The Things We Left Behind

Br Thingsweleftbehind
Warner Music Canada

2009

Produced By

Blue Rodeo

All Songs Written By

Keelor/Cuddy

  • 1
    All The Things That Are Left Behind
    4:26
    I was on the sidewalk
    As you walked away
    I fell from your pocket
    As you made your escape
    I was on the staircase
    As you ran for the train
    Like the keys on the nightstand
    By a bed left unmade

    Like all the things that are left behind
    Yeah it hurts for a while but then you find
    Some days it’s just better to feel dead inside
    Until that day
    You want to love again

    I wanted to tell you
    I could see all along
    You pretending to forget
    While you’re out on the town
    So I sat in half knowing
    And I try to forget
    The last time you wanted me
    And I lay in your bed

    Like all the things that are left behind
    Yeah it hurts for a while but then you find
    Some days it’s just better to feel dead inside
    Until that day
    You want to love again

    So it’s the little things
    That cut us so deep
    Some things can’t be replaced
    Most just come and go
    Do you remember
    When I was the one
    Not tossed in a corner
    Forgotten and gone

    Like all the things that are left behind
    Yeah it hurts for a while but then you find
    Some days it’s just better to feel dead inside
    Until that day
    You want to love again
    Until that day
    You want to love again
    You want to love again
  • 2
    One More Night
    5:34
    He came into the world with his eyes wide open
    Knew what it was all about
    He grew into a man that the sun just followed
    Knew himself inside out
    We’d watch him go to work each day
    Come back underneath the moonlit night

    We’d hear them laughing talking always
    Safe behind the walls
    Nobody knew too much about them
    They never even answered calls
    Well his wife was small and pretty
    Like a shell illuminated by the light

    Well I know there is a plan
    But at least from where I stand
    I would love to take the place of that man
    For just one night

    Sometimes situations seem
    Too perfect to be true
    People talk and shake their heads
    The way that people do
    You know that small towns show no mercy
    And they see their envy in a different light

    I woke up late to a big commotion
    Wondering what it all was for
    Voices screaming in the darkness
    Fire and smoke next door
    There was someone lying on the lawn
    And someone trapped behind the firelight

    What could we say
    As we watched life slip away
    There was nothing we could do to make it right
    Not on that night

    Leave me here he said
    Stretched out on the lawn
    I don’t think anybody’s gonna miss me when I’m gone
    Life is my enemy
    It took my very best
    Left me here to cast away
    The shadows and sort through the mess
    Struggle to get by with all my might
    For one more night

    We’d see him out walking in the streets
    With nothing in his eyes
    People would stop and say hello
    He’d always act surprised
    Well he’d jump back kind of nervous
    Like a boxer who’d rather walk away than fight

    Just like autumn thunderstorms
    We knew the day would come
    When they talked about it later
    No one even knew he had a gun
    They found him with a picture
    Of his wife beside him such a peaceful sight

    And if God is looking down
    On this little life we’ve found
    I say you pushed that man until he couldn’t fight
    Not one more night

    Leave me here
    Stretched out on the lawn
    I don’t think anybody’s gonna miss me when I’m gone
    Life is my enemy
    It took my very best
    Left me here to cast away
    The shadows and sort through the mess
    Struggle to get by with all my might
    For one more night
  • 3
    Waiting For The World
    4:08
    Last night was a triumph
    Stayed up all night no one got hurt
    Told me what this life is worth
    Now didn’t you girl

    Every day’s an endless stream
    Of people losing track it seems
    But you and I we make our dreams
    In different worlds

    Well I do know why you’d walk away
    But I’m waiting down here anyway

    Well I’m waiting for the world to change
    Picking up myself again
    And I’m falling still I wonder
    Just whose stars am I living under now

    Tell me about the way you came
    To live so high above this game
    But you and I we’re drawn to flames
    Now ain’t it true

    Well I do know why you’d walk away
    But I’m waiting down here anyway

    Well I’m waiting for the world to change
    Picking up myself again
    And I’m falling still I wonder
    Just whose spell am I living under
    Walking down the road awhile
    From starting out to final mile
    I’m falling still I wonder
    Just whose stars am I living under now
  • 4
    Never Look Back
    3:19
    You deceive me
    Then you laugh
    And now your doin’ everything that you can
    To try to win my love back

    You made promises
    You never kept
    And yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back
    Never looked back
    Never looked back
    Yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back

    You were everything
    So complete
    And yes I learned how to turn every trick
    On the end of that leash

