In Our Nature

Warner Music Canada

2013

Release Date

October 29, 2013

Produced By

Blue Rodeo

All songs by Keelor/Cuddy, except:
"In Our Nature", written by Keelor/Cuddy and Damien Rogers;
"In The Darkness", written by Keelor/Cuddy and Margaret Good;
"Out Of The Blue", written by Robbie Robertson

1
New Morning Sun
Maybe now we could be lovers
We'll share all the darkness in our souls
Don't you tell me lies
I could always see the truth in your eyes
Please don't lead me on
Better just to crush me now and be gone

Way down here under the red lights
We carved our futures on the wall
Somedays seemed too much
I would always bend right under your touch
Morning comes again
I've already move way past all the pain

Gotta rise up
Rise up and take the sky like a new morning sun
If we walk away
Then we walk away never knowing what we could have done

Maybe you're right
We lose sometime
Stand around to see what's fine
Or what will come
That's the risk that we run
Run

Now we can hear everyone talking
Well our world's getting smaller everyday
All our games are played
We gotta live with the mess that we made
Don't you walk away
I can hear every word that you say

Gotta rise up
Rise up and take the sky like a new morning sun
If we walk away
Then we walk away never knowing what we could have done

Maybe your right
we lose some time
Wait around to see what's fine
or what will come
That's the risk that we run

Gotta rise up
Rise up and take the sky like a new morning sun
If we walk away
Then we walk away never knowing what we could have done

Rise up
Rise up and take the sky like a new morning sun
If we walk away
Then we walk away never knowing what we could have done
2
Wondering
Everywhere you go
And everyone you meet
The way you light your cigarette
The way you spill your drink
Every kiss you steal
And every heart you break
Every smile you leave
On a strangers face

And you wish you could remember
Your dreams when you wake
'Cause now everything
Feels like a big mistake

And you're wondering
Why can't this world be more
More like the one you were meant for
And you're wondering
Why can't this love be more
More like the love you were meant for

Sometimes it tears you apart
When you have to leave
The one love you want
It makes you feel like
It's all a lie
You can't believe he said
Goodbye

And you wish you could remember
Your dreams when you wake
'Cause now everything
Feels like a big mistake

And you're wondering
Why can't this world be more
More like the one you were meant for
And you're wondering
Why can't this love be more
More like the love you were meant for
3
Over Me
Walk along the darkened streets
You hear music and you hope it never stops
Make your way through strangers' lives
Talk to girls who work in coffee shops

Then you came over me, over me
Snuck up from behind you see
I watch and I wait
Nothing ever comes
But now I know I'm standing where I'm supposed to be
Over me

Darkness by the riverside
Lets you know you've only so much time
History comes round again
But no one seems to pay it any mind

Then you came over me, over me
Opened up my eyes to see
I watch and I wait
Nothing ever comes
But now I know I'm standing where I'm supposed to be
Over me

Sometimes you never know
How the winds of change will come and go
World goes round and round
And you throw away the good things that you've found

Then you come over me, over me
Wrapped your arms around me now I see
I watch and I wait
And nothing ever comes
But now I know I'm standing where I'm supposed to be
Over me
Now I know I'm standing where I'm supposed to be
Over me
4
Never Too Late
I knew it was trouble
When you lost your direction
You felt so tired and betrayed
Then you started talking
To your own reflections
Found the right one to blame

Sometimes you just want to hide
Make it all go away
You still can't believe
The price you had to pay
And you keep on making
All the same mistakes
You keep on telling yourself
That it's never too late
No, it's never too late

You're always talking
About your inspiration
How much more do you need
It's never further than
It's never closer
Do you always have to preach

Sometimes you just want to hide
Make it all go away
You still can't believe
The price you had to pay
And you keep on making
All the same mistakes
You keep on telling yourself
That it's never too late
No, it's never too late
5
When The Truth Comes Out
Everyone I've ever known
They've been cut right to the bone
Left bleeding in the rain
And with nothing to defend
They just lean on all their friend
To bring them back again

Now I'm watching
Moonlight move across your eyes
You should stay asleep
Miles and miles to go

Its amazing what we do
When we want to break on through
Amazing how we rush
But I've known the wounded heart
When we've drifted far apart
And I've lived without your touch

Now you know
Night time brings it back to me
The time I've lost my way
And I wondered what went wrong

But I've turned myself around
I'm not losing ground here anymore
Not breaking myself down
I'm only waiting on the open door

Fall in love, rise above, everything is clear
You'll be caught between believing and your doubt
When the truth comes out

Wake up girl and talk to me
I need to hear your voice
It's lonely in the night

But I've turned myself around
I'm not losing ground here anymore
Not breaking myself down
I'm only waiting on the open door

Fall in love, rise above, everything is clear
Through it all, rise and fall, I know just why I'm here
We'll wonder what our tears were all about
When the truth comes out

The truth comes out
(When the truth comes out)
The truth comes out
(When the truth comes out)
6
Paradise
For all the wounds that never heal
For all the times you were a rebel
For this one night,
Let's not ask the price
You have to pay,
To stay in paradise

So throw another log on the fire
Your sympathy my desire
We'll watch the sparks fly
High into the sky
We'll see the lights of paradise

We'll watch the sparks fly
High into the sky
We'll see the lights of paradise

I was born to wander
And every dollar I made I squandered
But the greatest misery
Is know I'll have to leave
Leave these lights of paradise

AH sweet oblivion
To sing and dance with the innocent
When I'm on my deathbed
Taking my last breath
Will i have paid the price
To stay in paradise

