Casino

Casino
Warner Music Canada

1990

Produced By

Pete Anderson

All songs By

Keelor/Cuddy

1
Til I Am Myself Again
3:59
I want to know where my confidence went
One day it all disappeared
And I’m lying in a hotel room miles away
Voices next door in my ear

Daytime’s a drag, nighttime’s worse
Hope that I can get home soon
But the half-finished bottles of inspiration
Lie like ghosts in my room

I want to go
I know I can’t stay
But I don’t want to run
Feeling this way
Til I am myself
Til I am myself
Til I am myself again

There’s a seat on the corner I keep every night
Wait til the evening begins
I feel like a stranger from another world
But at least I’m living again

There are nights full of anger
Words that are thrown
Tempers that are shattered and thin
And the moments of magic, are just too short
They’re over before they begin

I know it’s time
One big step
I can’t go
I’m not ready yet
Til I am myself
Til I am myself
Til I am myself again

I had a dream that my house was on fire
People laughed while it burned
I tried to run but my legs were numb
I had to wait til the feeling returned

I don’t need a doctor to figure it out
I know what’s passing me by
When I look in the mirror
Sometimes I see traces of some other guy

I want to go I know I can’t stay
But I don’t want to run
Feeling this way
Til I am myself
Til I am myself
Til I am myself again
2
What Am I Doing Here
3:09
On this useless night
With you so far away
I stand in front of this ferris wheel

And I wonder what am I doing here
And I wonder what am I doing here

And all the drunks just stumble by
And mumble their abuse
Tell me what is the use

And I wonder what am I doing here
And I wonder what am I doing here

After so long nobody’s wrong
After so long nobody’s right
After so long nobody’s wrong
After so long nobody’s right

On this useless night
With you so far away
I stand in front of this ferris wheel

And I wonder what am I doing here
And I wonder what am I doing here
And I wonder what am I doing here
3
5 AM (A Love Song)
4:01
With every breath we grow further apart
Sometimes I wish we didn’t know how to talk
And as we sort out the who said you said
Who said I said
I only wish I came a little better prepared

5 am, these things will pass
Tomorrow won’t be our last
Funny how I’m always here with you
I never meant to change your world
Or change your point of view
I only want to hold you when I feel a little blue
I hope you know I’ll always be there for you

I know by now I should be sound asleep
But my mind won’t let me it feels like it’s going to explode
I’ll say that you’re right
If you just say that I’m right
Let’s hit the hay and call this case closed

5 am things get so strange
Tomorrow’s a brand new day
Funny how I’m always here with you
I never meant to change your world
Or change your point of view
I only want to hold you when I feel a little blue
I hope you know I’ll always be there for you
4
Montreal
3:17
We met in Montreal
Far from the crime
Moving in circles
Running with so little time
Sat and we talked
About rumours and lies
Stayed til the sun hit the floor

You wore the dress
From the old market stall
People and places
Said you were forgetting them all
I don’t know if I
Believed you or not
As I stared at you outside your door

Those were the times
That was our life
I probably couldn’t change
One little thing if I tried
Moments together mapped out
Like the stars in the sky
Now you’re in the things that I do
Still I miss talking to you

Late in your bed
You said don’t you be sad
Think of how lucky we are
For the things that we’ve had
Life that’s around me I’m letting it go
But you stay up here in my head

Those were the times
That was our life
I probably wouldn’t change
One little thing if I tried
Moments together mapped out
Like the stars in the sky
Now you’re in the things that I do
Still I miss talking to you
5
Last Laugh
4:02
I should have seen through it but you were so intent
The nervous breakdown on an overworked bed
You couldn’t wait to get over the edge
You were drunk on the silver
When he took your crown
He took from you everything that wasn’t tied down
You said he was an angel
With the chains of gold
Too bad they weren’t strong enough to hold

The clock of world is just a dream
Still I shouldn’t be jealous of the ones who lay flowers at your feet
Yeah my desire has finally put you out of reach
You were drunk on the silver
When he took your crown
He took from you everything that wasn’t tied down
You said he was an angel
With the chains of gold
Too bad they weren’t strong enough to hold

Now all your saviours wait their turn in line
While you sit in the corner
And drink yourself blind
The last laugh has finally been had
But it’s not what you think
The last laugh has finally been had
And it don’t taste so sweet
Now you’re finally on your own
Last thing he said to you was see you around

