The Light That Guides You Home

Thelightthatguidesyouhome
Warner Music Canada

2006

Release Date

September 12, 2006

Produced By

Jim Cuddy and Colin Cripps

1
The Light That Guides You Home
5:32
No way that I can fake it
This time’s gotta be real
Dig down deep to the places I never go

You told me that I should meet you
Down by the Riverside Hill
I was there but girl you didn’t show

But I wasn’t awake enough to know
This time you’d really go
My curse is worse than ever
I’m driving you away

Maybe I’m wrong
To feel like I do
I feel like I’m walking around doing nothing
I could be with you

When you wake up
Half drunk
Nobody watching where you’re going
Think of me baby
I’ll be the light that guides you home

Silver moon on the right side
Sun sinking down on my left
Taillights burning red right through the rain

Well I wish that I could find you
And tell you how sorry I am
That you still think that living is leaving again

I wasn’t awake enough to know
This time you’d really go
My curse is worse than ever
I’m driving you away

Maybe I’m wrong
To feel like I do
I feel like I’m walking around doing nothing
I could be with you

When you wake up
Half drunk
Only your desperation showing
Think of me baby
I’ll be the light that guides you home

Maybe I’m wrong
To feel like I do
I feel like I’m walking around doing nothing
I could be with you

When you wake up
Half drunk
Nobody watching where you’re going
Think of me baby
I’ll be the light that guides you home
2
Maybe Sometime
4:06
You and me we’re not much for talking
Quiet smiles and silent walking
Riding the waves of sunshine in our time

I was driving the dream down the West Coast mountains
Dropping a coin in every fountain
Moving along til you came on my mind

But it’s all right now
That was the way we were
There’s no sense in changing it now

Maybe sometime (maybe sometime)
Maybe sometime (maybe sometime)
Maybe sometime

We followed the moon all the way to Golden
Slept outside til we were almost frozen
Watching the sun come up over Lake Louise

Stories will end and we’ll never know just why
There’s never the chance to say good-bye

Maybe sometime
Maybe sometime
Maybe sometime

Time rolled through and we just ended
I write you letters but I never send them
I miss you now and I wish I could follow you again

Stories will end and we’ll never know just why
There’s never the chance to say good-bye

Maybe sometime
Maybe sometime
Maybe sometime
3
All I Need
4:23
Take me down to the riverside
Wash me up from this dusty ride
I’ll pitch my tent in a field nearby
When I see you all my spirit starts to fly

Ah the moment comes
Somebody jumps somebody waits too long
It might never come again
Once I saw myself as someone dying to be freed
But you have led me here and that’s all I need

Rolling across this graceful land
Phone calls home won’t understand
Waving flags don’t mean that much
Not like the thrill you get from a stranger’s touch

All the world you held
The way you see yourself
You know that you’re bound to change
You might never be the same

When I look outside
I see myself in the fear and greed
But you have led me here
And that’s all I need

Northern girls with smiles so bright
Wander through my dreams tonight
Whispered words and timeless days
A face in the crowd we’ll never fade away

All the hurt we take
The cruel mistakes
That leave you wondering why
Fall away as time goes by

Once I was a man that I no longer want to be
You have led me here and that’s all I need
4
Married Again
4:33
At least we had the sense to know what’s done is done
Now I’m not saying we never had fun
We made love like a speeding train but we’d end up back on earth again
It ought’ve been easy when we got together
Sign all the papers, and on with forever
No real reason to drink a lot
Well wake up honey, see what we’ve got

Oh my I remember this we don’t have any wedding bliss
Wake up there’s some things we gotta set right
Sixteen bottles and a wedding trunk
Oughtta be a law against marrying drunk
Honey, we got married again last night

You always told me we should follow our own minds
But that was you staying out late and me always left behind
Fussin’ and fightin’ about the same old stuff
Six months in I’d had enough
Now I’m waking up here in the blinding heat
A ring on my finger in the wedding suite
The same old trouble lying next to me
With a copy of the license and the registry

Oh my I remember that kiss
But where do we go after this
Wake up there’s some things we gotta set right
Sixteen bottles and a wedding trunk
Oughtta be a law against marrying drunk
Honey, we got married again last night

There was a time we thought our lives would move as one
Now it’s pick up the pieces honey and see how far you can run
I was circlin’ around you like a wounded cat
The tears and the rage, I won’t miss that
It oughtta’ve been easy when we got together
Sign all the papers, then on with forever
No real reason to drink a ton
Wake up honey, see what we’ve done

Oh my I remember that kiss
Someone get me out of this
Wake up there’s some things we gotta set right
Sixteen bottles and a wedding trunk
Oughtta be a law against marrying drunk
Honey, we got married again last night

No tuxedos, no wedding cakes
Oughtta be a law against marrying flakes
Honey, we got married again
Honey, we got married again
Honey, we got married again last night
5
Pull Me Through
5:01
There’s paper scattered on the lawn
Birds up on the line
There’s letters left unopened here
There never is the time

There’s messages I should return
And people I should call
I’m still tripping over echoes
Left lying in the hall

There’s a light comes through the darkness
Slowly to my eyes
You can fall back here forever
I just never realized

