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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