Small Miracles

Br Smallmiracles2
Warner Music Canada

2007

Release Date

September 25, 2007

Produced By

Blue Rodeo and Chris Shreenan-Dyck

All songs by Keelor/Cuddy, except;
"Blue House", written by Jim Cuddy and Damien Rogers

1
So Far Away
3:48
I’ll be in your dream
If you’ll be in my dream
Still you are so far away from me
So far away from me

My love for you is a sin
If you’re not there I never have been
Yeah you are so far away from me
So far away from me

I don’t have all of the time in the world
But all of the time that I have
It is yours
All of the time that I have
It is yours

You’re so high dancing on your clouds
And I’m down here with this tired old hound
Yeah you are so far away from me
So far away from me

Close my eyes gently
Hold and caress me
My heart is empty
With you so far away from me
So far away from me

I don’t have all of the time in the world
But all of the time that I have
It is yours
All of the time that I have
It is yours

I don’t have all of the time in the world
But all the time that I have
It is yours
All the time that I have
It is yours
2
This Town
3:47
Walking through these empty streets this town is dead
Rain is coming harder now upon your head
You can’t get far enough away
What’s it matter anyway You never win

They handed you a map to show you where to go
Gave you everything but what you need to know
You know your friends enough to say
Where they’ll be on any day
Come what may

Surprise surprise The morning sun is in your eyes
Get up throw that life away
Yesterday is yesterday And lies they lied
They said you get what you deserve in life
But that’s just not the way it seems You end up living someone else’s dreams
It’s true It follows you around You don’t have to love this town

Friday night beneath the bridge just one more time
You wish that you could leave this dirty town behind
There never seems to be a way
Hold on for another day
You will find

Surprise surprise
The sun that hits your lonely eyes
It wipes out every other day
Yesterday is yesterday
And lies they lied
It’s not what you deserve it’s what you try and try and try again Failing’s just a step along the way
It’s true There’s no one here for you In time you wait and you will find
The ones who never let you down
You don’t have to love this town
3
Blue House
3:25
Sometimes I drive by our old blue house
When I wake up calling your name
It’s been years since you were my one true love
But that old house still looks the same

I dreamt you were an iceberg
And I was the Arctic sea
And I held you but you held back from me
Yeah I held you but you held back from me

When I drive by that cold blue house
The car out front looks strange
In every room the lights turn on and off
But all I see is how this world will never change

I dreamt I was the Sahara
And you were the desert tree
The sun beat down on both our backs
And you turned yours on me
The sun beat down on both our backs
And you turned yours on me

Sometimes I drive by our old blue house
When I wake up calling your name
It’s been years since you were my one true love
But that old house still looks the same

I dreamt we were a ride at the fair
A wheel that spun on the ground
And even though we got nowhere
We still reached for the stars and the clouds
We still reached for the stars and the clouds

And I held you but you held back from me
Yeah I held you but you held back from me
Yeah I held you but you held back from me
4
3 Hours Away
3:38
Can’t get used to what you told me You said better brace yourself
There’s changes coming in I wake up to a brand-new story
Stop the clock that’s ticking on the shelf
Then let it all begin

Now I know that I’m right here where I was before
Chasing all my ghosts around
Maybe I worry what I will say
Now I’m only 3 hours away

Living in between the pages
Watching the strangers come and go Just life that’s passing by
It all keeps coming down in stages
Only hurts the ones you know No matter what you try

Now I know that I’m right here where I was before
Chasing songs from town to town
Maybe I worry what I will say
Now I’m only 3 hours away

Some things aren’t meant to last
Like a day that burns up fast
Turn away and then it’s gone

Sun comes the red sky morning
I pray that the trouble all has passed
Just something that I dreamed I must have missed all of your warnings
I guess we played too fast Much closer than it seemed

Now I know that I’m right here where I was before
Making all my plans alone
Maybe I worry what I will say Now I’m only 3 hours away
Maybe I worry what I will say Now I’m only 3 hours away
5
Makes Me Wonder
5:43
Call me a liar
A coward and a cheat
And in my defense
What case could I possibly make
And how could I deny
A heart so tender and sweet
How could I betray
A love so complete

