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…