Greg Keelor: Aphrodite Rose

Aphroditerose
Warner Music Canada

2006

Release Date

October 10, 2006

Produced By

Greg Keelor

All songs by Greg Keelor, except:
"In The Reflections", written by Keelor/Good/Belitsky/Packwood

1
No Man's Land
3:34
In these hard and troubled days
You feel lost and betrayed
You’re surrounded by fear,
Sorrow and pain
Feels like this whole world’s going insane

And you stare at your TV
The endless refrain
Of liars and cheats, thieves and greed
And you search the horizon
You don’t understand
How this dream became a no man’s land

And we’ll all go together
Hand in hand
Yes we’ll all go together
Through the no man’s land

In these hard and troubled days
You feel lost and betrayed
You’re surrounded by fear,
Sorrow and pain
Feels like this whole world’s going insane

And you stare at your TV
The endless parade
Of liars and cheats, thieves and greed
And you search the horizon
You don’t understand
How this dream became a no man’s land
2
Steal Your MInd
5:03
When the voice of evil whispers in your ear
Will you remember or listen to your fear
These fortunate sons with privilege and pride
Will you accept or will you deny
Don’t be surprised
Don’t be surprised

When he shows you everything that you ever wanted to know
And then he steals your mind

Then he shows you everything that you ever wanted to know
And then he steals your mind

Puts it under lock, hides it in the forest by the place where you walk
Sings like a bird, creaks like a tree
Don’t you worry friend this is the land of the free
Don’t you want to be free
Don’t you want to be free

When he shows you everything that you ever wanted to know
And then he steals your mind
Then he shows you everything that you ever wanted to know
And then he steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind

When the voice of evil whispers in your ear
Will you remember or listen to your fear
Will you recognize the madness in those eyes
Will you accept or will you deny
Don’t be surprised
Don’t be surprised

When he shows you everything that you ever wanted to know
And then he steals your mind
When he shows you everything that you ever wanted to know
And then he steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind
When he shows you everything that you ever wanted to know
And then he steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind
Steals your mind
3
Dragonfly (Instrumental)
1:18
4
Prisoner
5:30
I am a prisoner of endless sorrow
Though my chains you’ll never find
Oh dear jailer I beg your mercy
For I’m a prisoner of my own mind

The road to my salvation
Is a dangerous road, fraught with trial
For all alone, against temptation
I am a wretched man, of little will

Oh Mercy me
Set me free
Set me free
Mercy me
My whole life
Is a mystery
My crime, my misery
Set me free

If you believe in god’s mercy
(?) Pure of heart and sincere
Then say a prayer for one less worthy
For I fear my time is near
Oh set me free
Mercy me
Set me free
Mercy me
My whole life
Is a mystery
My crime, my misery
Mercy me
Mercy me
Set me free
Mercy me
My whole life
Is a mystery
My crime, my misery

I am a prisoner of my own mind
5
Colour and Rhyme
3:58
Take me up
Take me down
Take me all around
I’m lost in your crowd

I hear the things that you say to embarrass me
The games you play just ain’t fair

You laugh
At all of my questions
The neckties that I wear
And it’s been said
That all of my waiting
Will get me nowhere

Cause I love when you talk
In colour and rhyme
You’re breaking my heart
You’re changing my mind

Yes I love when you talk
In colour and rhyme
You’re breaking my heart
You’re changing my mind

Sun-filled rooms
Warm afternoons
Nowhere to go
I got nothing to lose
Well I got nothing, nothing but time for you
Time for you

But I love when you talk
In colour and rhyme
You’re breaking my heart
You’re changing my mind

Yes I love when you talk
In colour and rhyme
You’re breaking my heart
You’re changing my mind
6
Miss You
3:37
I miss the way that you hold me
I miss the way our breath entwines
Sun sets red behind your head
I miss the quiet in your eyes

In my heart I know what you know
I just don’t trust what I see
Too many times I chased love blind
Too many times deceived

