Kathleen Edwards Discography

Discography:
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Failer (2003)
Back to Me (2005)
Asking for Flowers (2008)
Voyageur (2012)

Track Listings: (all songs by Edwards unless noted)
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Failer
 Six O'Clock News
 One More Song the Radio Won't Like
 Hockey Skates
 The Lone Wolf
 12 Bellevue
 Mercury
 Westby
 Maria
 National Steel
 Sweet Lil' Duck

Back to Me
 In State
 Back to Me (Edwards, Colin Cripps)
 Pink Emerson Radio
 Independent Thief
 Old Time Sake (Edwards, Peter Cash)
 Summerlong (Edwards, Cripps)
 What Are You Waiting For?
 Away
 Somewhere Else
 Copied Keys
 Good Things

Asking for Flowers
 Buffalo
 The Cheapest Key
 Asking for Flowers
 Alicia Ross
 I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory
 Oil Man's War
 Sure As Shit
 Run
 Oh, Canada
 Scared At Night
 Goodnight, California
 Lazy Eye (Bonus track with online album purchase)

Voyageur
 Empty Threat
 Chameleon/Comedian
 A Soft Place to Land
 Change the Sheets
 House Full of Empty Rooms
 Mint (backup vocals by The Good Lovelies)
 Sidecar
 Pink Champagne
 Going to Hell
 For the Record (back up vocal by Norah Jones)

Lyrics:
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(Album titles preceded by ##, Song titles by --)

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Failer

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Six O'Clock News

Copper on the corner and he loaded two rounds
And I can't cross the line to talk you down
And Peter, sweet baby, where'd you get that gun?
You spend half your life trying to turn the other half around

And I tried to come clean, but I guess its no use
Your face is all over the six o'clock news
They cleared the streets and then they closed the schools
I can't even get inside

Did you lose your head when the FARM went down?
or was it when your daddy died after he moved to town
And I know your mama calls you good for nothin'
She says her baby is a failer and she don't want you callin'

And I tried to come clean, but I guess its no use
Your face is all over the six o'clock news
They cleared the streets and then they closed the schools
I can't even get inside

and Peter, sweet baby, there's just something that I gotta say to you
I'm gonna have your baby this coming June
We could get a little place down by Gilmour Park
You could do a little time and save my broken heart

And I tried to come clean, but I guess its no use
Your face is all over the six o'clock news
They cleared the streets and then they closed the schools
I can't even get inside

I tried to come clean, but I guess its no use
Copper went ahead and he just shot you through
Now you're lying dead on the avenue
I can't feel my broken heart

And I can't feel my broken heart

--
One More Song the Radio Won't Like

Johnny little rocket star flashing the label's credit card
His name is at the door but no one knew what for
Says he's got a strategy
I'm a test of his sanity
Wire cars and whiskey
Bad debts and dirty laundry

You can't even make up my mind
One more song the radio won't like

Reel it in and shut your mouth
Reputations are in doubt
Write a hit so I can talk you up
No one likes a girl who won't sober up

You can't even make up my mind
One more song radio won't like

So brush your hair and straighten up
Put down the drink you just got
Johnny little rocket star
Picked up a girl at the bar

So I keep my sanity
Wire cars and everything
I guess that we are through
The bad advice from you

You can't even make up my mind
One more song the radio won't like

--
Hockey Skates

Going down in the same old town down the same street to the same bar
And the same old people saying hi and I don't care
Going down in the same old bar and I don't even order anymore
I am so sick of consequences and the look on your face
I am tired of playing defense
I don't even have hockey skates

You can meet me at ten thirty
I won't be there I'll be gone
We can talk like we are friends
Going over it all again
Talking about everything I am doing wrong

Do you wish your nose was longer
So you'd have an excuse not to see past it
Do you wish the lights were brighter in the city that you live
I am so sick of consequence and the look on your face
I am tired of playing defense
I don't even have hockey skates

You can meet me at ten thirty
I won't be there I'll be gone
We can talk like we are friends
Going over it all again
Talking about everything I am doing wrong

