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