Lost Together

Br Losttogether
Warner Music Canada

1992

Produced By

Blue Rodeo and Peter Doell

All songs by

Keelor/Cuddy

  • 1
    Fools Like You
    4:41
    So good at doing
    What you don’t do
    Just trying to protect yourself
    And other fools like you

    So well practised
    In your deceit
    Behind the high walls of stupidity
    Your endless conceit

    Behind the locked door
    The sleeping dog you beat
    I hope I see the day
    She satisfies her teeth

    Give back to the native
    Their treaty land
    What you preach you preach for others
    Why don’t you practice that firsthand

    I just don’t understand
    This world of mine
    I must be out of touch
    Or out of my mind

    And will the profits of destruction
    Forever make your eyes blind
    Do you bow to the corporations
    ‘Cause they pay their bills on time?

    God bless Elijah
    With the feather in his hand
    Stop stealing the Indian land
    Stop stealing the Indian land

    Stop stealing the Indian land
  • 2
    Rain Down On Me
    4:48
    You never need forgiveness
    Left home at seventeen
    So much a child
    Confident and wild
    Nobody taught you how to live
    What to keep and what to give

    You couldn’t be delivered
    You would not be denied
    Raised on hate
    To a life that’s second rate
    I’ve seen that look before
    Behind some closing door

    Now she talks to strangers
    Who bring her flowers for her hair
    But every night you call on me
    To get you out the door
    Then you smile
    And watch me lose control

    You rain on me
    Rain down on me
    Rain down on me
    I used to think I knew
    What I was waiting for
    I don’t think that anymore

    I never knew what to bring you
    You didn’t seem to need too much at all
    No pearls or chains
    And nobody’s sad refrains
    Every time I wonder why
    I think back to the kindness in your eyes

    Now everybody wants you
    Bring you flowers for your hair
    But every night you call on me
    To peel you off the wall
    Then you smile
    And I just lose control

    You rain on me
    Rain down on me
    Rain down on me
    I used to think I knew
    What I was fighting for
    I don’t think that anymore
  • 3
    Restless
    3:59
    You were so poised
    Like some matador raising his steel
    It’s the same old useless ceremony
    And a last bow before the kill
    Every junkie in this laundromat
    Is equal in the eyes of your lord
    But you just put your hand to your hip
    You’re gonna give them a taste
    A taste of your sword

    I get so restless
    I get so restless
    I get so restless
    Restless sir

    In what you hoped looked so dignified
    You played your exit for a laugh
    And like they’ve done so many times before
    They made excuses on your behalf
    And every street Jesus and suicide
    Is just another voice that goes unheard
    Every candle in the cathedral
    A prayer for a better world

    I get so restless
    I get so restless
    I get so restless
    Restless sir

    You were so poised
    Like some matador raising his steel
    It’s the same old useless ceremony
    And a last bow before the kill
    And in the not too distant future
    You’ll have the preacher and soldier
    Floating round in space
    The soldier’s finger on the trigger
    The preacher’s joined in a state of grace

    I get so restless
    I get so restless
    I get so restless
  • 4
    Western Skies
    4:20
    Well I’d rather be
    Walking through the tall pine trees
    High Up above Lake Louise
    And I’d rather be
    Chasing after shooting stars
    Than waiting for this dumb 503 TTC
    I’d like to see

    The sun set behind Saddle Mountain
    And listen to the wind whisper my name
    Yea this world and me don’t fit
    One of us is going to have to quit
    Oh how I miss those western skies

    And I’d rather be
    Back in the Rocky Mountains
    Than sitting in some bar on Queen St.
    And I’d rather be
    Walking through the high meadow
    Than watching the latest war on my TV

    So please don’t you stand in my way
    I just got to get out of this place
    If I waste another day
    I’m sure the sun will forget my name
    Oh how I miss those western skies
    Oh to see the sunset in her eyes
    Oh to see the sunshine in her eyes

    And I’d rather be
    Lying by the Bow River
    Just watching the clouds go by
    Yea I’d rather be
    Anywhere else than here tonight
    Than stuck in the city