When I'm on my deathbed
Taking my last breath
Will I have paid the price
To stay in paradise
7
Tell Me Again
Tell me again about that love that lasts forever
How we'll ride the ups and downs all through the years
And I won't think about my pain
As I listen to you explain
How that perfect love just up and disappears

Oh later on when you're gone
And I can think again
I'll sit down and I'll figure out what went wrong
Well I expect to take my licks
But life plays dirty tricks
I knew that I was sinking but I held on way too long

Tell me again about that love that lasts forever
It's all happiness and smiles and never tears
And I won't think about my pain
As I listen to you explain
How that perfect love just up and disappears

Chestnut eyes and golden hair
That's what brought me here
I looked at you and froze right in my place
There's a line you never cross
Between what's won and lost
I knew I stepped right over when I stared into your face

Tell me again about that love that lasts forever
How we'll ride the ups and downs all through the years
And I won't think about my pain
As I listen to you explain
How that perfect love just up and disappears
How that perfect love just up and disappears
8
Mattawa
Can't see this winter road
For the fog and snow
Slippin through
Headed east on seventeen
Timber stacks a few miles back
All laid out like rocket ships

So many words I should have said
Spent all night tryin to forget the one i did
This road is a thorn river of regret
Wind howls like a ghost inside my head
Was so wrong, now there's no retunin'

Two hundred miles, till sunrise
Two hundred miles of this ice and snow
Myyyyyyy, paint the dawn in Mattawa
I'll greet the dawn in Mattawa

Sadness in the morning, comes with the break of day
For the dawn is a thief, that steals your dreams away
Was so wrong now there's no returnin'

Two hundred miles till sunrise
Two hundred miles of this ice and snow
Myyyyyyy paint the dawn in Mattawa
I'll greet the dawn in Mattawa
9
Made Your Mind Up
Tell me the way that you want this to go
I can be hard or I'll melt like the snow coming down
Everything changes each word that we say
One little step and you can't find your way back around

Maybe some picture appears in your head
Knocks you right off of your track
All the doubts and excuses they flood in instead
One little step out that door
You'll never go back

Well you're trying to get out
You can't find the words
Leaving the way that you'd always heard
But you made your mind up
Yes you made your mind up

Night after night you're back here again
Tossing and turning like birds in the rain losing ground
Take away everything gained in a life
All you could borrow or steal
No rich man no poor man
No wrong or no right
Strips you right back down to nothing
But the way that you feel

Well you're trying to get out
You can't find the words
Leaving the way that you'd always heard
And you made your mind up
Yes you made your mind up

Everyone knows that it's easy to leave
Harder to get out and really believe
But you made your mind up
Yes you made your mind up

Ten thousand reasons are scattered around
As you watch yourself walking away, walking away

Maybe some picture appears in your head
Knocks you right off of your track
All the doubts and excuses they flood in instead
One little step out that door
You'll never come back

Well you're trying to get out
You can't find the words
Leaving the way that you'd always heard
And you made your mind up
Yes you made your mind up

Everyone knows that it's easy to leave
Harder to get out and really believe
But you made your mind up
Yes you made your mind up

Climbing the steps with your head hanging down
You meet yourself walking away, walking away

Tell me the way that you want this to go
I can be hard or I'll melt like the snow coming down
10
In Our Nature
When life feels like a storm-filled sky
That twists and turns inside your mind
Like a sheet hung on the line
It's in our nature to fly

Like a kite tossed side to side
The wind will guide us 'til we die
Like the clouds chased thru the night
It's in our nature to fly

I fell into your bright green life
We rode those colours for a while
Until the sky unleashed her light
It's in our nature to say goodbye
It's in our nature to say goodbye
11
In The Darkness
In the darkness
Cold black eyes that never see
Feel you slipping
Always standing out of reach

There's a secret
In the shadows of what used to be
We were hiding
Smiling so no one could see

Don't know how
Don't know why
We rarely speak, you never try
Turn your back, look away
Feeling tired and betrayed
Lost between the lines
Scared of what we'll find

We were silent
Guessing what no one could say
We were praying
That your mind wasn't already made

Don't know how
Don't know why
We rarely speak, you never try
Turn your back, look away
Feeling tired and betrayed
Lost between the lines
Scared of what we'll find
12
You Should Know
When you run out of things to say
And there's clouds in your mind
Everything falls away
And you're wasting all your time
People can be so cruel girl
They pretend that they care
We can always fix your world
‘Cause you know I'll be there
You should know you're always on my mind

When the rain it keeps coming down
And it's washing away your smile
You're running around your town
Trying to hide out for a while
Everywhere you look you see
Only shadows and pain
You can always lean on me
Get you moving again
You should know you're always on my mind

When you feel you can't walk one more mile
You just need a friend to walk you down the road a while

When you run out of things to say
And there's clouds in your mind
Everyone falls away
They were wasting all your time
People can be so cruel
People can be so cruel
Everything that happens now will fade away with time
You should know you're always on my mind
You should know you're always on my mind
13
Tara's Blues
What am I going to do
With all these blues
What am I going to do
If this old world weren't so cruel
I'd give them all back to you
I'd give them all back to you

'Cause now you've found someone new
He's holding you the way I used to
He's holding you

It came as no surprise
I could see it in your eyes
Still what am I supposed to do
With all these blues
What am I going to do?
With all these blues

I'm so tired but I can't sleep
I can't do anything I'm not complete
No, I can't believe

I curse the day I saw your face
But still each night I lie awake and I pray
That you'll come home to these loving arms

It came as no surprise
I could see it in your eyes
Still what am I supposed to do
With all these blues
What am I supposed to do?
What am I going to do?
What am I going to do?
With all these blues
14
Out Of The Blue