Five Days In July

Br Fivedaysinjuly
Warner Music Canada

1993

Produced By

Blue Rodeo

All songs by Keelor/Cuddy, except:
"Til I Gain Control Again", written by Rodney Crowell

1
5 Days In May
7:14
They met in a hurricane
Standing in the shelter out of the rain
She tucked a note into his hand
Later on they took his car
Drove on down where the beaches are
He wrote her name in the sand
Never even let go of her hand

Somehow they stayed that way
For those 5 days in May
Made all the stars around them shine
Funny how you can look in vain
Living on nerves and such sweet pain
The loneliness that cuts so fine
To find the face you’ve seen a thousand times

Sometimes the world begins
To set you up on your feet again
It wipes the tears from your eyes
How will you ever know
The way that circumstances go
Always going to hit you by surprise
I know my past
You were there
In everything I’ve done
You are the one

Looking back it’s hard to tell
Why they stood while others fell
Spend your life working it out
All I know is one cloudy day
They both just ran away
Rain on the windshield heading South
She loved the lines around his mouth

Sometimes the world begins
To set you up on your feet again
It wipes the tears from your eyes
How will you ever know
The way that circumstances go
Always going to hit you by surprise
I know my past
You were there
In everything
I’ve done
You are the one
2
Hasn't Hit Me Yet
5:13
You say that you’re leaving
Well that comes as no surprise
Still I kinda like this feeling
Of being left behind

Yea this ain’t nothing new to me
Well it’s just like going home
It’s kinda like those sunsets
That leave you feeling so stoned

Hey hey I guess it hasn’t hit me yet
I fell through this crack
And I kinda lost my head
I stand transfixed
Before this streetlight
Watching the snow fall
On this cold December night

I never thought this could happen
But somehow the feeling is gone
You got sick of the patterns
And I got lost in this song

Hey hey I guess it hasn’t hit me yet
I fell through this crack
And I kinda lost my head
I stand transfixed
Before this streetlight
Watching the snow fall
On this cold December night

Hey hey I guess it hasn’t hit me yet
I fell through this crack
And I kinda lost my head
I stand transfixed
Before this streetlight
Watching the snow fall
On this cold December night

And out in the middle of Lake Ontario
The same snow is falling
On the deep silent water
The great dark wonder
Into the waves of my heart
Into the waves of my heart

Of my heart
3
Bad Timing
5:10
Hey it’s me what a big surprise
Calling you up from a restaurant
Around the bend
I just got in from way up North
I’m aching tired now
And I could use a friend
I might be a fool
To think that you do
Want to see me again

It’s been awhile since I talked to you
Nothing wrong
Just nothing ever goes as planned
Many times I thought I’d call
I didn’t have your number in my hand
I know it’s true
You’d never do
The same thing to me

I never meant to make you cry
And though I know I shouldn’t call
It just reminds us of the cost
Of everything we’ve lost
Bad timing that’s all

Maybe soon there’ll come a day
When no more tears will fall
If we each forgive a little bit
And we both look back on it
As just bad timing that’s all

We used to have so many plans
Something always seemed to turn out wrong
I never could catch up to you
Moving on and doing what you’ve done
I don’t know why
The harder I try
The harder it comes

I never meant to make you cry
And though I know I shouldn’t call
It just reminds us of the cost
Of everything we’ve lost
Bad timing that’s all

Maybe soon there’ll come a day
When no more tears will fall
If we each forgive a little bit
When we both look back on it
Just bad timing that’s all
4
Cynthia
4:40
So you saw that fire in the sky
Well I think that’s so cool
And I know that nothing will change you
You are nobody’s fool

Cynthia
Won’t you take me to
Pyramid Lake with you
We could watch the spaceships
Maybe they’d take us on a trip
Into that never ending sky
Into that wide and endless night

And you stood in their beam of light
And they showed you the bones on the moon
Well I hope I get to go there
With you real soon

Cynthia
Won’t you take me to
Pyramid Lake with you
We could watch the spaceships
Maybe they’d take us on a trip
Into that never ending sky
Into that wide and endless night

We could get there
Before the sun sets
And we’d put up your tent
Watch the stars
Dance all night
And watch that sun come up

Cynthia
Won’t you take me to
Pyramid Lake with you
We could watch the spaceships
Maybe they’d take us on a trip
Into that never ending sky
Into that wide and endless night
5
Photograph
4:11
Started out so simple
Everything so innocent and plain
She was in a doorway
And I was walking nowhere down the main

She whispered something softly
And stepped into the light
‘Can you help me out ‘ she said
‘I’m a little lost tonight’

One day love just hits you with a flash
Lights go off around you like some photograph

She said her bags were stolen
All they left her was the camera on her arm
She told me she was new in town
Only two weeks off the farm

Why did I believe her?
Heaven only knows
She looked into my eyes
And my resolution goes

One day love just hits you with a flash
Leaves you staring blindly like some photograph

Pictures of two fools
Laughing at the world
Smiling as only good luck does
Truth is you’re not even looking at me girl

All the time
I was falling
You kept on stalling
Sizing up how big a fool I was

Woke up in the morning
I don’t think that I had been asleep too long
The room was dark and empty
I could see that all my clothes and money were gone

