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