Good, Pinsent & Keelor – Down And Out In Upalong

TeleSoul Records / Warner Music Canada


Produced By

The Silver Seeds

All Songs by

Travis Good, Gordon Pinsent, Greg Keelor

Arrangements on "Let Go" and "Seagrass" by Bryden Baird.

  • 1
    Boy of fiction, future wise
    I can’t see tomorrow in your eyes
    Got no more rights, got no more say
    So maybe you should think of movin’ on today

    Where’s your glory, where’s your gold
    Truth is you’ve been runnin’ hot and cold
    No one’s askin’ you to stay
    So it looks like you’d be better off down your way

    Down and out in Upalong
    Got no story, Got no song
    Down and out in Upalong
    Comin’ back to you where I can do no wrong

    Grey dogs howlin’ in the wind
    Devil’s hidin’ somewhere in my skin
    Dyin’ don’t come easy here
    But tears are used for cryin’ just like anywhere.

    Don’t know why I thought I knew
    There would be another just like you
    Couldn’t find your special smile
    And lovin’ you got better by the country mile

    Down and out in Upalong
    Got no story. Got no song
    Down and out in Upalong
    Comin’ back to you where I can do no wrong
  • 2
    She's Gone Again
    I know before I reach the door
    of our apartment, second floor
    A fever startin’ in my head
    tells me I’ll find an empty bed
    She’s gone again!!!

    Lovin’ her was such a breeze
    Losin’ her ain’t gettin’ easier
    than any time before
    I know just what I got in store,
    She’s gone again!!!

    Damned if she ain’t gone again! Broke the chain!
    Pulled the switch and stopped the train! I must complain!

    ‘Cause dammit girl, we had a deal
    What makes you think our love ain’t real
    And who the hell gave you the right
    to split from me in the dead of night
    I’m lonely now!!!

    I did my share of give and take
    It ain’t so easy on the make
    I find it hard to see why she
    would choose the rain instead of me
    She’s off again!!!

    Damned if she ain’t gone again! Burnt the rope!
    If sailor’s knots and locks don’t work, there ain’t no hope.

    But one thing that she didn’t know
    I had definite plans to let her go
    on her ninety-seventh birthday
    But I guess she didn’t want to stay
    And left again.

    I guess she didn’t want to play..
    She’s gone again!!!
    Cooked her last turkey!
    Poured her last beer!
    Made her last bed!

    And dried her last tear!!!
  • 3
    Desperate Thing
    It’s a desperate thing without a name
    It’s not a dream and it ain’t no game
    Could be bad, could be good,
    it can’t be seen, but it’s understood
    A desperate thing has taken flight
    Don’t come out of your house tonight
    ‘Cause it ain’t fussy, it got no qualms
    It got nothing but perfume on
    It just wants in to sit a bit
    It feels no pain, and it don’t bleed
    Call it fate if it’s fate you need
    It’s a desperate thing, no reason nor rhyme
    Could’ve been dead for a long long time
    One thing certain and it’s a fact
    If you kiss it, it’ll kiss you back
    It’s a desperate thing movin’ through town
    And hittin’ on everyone around
    It don’t much care who it cottens to
    So don’t come out or it’ll be you
    No sense closin’ windows and doors
    If it wants you, like I said before
    It’s a desperate thing that comes and begs
    This thing got no arms or legs
    It’s got this habit, it won’t give in
    When it’s got you, it’ll start again
    It don’t much care if you’re old or young
    There ain’t a song it hasn’t sung
    It’s a desperate thing, bit like a witch
    snaggin’ the poor, snaggin’ the rich
    A desperate thing is out tonight
    If you can’t sleep it’ll be all right
    ‘Cause it’s got something twice as good
    Maybe you shouldn’t, maybe you should.
    Don’t ask me ‘cause I’ve been bad
    The desperate thing took all I had
    There’s no more anything in my tank
    and the desperate thing is the one to thank
    Maybe you shouldn’t, maybe you should
    Don’t ask me. She got me good.
  • 4
    Peter Easton
    Only I and I was born
    to sail the boat below me
    Blow ye winds to Carbonear
    where gentle ladies know me
    Constant are their loving ways
    where hearts of mine are dwelling
    and riches far beyond your dreams
    in eyes that are not telling.

    Peter Easton is the name they gave to me
    Jolly Peter Easton who sails the Barnaby
    If any man thinks he can take the eastern seas from me
    Say the Devil and Peter Easton are the very men to see.

    They’ll tell you only three men
    saw the colour of my eyes
    And all but one, a Parson’s son
    are sailing in the sky
    I live in shadows where
    the Devil’s very own are growing
    and no man knows from whence I come
    nor knows where I am going

    Peter Easton etc.

