Palace Of Gold

Br Palaceofgold
Warner Music Canada

2002

Produced By

Blue Rodeo

All Songs By

Keelor/Cuddy

1
Palace Of Gold
3:37
So the story is often told
Of how a man sells his soul
And how it’s lost before he knows
And all he’s left with is his palace of gold

He’s got more than he needs
He’s so very hard to please
Finds it difficult to be kind
Easy to criticize, he’s so high

In the palace of gold
Yeah he’s so high in the palace of gold
Yeah he’s so high in the palace of gold
The palace of gold
The palace of gold

In the prison of your soul
Where every man must carry his own soul
Some men fall, some men fly
High in the palace of gold
Yeah he’s so high in the palace of gold

Yeah he’s so high in the palace of gold
The palace of gold
Yeah he’s so high
Yeah he’s so high
Yeah he’s so high

In the palace of gold
In the palace of gold
2
Holding On Too Tight
3:56
I wouldn’t mind if you told me I was wasting time
It’s hard for me here trying to say these things with you so near
I’m already undone, already undone

Now is the time I should leave these useless things behind
But fool that I am,
I try to stay inside of your latest plan
I’m already undone

This time I promised myself that I wouldn’t sink so far
But here I am, I’m wrapped around you in the glow of this empty bar
I wish I could hold my tongue and finally say goodnight.
Am I holding on too tight?

Hours ago I could pride myself on some control
But plans that I’ve made disappear with every drink that’s laid
I’m already undone,
already undone

Yeah, there’s a way but I can’t even keep one single word I say
And I’ve been wrapped around your finger from the very first day
I wish my legs would work and I could run out in the night
Am I holding on too tight?

I wouldn’t mind
If you put me out of my hurt some time
I’m waving the flag,
Chasing beauty shouldn’t be such a drag
I’m already undone, already undone

Now I am lost and I can’t even feel my head
While you and all your friends are laughing
About something you wish you’d said
I wish I could just reach up and turn out every light.
Am I holding on too tight?

Yes I know I’m holding on too tight.
3
Homeward Bound Angel
5:47
You never gave me the chance
To say goodbye to you
Somebody called and said you’d left
I don’t think I’ll be seeing you too soon

Two way running down the road
Do I look like anyone you know
Whatever brought you here
Well it’s gonna get you home

You leave no trace to be found
And what’s the difference
You here or gone
Memory fades and time steals away

Still the miles won’t be forgotten
As the homeward bound angel goes awandering
In this endless solitude
Check’n the sunset for clues

I listen for echoes of your footsteps
In the hotel bars and by the summing pools
Two way running down the road
Do I look like anyone you know?

Whatever brought you here
Well it’s gonna get you home
You lave no trace to be found
And what’s the difference

You here or gone
Memory fades and time steals away
Still the miles won’t be forgotten
As the homeward bound angel

Goes a-wanderin’
I’m gonna go a-wanderin’
Wanderin’ on
Here or gone
4
Bulletproof
4:43
Tell me one more time again
Just like I didn’t hear you
Like I don’t know what’s going through your mind, I do
I play the same game too
I know it’s hard to stop
Even when you want to

Now the moon lights up your face
And I can see you’re crying
You never liked me to see you cry, it’s true
I’ve done some crying too
The hardest part about it
Is trying to hide it from you

It must be great to be so strong
Never needed anybody’s help to carry on
But we’re so scared of the silence and the tricks that we use
We’re careful and we’re cunning, but we’re easily bruised
I don’t want to lie about it I’m not bulletproof

Well I finally found the way
To hide from all your glances
Til the waiting game we play is through
I can, but what’s the use
When all I really want to do is hide out with you

It would be great to be so strong
You never needed anybody’s help to get along
We’re so scared of the silence and the language that we use
Yeah we’re careful and we’re cunning, but we’re easily bruised
I don’t want to kid about it
I’m not bulletproof

Tell me one more time again
I guess I didn’t hear you
I don’t know all the secrets that you keep inside
I tried the same thing too
But they all come pouring out of me when I’m talking to you

It must be great to be so strong
You never needed anybody else’s help to carry on
But I’m not waking up each morning with forgiveness I can use
No I’m careless, and I’m cruel, but I’m still easily bruised

