Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Br Greatesthits
Warner Music Canada

2001

1
To Love Somebody
5:48
There’s a light
A certain kind of light
That never shone on me
I want my life to be lived with you

Lived with you
There’s a way everybody say
To do each and every little thing
But what does it bring
If I ain’t got you, ain’t got?

You don’t know what it’s like, baby
You don’t know what it’s like

To love somebody
To love somebody
To love somebody
The way I love you

In my brain
I see your face again
I know my frame of mind
You ain’t got to be so blind
And I’m blind, so very blind

I’m a man, can’t you see
What I am
I live and breathe for you
But what good does it do
If I ain’t got you, ain’t got ?
2
Rose-Coloured Glasses
4:28
She sees the world through rose-coloured glasses
Painted skies and graceful romances
I see a world that’s tired and scared
Of living on the edge too long
Where does she get off telling me
That love could save us all
Save us all

She takes my hand and leads me to nowhere town
No matter where I stand it’s always neutral ground
And in the cool of the evening blue
I feel so tired and alone
Where does she get off telling me
That love could save us all
Save us all

And it’s day after day
I keep hanging around can you tell me why
Night after night I know I should leave
But there’s something in those eyes
That keeps me hanging on I’m hypnotised
It breaks my heart and I don’t know why
Tell me why, tell me why

She sees the world through rose-coloured glasses
Painted skies and graceful romances
See a world that’s tired and scared
Of living on the edge too long
Where does she get off telling me
That love could save us all

And it’s day after day
I keep hanging around can you tell me why
Night after night yeah
I know I should leave
But there’s something

Day after day after day after day
And I don’t know
Day after day after day after day
And I don’t know why
3
Try
4:00
Don’t tell me I’m wrong
Cause I’ve been watching every move that you make
Hearts you steal with your make-up and heels
Trouble for the men that you take

Every time you walk in the room
I couldn’t even be sure of a smile
You were never the same way twice
But I’m falling in love

Night after night – oh it’s crazy

So many people who said
Girl you’ve got nothing but time
Oh you are a shining star
Don’t you worry about what you’re leaving behind

Every time you walk in the room
I couldn’t even be sure of a smile
You were never the same way twice
But I’m falling in love

Night after night – oh it’s crazy
Oh you got to try try try
Don’t you know you’ve got to try try try
Oh baby you try

Every time you walk in the room
I couldn’t even be sure of a smile
You were never the same way twice
I’m falling in love

Night after night – oh it’s crazy
Oh you got to try try try
Don’t you know you’ve got to try try try
Oh baby you try
4
Diamond Mine
8:08
You say the party’s over
But like a drunken fool
I never know when to leave
It’s just that in the eyes of this beholder
You mean everything to me

You say you don’t love me
You talk about the other boys
And you laugh in my face
But I know when you’re feeling sad and lonely
No other boy can take my place

‘Cause when I look into your eyes
Our love shines
Our love shines
Like a diamond mine

Nothing’s as obvious as what is lost
Nothings’ as painful as the cost
So let it shine
Let it shine

And I hear all these rumours about you
Yea the trash lines up at my door just to bring me the news
But all it does is make me kind of wonder
Why are people so eager to be so cruel

‘Cause when I look into your eyes
Our love shines
Our love shines
Our love shines
Like a diamond mine
5
Til I Am Myself Again
4:00
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
6
Trust Yourself
3:34
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
Lost Together
5:14
Strange and beautiful
Are the stars tonight
That dance around your head
In your eyes I see that perfect world
I hope that doesn’t sound too weird

And I want all the world to know
That your love’s all I need
All that I need
And if we’re lost
Then we are lost together
Yea if we’re lost
Then we are lost together

I stand before this faceless crowd
And I wonder why I bother
So much controlled by so few
Stumbling from one disaster to another

I’ve heard it all so many times before
It’s all a dream to me now
A dream to me now
And if we’re lost
Then we are lost together
Yea if we’re lost
Then we are lost together

In the silence of this whispered night
I listen only to your breath
And that second of a shooting star
Somehow it all makes sense

And I want all the world to know
That your love’s all I need
All that I need
And if we’re lost
Then we are lost together
Yea if we’re lost
Then we are lost together
8
5 Days In May
7:10
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
9
Hasn't Hit Me Yet
5:11
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
10
Bad Timing
5:03
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
11
Dark Angel
5:18
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
12
Side Of The Road
6:05
I pulled over to the side of the road
I was feeling kind of sad
I was feeling kind of blue
I walked across this farmer’s field
And I looked up to the blue-white sky

And your eyes they were in my mind
And I just want to hold on to you
Yeah your eyes they were in my mind
And I just want to hold on to you

I started singing this song in my head
Just because the sun was high shining bright
And I could smell the fresh cut grass
As I looked up to the blue-white sky

And your eyes they were in my mind
And I just want to hold on to you
Yeah your eyes they were in my mind
And I just want to hold on to you
I’m gonna hold on to you

I walked across this farmer’s field
And I looked up into the blue-white sky
I started singing this song in my head
Just because the sun was high

And your eyes they were in my mind
And I just want to hold on to you
Yeah your eyes they were in my mind
And I just want to hold on to you
I’m gonna hold on to you

I’m gonna hold on to you to you
13
It Could Happen To You
4:35
They broke off the locks and they opened the doors
Fixed up the windows and painted the floors
Grew a little garden outside in the rust and sand
Raised up the roof till it touched the sky
Picked up the pieces that were left to die
Brought this building back with a healing hand

When you see trouble
You’re bound to move in on the double
You leave your mark upon everything
In your head those Liberty Bells still ring
But we know that you don’t even mean
A thing you say

So you brought in the army to do your job
Kicking in doors and swinging their clubs
Back in the morning to watch themselves on the news
You’re doing the bidding of the money man
If it turns out right they’ll call you friend
One little favour how could you really refuse?

Oh my heart is sinking
Same old useless worn out thinking
You live your life in the court of kings
Bow to the ruler and kiss the ring
But we don’t even understand a thing you say

It could happen to you
It could happen to you
It could happen to you sometime
When you least expect it
Done by the ones that you never suspected
All your bills come due
It could happen to you

You really got to wonder why you did it for
Cause you don’t need an army
To move out the poor
You brought it out once I know
You could bring it again

Oh my heart is sinking
Same old useless worn out thinking
Live your life in the court of kings
Count your money as the Raven sings
Safe and sound when the wrecking ball swings
But all your riches won’t mean a thing someday

It could happen to you
It could happen to you
It could happen to you
14
After The Rain
6:43
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