Do you think your boys club will crumble
Just because of a loud-mouthed girl?
Just because of a loud-mouthed girl?
I don't even have hockey skates

Going down in the same old town down the same street to the same bar
And the same old people saying hi and I don't care

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The Lone Wolf

He was the lone wolf you could see it in his eyes
The way he held his heart the way he held his lies
Sometimes he's just show up outside on the porch
And hour at a time like a lonely whore

She was a scarecrow the way she always looked around
For something she once had and never could be found
Time was on her side but she never kept track
All the hunters came and took her memories back

Once they met inside a dirty curtained room

And the rain fell down hard that day onto the tin roof
She said "I've seen you before, I've been looking for you
Better keep your heart close hunters are coming for you"
He said "I've seen them before and I always get away
'cause you will never stop looking and I will never stay"

The lone wolf kissed her mouth like so many before
Scarecrow closed her eyes and then she closed the door
And the rain fell down on the tin roof when the hunters came that night
Stole all of her memories killed the wolf and all his lies

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12 Bellevue

I'm not gonna lie
Not gonna make up my mind tonight
I'm not gonna pretend
I cleared out of town so I could clear my head

I'm not gonna smile all the shit that's happened is gonna take a while
I don't want to be your friend
Just take off your clothes and get into my bed

And the press is after you
Jumping over fences just to see who's cool
And now I stand accused


I put a hole in your heart
Then I fed it to you

I'm not gonna think
About all the shit you want me to think
I'm not gonna say
Who I spent my time with yesterday
I'm not gonna choose
In the end either way I still lose
I'm not gonna
I was thinking about drinking my way through the day

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Mercury

Wanna go get high?
Mercury is parked outside
Under the light

Wanna take me to
Parking lot of the old high school

And it's like you said
Would've turned up dead in the car
And it's like you said
Would've turned up dead in the car

Wanna go get high?
Mercury is parked outside
Under the light

Wanna take me to
Parking lot of the old high school

And it's like you said
Would've turned up dead in the car
And it's like you said
Would've turned up dead in the car

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Westby

Got your little secret no I will not tell
You're trying to sober up in the highway motel
And my hands are covered with your smell
You begged me to stay and sing you a song
I dance dirty for you cuz it turns you on
And I'm a little bleeder with white pants on

And if you weren't so old I'd probably keep you
If you weren't so old I'd tell my friends
But I don't think your wife would like my friends

I've got a hit for everyday of the week
I gave you something of mine that was so sweet
That I've been holding on to since I was sixteen
You call me Danny and I call you Mable
You passed out so I flicked through cable
And I stole your gold watch off the bed-side table

And if you weren't so old I'd probably keep you
If you weren't so old I'd tell my friends
But I don't think your wife would like my friends

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Maria

Oh Maria I waited too long
The phone rang three times, but you were gone
Take it from me, move out on me
I only weigh you down

And I'm not so dumb I can take a hint
Gave you 48 hours and then I split
Now I'm high on the road trying to get home

I want my bubble car
Took the turn and drove too far
I want my airplane
Pop some pills to feel the same
Could you make it alright?

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National Steel

What a surprise wearing your disguise on the telephone line
I know it pleased you to know I needed you and your time
You play the game not saying either way but you know
Could've made it real quick save me the guilt trip and just said no

Are you writing this all down?

This conversation the alienation in your tone
I've got no fucking clue from your point of view and your time zone
I wouldn't have asked saved you the task if I weren't for real
Trading a daughter and two thousand dollars
For a national steel

Are you writing this all down?