    But through the pain
    Good things will come
    After the rain the sun
    But that don’t mean much to me
    Stuck in the city
    Oh how I miss those western skies
  • 5
    The Big Push
    4:25
    Tell tell me the reasons why
    Tell me every secret you’ve been told
    ‘Cause everybody knows they’re dangerous
    Hey let me try that wonder stuff
    The stuff that lets you look at them and nod
    Smile and say thank God it wasn’t us

    When it all goes to pieces
    And it won’t be long
    Once you’ve had your fun
    We’ll still be sitting here
    Waiting ’til the big push comes

    Now the moment we’ve been waiting for
    The moment that you’ll finally realise
    Your promises are lies
    They turn to dust
    Time time changes everything
    Can turn you from a hero to a dog
    Living in a fog like the rest of us

    When it all goes to pieces
    And it won’t be long
    Once you’ve had your fun
    We’ll all just sit around
    Wait until the big push comes

    Write write me a pretty poem
    Make believe that paradise is here
    Future’s coming clear
    Sun through the clouds
    And when it all goes to pieces
    And it won’t be long
    Once you’ve had your fun

    We’ll still be sitting here
    Waiting ’til the big push comes

    And when it all goes to pieces
    And it won’t be long
    Once you’ve had your fun
    We’ll all just sit around
    And wait until the big push comes
  • 6
    Willin' Fool
    6:44
    Isn’t it funny
    Funny to think
    I once believed you
    I thought you were being straight
    But what a bad joke
    It’s always the same
    With one hand you offer
    While the other slaps my face

    You
    You made a willin’ fool out of me
    So there you sit
    In the great city of kicks
    Your apologetic fingers
    Fumbling with a pack of cigarettes
    Your good intentions
    As hollow as your eyes

    Yea you paint your world
    With brilliant lies

    You
    You made a willin’ fool out of me
    The last time I saw you
    I was dangling from a ledge
    You posed quickly for a picture
    Just before I lost my grip
    You kind a remind me
    Of those psychos in a German film

    You’re that cool smirking weirdo
    With the voices in his head
    Voices in his head
    Voices in his
    Voices in his
    Voices in his head

    You
    You made a willin’ fool out of me
  • 7
    Already Gone
    5:17
    Monday morning waking up
    Still too numb to speak
    Another night staring at the wall
    Last night’s conversation
    Knocked me off my feet
    I guess today I fall

    I wish that we could agree
    To look the other way
    Be careful of the things we do
    And watch the things we say
    Maybe then we’d get somewhere
    We’ve never been before
    But what’s the use in fighting
    When you know you’ve lost the war

    Walked the streets of New Orleans
    Shirt soaked to my skin
    Through the mess of yesterday’s parade
    A thousand times a day
    I think of calling you again
    But I come to my senses instead

    Every time we walk away
    We lose a little time
    Pretending to each other
    Everything is fine
    After all the lies I use
    To get myself to sleep
    I still wake up to the promises
    I know we’ll never keep

    Say you don’t see
    What’s wrong
    Every night
    Lasts so long I know I do
    You’re already gone

    I wonder should I get up
    I would but what’s the point
    When something’s gone
    It’s gone for good
    Maybe I could look away
    Back to where we used to be
    One more time
    I wish I could

    Never mind the reasons
    That tore us all apart
    We’ve both done things
    I know we can’t defend
    What’s the use in tracing
    It all back to the start
    There’ll still be something
    Missing in the end

    I wish that we could find
    The words to look the other way
    Be careful of the things we do
    And watch the things we say
    Maybe then we’d get somewhere
    We’ve never been before
    But what’s the use in fighting
    When you know you’ve lost the war

    Say you don’t see
    What’s wrong
    Every night
    Lasts so long
    I know I do
    You’re already gone
    I know
    You’re already gone
  • 8
    Flying
    4:12
    I’m not saying I’m angry now
    I’m just wondering why
    You changed your mind
    Happens all the time

    How does it feel to have a winning hand
    From a first-rate failure to the
    Leader in the chosen land
    People never understand

    If the world keeps spinning round
    It’ll be alright
    You said if you were on your own
    You could really fly
    Fly, while you’re up there turn around
    And touch the sky
    I guess the point of getting out
    Is never saying goodbye

    You learn your lessons in the
    Hardest time
    Run out of patience
    Lean on the bold face lie

