Outskirts

Br Outskirts
Warner Music Canada

1987

Produced By

Terry Brown

All Songs By

Keelor/Cuddy

  • 1
    Heart Like Mine
    4:52
    Don’t you know that we’re out of touch
    Yeah we fight too much
    How’d we ever get so messed up
    Every night we say the craziest things
    You know our words they once had wings

    Now it’s all covered up
    In double-talk and lies
    There’s a stranger looking back
    When I look in your eyes
    I just want to find a heart like mine

    I just want to find a heart like mine
    A heart like mine a heart like mine
    You call me a fool ’cause I still feel the same
    You say that your love has changed
    Ah here we go again

    Close your eyes tell me what do you see
    Do you still remember me
    Like some Mexican diplomat
    After the fact Air-brushed from history
    Swept under the mat

    I just want to find a heart like mine
    I just want to find a heart like mine
    A heart like mine a heart like mine

    And as I walk out the door I step into a dream
    The world’s quiet and I feel free
    But things are never what they seem
    But then I hear you call
    And warn myself don’t go back
    But slow motion attacks

    Like some Mexican diplomat
    After the fact Air-brushed from history
    Swept under the mat
    I just want to find a heart like mine
    I just want to find a heart like mine
    A heart like mine a heart like mine
  • 2
    Rose-Coloured Glasses
    4:30
    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
    Rebel
    3:51
    Out on the streets every night
    Going out of my head
    Caught in a midnight parade
    That I wish I wasn’t in

    Running away with nowhere to hide
    Caught in a world just four lanes wide
    Everyone thinks of themselves
    But I’m thinking of you

    And it’s all for a rebel
    And it’s all for a rebel
    Rebel rebel

    Spent last night falling in love
    With a girl in room five
    People round here are different
    We lead desperate lives

    Same sun rising over your head
    Is catching me wasted worn-out and dead
    Everyone watches themselves
    But I’m watching you

    And it’s all for a rebel
    And it’s all for a rebel
    Rebel rebel

    Out on the streets every night
    Going out of my head
    Caught in a midnight parade
    That I wish I wasn’t in

    Same sun rising over your head
    Is catching me wasted worn-out and dead
    Everyone watches themselves
    But I’m watching you

    And it’s all for a rebel
    And it’s all for a rebel
    Rebel rebel rebel
  • 4
    Joker's Wild
    4:12
    You’re feeling over the hill
    Chasing powder and pills
    Still you don’t mind the taste
    Of the slow burning waste
    Until you feel like trash
    You might as well have a gas
    Until you feel that crash
    You might as well have blast
    Deep down in your heart
    You know you can’t hide
    Still you know what you’re running from
    Better than I

    And when they ask you
    You say the joker is wild
    And when they ask you why
    You say the joker is wild

    When your skin starts to crawl
    And your fingers twitch
    And your veins are screaming
    For some kinda fix
    Well they ask you why
    You say the joker’s wild
    If there was only a way
    To make you understand
    That the game you’re playing
    Has gotten out of hand

    And when they ask you why
    You say the joker is wild
    And when they ask you why
    You say the joker is wild
  • 5
    Piranha Pool
    6:22
    Leaning over the piranha pool
    You just wave your magic wand
    Dangling your fingertips
    Into the world of the just beyond

    Sitting ever so quietly
    In your private dining room
    Guiding the waves of destiny
    Into the face of oblivion

    So you’d rather be an opera star
    At the turn of the century
    You never asked for this miracle gift
    A genius in the military

    You’re try surprised with your own success
    Hanging out with the judges and the corporate heads
    You never anticipate the final toll
    Still shining all your medals

    For the final curtain call
    You’re always talking about the here and after
    But it don’t make much sense to me
    Still for all the men that you condemn

    I hope there’s some kind of heaven
    And there’s got to be some kind of hell for you
    Leaning over the piranha pool
    You just wave your magic wand

    Dangling your fingertips
    Into the land of the just beyond
    Sitting ever so quietly
    In your private dining room

    Guiding the waves of destiny
    Into the face of oblivion
    You’re always talking about the here and after
    But it don’t make much sense to me