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Sweet Lil' Duck

Sweet little duck I've been waiting for you
Wearing my heart on my sleeve
And I sleep through most days
So the time goes by
And I think I drink more now that ever

Cuz you've got me on your shelf and I just sit here
Thinking about when everything was right
And you say you don't got any answers
Well I'm tired of you not making up your mind

Sweet little duck I've been dreaming again
But I still wear my heart on my sleeve
I'm gonna set things right
I gotta job down south
Don't you think about coming after me

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Back to Me

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In State

I can spot your kind a million miles away
Buckle down boots and a bloodshot gaze
You talk so sweet until the going gets tough
The last job you pulled was never big enough

Don't say you'll change after the next time
You wouldn't even be yourself if you weren't telling a lie

And I know where the cops hang out
I know where you'll be found
I know what you're all about
I know when you're going down

You only call me honey when we're alone
Hiding at your place up on Slack Road
You've got an answer for every little thing
You can't even tell me where you've been

My face couldn't make you leave it behind
Maybe 20 years in state will change your mind

Cuz I know where the cops hang out
I know where you'll be found
I know what you're all about
I know when you're going down

And don't say you'll change after the next time
You wouldn't even be yourself if you weren't telling a lie
Maybe 20 years in state will change your mind

Cuz I know where the cops hang out
I know where you'll be found
I know what you're all about
I know you'll never change now

I know my love was good enough
I know you would have shed my blood
I know you can't shut me up
I know when you're going down

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Back to Me

I've got ways to make you sorry
Start my life with someone else
I've got ways to make you fall
Tell you all the things that I lied about
I've got ways to make you mad
Just laughing at the girl sittin on your lap
I've got ways to make you sing my songs
The ones I ain't written yet

chorus
I've got plots you've never seen
I've got moves I've never used
I've got ways to make you come
Back to me

I've got ways to make you strange
Drug you up and drag you home
I've got ways to track you down
In all of the places you like to go

I've got ways to make you crazy
Wear all the things you always wanted me to
I've got ways to make you run
And my daddy is coming for you

chorus
I've got plots you've never seen
I've got moves I've never used
I've got ways to make you come
Back to me

I've got ways to make you hear me
Just by whispering your name
I've got ways to make you think
You'll never be happy again

I've got ways to make you see
I'm so much better than before
I've got ways to make you swear
You won't want your old life anymore
chorus
I've got plots you've never seen
I've got moves I've never used
I've got ways to make you come
Back to me

--
Pink Emerson Radio

Painted over the walls
the saddest colour of blue
posters covered in glass
favorite curbside grab
red Valentine's card
stuck on the mirror to keep
record player made of tubes
spinning Tommy by The Who

There's no time to waste
There's no time to wait

Keys on the hook by the door
for the truck sold years ago
standing guitars in the case
filling up closet space
vintage 40's wardrobe
pink Emerson radio
old lace dress I bought in the store
motorcycle boots on the floor

There's no time to waste
There's no time to wait

Sirens up on the street
smoke is burning my eyes
and the neighbours are screaming at me
I can only carry one thing
I can only carry one thing

There's no time to waste
There's no time to wait

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Independent Thief

Gimme a bet and I'll take it
I've got twenty bucks that says I'm gonna make it
I've got twenty two fifty in the bank
and I'd bet it all away given the chance

I'm the independent thief
no one's got a number on me
everybody's talking while you save this crowd
they water down the drinks and the band plays too loud

I don't want nothing from you
all I need is just some company

You're always standing there holding out for more
when I'm the reason you're always shown the door
I'm this city's sweet holy thunder
I'm the gold of the drug you've been under

I'm the good teacher that got away
button-down sweaters and black-rimmed frames
I'm your get-out-of -jail-free for a year
I'm the warden of your heart but I don't keep you near

I don't want nothing from you
all I need is just some company

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Old Time Sake

Of all the things that you could choose to say
“Baby come home with me for old time sake"
“Stand by my side and flash me that smile"
“Everybody is out tonight"

So I called you up from god knows where
Would you lie in bed if I were there
Speak soft, just talk I will listen
Don't you dare leave till the morning
Like you always do

Follow me down through the streets of the states
Make up a reason not to come for old time sake
Nothing in this town could ever change
Except maybe new lines on your face

So I called you up from god knows where
Would you lie in bed if I were there
Speak soft, just talk I will listen
Don't you dare leave till the morning
Like you always do

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Summerlong

I know how to play this game
one, two, three and I'm safe
count real slow to five
you couldn't keep me around if you tried

I know how to beat the rage
of my tender age
touch me once in the hall
but don't look back and don't call

There are some things I can hardly say
You've got me feeling a brand new way
Please don't let this be summerlong

I used to play this game
in the middle lane
pass them all on the inside


and don't get caught in a lie

There are some things I can hardly say
You've got me feeling a brand new way
Please don't let this be summerlong
'cause I want to stay

All the nights and wasted time
trying to get my head to change its mind
all the talk of what it could be
when it never was

There are some things I can hardly say
You've got me feeling a brand new way
Please don't let this be summerlong
Please don't let this be summerlong
'cause I want to stay

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What Are You Waiting For?

