The Days In Between

Br Thedaysinbetween
Warner Music Canada

2000

Produced By

Trina Shoemaker and Blue Rodeo

All Songs By

Keelor/Cuddy

1
Cinema Song
3:32
I’ve been walking hours today
Trying to sort all the things I have to say
We’ve been changing shifting with the light
Stumbling through the daytime and fading in the night

Come on over talk to me dear
There’s nothing else I’m thinking about
Than you being here I write you letters
More than just a few
I leave them lying open on the table for you

Now I know for the first time true
All of the ways I’ve been lying to you
It’s not that I don’t think we can open up in time
It’s just that I’m afraid of what we’ll find

I watch you creeping leaving with the dawn
Hoping I don’t wake up now your cover is gone
But it makes no difference anything you do
Something keeps me coming back to get closer to you

Now I know for the first time true
All of the ways I’ve been lying to you
It’s not that I don’t think we can open up in time
It’s just that I’m afraid of what we’ll find
It’s only I’m afraid of what we’ll find
2
The Seeker
3:46
You were the seeker
Then you found there’s nothing to find
It’ll all come down to you in its own good time
No one’s the older
No one’s the wiser
No one cares

When every step takes you from nowhere
Going from somewhere to here

Your quiet eyes almost vacant
There’s no need to explain
The fine line between stealing and giving
In the landscape of the saint

You were the dreamer
Who got lost in your escape
When beauty became a prison
You found your freedom in the mundane

So when will I see what you see
You say it’s got nothing to do with being worthy
When will I see what you see

When you’ve gone and lost
What you thought you never had
And you’re numb with the fear
That it’s never coming back

It makes no difference
It’s gonna be what it’s gonna be
Sometimes the purest gold comes from
The hands of a thief

So when will I see what you see
You say it’s got noting to do with being worthy
When will I see what you see
When will I see what you see
3
Begging You To Let Me In
3:29
Sometimes you move too slow
Think you see it coming then bang down you go
Then you’re staring back up at a jealous man
Who’s out hunting trouble and trouble was holding your hand

Oh I’ve made mistakes
But I’ve paid for all the trouble I’ve made
All I want to do is get back to
The way that we used to be

Alright I want you to know
I went down hard and I came back slow
But I’m on my feet again
And I’m begging you to let me in
I’m begging you to let me in

Here comes Chris with his hundred watt grin
Waving his arms and waiting for the fun to begin
We’re downtown tripping not doing too much
Just weaving our way through the traffic when the sun comes up

Oh I’ve made a mess
And I know it’s just my carelessness
All my life is falling apart
I’ve got to walk away

Alright I want you to know
I went down hard and I came back slow
But I’m on my feet again
And I’m begging you to let me in
I’m begging you to let me in

Oh I made you cry
And I’m ashamed of that I can’t deny
All I want to do is get back to
The way that we used to be

Alright I want you to know
I went down hard and I came back slow
But I’m on my feet again
And I’m begging you to let me in

I’m begging you to let me in
I’m begging you to let me in
I’m begging you to let me in
4
Bitter Fruit
3:47
I have made so many mistakes
That now I live on a street called shame
But the sins are the sweetest part
Now no one’s left to blame

And I found out that I have a taste
For the bitter fruit of life

All through this night
A cold wind blows
The choices are made
The stories are told
But your memory lingers on my breath
Like a song that burns in my soul

And I found out that I have a taste
For the bitter fruit of life

Can you hear me now
I’m calling to you
Can you hear me now
I’m calling to you
Yes I’m calling to you
5
Somebody Waits
3:58
Now I think I know why
You sounded so strange on the telephone
It’s hard when you discover
What keeps you going keeps you all alone

Dreams so real you thought the smoke might never clear
Now you hide it all behind endless cigarettes and tears

Somebody waits for the time I know will never come
You get yourself so high
Then you fall down feeling blue
One day you’ll wake up and realize you’ve had enough
There’s a thousand shining moments
Waiting just to happen to you

Wait until you’re stronger
There’s no sense leaving when you’re down so low
Well it takes the heart a little longer
To see the point in finally letting go

You lose your touch out there standing in the rain
When it’s all too much you feel like slipping down again

Somebody waits for the time I know will never come
You get yourself so high
Then you fall down feeling blue
One day you’ll wake up and realize you’ve had enough
There’s a thousand shining moments
Waiting just to happen to you

Somebody waits for the time I know will never come
You get yourself so high
Then you fall down feeling blue
One day you’ll wake up and realize you’ve had enough
There’s a thousand shining moments
Waiting just to happen to you
6
Andrea
4:41
Earlier tonight I got a little scared
I thought that I had failed
I closed my eyes bowed my head and prayed
I saw that all and everyone were one
Never knowing if I’m lost
Never knowing if I’m found
Chasing that long dark spiral
Going down and down
And down
And down

Andrea
I’m so happy that you called
Just to hear your voice
Helped dissolve
The paranoia
Until the drugs wore off
I think the reason why
You’re so high
Is that you know the truth
I see it in your smile

Your gentle eyes
And your hollow tooth
Where some might despair
You find a way to celebrate
And you say you can see through me
Just like I can see through you
You see through me

Andrea
I’m so happy that you called
Just to hear your voice
Helped dissolve
The paranoia
Until the drugs wore off

Andrea you are not alone here
You must be everywhere
Like any saviour might be
At least a saviour to me
7
Sad Nights
5:00
I walked you to the corner we stood beside the bus
And the tears rolled down our faces as the driver stared at us
Typical summer that time of year
When you go back to Toronto and I stay here

