out my window
    and I’m frightened by the sight.
    All the streets are glowing in the pale moonlight.

    She slips her hand into mine
    leads me along through the park.
    She knows the questions but it’s never the time
    soon I’m alone in the dark.

    It’s time I rise up
    and move with the breeze.
    Get out of my head
    I’m so easy to please.
    I think I’m getting tired of being down on my knees.

    You know that I’m waiting
    you’re making excuses
    I’m borderline useless from hanging around.
    My whole body’s swaying
    this game we keep playing
    has left me here praying the walls will come down.
    All in time.

    She wears a mystical ring
    sparkles when she moves her hand.
    She sends me back all the gifts that I bring
    laughs cause I don’t understand.

    It’s time I rise up
    and move with the breeze.
    Get out of my head now
    I’m so easy to please.
    I think I’m getting tired of being down on my knees.

    You know that I’m waiting
    you’re making excuses
    I’m borderline useless from hanging around.
    My whole body’s swaying
    this game we keep playing
    has left me here praying the walls will come down.
    All in time.
  • 7
    Slide Through Your Hands
    5:26
    She came back so far
    stepped back from the moment
    that she knew she would fall
    moved into a crowded little room
    down a dimly lit hall.
    Her eyes were a mystery
    one moment light then
    tired and scared
    said that she was happy now
    hoped he wouldn’t find her here.
    She goes out walking
    late September when
    the leaves are all gone
    sometimes she stops and turns around
    you know that memory lingers on.

    She says I know
    I think I understand
    some people walk protected
    safe from troubles they’d never understand.
    No matter how hard I try
    I feel like sinking sand
    I wake up in the night
    afraid that I might
    slide through your hands.

    Underneath the twisted trees
    underneath the eyes of everyone
    he came back one night screaming out her name
    crying look what you have done.
    We just stood there watching
    wishing there was somewhere
    we could run away and hide
    it took two men to hold him down
    and to get him outside
    I wish I was a river
    a river running free and running wild
    I’d wrap my waves around her
    and carry her off long into the night.

    She says I know
    I think I understand
    some people walk protected
    safe from troubles they’d never understand.
    No matter how hard I try
    I feel like sinking sand
    I wake up in the night
    afraid that I might
    slide through your hands.
  • 8
    I'll Make Believe It's You
    4:24
    I can’t understand
    how the touch of her hand
    on my cheek leaves me feeling
    so weak in the knees and blue.
    She pulls her hair back
    the same way I’ve seen you do.

    I’ve had enough
    my recovery’s tough
    and I’m not out here looking
    to start up with someone new.

    So in the end
    just before I surrender.
    I’ll make believe that she’s you.

    Beautiful faces
    I’ve seen in these places
    could make your heart heavy and sad
    with a drink or two.

    I don’t need that yet
    I’ve got a sea of regret
    to go through.

    She sits there waiting
    while I’m still debating.
    there’s a cold night ahead we’d be
    helping each other through.

    So in the end
    just before I surrender
    I’ll make believe that she’s you.

    I’ll make believe that I’m
    kissing the lips that are gone.
    Truth is I’m having
    trouble just carrying on.

    (repeat)

    She sits there waiting
    while I’m still debating
    there’s a cold night ahead we’d be
    helping each other through.

    So in the end
    just before I surrender
    I’ll make believe that she’s you.
  • 9
    Trouble
    3:59
    Have they put out all the fires yet
    now the celebration’s done.
    I hope you’ll come to see me
    before the summer’s gone.

    My mind still lives in your time
    my spirit’s up and down.
    I tried to find some old friends
    but nobody’s around.

    Can’t understand it
    I got my signals crossed.
    I thought I could do it
    but already I’ve had enough.

    The buildings they’re so graceful here
    they barely touch the sky.
    Sometimes it’s so quiet
    you can hear your neighbours cry.

    I miss my messy circus street
    with music through the night.
    I miss the times we’d stumble home
    together in the morning light.

    Oh my I wish that I
    had thought about this more
    maybe then I’d be waking up
    behind familiar doors.

    I must be blind
    I must be out of my mind
    to think I’d come back
    and everything would change.

    I must be so naive
    that I forgot about the pain.
    Here I am in trouble once again.

    And as one day becomes the next
    clearly it’s the time
    to see the things I never change
    and what I leave behind.

    Oh my I wish that I
    had thought about this more
    maybe then I’d be waking up
    behind familiar doors.

    I must be blind
    I must be out of my mind
    to think I’d come back
    and everything would change.

    I must be so naive
    that I forgot about the pain.
    Here I am in trouble once
    Here I am in trouble once
    Here I am in trouble once again.
  • 10
    Making My Way To You
    3:30
    I walked for hours
    couldn’t work it through
    sun found me fading to blue.
    And I know what you tell me
    won’t always be true
    as I’m making my way to you.

    Can’t see the reason
    can’t really say
    why I hold you then I push you away.
    As I’m watching the face of eternity
    I’m making my way to you.
    There was a time in my life
    when everything seemed new.
    No point in changing or rearranging
    anything I do.
    But now I’m spinning out in all directions at once.
    It’s true.

    Oh help me darling
    help me please
    I’m sinking down to my knees.
    And I’ve tried everything
    but you’re so hard to please
    as I’m making my way to you.

    There was a time in my life
    when everything seemed new.
    So many magic hours
    hanging out with nothing to do.
    But now I’m spinning out in all directions at once.
    It’s true.

    I watch myself floating
    down the river wide
    all my friends on the other side.
    And I’m trying to call out

    But I can’t find the words.
    I’m thinking back on legends
    and stories I’ve heard.
    I think I’m getting closer
    but I’m really not sure
    as I’m making my way to you
    as I’m making my way to you.
  • 11
    Everybody Cries
    5:05
    Close your eyes my dear
    there’s no need to wake.
    We all get tired from the
    chances that we take
    I wish that I could take away
    the tears from your eyes it’s just that
    sometimes everybody cries.

    Outside the walls around us
    you must be strong
    and when you you’re walking
    all alone
    just remember I’ll be there
    to greet you when you rise it’s okay
    sometimes everybody cries.

    I’ve seen you watching people
    walking through this world
    seen what they do to try and make it through each day.
    Don’t be alarmed there’s something
    out there waiting just for you someday.

    (repeat)

    Let the stars fall down
    over your head
    and don’t you worry bout
    the things you said
    just you drift away into
    the world behind your eyes it’s okay
    sometimes everybody cries
    sometimes everybody cries.