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.