    Oh ho baby
    I wanted you so bad
    And yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back
    Never looked back
    Never looked back

    Yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back

    You were everything
    So complete
    And yes I learned how to turn every trick
    On the end of that leash

    Oh ho baby
    I wanted you so bad
    Yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back
    Never looked back
    Never looked back
    Yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back

    Never looked back
    Never looked back
    Yes I followed you to the end
    Followed you to the end

    Yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back

    Yes I followed you to the end
    And I never looked back
  • 5
    Sheba
    4:18
    Well she walks down the busiest streets
    Like an African Queen
    And she makes a good living from strangers

    Wherever she’s been

    She’s always got a drink on somebody’s bill
    And lives in a house up on a hill
    And nobody knows when she’s coming
    But they know that she will

    It’s a long long way we’ve come
    From a darker day
    Well they took all the fun out of it
    But people like it that way

    There are things on the news now testing your faith
    Maybe it’s good
    And maybe it ain’t
    Everybody once was a sinner
    And now they’re all saints

    I know
    I think about it all the time though
    There’s nothing really for me to hold on to
    I’m taking the days as they come
    I’m right here
    Stuck between a dream and a nightmare
    Praying for the day when it all comes clear
    I’m barely just holding my ground
    Til Sheba comes down

    Well she draws out the rags and riches
    Wherever she goes
    And she knows what it’s like to live out
    In Emperor’s clothes

    She’s practiced in the arts of magic and such
    Ancient blue eyes, electric touch
    I got to look away when I see her
    It hurts me so much

    I know
    I think about it all the time though
    There’s nothing really for me to hold on to
    I’m taking the days as they come
    I’m right here
    Stuck between a dream and a nightmare
    Praying for the day when it all comes clear
    I’m barely just holding my ground
    Til Sheba comes down
  • 6
    One Light Left In Heaven
    5:52
    I pulled myself out of the mess
    So everyone could breathe
    I took the red-eye home
    I was the only one to leave
    When looks are daggers
    Words are guns
    Every hope is gone
    The sadness in your eyes
    Just lingers on and on

    Away
    One light left in heaven
    Away
    High above the clouds
    Away
    The light goes on forever
    I wish we’d stay up here
    Never come down

    You know I’ll wait here for you
    I’ll wait here for you
    No matter where you go
    Or what you put me through
    And I don’t know if you’ll come back to me
    But baby if you do
    I’ll be waiting for you

    I moved myself around a bit
    I thought I’d landed safe
    But then I caught a glimpse
    Of what was hidden in your face
    You looked me in the eye
    And told me everything was true
    Now we know the distance
    Between me and you

    Away
    One light left in heaven
    Away
    High above the clouds
    Away
    The light goes on forever
    I wish we’d stay up here
    Never come down

    You know I’ll wait here for you
    I’ll wait here for you
    No matter where you go
    Or what you put me through
    And I don’t know if you’ll come back to me
    But baby if you do
    I’ll be waiting for you

    Summer makes me restless
    And I can’t get by alone
    I know that’s you that’s calling
    But I don’t pick up the phone
    The day you started wandering
    I guess I lost my faith
    I sit here now to wait and see
    What’s coming in its place

    Away
    One light left in heaven
    Away
    High above the clouds
    Away
    The light goes on forever
    I wish we’d stay up here
    Never come down

    You know I’ll wait here for you
    I’ll wait here for you
    No matter where you go
    Or what you put me through
    And I have walked this floor for hours and hours
    Underneath the moon
    And I am slowly disappearing here
    Just a ghost that’s shining through
    And I don’t know if you’ll come back to me
    Or if I want you to
    I’ll be waiting for you
  • 7
    Million Miles
    9:04
    It’s such a small place you came from
    It’s so far the other way that you’ve gone
    Across the bridge past the still waters
    Towards the white clapboard towers
    To say a prayer in a place where
    You were hoping someone might hear

    Might as well be
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    Might as well be
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    Away

    Sometimes you go too far
    The things you do will they break your heart
    Have you forgotten what is real
    Is this the only way you can feel
    Across the bridge past the still waters
    Towards the white clapboard towers

    Might as well be
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    Might as well be
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    Away

    You’re not sure
    If you’ll ever be
    This high again

    You’re not sure
    If you’ll ever be
    Be this high again

    You’re not sure
    If you’ll ever be
    Be this high again

    Might as well be a million miles
    A million miles
    Might as well be a million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    A million miles
    Away
  • 8
    Gossip
    4:49
    I hear people talk
    They say it’s a shame
    All your old friends call
    They say you’re lost again