All the things I tried
Mistakes made in my old life
I picked you up that night
All my wrongs don't make you right
Silence reminds me
I'm a secret too dirty to keep
And we're such a familiar sight
I gave you my word and it cost your life

What are you still hiding? Are you even trying?
Why have you come, what are you waiting for?

All the words you had
Planted seeds inside your head
Just waiting on a rainy day
Well I'm standing soaking and you still can't say
All the dreams you had
It's been years and you're still mad
You say you like me in your memory
You've got to be fucking kidding me

What are you still hiding? Are you even trying?
Why have you come? What are you waiting for?

And we drive through the old neighbourhood
All the corners where we stood
An hour passes you don't even blink
I'm writing you off and you still can't speak

Why have you come? What are you waiting for?

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Away

I remember the way
Driving home late
Speeding all the way
Alone in the rain
I was rehearsing a part
From down at the bar
My mouth smelled like a drink
We were laughing, I think
I've been away

Do you pick up your phone
Do you check your mail
Do you answer your door even if it's late?
I don't know who to call
I don't know who to write
And I think I forgot
What your face looks like
I've been away

Do you think that I've changed
I swear I never tried
Memory is a terrible thing
When you use it right
I was rehearsing a part
From down at the bar
My mouth smelled like a drink
We were laughing, I think
I've been away

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Somewhere Else

I used to look for you out in the daylight
I took highways and sidestreets and back lanes
Slept under open skies
Life can be cruel
Life can be sweet if I want it to be

This town that I once called home
I just can't hold on to
It's got bus stops and strip malls and people
I would never even talk to
She said life can be cruel
But life is so sweet cuz I let it be

Everybody out here
They wanna live somewhere else
I wish I could find a place
and stay there by myself
Bit by bit I swear I think I'm losing
All this city's confidence

--
Copied Keys

This is not my town and it will never be
This is our apartment filled with your things
This is your life, I get copied keys
Try and force a little smile hold it a little while for you

These are your old streets and you know them well
One way shortcuts all the way downtown
But your favourite find is just my secondhand secret
Try and hide a little pain for the things
I can't explain to you

These are your good friends and I like them fine
Cuz they are your past and your present time
But would you even be the same if you left them behind
All the things I used to be
All the things I miss of me for you

These are your good friends and I like them fine
These are your old streets and you know them well
This is not my town and it will never be
And it will never be...ours

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Good Things

I've got a long, long list of things
That no one needs to see
Desk drawers filled with picture frames
Postcards tucked in underneath
We were only young when we moved away
It went on and on for years
You fell in love and now you live in the city
I'm my own company out here

Don't get down
Good things come when you stop waiting around
Good things come when you stop looking
Don't get down
You've just got to stop looking

There are some things that I believe
Like if you've got nothing you've still got your family
And when you are no one you're still the king
And there's not a dollar enough in the world to
make you sing

So don't get down
Good things come when you stop waiting around
Good things come when you stop looking
Don't get down
You've just got to stop looking

There are some things I used to be
Won't you find the will just to remind me
Because you are so safe inside my memory
And the scar underneath my knee

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Asking for Flowers

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Buffalo

The summer months left me alone
But the fall rolled in on the back of a storm
In the night you and I drove
Have you ever seen lightning and snow?

