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