    People never wonder why
    I feel too tired to scream and shout
    Left in the sun ’til the colours all fade out
    If the world keeps spinning round

    It’ll be alright
    You left us long ago
    So you could really fly
  • 9
    Lost Together
    5:27
    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
  • 10
    Where Are You Now
    5:28
    You were so complete
    You made a perfect mess of my head
    I should have known better
    But I was bored and looking for kicks
    You were the open window
    A two lane highway headed West
    You were my adventure
    The silver charm around my neck

    So where are you now
    I thought I was going crazy
    But now it just makes me laugh
    I’m talking to the TV
    And the TV is talking back
    You were the dare at midnight
    The gold narcotic on my breath
    You were the beggar’s tin cup
    You were the stain on my bed

    So where are you now
    Yea where are you now

    I’m gonna buy an old car
    And drive high into the sun
    Maybe if I lose it all
    We’ll have us a little fun
    You were the desert motel
    You were the rose in my teeth
    You were the first to forgive me
    You made the last drink taste so sweet

    So where are you now
    Where are you now

    You gotta tell me
    Where are you now
    Come on come on
    Where where where
    Are you now where
  • 11
    Last To Know
    4:23
    What took so long to build
    Took a moment to slip away
    You could barely hide
    The satisfaction on your face
    Time takes another day
    Changes you in subtle ways
    Lifts you up then slowly lets you go

    Sitting there across the room
    Your smile looks like a threat
    I’m living underneath the heel
    Of what you might say next
    Memory works in strange ways
    Cuts you down makes you pay
    One day you’ll be walking fine
    The next day lightning hits you from behind

    One heart one love
    Two people who can’t rise above
    Each time we fall
    Don’t know what I was thinking of
    Don’t say it’s so
    Don’t say it’s so
    Let me be the last to know

    Seems we move backward now
    The further on we walk
    Hard to find a single line
    Through all our double talk
    Home late and drunk again
    Close the door shut out the rain
    One more day no damage done
    But my spirits are falling sinking
    Like the sun

    One heart one love
    Two people who can’t rise above
    Each time we fall
    Don’t know what I was thinking of
    Don’t say it’s so
    Don’t say it’s so
    Let me be the last to know

    I’m standing at your doorway
    I can hear your voice inside
    You’re telling all your friends
    What you’re gonna say to me tonight
    Write me a better part
    Find the words to break your heart
    Keep you on your knees forever
    Funny how my tongue gets tied together

    One heart one love
    Two people who can’t rise above
    Each time we fall
    Don’t know what I could be dreaming of
    Don’t say it’s so
    Don’t say it’s so
    Let me be the last to know
  • 12
    Is It You
    3:55
    Is it you
    I wonder
    And still it makes me laugh
    Is it you
    That I’m looking for
    Don’t turn away so fast
    And while you were talking
    Wide-eyed I fell asleep
    Hoping tomorrow would be
    As sweet

    Is it you
    Who whispered
    Into my hazy soul
    Is it you
    Who makes the flowers bloom
    On the tenement windowsill
    In a hotel room A TV glows
    And songs are exchanged
    Drunkenly chasing the ghost
    Of eternity

    There’s a drunk on the sidewalk
    Trying to look unconcerned
    And the dead eyed motel blondes
    Wait in line for their turn

    Is it you
    Who laughs
    When all the other dogs snarl
    Is it you
    Just because you listened for a while
    And with this buzz of electricity
    Still ringing in my ears
    I wonder
    Is it you
    I wonder
    Is it you
  • 13
    Angels
    8:04
    Sometimes it all looks like some Chagall
    I close my eyes and disappear for awhile
    And the world is falling
    Slowly out of view
    While the angels are singing
    Singing me home
    Yea the angels are singing
    Singing me home

    3 o’clock in the morning
    And I’m feeling no pain
    From way up here
    It sure all looks the same
    And the stars are spinning
    Like pinwheels in the sky
    While the angels are singing
    Singing me home
    Yea the angels are singing
    Singing me home

    I think I’ll stay here a little longer
    Close my eyes and go back to nowhere
    And I wonder if I’ll ever
    Get used to this life I’ve been living
    While the angels are singing
    Singing me home
    Yea the angels are singing
    Singing me home
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