I’m so tired of lying about it
I’m not bulletproof
No, and I’m not going to lie about it
I’m not bulletproof
5
Comet
3:43
There is a comet floating thru this endless night
Embraced with perfect symmetry
Thru the tear drop of infinity
In a window called the universe

With no map or intention
Towards some floating destination
It will find or it will be found
No pride, no guilt, no hate, no envy

Who sings this song
Sings with a crooked tongue
Looking off into a crooked sky
Wondering

What immortal hand or eye
Could carve this comet
On it’s course
Like a blind man riding on a crooked horse
Returning to the source

Where no thought has ever happened
And time can’t be imaged

No pride, no guilt, no hate, no envy
No pride, no guilt, no hate, no envy
6
Walk Like You Don't Mind
4:09
There’s a light that shining down on me
Through my window pane
An angel one night came to me
I wish that angel’d come back here again
I wish he’d come back again
When you’re walking across the river
For the very last time
Leaving all your friends and family far behind
Walk like you don’t mind

Someone help me out here please
I ain’t seen the sun in days
The rain is pounding down on me
Washing everything I know away
Everything I know away
When you’re walking through the darkness
And the path is hard to find
A chorus of your enemies is calling to you
From the end of time
Walk like you don’t mind

Come on down to the river’s edge
And look out to the sea
You can curse the heavens all you want
Say Lord, why have you never noticed me?
You never notice me
But when your time has come for traveling
And the hill’s too steep to climb
You’re looking for some comfort
But it’s trouble that you always seem to find

Walk like you don’t mind
Walk like you don’t mind
Walk like you don’t mind
Walk like you don’t mind
Walk like you don’t mind
7
Love Never Lies
3:27
Well I take my time
Never notice changes anyway
But lately I’ve been waking up to
All that we’ve done, change that has come
There’s just no escaping the damage we do

But we get along
Going through our paces in the world
And maybe I could always be fooled
But you brought me here, you’re making it clear
You’re taking the veil I look through

Love never lies, love never sneaks around at night
Love won’t turn its back on you when you turn out the light
Love won’t ever walk away carelessly
That’s the way that love is, darling
Not the way it is for you and me

Well I’m coming down hard
And I just can’t stop myself
And no matter what I pretend
Or which scene I choose it’s just no use
We’re already reaching the end

‘Cause love never lies
Love never sneaks around at night
Love won’t lie there silently when you turn out the light
Love won’t turn its cruel hand on you senselessly
That’s the way that love is, darling

Oh that’s the way that love is, darling
Not the way it is for you and me
8
Stage Door
3:01
I know I can’t hide this fear inside
Still my friends understand
Things have worked out
Much as you had said

Ain’t no mystery what I need
Is understanding
And your sweet sympathy
A steel string guitar and a little weed
And someone to keep me company
Someone to keep me company

Down the alley and
Through the stage door
Sometimes I wonder
What I, what I do it for

Ain’t no mystery what I need
Is understanding
And your sweet sympathy
A steel string guitar and a little weed
And someone to keep me company
Someone to keep me company
9
Cause For Sympathy
4:12
Sometimes you lose your head
Think of all the stupid things you’ve said
Pouring out of your mouth
Like rain through a broken windowpane

Nobody made you do it
There’s a hoop and you jump through it
You made this mess all by yourself

What did you say?
I thought I said everything there was for me to say
How could you know?
I looked into her eyes, I thought they were telling me so

Now I don’t want to be your cause for sympathy
I took my chances, eyes wide open
Stayed too long and the spell was broken

Nobody wants to see
The mess you become so easily
Crawling around and singing your sad songs
Late into the night

Must be the words you’re choosing
The unconvincing smile you’re using
Try and try again, you can’t get it right

What did you do?
I poured my heart out til my words filled the room
How did it go?
She smiled and took my hand, said it’s all just a little too soon

Now I don’t want to be your cause for sympathy
Save your tears, I never earned them
Lessons are there, but I never learn them at all

Every night the same old game
Fumbling around for some stranger’s name
Or going out of your mind
Waiting for the phone to finally ring

I know life can be so messy
But you can’t spend all your time confessing
Try saving something for yourself

What did you say?
I thought I said everything there was for me to say
How could you know?
I looked into her crying eyes, they were telling me so

