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