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