You were drunk on the silver
You were drunk on the silver
You were drunk on the silver
Now you’re going to leave me with the last laugh
6
Trust Yourself
3:49
Someday soon
I don’t know when
Your little world
Will come crashing in
Don’t think twice
I’ll be around
Turn your back
Someone’s gonna let you down

You know that it’s true
Nobody led you on
They left that to you
Now you’ll be alone
When the sun comes up
With your tattered little dreams
And a broken cup
Then you’ll have to
Trust yourself
And don’t believe in anymore lies

You waste your time
Think too much
Really make a mess
Of the things you touch
Poor little bird
With a broken wing
Better look around now
You know you’re losing everything
It’s just a game
Thought you had it all lined up
But somehow that’s changed

Now you’ll have to run
And not get caught
And you’ll have to hide
If you like it or not
Then you’ll have to
Trust yourself
And don’t believe in anymore lies

Someday soon
And it won’t be long
You’ll ring the bell
But they’ll all be gone
They took your jewels
And your statues too
Left you with a pile of things
You never learned how to use

Here it comes again
You showed us where it all began
Well here’s where it ends
And you’ll be alone
When the sun comes up
Tattered little dreams
And a broken cup
Then you’ll have to trust yourself
And don’t believe in anymore
Trust yourself
And don’t believe in anymore
Trust yourself
And don’t believe in anymore lies
7
Two Tongues
4:24
If you have the Midas touch
Why does everything around here look like rust
And if your house is in such perfect order
Why are your kids running around in rags from second hand counters

Yeah tell me why
Yeah you tell me why
Is it because you got two tongues in one head
You can change your words in mid-direction

You’re a freaked out flathead hollow-eyed bad hallucination
Useless prayers from obedient lips
Life’s too good in the house of the privileged

Yeah tell me why
Yeah you tell me why
Is it because you have two tongues in one head
Tell me why
Yeah you tell me why

Is it because you have two tongues in one head
Is it because you have two tongues in one head
8
Time
3:37
An endless chain of days go by
Can’t scratch the surface still I try
I’m going down feeling underground
Just kicking the leaves all around this town

Can’t catch the beat I’m feeling ill
Too much time to kill
Time time time
Time to kill

Follow the footsteps down the stairs
Painted doorway dirty rails
Take a ride on the evening blue
Gonna check out the crowds on Mott Avenue

Gonna watch the waves on Jamaica Bay
Far Rockaway
Time time time
Time to kill

Time…
9
After The Rain
4:25
If I had my way
I would never go back
With my back to the wall
I just let myself fall
Watch the days turn black
But now and again I find
You cross my mind

If I was a train
I would never slow down
With my head in the sky
And the world going by
Every nowhere town
As I write one more letter to you
I know I can’t change the things that I do

One day
You will discover
Just why I ran
Ran away from you lover
I know I’m to blame
I feel so ashamed
Call out your name
After the rain

What do you want me to do
I’ve thrown away everything for you
I’ve wasted my dreams
Each day it seems
I’m losing my way back to you

It’s time for a change
What else can I do
The clock ticking time
I better make up my mind
Is it me or is it you
Tonight as I’m losing control
I will drink to the queen of my soul

One day
You will discover
Just why I ran
Ran away from you lover
I know I’m to blame
I feel so ashamed
Call out your name
After the rain
10
You're Everywhere
2:52
I gave you my heart and I gave you my soul
That’s not enough you want more
Like the writing on an ancient wall
You’re a mystery that I’ll never solve

Yeah you’re everywhere
Yeah you’re everywhere
Yeah you’re everywhere
but you’re just not there for me

Yea I’ve walked along the red canal of mars
I’ve known kings and king makers
Poets painters and paupers
I’ve danced on the rings of Saturn

Still your pilgrim soul is the only thing that ever mattered

Yeah you’re everywhere
Yeah you’re everywhere
Yeah you’re everywhere
But you’re just not there for me

This old world ain’t always what it seems
Sometimes I feel I’m living in someone else’s dream
There’s a face I know that I’ve never seen
Still one hundred million miles

Ten thousand years
Won’t change a thing

Yeah you’re everywhere
Yeah you’re everywhere
Yeah you’re everywhere
But you’re just not there for me