    But I know how people like to talk
    They just sit around all night
    And make stuff up
    Nothing better to do
    Than talk about broken hearts
    And all the things that were said
    The things that aren’t
    The sadness and the sympathy
    The love affairs
    The enemies
    The promises and deceits
    Beauty and your cruelty

    You made it all look so easy
    Like you never had to try
    Some might call this envy
    Some like to see you fall
    Once and a while

    But I know how people like to talk
    They just sit around all night
    And make stuff up
    Nothing better to do
    Than talk about broken hearts
    And all the things that were said
    The things that aren’t
    The sadness and the sympathy
    The love affairs the enemies
    The promises and deceits
    Your beauty and your cruelty
  • 1
    Don't Let The Darkness In Your Head
    5:32
    Don’t let the darkness in your head
    All the love you meant to share
    You shared
    All the tears we’ll never hear
    All the dreams that disappear
    Sometimes you feel so alone
    In the shadows of regret

    Don’t let the darkness in your head
    All the things you meant to say
    You Said
    All the love you meant to share
    You shared
    Don’t let the darkness in your head

    All the pain that’s messin up your mind
    Makes you feel like they’re leavin you behind
    Sometimes you feel so alone in the shadows of regret
    Don’t let the darkness in your head
    All the songs you meant to sing
    You did
    All the love you meant to share
    You shared
    Don’t let the darkness in your head

    Don’t let the darkness in your head
    All the songs you meant to sing
    You did
    Don’t let the darkness in your head
    All the love you meant to share
    You shared
  • 2
    Arizona Dust
    3:54
    Oh darling
    That’s not the way it was planned
    I know I kept you waiting
    I screwed up my timing again

    You told me the fears that were in your head
    Sitting there cross-legged on my bed
    Don’t you stay away long that’s what you said

    So quickly
    Summer ran right into spring
    I see your face lying next to me
    Just on the edge of my dreams

    So tired I can’t explain
    I lost something precious that was in my hand
    Let it all slip away slow like grains of sand

    If you’re through with me
    I guess I’ll see
    When I’m standing at your door
    I finally got my balance back
    To where I was before
    And I’ve never been so lonely
    So I’m singing a Skydiggers’ song
    As I’m eating Arizona dust
    And wishing I was home

    It’s too hard to look back
    When you don’t like what you see
    Pictures of all the people I love
    I let them down so casually

    You told me all the fears that were in your head
    Sitting there cross-legged on my bed
    Don’t you stay away long that’s what you said

    If you’re through with me
    I guess I’ll see
    When I’m standing at your door
    I finally got my balance back
    To where I was before
    And I’ve never been so lonely
    So I’m singing a Skydiggers’ song
    As I’m eating Arizona dust
    And wishing I was home
  • 3
    In My Bones
    3:17
    You make me want to laugh
    You make me want to cry
    Make me wake up late at night and wonder why
    You wash over me like waves over stones
    You’re in my bones

    You make me want to get up
    And be a better man
    Make me want to weigh myself against my plans
    You were born to me like kings to their thrones
    You’re in my bones

    You can be what you want to be
    I don’t mind
    If there’s a season for all things
    I hope that’s what we’ll find
    But when it’s time for you to go
    Don’t you worry
    Don’t look behind

    Every time you walk out
    You take a part of me
    A part I hide so deep inside so no one sees
    The beauty that nobody owns
    You’re in my bones
    You walk with me wherever I’m going
    You’re in my bones
  • 4
    Candice
    4:03
    Every night a different story
    California dreams
    Grew up thinking there was somewhere else that you should be
    Cities just weren’t big enough
    The towns had lost their way
    Told me you would bide your time til you could slip away
    When you left I drove you to the station
    Said you’d come back when the hunger fades away

    Candice I’ve been dreaming
    And in my mind I’m watching over you just like the sun
    See your face but can’t tell what you’re thinking
    Are you running through the past and where it’s gone
    Don’t worry now the war’s already won

    Got a card the other day
    Capistrano Fair
    Told me it was beautiful now fall was in the air
    Swallows all were leaving
    They circled round the bay
    But they’d come back there next year on exactly the same day
    You told me that the leaving’s getting easier with time
    Cause you learned how not to ever look behind

    Candice I’ve been dreaming
    And in my mind I’m watching over you just like the sun
    See your face but can’t tell what you’re thinking
    Are you worried about the things you’ve never done
    Don’t worry now the war’s already won