I’ve run out of excuses
And people I can blame
If she ever asked me too
I’d do it all again

One day love just hits you with a flash
Leaves you staring blindly like some photograph
6
What Is This Love
6:15
What is this love
That I leave behind
How can I turn
From the tears in your eyes

What is this world
Where we always pretend
That it is worth it
Worth it in the end

What is this life we share
That I just throw away
Is this love
That causes so much pain

What is the promise
That I leave behind
Why can’t I
Just lie beside you again

What’s going on
How’d it get so wrong
What is this dream
That I’ll never find

What is this prayer
That’s stealing my mind
What is this deal
That I’ve made with fate

And I wonder
If I have left it too late
7
English Bay
3:20
You are so far away
On this cold and empty night
As I lie in a hotel room
Looking at a street light
Outside my window
I listen to the rain
And the sounds of the passing cars
And the waves on English Bay

And I wonder if you think of me
As I dream of you
Do you hear the song
That I sing from this hotel room
‘Cause I see you in the stars above
And in every setting sun
And even though you’re fifteen hundred miles away
I hear you howling at the moon

And I hold you in my mind
And I start to float away
Yea the whole world seems very strange
In a pleasant kinda way

And as the morning sun comes up
And puts an end to this long night
More than anything I wish
You were here
Lying by my side
Holding me near
Listening to the rain
And the passing cars
And the waves on English Bay
8
Head Over Heels
4:02
Sun breaks I can’t wait
Til I’ll be on my way again
I’m sick and tired of waiting
With nothing to do

Watching the rain through a crack in the window
It’s the little things that get you through
Like the same sun rising on me
Is rising over you

Walking and talking
Like birds in the sky
You tell your secrets
How gracefully you lie

That’s the way you come to me
I’m head over heels
And I’m always gonna be
That’s okay I love the way you come to me

I guess we’re tempting fate
A little too long it seems
Standing in this heat
Is just like floating in a dream

I’ve been torn apart put back together
With a couple of pieces in wrong
I’m holding up now
But I won’t be for long

Tossing and turning
Like waves in the sea
You show myself to me
You let me down easily

That’s the way you come to me
I’m head over heels
And I’m always gonna be
That’s okay I love the way you come to me

I know one night together
Won’t make up for ten apart
But I’m steady as rain
Nothing ever changes in my heart

Throw open the windows
Pull back the covers I don’t care what we do
I’ve been standing for hours
Now I get to fall down with you

Walking and talking
Like birds in the sky
You show myself to me
How easily you lie

That’s the way you come to me
I’m head over heels
And I’m always gonna be
That’s okay I love the way you come to me
9
Til I Gain Control Again
4:29
Just like the sun over the mountaintop
You know I’ll always come again
You know I love to spend my mornings
Like sunlight dancing on your skin

I’ve never gone so wrong, as for telling lies to you
What you see is what I am
There is nothing I could hide from you
You see me better than I can

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns where I will spin
I only hope that you can hold me now
Til I can gain control again

And like a lighthouse you must stand alone
Landmark a safe journey’s end
No matter what sea I’ve been sailing on
I’ll always come back home again

Out on the road that lies before me now
There are some turns where I will spin
I only hope that you can hold me now
Til I can gain control again

I only hope that you can hold me now
Til I can gain control again
10
Dark Angel
5:16
I met this girl
She’s walking through one of my dreams
She kissed my eyes
And everything that she said
Made so much sense to me
That I still feel like I’m half asleep

My dark angel
She gave me diamonds for eyes
She walked by
Now I’m hypnotised
By this dream
That just won’t stop
And I feel
Like I’ve always been lost in this dream

The rumours of heaven
Only speed the truth on earth
My dark angel
Shine your light on my curse
You are the other that I have to find
Until I do
I guess I’ll see you ’round my mind

So Colorado
Is a place I have to go
I heard a rumour
She loves the mountains and the snow
My dark angel
She gave me diamonds for eyes
My dark angel
I offer you my heart
My dark angel I think I loved you from the start

‘Cause there is this face I know
That I’ve never seen
Sometimes I feel I’m living in
Someone else’s dream
Still I’d like to thank you
For stopping to talk
And I wonder
Just into who’s dream did who walk
Oh my dark angel
Shine your light on me
Shine your light
Shine your light
Shine your light on me
11
Know Where You Go / Tell Me Your Dream
9:23
Nothing can compare
To how I feel
When I’m by your side
And nothing can compare
To the world I see in your eyes

‘Cause I know where you go
Love how you know
How to take me there
Yea I know where you go
Love how you know
How to take me there

You fill my head
With colours
Of wonder and delight
You move across my mind
Like the dance
Of the Northern Lights

‘Cause I know where you go
Love how you know
How to take me there
Yea I know where you go
Love how you know
How to take me there

As we sat in front of that August moon
You said ‘the clouds they look like angel wings’
Sometimes I wonder if you can read my mind
‘Cause I was thinking the very same thing

When I’m with you all the stars shine through
My heart opens up like a morning flower
You know I’d leave it all behind
‘Cause my only peace of mind
Is when I’m here with you

So tell me your dream
Lay your head on my pillow
Tell me the things that you hide away
Your pain
Your pleasure
Your sorrow

Tell me the things that you hide away
Your pain
Your pleasure
Your sorrow