Time won’t let me go
And every night I know

That you could pull me through
You could always pull me through
Even when I’m lying here
Drowning in my blues
You take the sting out of the rain
And bring the sun back up again
You could always pull me through

We stood outside together
And we laughed like ancient friends
Then we lay down in a field
Just where the road begins and ends

I see you in the mirror
And I watch you from afar
My friends all think I’m crazy
But I know the way things are

Outside I hear voices
Underneath the moon
And I’m grateful for whatever breaks
The silence in this room

Time won’t let me go
And every night I know

That you could pull me through
You could always pull me through
Even when I’m lying here
Drowning in my blues
You take the sting out of the rain
And bring the sun back up again
Darling you could always pull me through

I hope you’re traveling well now
And there’s stars over your head
And I hope the river carries you
Everywhere you said

I miss the way you look at me
The way you wear your hair
I miss the conversations we left hanging in the air

Late at night I wake up
Wonder what’s been done
But I know our life together
Will go on and on

You could pull me through
You could always pull me through
Wrap your arms around me
And chase away my blues
You could take the sting out of the rain
And bring the sun back up again
You could always pull me through
You could always pull me through
6
She Gets Down
3:12
Don’t you try to tell yourself you travel undetected
When crawling with your face down to the ground
She’s always got her eyes on you
When she gets down

Remember all those gentle nights you drifted off believing
You’d be safe if you just never made a sound
You wake up with the deepest cut
When she gets down

Sometimes the world we want is different than the one we find
I remember every soul that has touched me
Every hand that was held out so simple and kind

Down here after midnight there’s many a man screaming at the sky
With all the fury he has found
She can shatter all your nerves
When she gets down

When she gets down storms that come suddenly up make you stumble and fall
She takes your voice away when you face her
Leaves you confessing nothing at all

If you ever felt like you could lift up your life
Like you were diamonds that were pushing through the ground
Don’t ever put your faith in her
When she gets down

Sometimes the world we want is different than the one we find
I remember every soul that has touched me
Every hand that was held out so simple and kind

Remember all those gentle nights you drifted off believing
You’d be safe if you just never made a sound
You wake up with the deepest cut
When she gets down

Don’t ever put your faith in her when she gets down
7
Countrywide Soul
4:47
I was a lonely boy
Out there searching
Couldn’t find much joy
Too old to fake it
Too young to hide it away

I played the master thief
Stealing the lives of the people I’d meet
Faking away each day so gracelessly

But there’s a price that must be paid
You can’t hide out every day
Somebody comes along
And blows your cover all away

Oh I lay down in a meadow in the sky
And I held my breath as I fell into your eyes
I love your hair smells sweet like pure Rocky Mountain air
Like the big sky shining on a Winnipeg night
Dust in the air and the Northern Lights
All in your country wide soul
I love your country wide soul

You sure walk along slow
That’s the only speed I’ve ever seen you go
You take good care of me as the days go by
Is that the mail train I see
Well I hope it’s not carrying any news for me
I just can’t see myself on the company line

There’s another season gone and lord I’m feeling strong
Got to find a way to keep this dream dreaming on

Oh I lay down in a meadow in the sky
And I held my breath as I fell into your eyes
I love your face well it takes me to so many beautiful places
Driving through the night under Prairie stars
Listening to a band in a St. Johns bar
Down by the water on a Halifax shore
Listening to the wind and the ocean roar
Freight train rolling through the Great Divide
The magic in the mushrooms of PEI
All in your country wide soul
I love your country wide soul
8
Will I Be Waiting
4:54
Stuck out by the highway
A cheap hotel room too
Lock all the doors and windows
Still the desperation’s coming through
Hard night in Denver
You got a friend in New Orleans
Sometimes the skylines never look the way they look inside your dreams
I don’t know where we go from this point on
So many hours are lost and days that are gone

When you come around again
Will I be waiting
Well some things are hard to explain
Anticipating
That loneliness finds a way
Of changing your mind

Waking up in strange rooms
With hours left to kill
Write down in a letter all those things you want to do but never will
Meet all the djs
Remember all the names

Lay down your head at night and wonder if tomorrow’ll be the same
Now as I close my bedroom door
I’m hearing your voice on the phone with me wanting more

When you come around again
Will I be waiting
Well some things are hard to explain
Anticipating
That loneliness finds a way
Of changing your mind

Nobody planned this
You walking ahead with me standing still
We find ourselves fading
You shelter me, I’ll shelter you
You know
Know that I will

Now as I close my bedroom door
I’m hearing your voice on the phone
With me wanting more

When you come around again
Will I be waiting
Well some things are hard to explain
Anticipating
That loneliness finds a way
Of changing your mind
Changing your mind
Changing your mind
When you’re wasting your time
9
One Fine Day
4:21
You were born on a windswept morn
Under the summer sky
They moved you past all the kids in your class
You never even asked why

Oh the golden days
Lying awake at night
Hearing the ocean spray
Nobody counting the lives you’ve cost
No mothers crying for sons they’ve lost
Nobody watching at all
Just you and the road as it curves and bends
Doing little jobs for your daddy’s friends

