Are You Ready

Br Areyouready
Warner Music Canada

2005

Produced By

Blue Rodeo with Chris Shreenan-Dyck

All songs By

Keelor/Cuddy

  • 1
    Can't Help Wondering Why
    2:54
    I could have done better things
    If someone shut my mouth
    Or somebody clipped my wings
    So many wasted evenings
    Talking the same sweet talk
    Always the last ones leaving
    Waking up when fortunes knock

    I’ve no regrets no I couldn’t think of one
    We both kept the road
    The road that we stumbled on
    You and me walking home
    Fighting the morning light
    Just making our way through days
    But making out like thieves at night

    I can’t help wondering
    Can’t help wondering why
    I can’t help wondering
    Can’t help wondering why

    Sometimes you wake up screaming
    All my life I must be dreaming
    I’ve been wrong
    And I’m not strong
    But I’ll be the one that keeps rolling on

    Born to this generation
    Never made to wait
    Looking like fools sometimes
    A couple of blind men at the gate

    I can’t help wondering
    Can’t help wondering why
    I can’t help wondering
    Can’t help wondering why
  • 2
    Are You Ready
    3:59
    Are you ready
    Ready to cry
    Are you ready
    Ready to cry
    This is the saddest story
    You all know why
    So cry, cry, cry

    Don’t worry buddy, we’ll see this thing thru
    I’ll cry the river that carries you through
    Are you ready
    Ready to leave

    This life we love
    You know what I mean
    No more whiskey
    No more cigarettes
    Your last breath just like a sunset

    Don’t worry buddy we’ll see this thing thru
    I’ll cry the river that carries you through
    Are you ready
    Ready to cry

    Are you ready, ready to die
    Is there anything I can do
    Cause saying goodbye to you
    Will be the hardest thing I ever do

    Don’t worry buddy, well see this thing thru
    I’ll cry the river that carries you through
  • 3
    Rena
    4:34
    I got my plans
    From trembling hands
    I knew just what to do
    Follow each step carefully
    And hope they pulled me through

    My father ran
    To different lands
    And not a word we spoke
    But I was here
    To conquer fear
    And bring some glory home

    Theres a world of hate and sorrow
    Out there standing in your way
    Theres a load of compromise
    Before you die
    And each time you step forward you get burned a little bit

    No longer know the way
    To say goodbye
    Now I’m down here underneath
    Your bedroom light
    Rena please come out
    With me tonight

    I look in through
    The window
    And I though I’d take
    My chance I taught myself to play
    So I could be where people danced

    No higher call
    Than stars that fall I waited patiently
    A thousand miles of pavement
    That became my destiny
    You can wait a lonely lifetime
    Wondering when its gonna come

    You can while away the hours
    Getting stoned
    But one day you get lucky
    And you look in someones eyes
    That tell you you don’t
    Have to be alone

    Now I’m falling back
    Just out of your sight
    Rena please come out
    With me tonight

    Oh now I know the way things go
    And what I put you through
    Cause when they try to get to me
    They get to me through you
    I know its not the kind of hurt
    Thats easily set right

    And I know you got your reasons
    To stay inside
    But nothing ever happens
    When its left out on its own
    You locked in there with
    Just your wounded pride

    I’m down here and I’m
    Way too tired to fight
    Rena please come out
    With me tonight
    Rena please come out
    With me tonight
  • 4
    Up On That Cloud
    3:33
    It’s so easy to fall in love with you
    I know I did for a day or two
    You never noticed lost in your crowd
    Just no room for me up on that cloud

    Can’t find no changes
    For better in my luck
    Empty are my eyes and my heart
    Cold grey days
    The nights are so long
    My heart is sinking
    Bound to a stone

    This old world is a bag of tricks
    A whole lot of nothin’
    Where nothin’ ever fits
    In all her glory she just don’t compare
    To one single tear
    In your beautiful eyes

    Thank you, December
    For your cold grey air
    Lakes are frozen, trees are bare
    I once loved her
    Of that I am proud
    Just no room for me
    Up on that cloud
  • 5
    I Will
    3:34
    Who wouldn’t do anything
    That you want them to
    Carry the world right to your feet
    If that’s what you want me to do