And I’ll miss the way you wake up
And the way that you sigh
And I’ll miss the way you turn your head away when you cry
I don’t think this time will fly

Here comes the sad nights again
Here comes the sad nights again

Round about midnight when it’s still too hot to think
We’ll go back down to the neighborhood and get ourselves a drink
Everyday working not getting far
You know this town ain’t much for starting up it’s only made for stars

Later when I’m walking
Underneath the starless sky
There’s a couple in the doorway and I think I hear them cry
But they turn their heads when I go by

Here comes the sad nights again
Here comes the sad nights again

Last days of summer San Gennaro Feast
There’s much hanging in the air and dancing in the streets
People line the corners and they stand beside the fires
And I’m watching from my window as the sparks go by

Somewhere there’s a gunshot
People scatter everywhere
But it happens everyday so there’s still laughter in the air
And as I lay down I wish you were here

Here comes the sad nights again
Here comes the sad nights again
8
This Road
4:20
Driving home after the show
Listening to the radio
Speaker rattles
Driver side door
And Jane sings a song about
That old tin drum
Banging on the shore

There’s a tear in my heart
Thinking of so many friends
Some I just left
Some I’ll never see again

I’ll be home in just a few hours’ time
But for now I love the coffee
And exploding stars
And the fat moon shining on the passing cars
And this road, this road
It goes on like a dream
On like a dream

It’s all I can do to keep my hands on the wheel
Cause I’ve forgotten what is real
And I’m blinded by the snow
And the radio’s glow

Caffeine spills into my eyes
I feel like I could drive all night
Cause this highway
Is just a smile
On the hand of god
So I’ll abide
On this road, this road
It goes on like a dream

It’s all I can do to keep my hands on the wheel
Cause I’ve forgotten what is real
And I’m blinded by the snow
And the radio’s glow
9
The Days In Between
3:31
Then there are the days in between
When everything seems hollow and mean
Don’t want to move I just want to forget
Smoke another cigarette and go back to bed
These are the days in between

So I took a ride down to the end of the line
For no good reason
Just looking for a place to hide
So burnt out I can’t explain
Just stumbling around from day to day
These are the days in between

And I was happy for a while
But then I started chasing your stone cold heart
Yeah I was happy for awhile
But then everything started falling apart

Seven times down
Eight times up
You get lost awhile
And you feel like giving up
Watching it all go to hell
Living underneath a bad spell
These are the days in between

And I was happy for a while
But then I started chasing your stone cold heart
Yeah I was happy for awhile
But then everything started falling apart
10
Always Getting Better
3:59
Yeah there were times
When I was lonely
And I lay here like a ghost
Upon my bed
I never thought about my friends
I never called up anyone
I was happy hiding out
Inside my head
But then you came along
And loved me all up

First you calmed me down
And then you took my hand
And as we lay under the sky
And watched the planes go by
I knew I’d never be
The same again

Slow down I want to go with you
Can’t we wait here awhile
And I’ll watch you smile
And we’ll hide away
And let all the world go by

No more reasons why
We sit and count
The tears we cry
Always getting better
Always getting better
Leave the lonely days
Close your eyes
Let them drift away
Always getting better
Always getting better

I have thought about your leaving
For a long time now
And I guess that in the end
I’ll be right
But the blackness of your hair
The way your smile hits me
Everywhere
These are the things
That come to me at night

Slow down I want to go with you
Can’t we wait here awhile
And I’ll watch you smile
Come pouring in
As we let all the world go by

No more reason why
We sit and
Count the tears we cry
Always getting better
Always getting better
Leave the lonely days
Close your eyes
Let them drift away
Always getting better
Always getting better
Lie down again watch
Moonlight streaming in
Always getting better
Always getting better
11
Rage
6:00
Now that we’re wasted
Talking disconnected
I see that wildness in your eyes
Proud and hollow
Like there’s no tomorrow
You know you scare me sometimes

Is it fear or courage
That makes a man
Live so close to the edge
He finds no comfort in the other
Nothing in this world is
Any use to you

Except these songs you sing
Into my drunken head
Above this barroom sorrow
And I know you won’t remember
A word of this tomorrow

When will you rage again
Or is it enough
Just getting out of your head
Night after night
Or are you running scared
Or you just don’t care

Or are you waiting for
That one high and holy sign
To shine a light on you
And pull you through
To the silent true

You say you’re gonna put your
Old band back together again
Just got to find a drummer
Who understands
We sit in the corner
People stop to say hi
You say fuck off and die
And I feel like the lucky one

Six pints into this night
And you’re just starting
To hit your stride
As you heap abuse
On every passerby
They’re all posers or freaks
You say that you and I are

The only two in this bar
That know what it takes
When will you rage again
Or is it enough
Just getting out of your head
Night after night
Or are you running scared
Or you just don’t care
Or are you waiting for
That one high and holy sign
To shine a light on you
Pull you through
To the silent true
Shine a light on you
And pull you through
To that one high and holy sign
12
Truscott
3:28
This one’s for sadness
These are for pain
And here are the words
You can’t get back again

Well I’m holding a picture
Of you on your lawn
Smiling like an angel
The fortunate one

Well it’s alright now
People get through this somehow
It’s alright now
We will keep moving I know

If you remember cause I do
When the fever was breaking
I was sweat soaked and frail
I dreamed I was Stephen Truscott a child in jail

And when I awoke
And I felt your cool breeze
I wept like an ocean
Sweet tears of relief

Well it’s alright now
People get through this somehow
It’s alright now
We will keep moving I know

If you remember cause I do