I feel myself slipping away
It gets harder and harder each day
I can’t change what’s past or gone
But I know where I did you wrong

Autumn trees are changing
Cold north wind cries
I miss you when the leaves are falling
I miss you most when the snow flies

And I feel myself slipping away
It gets harder and harder each day
I can’t change what’s past or gone
But I know where I did you wrong

It gets harder and harder each day
It gets colder and colder each day
And I feel myself slipping away
7
Alaska
5:32
Up in Alaska they’re looking for crude
In the once-forgotten land
Of the migrating caribou
Across the land of the wind and snow
They’ll build their roads, drill their holes

And through the Arctic sea their ships will pass
Where Mackenzie’s froze

These men in their mansions
Corrupted with power
Where the bright lights shine all night
In their office towers
And the cold air pours through the long summer hours

For these men of high esteem
And little valour
In a land where you can buy
Or sell an election
These good christian men
Need their armies to protect them
And everybody knows a soldier just wants to go home

Up in Alaska they’re looking for crude
In the once-forgotten land
Of the migrating caribou
‘Cuz the tvs are growing dim
In southern California
The tvs are growing dim
In southern California
The tvs are growing dim
In southern California
8
Glory Oh
3:59
She came a-riding on her trusted mare
Eyes as blue as her cheeks were fair
The bringer of light with her golden hair
She came a-riding on her trusted mare

She slept o’er the valley high on a hill
The rain it fell gently and her soul did fill
She knew the wind’s whisper and the sad whippoorwill
She slept o’er the valley high on a hill

Glory oh
Glory oh
She slept o’er the valley high on a hill

She walked through the forest, meadow and glen
All of god’s creatures knew her as friend
She learned from the trees how to be strong and how to bend
She walked through the forest, meadow and glen

Glory oh
Glory oh
She walked through the forest, meadow and glen

The love that she knows fills her with courage and fear
Like a knight’s armour that is easily pierced
Like the wild roses that are fragile and fierce
The love that she knows fills her with courage and fear

Glory oh
Glory oh
The love that she knows fills her with courage and fear

Glory oh
Glory oh
She came a-riding
She came a-riding
She came a-riding on her trusted mare
9
Aphrodite Rose
1:19
It’s from this love Aphrodite rose
Like a song she’s always known
Deep in her soul where nobody goes
Nobody knows
10
High Meadow
4:14
She came back from the high meadow
You could tell something strange had happened
She held the sunshine in her eyes
The way a fire burns deep in the canyon

She said wild flowers are proof enough
Proof enough of a higher power
And if that ain’t enough
Look at that old barn
Look at that old barn
Look at that old barn
Still standing

She passes by like fingers of fire
Leaving no trace
No trace behind her

She said wild flowers are proof enough
Proof enough of a higher power
And if that ain’t enough
Look at that old barn
Look at that old barn
Look at that old barn
Still standing
11
If You Go
4:03
If you go take your picture from the wall
‘cuz I don’t want to see your smiling face
Every day with you so far away

And every night I’d lie awake where we both used to sleep
Hear the words we both used to speak
But you’d be miles away

Where are you going
Why must you leave
‘Cuz I’d trade in all my tomorrows
If you just would say you love me today

If you leave I admit I’d be a mess for a while
Chasing trouble, drinkin’ hard
Just to hide from the pain

Where are you going
Why must you leave
‘Cuz I’d trade in all my tomorrows
If you just would say you love me today
12
In The Reflections
6:17
There’s a ripple on the water
Sun sets behind the trees
And in the reflections
They both meet
They both meet

Low across the water
Grey crane flies by
And in the reflections
I see lilies in the sky
See lilies in the sky

In my lullaby
On the wings of a dragonfly
Crimson clouds in a purple sky
In a purple sky

There’s a canoe out on the water
Such a pretty green
And in the reflections
I see the dreamer
And the dream
The dreamer
And the dream