    Still for all the men that you condemn
    I hope there’s some kind of heaven
    And there’s got to be some kind of hell for you
  • 6
    Outskirts
    4:47
    Here on the outskirts of life
    Dreams seldom come true
    Flipping through photographs emotional holographs
    Cutouts of all the figures you might have been
    Reflections of a life you once lived

    As the evening descends
    You’re conscious of every breath
    Every moment is a crisis I guess
    Staring out the window of your hotel room
    You lit one too many fires underneath that spoon
    You deserve the chosen few
    Real life us out of view

    Yea but that’s just here
    On the outskirts of your life

    There’s a picture we’ve all seen
    It was taken in the lobby of the L.A. Ambassador Hotel
    It’s the silhouette of a man in another’s arms
    So turn off your TVs and let that train go home
    Cause everyone warned you that California
    Wasn’t going to be the end
    No California wasn’t gonna be the end
    So tell me where can you hide when

    The whole world is ugly and strange
    Yes where can you turn when
    This whole world knows your name
    And these four walls are screaming
    And all your friends were so deceiving
    You forgot the lines to a part you rehearsed so well
    Lying awake in the Brazilian Court Hotel

    But that’s just here
    On the outskirts of your life
  • 7
    Underground
    5:05
    There’s a way I’ve been told
    If we walk together
    Keeps us from this cold

    On the sidewalks of these streets
    Lie the broken dreams
    Scattered at our feet
    Lead me on I don’t mind
    I’ll come forward laughing every time
    All my friends have gone underground
    Go underground

    There’s a shadow on this land
    There’s a growing darkness
    Of a cruel and senseless hand
    This block won’t be the same
    Now the music’s there
    But somehow something’s changed

    Lead me on I don’t mind
    I’ll come forward laughing every time
    All my friends they’ve gone underground
    I got burned left too quick
    Got myself locked outside the heart of it
    All my friends they’ve gone
    Underground, underground, underground

    There’s a song that I’ve heard
    Rising up above the streets
    Of this crumbling world
    About the sadness in every day
    How it leaves and takes
    A bit of your faith away

    Lead me on I don’t mind
    I’ll come forward laughing every time
    All my friends they’ve gone underground
    I got burned left too quick
    Got myself locked outside the heart of it
    All my friends have gone underground
    Go underground, go underground
  • 8
    5 Will Get You Six
    4:25
    Pointy two tones echo down the street
    The street the street the street the street
    Shiny buckles jangle to the beat
    The beat the beat the beat the beat
    Hair just right he knows he’s looking cool tonight
    He hopes he finds her in the neon light

    Insurrection acts just like a prayer
    Bad intentions collar turned against the wind
    It’s such a simple twist you just flick the switch
    It’s so easy to forget a life like this a life like this

    He doesn’t care he’s had a taste
    It’s such a simple contortion
    No easy solution
    It’s an act of faith

    Still 5 will get you six if you play the dice right
    5’ll get you six if you play the dice right
    5’ll get you six if you play the dice right
    5’ll get you six boy

    Insurrection acts just like a prayer
    Bad intentions collar turned against the wind
    It’s such a simple twist you just flick the switch
    It’s so easy to forget a life like this a life like this

    Still 5 will get you six, if you play the dice right
    5’ll get you six if you play the dice right
    5’ll get you six if you play the dice right
    5’ll get you six boy
  • 9
    Try
    4:05
    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
  • 10
    Floating
    7:53
    These late night conversations
    Leave a strange taste
    Like French cigarettes
    And these coloured drinks
    That you keep on throwing at me
    Just keep on reminding me
    That I came to forget

    So now every night
    You insist on reminding me
    Of my lost possibilities
    And the stains on the wall
    Well I don’t mean to complain
    Still it hurts just the same
    And both of us know
    The leaves will fall on their own

    Just throw me a line
    That’s all that I ask
    It’s sink or swim and I’m going fast
    I need love and it’s you
    And I feel like William Holden floating in a pool

    Yeah you tell me
    Life is for living
    It’s best in the giving
    But it’s so hard to be free
    Still I do my best
    But you refuse my gift
    Now all we share is a collection of tears

    Just throw me a line
    That’s all that I ask
    It’s sink or swim and I’m going fast
    I need love and it’s you
    And I feel like William Holden floating in a pool