All these weeks without a note
It's like a ticking clock every time that you phone
And I've run aground, truth be told
And when it comes to me I'll let you know

Don't be like that
Don't be like that

Just my luck, an Irish rose
In a drinking hole, I'd played a thousand one shows
What you need is to just go home
And when it comes to you, don't leave it alone

Don't be like that
Don't be like that

And up ahead the roads were closed
And the Gennys ran most of Buffalo
The customs man at border control
Said “yes, you can go, but you won't make it home”

Don't be like that
Don't be like that
Don't be like that
Don't be like that

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The Cheapest Key

A is for all the times I bit my tongue
B is for bullshit and you fed me some
C is for charity and now you're mine
D is for dollars but you're counting dimes
E is the exit sign backstage at shows
F is my favorite letter, as you know
G is for God loves a patient man
Who spends his days living in ego-land

You always write it in the cheapest key
You always blame it on the cheapest key
You always play me in the cheapest key

They say the start's always the hardest part
But like you know, baby, I'm all warmed up
Sometimes I want to shout your name out loud
And let them in on what you're all about

You always write it in the cheapest key
You always blame it on the cheapest key
You always play me in the cheapest key

Don't get me wrong, here comes my softer side
And there it goes
'Cause I've been on the road too long to sympathize
With what you think you're owed

You always write it in the cheapest key
You always blame it on the cheapest key
You always play me in the cheapest key
The cheapest key
The cheapest key

--
Asking for Flowers

It's complicated
Technically I'm certified
A walking declaration
Of everything I couldn't get right
Time is just an anchor
But seven years I think I'm right
And now you've changed your number
It's like a noose around my life

Every pill I took in vain
Every meal for you I made
Every penny I put away

Asking for flowers
Is like asking you to be nice
Don't tell me you're too tired
Ten years I've been working nights

My life is like a picture
Left out too long in the sun
Now I'm trying to remember
All the faces of the names I've loved
And all that's left of me now
Is a cigarette burning bright
And a fading memory of
All the things I tried to get right

Every pill I took in vain
Every meal for you I made
Every plan I tried to make

Asking for flowers
Is like asking you to be nice
Don't tell me you're too tired
Ten years I've been working nights

Every pill I took in vain
Every meal for you I made
Every bill I went and paid
Every card I signed my name
Every time I poured my heart out
Every threat you made to move out
Every cruel word you let just slip out
Every cruel word you let just slip out

Asking for flowers
Is like asking you to be nice
Don't tell me you're too tired
Ten years I've been working nights
Don't tell me you're too tired
Ten years I've been working nights

--
Alicia Ross

I am a girl with a forgettable face
No matter my colour, no matter my name
At work there is a boy and he treats me well
My old friends from high school, I see them around

And August is here, I can't believe how fast
Soon there will be winter and snow on the ground
Maybe by then I could get my own place
Closer to the city if that's okay

But Mamma, can you feel me?
As I dragged on my day's last cigarette
He pulled me so hard
Off my very own back door steps
And he laid me in his garden
All the years I've watched him tend
And he took me, Mamma
So I could never tell you about it

Inside of this moment there are things that I wish I could know
Like your ring size and my ring size and the hour I was born
And my dad's middle name and your favorite song
Was your darkest day as dark as this one?

Mamma, can you feel me?
As I dragged on my day's last cigarette
He pulled me so hard
Off my very own back door steps
And he laid me in his garden
All the years I've watched him tend
And then he took me, Mamma
So I could never tell you about it
Now I'm a girl whose face they'll never forget

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I Make the Dough, You Get the Glory

Blazing a trail to the southern cities
From the streets of our hometown
Basement bars we played from the heart
In the company of our friends

If I write down these memories
That I have saved away
Photographs of the years that passed
Inside my little brain

You're cool and cred like Fogerty
I'm Elvis Presley in the seventies
You're Chateauneuf, I'm Yellow Label
You're the buffet, I'm just the table
I'm a Ford Tempo you're a Maserati
You're the Great One, I'm Marty McSorley
You're the Concorde, I'm economy
I make the dough but you get the glory

Big fish, small pond and some cover songs
That we sang along the way
We used to midnight run to the Vesta Lunch
Cheeseburgers and chocolate shakes
And once I got drunk with Jeff
I told him I was in love with you
But I love you like a brother
So I guess that half of it was true