One day when the world is right
We’re going to walk in the bright blue light
When your kingdom’s gone
And your friends moved on
We’re going to watch you fall
We’re going to watch it all
One fine day

Stuck your hand in a desert land
Hoping that liberty shines
Counting the sins of the ones you put in
Sweeping the roads for mines

It’s funny how it all works out
You sleep sound at night
Me I have my doubts
I see a people all tired and torn
Moving along like a gathering storm
You see nothing at all
Walking around with your head in the clouds
Praying to God that it all works out

One day when the world is right
We’re going to walk in the bright blue light
When your kingdom’s gone
And your friends moved on
We’re going to watch you fall
We’re going to watch it all
One fine day

Nobody waves good-bye
When you sneak away one night
Under the blood red sky
Leaving a town where hope’s gone cold
A little more helpless than it was before
Listen close you’ll hear
A cry comes back from the burning sand
One more kid in a broken land

One day when the world is right
We’re going to walk in the bright blue light
When your kingdom’s gone
And your friends moved on
We’re going to watch you fall

One day when the world is right
We’re going to walk in the broad daylight
When your kingdom’s gone
And your friends moved on
We’re going to watch you fall
We’re going to watch you crawl
One fine day
10
Falling
3:58
Walk along with me for just awhile
This town can beat you down
It’s mile after lonely mile
With so many faces and unfamiliar places every day

I started out, I came here all alone
Now win or lose I know I never can go home
‘Cause they’ll laugh while they’re drinking
and say what were you thinking anyway

Help me, help me, I think I’m falling
Down into the hole that I just finished crawling out of
I’m down on my knees
I will keep watching
I will keep waiting to see
I will keep waiting right here to see

I spent a little time out west
A year in Calgary
Tried to go up north, but that was not the job for me
No I’m made for the city, and it’s right here in the city I will be

Help me, help me, I think I’m falling
Down into the hole that I just finished crawling out of
I’m down on my knees
I will keep watching
I will keep waiting to see
I will keep waiting right here to see

I met a ballerina in the market by the sea
She told me it was complicated but she wasn’t free
I said I’m right here beside you if you ever change your mind
And want to be

Help me, help me, I think I’m falling
Down into the hole that I just finished crawling out of
I’m down on my knees
Waiting til somebody
Somebody takes the best of me

Help me, help me, I think I’m falling
Down into the hole that I just finished crawling out of
I’m down on my knees
I will keep watching
I will keep waiting to see
I will keep waiting right here to see
11
What She Said
4:32
Could it be me, waiting in wonder
I don’t even know what’s in your mind
Crowding around, watching your thunder
Hoping just to see you one more time

Could it be me, out here waiting all night long
Could it be me, praying dawn comes along

And over my head she said all the clouds have come together
Life hurts a lot, but only love can break you down forever
All these places, and strangers’ faces, and if you think I’m losing faith
It’s only in your head that’s what she said

Could it be me, now that we’re fading
Finding ways of holding on again
Out in the night we could be fated
Walking through our sorrows in the rain

Could it be me, walking through these halls at night
Could it be me, watching you put up a fight

And all by myself I can see the clouds have come together
Life hurts a lot, but only love can hold you up forever
All these places, and strangers’ faces, I’m taking all them with me
When I’m safely in my head, that’s what she said
12
Stagger In
5:49
It’s not a matter of being bored
But the things that we’ve ignored
Are coming back to haunt us once again
I close my eyes, the lights are dim
But I see you stagger in
With crumpled photographs of where you’ve been

I’m feeling guilty I confess
It’s hard to see you such a mess
I know no matter what I say
You’ll just lose it and turn away

If you’re going to walk then walk away, walk away
We’ll have time to talk about it some day
Fortunes change, your luck is strong
Hope your journey lasts that long
If you’re going to stay then stay for real
Pick up the pieces of the way you feel
Sometimes you can fly around, but everyone hits the ground
Call me up sometime when you come down

Walking the streets that we have named
Arm around you, not ashamed
To be the last ones that we’ll ever see
I followed the look that was in your eyes
What’s the point in apologizing
We were left alone and seventeen

I’ve seen it a million times and yet
I never remember the way you get
You walk in just like it’s victory days
And wind up screaming in a drunken haze

If you’re going to walk then walk away, walk away
We’ll have time to talk about it some day
Fortunes change, your luck is strong
Hope your journey lasts that long
If you’re going to stay then stay for real
Pick up the pieces of the way you feel
Sometimes you can fly around, but everyone hits the ground
Call me up sometime when you come down

Alright I guess we’ve closed that door
I still don’t know what you’re waiting for

So much to lose not much to gain
But you don’t see it you’re an angel flying high above us all tonight

There’s not an answer that I have found
I just want to know you’ll be around
I know no matter what I say
You’ll just lose it and walk away

If you’re going to walk then walk away, walk away
We’ll have time to talk about it some day
Fortunes change, your luck is strong
Hope your journey lasts that long
If you’re going to love then love for real
Pick up the pieces of the way you feel
Sometimes you can fly around, but everyone hits the ground
Call me up some day when you come down