    I know that things will never be the same again for you
    And I know your restless heart cannot be told
    For every road you wish you’d traveled I can show you two
    Where the summer rain shines like polished gold

    Candice I’ve been dreaming
    In my mind I’m watching over you just like the sun
    See your face but can’t tell what you’re thinking
    Are you worried about the past and where it’s gone
    Come on home the war’s already won
  • 5
    Wasted
    5:55
    Getting high don’t make you happy
    Still it’s all you ever do
    One day the life of the party
    Now you haven’t a clue
    All that was a distant memory
    Now you’re feelin’ so blue
    A passing tear still it makes you laugh
    As another morning comes too soon
    You think you’re so smart
    You got your plan you’ve got it all worked out
    You can fool your friends but you won’t get far
    With that broken heart of yours
    Forever lettin’ you down
    You can’t explain it
    Might as well get wasted

    Every day starts with the promise
    This’ll be the last time
    But come the late night with its sorrows
    And you feel like gettin’ high
    When all the world seems so far away
    And you don’t care why
    Precious sleep is all you really need
    But you just can’t close your eyes
    You got so much love to give
    But now it’s all just slippin’ away
    Can’t take yourself for another day
    With that broken heart of yours
    Forever lettin’ you down
    You can’t explain it
    Might as well get wasted

    You think you’re so smart
    You got your plan you got it all worked out
    You can fool your friends but you won’t get far
    With that broken heart of yours
    Forever lettin’ you down
  • 6
    You Said
    4:25
    You once said you could read my mind
    So I thought about clouds
    And told you lies
    Still I always thought
    You could see what hides
    Behind these broken eyes
    We stood on a hill far from the city glow
    The wind blew our footprints away in the snow
    The wind blew our footprints away in the snow

    You looked to the north star
    You looked back through me
    You wondered
    Who was the more deceived
    The man in the moon
    Or all the stars in the sky
    While the sky turns
    Like a giant wheel
    You said that I
    Was your cross to bare
    Still you liked it better
    When I was there
    But you were tired
    Of having to play the role
    Of being there for someone
    Who’s always out of control
    The wind blew our footprints away in the snow

    You once said you could read my mind
    So I thought about clouds
    And I told you lies
  • 7
    And When You Wake Up
    5:21
    So many roads you must go down
    All dreary and dark
    Nothing but rain clouds in your heart
    Just when you’re thinking
    You can’t make one more stand
    I’ll be there to steady your hand

    And you lay down now
    No need to worry your head
    Lay down now
    It’s time for resting instead
    Then when you wake up
    Then when you wake up, wake up you’ll find
    Everything’s waiting ahead

    People keep talking
    And they fill you with fear
    Then come the nighttime they disappear
    Love is a struggle
    It’s a half finished song
    It’s a beautiful sunrise coming on

    And you lay down now
    No need to worry your head
    Lay down now
    It’s time for resting instead
    And when you wake up
    Then when you wake up, wake up you’ll find
    Everything’s waiting ahead

    Maybe sometimes you can fool everybody
    Maybe you fool yourself too
    The winds that are howling right over your head
    They’re bringing the changes
    The changes to you

    And you lay down now
    No need to worry your head
    Lay down now
    It’s time for resting instead
    Then when you wake up, wake up you’ll find
    And when you wake up, wake up you’ll find
    And when you wake up, wake up you’ll find
    Everything’s waiting ahead
  • 8
    Venus Rising
    10:34
    Do you know what you’re doing
    Now that he’s gone you’re all alone
    Except for the band
    Few hundred friends
    That paid to attend

    Is it because venus is rising
    Burnin’ a hole in your heart
    You’re having such a hard time deciding
    And you don’t know how to stop
    The whiskey and applause
    Just another way
    To get lost
    Cause you don’t want to remember
    When you used to treat him better
    When you used to treat him better

    If you could learn
    How to play that guitar
    You sure could go far
    Cause when you sing
    You sure know how
    To break a heart
    You sure know how
    To break a heart

    Is it because venus is rising
    Burnin’ a hole in your heart
    You’re havin’ such a hard time deciding
    You don’t know how to stop
    The whiskey and applause
    Just another way to get lost
    Cause you don’t want to remember
    When you used to treat him better
    When you used to treat him better

    If you could learn
    How to play that guitar
    You sure could go far
    Cause when you sing
    You sure know how
    To break a heart
    You sure know how
    To break a heart

    Is it because venus is rising
    Burnin’ a hole in your heart