    Didn’t we laugh
    And scream and shout
    Didn’t we wait
    Til it all worked out

    I know it’s late
    And I should wait until the morning comes
    But I got a fear that wakes me up
    And I don’t know where the fear comes from

    Didn’t I bring you
    What I could bring
    Didn’t I tell you
    Everything
    Well I will
    Well I will

    Some people talk about us
    Said we’d never get this far
    Let it all rain around us
    You know the way things are

    Fifteen miles from hope
    Another town another week goes by
    I’m fading away here like the birds
    That disappear into the sky

    Wouldn’t I be there
    When you call I pick you up
    When you start to fall
    Well I will
    Well I will

    Well I will
    Well I will
  • 6
    Phaedra's Meadow
    5:26
    I was walking thru the forest
    One cold and dreary morn
    My heart sick with jealousy
    And memories I need no more

    No I could never kill a man
    But I would do him harm
    Knowing that you’re there
    Lying in his arms
    My flesh was ripped and torn
    By the bramble and the thorn

    I was lost but well-prepared
    To offer up my soul
    Because the greater misery
    Is to live with what I know

    The moon concealed by April’s storm
    No bearing I could find
    Until I fell into a clearing
    And a road I recognized

    I was far far from my home
    Further from her smile
    Not sure if I would return
    Or just lay down and die

    As I stood in Phaedra’s Meadow
    Well the dawn did break the sky
    And from the highest up in heaven
    The Weaving Star fell into my eyes
  • 7
    Runaway Train
    4:14
    As he sat down upon the train
    Silence settled in his brain
    He reached out his hand
    And touched her hair

    He struggled with the
    Same old though
    Should he tell her
    Should he not

    He felt her presence
    Everywhere

    Whatever comes between us
    Don’t let it stand in your way
    This is what he’d come
    Here to say

    She just smiled
    And read a book
    Gave him such a
    Gentle look

    He felt a pain right
    Through his chest
    He pictured back to
    When they met

    Open door on a movie set
    Her brown eyes took
    His breath
    And every word she

    Spoke to him
    Went like a bullet to his heart
    Thats what he remembers
    From the start

    Now they’re off
    Searching in vain
    Out of control
    Just like a runaway train
    Can’t see that its
    Not up to them
    Soon just like a river
    They’ll be back home again

    He sat up through
    The hours it takes
    Passing through the Northern lakes
    Til the sleeping giant was in his sight

    He knew that shed been drifting some
    Wondered where his Faith had gone
    He stayed awake most
    Of the night

    Whatever makes you happy
    I won’t stand in your way
    Words you hope you never
    Have to say

    Now they’re off
    Searching in vain
    Out of control
    Just like a runaway train
    Can’t see that its
    Not up to them
    Soon just like a river
    They’ll be rack home again

    She watched him toss
    And try to sleep
    Struggle with his
    Demons deep

    She thought of all
    That they’d been through
    Imagining her life alone
    No where he was

    That was home
    She wondered if he knew
    That every word
    He spoke to her

    Went like a bullet
    To her heart
    Thats the way its
    Been right from the start

    Now theyre off
    Searching in vain
    Out of control
    Just like a runaway train
    Can’t see that its
    Not up to them
    Soon just like a river
    They’ll be rack home again
  • 8
    Stuck On You
    3:56
    I don’t know much about love
    How it cures and frees the soul
    Makes you whole and all that other stuff
    But I was kissed by lady luck
    And I know that I’m stuck on you
    Yes I know that I’m stuck on you

    Sometimes it gets so very hard
    It’s like were trying to tear each other apart
    With every scar a deeper love revealed
    Now theres nothing left to conceal
    No theres nothing left to conceal

    With every turn it’s like we hit a wall
    Do you see it the same way
    And I don’t want to complicate it
    But I hate this place
    And theres only so much that I can take
    Before this glass heart breaks

