Greg Keelor: Gone

Gone
Warner Music Canada

1997

Release Date

February 4, 1997

Produced By

Pierre Marchand

All songs by Greg Keelor, except "Heaven", written by David Byrne

1
When I See You
6:03
A shadow
A telephone pole
On the wall beside your bed
A streetlight
Out of sight
In the window above your head
Your outstretched arms
Crown of thorns
Leave me by your feet
And you eyes
Your wind-swept eyes
Leave me no place to hide
When I see you
Seeing me
Being you
Being me
When I see you
The dream
Never seemed so real
When I’m here
The wind calls
The snow falls
Covering our footsteps down the street
Your heart
Beats like a prayer
There’s no one there
To hear
You are alone
You are free
So why do I say, “Forgive me”?
When I see you
When I see you
Seeing me
Being you
Being me
When I see you
When I see you
I see you
2
Redemption
4:14
Such a simple miracle
Keeps shining in my face
There can be no exceptions
There’s nowhere to escape
Redemption
Sweet redemption
There can be no escape
Redemption
Sweet redemption
Don’t you leave it too late
Shimmering instant destiny
All things are second only in me
You whisper to my ear
Do you want the song from me
You have no choice
I want everything
Redemption
Sweet redemption
There can be no mistake
Redemption
Sweet redemption
Don’t us leave it too late

3. All Our Heroes
4. Gone
3
All Our Heroes
5:55
We were young
We built this boat
To take us to what ever directions away
We didn’t care
Our fortunes were set
And all our heroes
Famous for their disrespect
It was all so easy
You sang the song
I played along
So enthralled with the curve of your breast
You said that I
Never knew who you were
I was so obsessed
That’d you’d have it any other way
All your heroes
Wandered insatiably
And somewhere between here and Delphi Satori
We got washed up
In a sea of possibility
And lost the simplicity
Must have been
One of those alien conspiracies
And I blamed you
You blamed me
When will you reveal to me
Just exactly who you intend to be
There’s no before or after
Does any of this matter
There’s no one left to impress
And the stage is set
Just one last step
And then it was time to part
Together we could only go so far
And maybe the world
Now the sun sits in my heart
Just because you were part of my life
And I, a part of yours
4
Gone
5:23
What a difference
A day makes
There’s no looking back
When the branch breaks
Through the dark side of this
It holds up the stars
Tonight we’re going to mars
I’m gonna in Paris, France
On a day just like today
And almost remember
The snow falling down
Standing I look up into the sky
Then I’m gone
5
Blue Star
3:29
There is no place to go
Come and rest your weary soul
You’ve been chasing your blue star
Through the long cold night
Just let it shine
Come and rest your weary soul
Plant the seed and the flower grows
There is nothing to fear
It’s all right here
Just let it grow
You’ve been chasing you blue star
Through the long cold night
Let it shine
6
Home
2:00
Well I was born without a name
Beyond the cold green hills
of Northumberland Strait
My great-grandfathers of Port Hood
Are all dead and gone, moved away
And I’m another motherless son
Chasing the stars through the sky
Until I find my home to rest
And finally say goodbye
And why do you turn me away my love?
For too long I’ve been wondering
It’s an ancient wind
that blows me back across
The Straits of Northumberland
And I’m another motherless son
Chasing the stars through the sky
Until I find my home to rest
And finally say good-bye
7
No Landing (Lucknow)
7:01
Many are the roads that are offered
Many are the times that I will stray
Still for all the directions that I’ve travelled
It is here that my heart will remain
Many colours are the jewels that sparkle
Many pleasures I will hold and embrace
Still for all that this world has to offer
It is here that my heart will remain
So I’ll wait for the day
When all my tricks
Fade away
I just want to be free
I just want to be free
There’s a full moon
Smiling down on Lucknow
And she is singing her old songs to me
A distant train plays the drum
The crickets sing along
And the dogs are barking down in the street
And I know from this place there is no leaving
Still tomorrow silver wings fly me back home
To a valley in the spring time
I’ll be there to see the new green leaves grow
And I’ll wait for the day
When all my tricks
Fade away
I just want to be free
8
White Marble Ganesh
6:29
She came up to me
Dressed in rags of orange drapery
She said I was going to die
But I could learn to fly
There is a sky
Beyond the mind
Beyond all time
Behind the eye
White marble Ganesh
Drinking milk on my tv
Simple miracle on channel 9
If you wanna see
Then she said to me:
Hare Rama, Rama Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna, Krishna
Hare Rama
Rama, Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna, Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna, Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna Hare Rama Krishna
Hare Krishna
Hare, Hare
The night before I was so drunk
Fell asleep on this city park bench
I woke up to the sounds of these
White teenagers beating up on Moroccan kids
They were throwing bottles and stones
They were trashing their backs
She came up to me and she said
That I don’t have to believe in this life
There is a sky beyond the mind
Beyond all time
Behind the eye
White marble Ganesh
Drinking milk on my tv
Simple miracle on channel 9
If you wanna see
Then she said to me:
Hare Rama, Rama Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna, Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna
Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Hare Rama, Rama Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna, Krishna
Hare Rama, Rama Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna
Hare Rama, Rama Krishna
Hare Rama Krishna, Krishna
Hare Rama, Rama Hare Rama Hare Krishna
Hare Krishna . . .
9
Star Of The Show
4:41
We hold on to all we know
To give meaning to this ancient ritual
Make sure this dance
Won’t be the last
Spin on the floor
So give me something to believe in
And we’ll turn one last dance ’round the floor
I wanna learn again
What I already know
There’s this movie in my head
I’ve never seen before
Even though
I don’t know who’s playing the lead role
You give me something to believe in
And I’ll be the star of the show
Yes I know, that I’ll find
Something here to ease my stumbling mind
Take me to a quiet place
Where love can grow
So give me something to believe in
And a quiet place where love can grow
You give me something to believe in
And I’ll be the star of the show
In a quiet place where love can grow
10
Heaven
6:51
Everyone’s trying to get to the bar
The name of the bar is called Heaven
The band in Heaven
Play my favourite song
Play it once again
Play it all night long
Heaven is a place
Where nothing ever happens
There is a party
Everyone is there
Everyone will leave at exactly the same time
It’s hard to imagine nothing at all
Could be so exciting
Could be so much fun
Heaven is a place
Where nothing ever happens
When this kiss is over
Start again
It won’t be any different
It will be exactly the same
It’s hard to imagine that nothing at all
Could be so exciting
Could be so much fun
Heaven is a place
Where nothing ever happens
11
Land Of Crow
2:29