Well it’s hard to explain
The troubles that I’ve made
Lucky is the man
Who learns from his mistakes

There is little left
For the man who hesitates
And tell me what is gained
By those who always take
So here’s what’s left of my heart
Yeah it’s all torn apart
You say your hands are tied
And it’s time to say goodbye

Still it makes me wonder
And it makes me cry
Yes it makes me wonder
And it makes me cry
How the best things are won with sacrifice

I can’t stand the sight of my own reflection
I just don’t like what I see
All I ever hear you saying to me
Is that I’m not the man that I used to be So take the veil from your eyes
This is who I’ve always been
I know it’s not a pretty sight
Yeah I tried but I failed

Still it makes me wonder
And it makes me cry
Yes it makes me wonder
And it makes me cry
Yes it makes me wonder
And it makes me cry
How the best things are won with sacrifice
6
Summer Girls
4:10
Summer girls they sure are fun
Get so golden in the sun
That they could block out any other thought
Dry your eyes and turn away
Cause there’s nothing we can say
Cause we were never meant to talk a lot

And no I can’t do this anymore
No I’ve lost the feeling
Better to be sad right now
Than later send my whole world reeling
I want something more
Than to watch you walking out my summer door

Hearts so hard to understand
Sinking slowly in the sand
They make you do the things you’d never do
Feel your mouth get desert dry
And you start to wonder why
You feel a chill when she stands next to you

And no I can’t do this anymore
No I’ve lost the reason
Better to just hang my head
And wait here for another season
I want you to stay
After all the summer girls have gone away

There’s no time left to wonder anymore
I got memories to last the whole year long
Just like the sun leaves you staring at the sky
After it’s gone

Summer girls they sure are fun
Get so golden in the sun
That you could barely stand to look at them

And no I can’t do this anymore
No I’ve lost the feeling
Better to be sad right now
Than later send my whole world reeling
I want you to stay
After all the summer girls have gone away
I need to know
That you will still be here after the others go
I need the one
Who will walk with me in fall when summer’s gone
When summer’s gone
7
Together
4:59
We can fight and argue all night
And I’ll sing my blues
And you’ll sing yours too
Cause no one’s giving in
No one’s even listening
To tired old words
But we sure know how to hurt each other
Each other

We’ll sharpen our knives
And aim for the heart
I know all my lines
And you know your part
But then after all the tears
You fall asleep in my arms
And then I realize this is all that I want together
Together

I know we’re a mess
Just like all the rest
So let’s just be
And with time we’ll see
If it’s written in the stars up above
Like everything you want but can’t get enough of
If I can mend this golden thread
That keeps us joined
Together
8
Mystic River
4:11
I can’t believe it’s true I finally got you here
I been waiting for this moment for some years
I’ve been torn down enough to know
Everyone goes through this door
Just before their lives explode
Come in here with a heavy load

Walking down the road watching the day begin
Radio song is playing off in a distant wind
But you can feel it its a gentle love
Coming out soft from the windows above
Just when you have had enough
Here comes the world you’ve been dreaming of

Oh my my the Mystic River
She takes your heart
And you will forgive her
Lay me down beside the water
I look across at the sons and daughters

Sun comes up each day to chase away the moon
Even the stars at night they fade away too soon
You can’t do much about the trouble life brings
Cut all the lines so the phones don’t ring
But stay here once from spring to spring
Watching the ice melt the mornings sing

Oh my my the Mystic River
She takes your heart
And you will forgive her
Lay me down beside the water
I miss my sons I miss my daughter now

There’s a tree that grows out in the burning sands
Never a drop of rain that nobody understands
You can push me I don’t mind
Leave me out here and I’ll be fine
Cause everyone’s gonna have their time
Up or down honey you decide

Oh my my the Mystic River
She takes your heart
And you will forgive her
Lay me down beside the water
I miss my sons I miss my daughter now
9
Black Ribbon
6:45
Silent as the stars
That sleep in deep dark waters
Her face forever hidden
For she wears the black ribbon
Her face forever hidden