Now I don’t want to be your cause for sympathy
Save your breath, I never listen
You think I don’t know something’s missing
But now I’ll wait and see
How it all turns out for me
It’s not as painful as they tell you
Some success in every failure
Now I know I can handle the pain
I’ll stand here waiting, hope it all happens again
10
What A Surprise
3:33
If you ever change your mind
About living the better life
You get so sick of yourself
And all the things that your money can buy
And yes it’s hard
So very hard to admit
Just how pointless it all is
But what a surprise you finally arrived

I still remember
The anger in your words
I think I liked you better
When you had something to prove
Still it’s hard
So very hard to admit
Just how pointless it all is
What a surprise you finally arrived

What a surprise you finally arrived
What a surprise you finally arrived

Then you go and lose the spell
And every trace of yourself
If you ever change your mind
About living the better life
You get so sick of yourself
And all the things that your money can buy
And yes it’s hard
Very hard to admit

Just how pointless it all is
What a surprise you finally arrived
What a surprise you finally arrived
What a surprise you finally arrived
What a surprise you finally arrived
What a surprise you finally arrived
What a surprise you finally arrived

Then you go and lose the spell and every trace of yourself
11
Clearer View
2:41
I know when they built this house
Out of rocks from the river mouth
They thought it’d never come down
Not while we’re around

Some things are made to last
Other things we know must pass
Nothing we do
Stops time coming through

My father left me here with a map crumpled in my hand
I try to follow, but there’s days when I just don’t understand

And when we fall down in time
Washed in trouble we thought we’d left behind
Just let the river carry you
Lift your head back up to the clearer view

See the high water starting to flood
Bringing down all the rocks and the mud
And if it won’t stop
It’ll wash away all we’ve got

Down in the valley there’s a rumble in the trees
It’s hard to keep your head when the ground’s moving ‘neath your feet

And when we fall down in time
Washed in trouble we thought we’d left behind
Let the storm pass on through
And work your way back up to the clearer view
12
Glad To Be Alive
3:20
It was high, high on a hill
Where she’d go at night
And stand in the snow-covered field
Looking across the lake
To lights in town

Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive

A still winter’s night
With Christmas stars
Shining so bright
And the wind knew her song
So she cried and sang along

Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive

A still winter’s night
With Christmas stars
Shining so bright
And the wind knew her song
So she cried and sang along

Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive

Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive
Glad to be alive

So glad
To be
Alive
13
Find A Way To Say Goodbye
4:20
I think I’m finally getting tired of this game
Every night goes just the same
You try to talk to me about your sorrow and your pain
But I end up walking out on you again

I watch you lying on the bed
Curtains blowing ‘round your head
I see the pictures of the two of us in time
A world we left so far behind

Now I get comfort in the night
Losing my head to the colours and the lights
You know I tried to be what you want me to be
But I always come up short, I know

I’m not the one you really need
Now I don’t wonder, no I don’t wonder at all
Why the same things that once held us up
Are the reasons now we fall

Maybe we won’t come through
Maybe it’s all been a lie
Til we find a way to say goodbye

And as I’m walking out the door
I know I’ve been here many times before
But I could never take the sorrow from your face
Or sweep the darkness from this place

Now I get comfort in the night
Losing my head to the colours and the lights
I tried to be everything that you want me to be
But when I wake up in the night

I know I’ll never be the one you need
Now I don’t wonder, no I don’t wonder at all
Why the same things that once held us up
Are the reasons now we stumble and fall

Maybe we won’t come through,
Maybe we’re wasting our time

Til we find a way to say goodbye
14
Tell Me Baby
5:02
I don’t know where to begin
Is there nothing I can do
To change the state I’m in
Tell me baby
How do I get back to you
Get back to you

And I know I’ve made a mess of it
Every promise betrayed
You say that I’ll never change
So tell me baby
How do I get back to you
Get back to you

Is it fair to take a man
So deep into your heart
Then turn him away
Cause I couldn’t change a single word
I’m just a fool who believes
His own lies

Is there something that I’m missing
Is it better left unsaid
Tell me how do we get it back
To the beginning
Tell me baby
How do I get back to you

Yeah tell me baby
How do I get back to you
Get back to you
Yeah tell me baby…