    Only I and I will know
    the hour I come a-stealing
    Blown to ye on hellish winds
    that sound like dead men wailing
    I’ll seek and find ye everyone
    when least I am expected
    And honest men will know
    when Pater Easton’s resurrected.
  • 5
    Let Go
    Let go music so I can sleep
    Let go
    And let go beauty of the loving kind
    I had held so dear
    at another time
    Let go.

    Let go voices I knew so well
    Let go
    And let go fame that was so fleeting too
    And the sweet sweet pain of loving you
    Let go

    Isn’t it enough that we had it all
    More of the same will bring more pain
    Let go now before the curtain call
    Or I’ll leave you and that I cannot bear to do

    Go now and I’ll close my eyes
    Go now
    Go now love while you are so inclined
    don’t pretend and don’t be kind
    Let go.

    Go now.

    Let go.
  • 6
    Easy Ridge
    I spent a day on Easy Ridge
    Not nearly long enough for me
    and with myself, I waited
    for the light I used to know
    so I could see.

    I need no rock to rest upon
    I need not be at home on time
    No need to sing my distant song
    in any other tune but mine

    Confusing how my childhood
    comes around again and round again
    And no amount of strangers now
    Can know what I had then

    I’ll know when I am somewhere near
    When I can see her face and then
    I’ll spend a day on Easy Ridge
    And never will again.
  • 7
    Old Part Of Town
    Take me to the old part of town
    And lay me down
    I’ve seen what I wanted to see
    I’ve been around
    I can’t see the sun where I am
    Did they take it down?
    I hear they’re singin’ all night long
    In the old part of town.

    I know a road was here somewhere
    An old guy said it was under here
    I have to find it soon because
    A young guy said it never was…
    Never was…

    Try and find the old part of town
    don’t let me down
    Save me a few old sights
    and a few old sounds
    Someone there should know me
    If they’re still above ground
    you’ll find them dancin’ all night
    you’ll find them playin’ all night
    you’ll find them singin’ all night
    In the old part of town.
  • 8
    Super Chicken
  • 9
    Night Light
    Night light
    Lonesome night light
    Ask the night light what I do
    Pink or
    Blue or white light
    Ask the night light to tell you

    How they passed each other on the stairs
    Some in a daze and some ashamed
    Love in shambles, love in tears
    Some even glad they came.

    Ten rings
    Mostly cheap things
    From my night flings and forays
    Four score
    Forty more score
    Looking for more fun and games

    Passing each other on the stairs
    Young going up, old coming down
    Some destructive some in tears
    Leaving without a sound.

    Night light
    ask the night light
    Is the time right to disappear
    I want someone
    Who knows someone
    To tell someone I’m not here.
  • 10
    Where the seagrass lay on the way to the Cod
    I saw an old skeleton praying to God

    Watch over Vera, she’s all that I had
    She and the dog down in old Port du Grave

    On the seagrass darling, on the seagrass
    I think of you often down on the seagrass…

    Wonderful funny how time has gone by
    since Vera came running with tears in her eye:
    ‘Don’t go, dearest Martin! Don’t leave me,’ cried she
    ‘I’ll make ye fine sons, if ye’ll bide home with me.’

    But I can’t Dearest Vera, for on the seagrass,
    You’re only a whisper down on the seagrass.

    Here have I sunken, and here will I stay
    where the Skinners and Crawleys and Houlihans play,
    I’ll do all, dearest Vera, your dear heart doth ask
    but my brothers are calling down on the seagrass.

    On the seagrass, darling, on the seagrass
    I’m at peace ever after, down on the seagrass.

    Don’t think of me heartless, don’t think of me cruel
    but I’ve oft dearly wanted to play me the fool.
    Have over a sweetheart, have one, two, or three
    I’ll adore ye no less if I’d bid home with ye…

    For I promise ye darling, down on the seagrass
    I’ll toast to your children, down on the seagrass…

    But now and again as the fish float on by
    I’ll sit down and have me a bloody good cry
    and still will remember, will hear our sweet song
    down on the seagrass where we sailors belong…

    On the seagrass darling, on the seagrass…
    We’ll sing the song nightly, down on the seagrass!…
  • 11
    Shadows In The Sun
    They have left us their tomorrows
    Bore their pain and drowned their sorrow
    Piled up legends everyone
    And left their shadows in the sun

    Surnames few but Christian many
    Shining boys and girls were plenty
    Strong and weak and old and young
    Left their shadows in the sun.

    Were they here or were they never
    Joined their hands and went together
    down the highway everyone
    but left their shadows in the sun.

    Leaving half a cord of firewood
    Closing doors upon their childhood
    Leaving broken baby chairs
    and family shadows on the stairs

    They met their love will meet no other
    Saw their face in sister, brother
    memories rich and memories poor
    More than proud men should endure

    Were they here or were they never
    Joined their hands and went together
    Down the highway everyone
    But some left shadows in the sun.