And you're cool and cred like Fogerty
I'm Elvis Presley in the seventies
You're Chateauneuf, I'm Yellow Label
You're the buffet, I'm just the table
I'm a Dodge Fargo, you're a Lamborghini
You're the Great One, I'm Marty McSorley
You're the Concorde, I'm economy
I make the dough, but you get the glory

If I write down these memories
That I have saved away
Photographs of the years that passed
Inside my little brain

I'm sure it's been said in the finer print
You make me look legitimate
Heavy rotation on the CBC
Whatever in hell that really means
You're cool and cred like Fogerty
I'm Elvis Presley in the seventies
You're the Concorde, I'm economy
I make the dough, but you get the glory

You get the glory
You get the glory

--
Oil Man's War

Bobby wished he was from the past
He said those cars they used to drive were the best
And I know that I'm a simple man
Even my dreams I deserve to have

Annabel had plans of her own
She says “there's no way in hell I'm going home”
‘Cause Mamma says she always knows best
Well, God love her, her life is a mess

I won't change my mind
Keep your hand on my thigh tonight
When we get up north
We'll buy us a store
I won't fight in an oil man's war

Bobby bought a brand new suit
From his neighbor bought round toe shoes
Stuffed the money down in his socks
On his way he bought a wrist corsage

But Annie was scared to death
She'd never once in her life laid with a man
And she knew it was his only chance
She bought a white dress second hand

I won't change my mind
Keep your hand on my thigh tonight
When we get up north
We'll buy us a store
I won't fight in an oil man's war

And you can't say it's just a matter of pride
I've been living here since I was a child
Now I'm just a simple man
Even my dreams I deserve to have

I won't change my mind
Keep your hand on my thigh tonight
When we get up north
We'll buy us a store
Live upstairs after the kids are born

And I'm not gonna die
So keep your hand on my thigh tonight
'Cause when we get up north we'll buy us a store
I won't fight in an oil man's war
I won't fight in an oil man's war

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Sure As Shit

Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength
I've been known to be vague and often pointless
But you sure as shit know me better than anybody else
And for that in my heart I am hopeful

So I helped you pack your bags and I folded up your snap shirts
And when you come back it will already be the winter
If you look at other girls working out in the nighttime
I don't mind but I don't want to know

And these years that I have known you, it's gone and blurred my sense
of time
Now I can hardly even recall what came before this
Letters left on pillows, messages left on phones
And the postcards in the mail when we sent them
Cobwebs all collected, paintings on the walls
Lounging around all day in a hot pink chenille housecoat
And the secrets that I whispered in your ear while you were sleeping
You can call to mind when you're out in the world without me

Oh the denim king
Oh the denim king
And I sure as shit do love you
And I cuss because I mean it
And for that in my heart I am hopeful
And these words that I chose, I was so careful

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Run

Oh, my child thirty years today
You came into my life and everything changed
If there's one thing I tried to teach you
Girl, don't you waste your time
Come this September you'll be somebody's wife

I won't paint a picture
Of what you want to see
Love is the harder times
Take it from me

I would run down the lane and into the night
Run so fast, I swear my feet would fly
Run from my babies asleep in their beds
Run from my lover and my best friend
And back again

And all of this courage I've tried so hard to hold on to
Ever since that day you and your brother left for school
They say just over that hill the fog rolled in
And come quick doctor, we think somebody's been killed

And I have been a healer
Of other people's pain
Yeah, I know sometimes you don't like
The ways I've changed

But the smell of the world came into my lungs
The sound of the gravel when my legs went numb
And my heart nearly burst right out of my chest
It felt so good to know I wasn't dead

I would run down the lane and into the night
Run so fast, I swear my feet would fly
Run from my babies asleep in their beds
Run from my lover and my best friend
And back again
Back again

--
Oh, Canada

Oh, Canada
I stand on guard for a lot
But just last week
A white girl was shot
Outside a shopping mall
Yeah, it's written in the press
That your sweet little town
Has lost its innocence

It's not the year of the gun
We don't say it out loud
There are no headlines
When a black girl dies
It's not the lack of a sense
It's called ambivalence

