Tremolo

Br Tremolo
Warner Music Canada

1997

Produced By

Blue Rodeo and John Whynot

All songs by Keelor/Cuddy, except:
"No Miracles, No Dazzle", by Keelor/Cuddy/Macadorey/Cripps

1
Moon & Tree
3:20
Well I’ve been out walking
Talking to moon and tree
And the tall spring grass
Like waves on a dark green sea
So much of what we are
We will always be
And I don’t mind getting lost
In your dream

Your eyes are a mirror
Your grace fills my soul
Your heart like a river
Your tears are my own
They are my own

Well I feel like I’m
Walking on hot coals
And don’t mind getting burned
But I fear for this soul
You fell into my life
The way a star falls from the sky
Now I’m forever lost
In those eyes

Your eyes are a mirror
Your grace fills my soul
Your heart like a river
Your tears are my own
They are my own
2
Shed My Skin
3:32
You’ve got troubles on your mind
Keeps you away from me
There is no sense in denying
And I’ve cursed myself for the longest time
Now I find I just don’t mind

Leave your coat beside the door
Come and lay here
On this blanket on the floor
And we’ll throw our candles
In the flames tonight

Set it right try to set it right
When all our tears coming down are gone
I’ll shed my skin before this evening’s done
If we never get the chance
To come back here again
I’ll understand you know
I’ll understand
You know I’ll understand

All the spirits of the night
Watch us sleeping here
Beside the firelight
And I’ll hold my tongue
Till this moment’s gone
Kiss the dawn
Stay to kiss the dawn

When all our tears coming down are gone
I’ll shed my skin before this evening’s done
If we never get the chance
To come back here again
I’ll understand you know
I’ll understand
You know I’ll understand
3
No Miracle, No Dazzle
3:53
What’s so obvious now
Was just as obvious then
What the whole world already knew
I was the last to admit

I guess I’m a fool
But I just can’t stand the pain
And I’d rather hide in this empty hope
Than to go through all that shit again

You say we don’t live together
We just share the same house
Funny how you took the words
Right out of my mouth

No miracle no dazzle
My tongue is tied
And at this point there ain’t much difference
Between the leaving
And the left behind

I still remember
When you tried to be discreet
I thought I was goin’ crazy
But it was just you lying through your teeth
Now you don’t even bother
Yea there is no need to pretend

You don’t make up those stupid answers anymore
When I ask you where you’ve been
You say we don’t live together
We just share the same house
Funny how you took the words
Right out of my mouth

No miracle no dazzle
My tongue is tied
And at this point there ain’t much difference
Between the leaving
And the left behind
4
Falling Down Blue
5:16
Everyone tells me I’m lucky
Got my whole life to live yet
I can’t say they’re wrong
But the days seem so long
Living inside of my head

Maybe I’ll get some relief now
Now that your things are all gone
I won’t sit here staring
At nothing all night
Bleary-eyed greeting the dawn

All right I miss you tonight
And I’m not really sure what to say
It keeps rolling in like a slow moving train
It gets harder and harder each day
Each time I think that the worst of it’s through
I am stopped in my tracks by some vision of you
All right I miss you tonight
I admit that I’m falling down blue

She lived outside of the city
On days when I’d visit her there
I’d watch her out dancing
All lit by the moon
The cold winds of time in her hair

Then we’d go driving for hours
Turn off the lights and just glide
Moving like spirits
Along through the night
The light through the trees as our guide

All right I miss you tonight
And I’m not really sure what to say
It keeps rolling in like a slow moving train
It gets harder and harder each day
Each time I think that the worst of it’s through
I am stopped in my tracks by some vision of you
All right I miss you tonight
I admit that I’m falling down blue
5
I Could Never be That Man
3:08
I’ve got my reasons for holding back
Can’t give my trust too fast
I’ve pulled myself out of the wreck
Too many times
To think that words can last

You need someone to help you
When you’re down
Pick you like a pearl from the sand
Somebody who is devoted to you
Right beside you when you take a stand
I could never be that man

You have a special shrine in your room
Pictures of lovers on the wall
I loved to lie there and look into their eyes
So confident before you let them fall

Will you tell me please
How you get them off their knees
Twirling round you fast as they can
How did you know
That it worries me so
Not the ones who fall, the ones who stand
I could never be that man

I still remember that time in my life
When I was sinking so low
You stayed with me all through the night
Sang me some songs you know

Now as time goes on
I wonder what went wrong
Didn’t I fit into your little plan
Couldn’t I be the one
You lay your troubles on
Walk you to the edge and hold your hand
Pick you like a pearl from the sand
Open every doorway that I can
I could never be that man
6
Beautiful Blue
6:42
How many times have you opened up this skull
With your delicate stone
And laughed while my blood splashes
Down to the ground
She drinks me up like a parched old bone
I curse you for the pain
And thank you for making me whole again

I am hopelessly
Shamelessly
Anointed with you
There’s no escaping
Your beautiful blue

The wind blows hot on my flesh
Scented with jasmine and roses
Ringing with bells
And the flutter of a hummingbird
You go to speak
But the wind blows away your words
And from your sweet mouth
So many beautiful colours swirl

I am hopelessly
Shamelessly
Anointed with you
There’s no escaping
Your beautiful blue

Into your blood stained hands
A white eagle feather descends
And all creation sings
And I am remembering

I am hopelessly
Shamelessly
Anointed with you
There’s no escaping
Your beautiful blue
7
Fallen From Grace
3:54
The sun won’t ever shine
Not like it used to do
And there will be moonlight in the sky
Won’t mean a thing to you

Friends and relations say you’ve changed
They say it is written in your face
Better get used to living like this
Now that you’ve fallen from grace