It’s from nowhere that I came
And to nowhere I’ll return again
And the same fate waits for you my friend
Blessed or forsaken
She wears the black ribbon

Nearest to all things
Patiently waiting
So let the angels sing
Silently weeping
So let the angels sing
It’s only heaven descending
It’s only heaven descending
It’s only heaven descending

Hold her in your arms
Hold her like a lover
More precious than any other
For she bears a heavy burden
And her heart’s forever broken

Nearest to all things
Patiently waiting
So let the angels sing
Silently weeping
So let the angels sing
It’s only heaven descending
It’s only heaven descending
It’s only heaven descending
10
C'mon
3:16
Remember you told me how the good will fall
Well talk is cheap but I remember it all
You kissed my cheek yeah I admit
It turned my head just a little bit

I see your picture now everywhere
Collins Bay down to Reading Square
You say good luck to the people you meet
You never set foot on any of their streets

That was the day that we rode together
Times like that are now gone forever
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon
C’mon down with us
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon
C’mon down with us

Climbing the ladder and watching your step
Burnt-out vans up to corporate jets
You used my trust yeah that ain’t tough
I hung around cause I’m stupid enough

That was the day that we rode together
Times like that are now gone forever
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon
C’mon down with us
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon
C’mon down with us
C’mon down down down

That was the day that we rode together
Times like that are now gone forever
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon
C’mon down with us
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon
C’mon down with us

The bigger they are the farther they crawl
Don’t be afraid you never got that tall
You make a big deal about your neighbourhood friends
But it’s such a drag just to see you again

That was the day that we got stoned together
Times like that are now gone forever
C’mon c’mon c’mon c’mon
C’mon down with us
11
Small Miracles
3:27
Late in the evening down by the Don
Watching the birds in the sky
You and me walking raincoats on
I’m watching your beautiful eyes

Oh we need another day
The pills that you’re taking they take you away
And I know where you’re going is all up to you
But I pray for small miracles too

Over and over I’m asking myself
What in the world could go wrong
Leave all the guilt and the lies on the shelf
I’ve hid them away for so long

Oh we should be home again
The things that you’re doing they’re fencing you in
And the life that you’re living means nothing to you
So I pray for small miracles too

Nights I fall back again
Back to an easier time
You standing over me
Is a picture I hold in my mind

I heard that you’re leaving you’re packing your stuff
Fading away like the sun
I wish you’d come over and tell me yourself
But you’d have to know what you’d done

Oh I need another day
The pills that you’re taking they take you away
And I know where we’re going means nothing to you
So I pray for small miracles too
12
Beautiful
6:15
You are sleeping
In a room down the hall
And outside your window snow falls
It’s almost as beautiful
It’s almost as beautiful
It’s almost as beautiful as you

The gentle morning light
So quiet and true
It’s almost as beautiful as you
It’s almost as beautiful
It’s almost as beautiful
It’s almost as beautiful as you

And while the world is waking
I’ll just sit here for awhile
Cause I couldn’t imagine a better time
It’s almost as beautiful
It’s almost as beautiful
It’s almost as beautiful as you
13
Where I Was Before
3:43
Can’t get used to what you told me You said better brace yourself
There’s changes coming in I wake up to a brand-new story
Stop the clock that’s ticking on the shelf
Then let it all begin

Now I know that I’m right here where I was before
Chasing all my ghosts around
Maybe I worry what I will say
Now I’m only 3 hours away

Living in between the pages
Watching the strangers come and go Just life that’s passing by
It all keeps coming down in stages
Only hurts the ones you know No matter what you try

Now I know that I’m right here where I was before
Chasing songs from town to town
Maybe I worry what I will say
Now I’m only 3 hours away

Some things aren’t meant to last
Like a day that burns up fast
Turn away and then it’s gone

Sun comes the red sky morning
I pray that the trouble all has passed
Just something that I dreamed I must have missed all of your warnings
I guess we played too fast Much closer than it seemed

Now I know that I’m right here where I was before
Making all my plans alone
Maybe I worry what I will say Now I’m only 3 hours away
Maybe I worry what I will say Now I’m only 3 hours away