Greg Keelor: Seven Songs For Jim

Sevensongsforjim
Warner Music Canada

2005

Release Date

March 15, 2005

All Songs By

Greg Keelor

1
Silver Sun
8:25
Silver sun
In a grey marble sky
Last night’s snow
Make the hills shine

I would give anything
Just to be with you now
Somewhere beyond the distance
Of your cloudy eye
Beyond grey sky

Early morning
Just before sunrise
You always said
That was your favorite time

Is this world
Just a dream decided
Nothing to guide it
It just rolls
Like a river to the sea
Dew drop slips in
To the shinning sea
2
I Will Follow
4:26
Time takes her toll
She’s that thoughtless river
She’s like blackened silver
Like beaten gold
And all that’s given
Will one day be taken
All that now belongs
Will sooner or later
Be forsaken
But when you fade
Back behind the shadow
I will follow

Pay no attention to life’s dark companion
It’s just another painted ship on a painted ocean
And your love burns
Like arrows shot from exploding suns
And rivers of flaming doves
When the heart is pierced by the thorn
And when you fade
Back behind the shadow
I will follow
Where today meets tomorrow
I will follow
3
Morning Dove
5:26
There are moments out of time
Beyond the mountains
Before the wind
That’s where you begin

What I know, it comes & goes
Like the summer sun
And the winter snow
Like a man with nothing to prove
Like the song of a morning dove

I’ll let the wind
Choose my direction
Down the back roads through the ghost towns
There’ll be no looking back
Your eyes are my map
No looking back
4
Deep Bay Road
4:28
It was as far as I was allowed to go
The big rocks down by the deep bay road
You’d be driving from Montreal
In your big white company car
I was so excited had to get as close as I could
So I walked out into the edge of my world

With every year the world got a little larger
Past the dam, past the fire tower
And there I’d be just waiting for you
Lying in the cool green moss
And my ears were pinned
Listening to the sound of the leaves and the wind
And the buzz of electricity and time

Howling high up on the power lines
And somewhere way out there
A distant sound to behold
Of your wheels coming down the road
I don’t remember when all this came to pass
Back when I thought all things would last
Now it’s your hands I remember best
Folded gently upon your chest
Your old rosary around your neck
Oh dear Mary pray for us sinners
Now and at the hour of our death
5
Are You Ready
6:35
6
Just This Love
4:41
In your room filled with the smoke
Of your never ending cigarettes
The stench of whiskey on your breath
I wish I could say that I’ll remember everything you said today
But I know that I’ll forget
Yes, I’ll forget

And the sands of time like rivers of gold
Pour through your mind
Eyes as sad as only the widow knows
Skin as soft as a summer rose
Cause you & I have no regrets
There’s just this love
You search the earth for that pearl of truth
It’s just this love

So my tears on this empty wind
And my prayers and my sins
Like the silence on this wall
And the outlines burned into my soul
And I stand alone in your room for the very last time
And I’m not yet sure if I understand what I’m leaving behind
Cause you & I have no regrets
There’s just this love
You search the earth for that pearl of truth
It’s just this love
7
Ocean Of Sorrow
7:18
I said I’d pay the price no matter what the cost
But now I don’t know just what I’ve lost
I seem to be at quite a loss
It’s like all the stars up in heaven
And the dreams that come with them
Have vanished
Like my place in your heart
Faded away into some distance dark
I don’t know where I should start
Because this ocean of sorrow
Is much more than I planned for

I was hoping the band would play a little longer
Dreaming of words of unimaginable wonder
I saw it all in a snowflake splendor
But all my dreams have been shattered
And now nothing else matters

Yes, I know my way to the door
Across this ocean of sorrow
And this barroom floor
Through all my tomorrows and never more
Cause all that I love in this world is passing
So I’ll exit laughing

But it takes forever and a day
To cross that bridge over the Milky Way