    And I know I’ve got to let you go
    You were gone so long
    And I didnt even know
    It’s just that I love you so
    And I know that I’m stuck on you
    Yes I know that I’m stuck on you
  • 9
    Beverley Street
    3:25
    A crowded room on Beverley
    A party for the rent
    You were sitting casually
    With a few of your fabulous friends
    I asked you what your name was
    But you just turned and laughed
    Then a little later
    I finally caught your eye
    And even though you tried so hard
    You couldn’t hide your smile
    I followed you downstairs
    And we talked for a long long time

    Would you call that love
    Who’s to say
    I don’t know much about love
    But you’re the best I ever had

    It wasn’t long before you changed
    Your phone number to mine
    You said that you were movin’ in
    But you needed a little time
    So I kept all your messages
    Til you made up your mind
    Now the rain is fallin’ and the clouds are gathering
    And the sun refuse to shine
    Your promises and whispered words
    Are forever on my mind
    And I’m left here smokin’ cigarettes
    That you left behind

    Would you call that love
    Who’s to say
    I don’t know much about love
    But you’re the best I ever had
  • 10
    Finger Lakes
    5:06
    As we drove on through the Finger Lakes
    Water shining at our side
    I was wrestling the demons in my mind
    But it seemed to me you were reaching for
    Some places we’d never been
    Where we’d leave the past
    On some dark road behind

    I will always come
    If you need me
    And I will never forget
    The things you said
    And in my hour of darkness
    You will come to me
    And I will raise up
    My worried head

    Theres a line between what might have been
    And where we stand today
    There are roads we both know
    We can never cross
    But a voice comes down from history
    And whispers in my ear
    ‘Don’t waste the time’
    The time that isn’t lost

    I will always come
    If you need me
    And I will never forget
    The things you said
    And in my hour of darkness
    You will come to me
    And I will raise up
    My worried head

    I have walked by so many rooms
    And watched you brooding in the dark
    I spent my youth moving round you
    Like a ghost
    But the years go by
    And the reasons die
    That kept us far apart
    Now the sun coming up each days
    What we need most

    I will always come
    If you need me
    And I will never forget
    The things you said
    And in my hour of darkness
    You will come to me
    And I will raise up
    My worried head
  • 11
    Tired Of Pretending
    6:22
    You have never tried
    To conceal or deny
    That this love is my ruin
    My peril and trial
    All of the promises were nothing but lies
    But now that you’re here
    Why don’t you stay for a while

    Most of my friends
    Fell under your spell
    Some fell into heaven
    But most fell back in to hell

    The beauty forgotten
    Like the snow-covered crops in the field
    Where the wind knows no mercy
    And she howls and she reels

    But I’m tired of pretending
    Yes I’m tired of pretending
    That I still care
    I still care

    And the smoke curls like a river
    To some forgotten land
    Floating abandoned the mystery concealed
    Like the moonlit shadows
    On a snow-covered field
    Where the wind knows no mercy

    And she howls
    And she reels
    But I’m tired of pretending
    Yes I’m tired of pretending
    That I still care
    I still care
  • 12
    Don't Get Angry
    4:01
    If you see some picture of us
    Lying on the bed
    Some old memory haunts you
    Gets stuck inside your head
    Don’t get angry about it
    And wish we’d never been
    Don’t get roped into a corner
    And try changing everything
    Don’t get paralyzed with fear
    And stand there wondering
    What to do
    Just forget it girl
    And I will too

    If you’re on our corner
    And you run into our friends
    If they ask about me
    Start wondering where I am
    Don’t get angry about it
    Feel like youre caving in
    Don’t start crying again
    And go and tell them everything
    Don’t you walk away believing
    You will never make it through
    Just forget it girl
    And I will too

    If some rainy afternoon
    You’re crying in your bed
    Cursing every detail
    ‘Bout the day that we first met
    Don’t get angry about it
    Start throwing everything
    Don’t get struck dumb in your steps
    Each time you hear the doorbell ring
    Take some comfort in knowing
    These are things that I will do

    I can’t forget it girl
    Though I try to
    I can’t forget it girl
    Though I try to