And you will walk across the floor
As the night becomes day
There will be trouble coming round
Sent down to test your faith

And when the friends you used to wait for
Stop coming around to your place
You better get strong somehow
Now that you’ve fallen from grace

Better get used to the sorrow
Better get used to the pain
Don’t even worry about tomorrow
You know it’s only today all over again

Better get used to the sorrow
Better get used to the pain
Don’t even worry about tomorrow
You know it’s only today all over again

Never mind the paper and the pen
They can’t help you anymore
Forget about the music
That used to lift up your soul

And when the lover that you lean on
Turns round and shows you a stranger’s face
Better get used to living like this
Now that you’ve fallen from grace

Better get used to living like this
Now that you’ve fallen from grace
8
Me & Baz
3:45
Things are much worse
Than what I first let on
I’m spinnin’ out
I don’t know how I let things get
So far gone
So far gone

I don’t know how I
Let the stakes get so high
And so did I
Now I can’t tell difference between
The truth or a lie
The truth or a lie

Hey there Baz
Won’t you twist one up for this ride
Cause we’ve both been down this road
So many times
And we’ve sang all these old songs
Deep into the night

Yeah my soul it’s out of touch
That’s my problem I think too much
And I don’t know if I’ll make it home alive
Too far gone
Oh dear darkness if you’re gonna take me
Take me now, I’ve had enough

And I don’t fear cause I’ve seen the light
That shines behind the shadows door
Yea there’s a light that shines
There’s a light that shines
There’s a light that shines
9
Disappear
5:20
You always say
That I get it too late
Or not at all
So then it shouldn’t seem so strange
That I would sing you a love song now
Because I feel like I’m gonna fall

You closed your eyes
You made a wish
You laughed and looked at me
And said what are you still doing here
That was before I learned how
To disappear

It was a strange day
We went down to the sea
To watch the waves
And of course it had to rain
Still you danced in and out along the shore
And in your hand
You held a sand dollar

You closed your eyes
You made a wish
You laughed and looked at me
And said what are you still doing here
That was before I learned how
To disappear

There is a place
In my heart
That is yours
And I’ll always respect
Because sometimes
I lose sight of the miracle
Find myself going round and round in circles
10
It Could Happen To You
4:59
They broke off the locks and they opened the doors
Pushed out the windows and painted the floors
Grew a little garden outside in the rust and sand
Raised up the roof 'till it touched the sky
Picked up the pieces that were left to die
Brought this building back with a healing hand

When you see trouble
You're bound to move in on the double
'Cause you leave your mark upon everything
In your head those Liberty Bells still ring
But we know that you don't even mean a thing you say

So you brought in the army to do your job
Of kicking in doors and swinging their clubs
Back in the morning to watch
Themselves on the news
You're doing the bidding of the money man
If it turns out right they'll call you 'friend'
One little favor how could you really refuse

Oh my heart is sinking
Same old useless, worn out thinking
You live your life in the court of kings
Bow to the ruler and kiss the ring
But we don't even understand a thing you say
It could happen to you...
It could happen to you...
It could happen to you
Sometime when you least expect it
Done by the ones that you never suspected
All your bills come due
It could happen to you

You really got to wonder what you did for
Cause you don't need an army
To move out the poor
You brought it out once
I know you could bring it again

Well, Oh my heart is sinking
The same old useless, worn out thinking
You live your life in the court of kings
Count your money as the raven sings
Safe and sound when the wrecking ball swings
But all your riches won't mean a thing someday

Oh, It could happen to you
Oh, It could happen to you
Oh, It could happen to you
Oh, It could happen to you
11
Dragging On
5:51
Wouldn’t it be just like me
To come undone
Get mad and lose my head
Leave with the bitter taste
Of poison on my tongue
From the things I said
Things I said

You left a hole in me
And the rain comes pouring in
Sometimes I’m swept away
All of our memories
Are burned into my skin
They never fade
They never fade

It’s cold out
Nobody wants to be the one
Who gets thrown out
Left in the rain like the lonely one
When it all comes down
To who’s been right or wrong
We’re just dragging on
Keep dragging on

Could it be someone else’s
Life we’re looking for
I know we wait in vain
We leave a mess behind us
Laid out on the floor
We try but we don’t change
We never change

It’s cold here
We’re too scared to wake up to face the day
It seemed so clear
Now we run out of things to say
When it all comes down
To who’s been getting strong
We keep dragging on
Keep dragging on

Hours and hours
I have laid here on this bed
I know I’m sinking through
Waiting to wake up
From this vision in my head
But I never do I never do

Oh I think I’m done
Oh I think I’m done
Oh I think I’m done
12
Brother Andre's Heart
4:42
Did they ever pay the ransom
For Brother Andre’s heart
I once saw it bleed on his feast day
The blood ran cold and grey

From the purple satin altar
To the cold green marble floor
The cold green marble floor
And I climbed that mountain

On my knees
In my hand I held a rosary
Saying I believe
Step by step
Bead by bead

Do you now Believe?
That you found a place
Where you belong
Don’t be shy

Don’t hide your smile
Don’t hide your smile
Don’t hide your smile
Your beautiful smile
13
Frogs' Lullaby
7:04
I sing this song
For the frogs
In my head
Cause they’re always there
Singing
Singing
14
Graveyard
2:26
Well I love these nervous breakdowns
And I love these new skins
And I love that you were brave enough
To sleep with all my friends

And I love these new beginnings
And I love these messy ends
And I love that you keep pounding
On this drum inside my head

And the once and future destiny
Of your self fulfilling prophesy
No longer the enemy
You accept it willingly

And all the demons are saints
And the saints I’ll never trust
So let’s go kick over tombstones
In the graveyard of my heart
In the graveyard of my heart