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