All in their lanes
Under rush hour lights
There's one head to a car
But you act so surprised
When the snow don't come
You can't swim in the lakes
Now it's hotter than hell
In a bed you won't make

It's not the lack of a sense
It's called ambivalence

Up on the hill
Is the best real estate
Baby, just to get in
You have to sell off your faith
‘Cause in the valley below
There is crack and young girls
You don't have to believe
What stays out of your world

It's not the year of the gun
We don't say it out loud
There are no headlines
When a black girl dies
It's not the lack of a sense
It's called ambivalence

--
Scared At Night

As a child I would wake at night
I was scared, but I kept real quiet
Shadows on the walls moving in on me
And underneath my sheets I could barely breathe
And your room was only just across the hall
All it would have taken was a single call
Maybe sometimes you've got to trust ourselves
Not to scream out loud and run like hell

Believe me
All the days you're unsure
Believe in me
I don't want to anymore
And in the dark
Picture me in your mind
And I'll lay with you
You don't have to be scared at night

As a young man you were shooting rats
By accident you hit the farmyard cat
He ran for the fields and came back the next day
You had blown out his eye and you could see his brain
Your dad said "Boy, there are some things in life
You don't want to do but you know is right
So take him out back and finish him off"
You got your gun off the shelf, it only took one shot

Believe me
All the days you're unsure
Believe in me
I don't want to anymore
And in the dark
Picture me in your mind
And I'll lay with you
So you don't have to be scared at night

And I flew to Winnipeg on your final day
They said that you waited until I came
We sang your favorite hymns and we held your hand
You took your final breath and that was that
But I'd never seen a person die before
I tried so hard not to cry, you know
‘Cause maybe sometimes we've got to trust ourselves
That when you die you go someplace else

Believe me
All the days you're unsure
Believe in me
I don't want to anymore
And in the dark
Picture me in your mind
When I lay with you
So you don't have to be scared at night
You don't have to be scared at night
You don't have to be scared at night

--
Goodnight, California

You know what I wish?
It was just you and me
Sitting in this corner bar
You could tell me how you are
But I'm not going to lie
Or anything
You don't even have to speak
If you keep looking at me

And I could go all night
But they're turning up the lights
It would be so easy
To do or say anything
But I'm not going to lie
I’m not looking for love
I won't let you in my heart
But you are always on my mind

--
Lazy Eye

I've got my heart in a box
Under the bed where it's cold and it's dark
And i've got my soul in my shoes
Walking on myself just to get to you
And i've got a lazy eye
But don't think I don't see you passing me by
And I've got some time on my hands
If you lived like I do, you would understand

I've got a lie in my mouth
A secret that I just can't talk about
I've got a thirsty lip
Pour me a drink of your sweetest kiss
And I've got a lonely ear
I wake up at night and pretend you were here
I've got a reason to hope
'Cause you haven't said yet that you don't

##
Voyageur

--
Empty Threat

The hottest days of the summer
They brought us here together
You know it's true
But this cold it's getting warmer
Maybe come september I will feel brand new

I'm moving to America
Moving to America
Moving to America
It's an empty threat

In the city I once said never
I'm learning to say never never ever
'Cause now I'm it's favourite flower
I'm blooming through the concrete cracks of this condo tower

I'm moving to America
Moving to America
Moving to America
It's an empty threat
x2

... flowers
My... under showers
I hit that head till it's...
And... down there

3 x
I'm moving to Mecca,
Moving to Mecca
Moving to Mecca
It's an empty threat

The hardest days of the summer
They brought us here together
You know it's true

--
Chameleon/Comedian

I know your heart
It is a secret thing
And you're a comedian
You hide behind your funny face
Every time, every time

Out of the shadows
Out of the cameras and the lights
You're a chameleon
And you hide behind your darker side

Every time, every time
I don't need a punchline
Don't need a punchline

Everybody's watching
The way that I see you could not change
I'll be your medium
For everything you wanted to say
'Cause out of the shadows
Out of the cameras and the lights
I'm a chameleon
I just hide behind the songs I write

See me smile
It's not for a funny joke
See me smile
It's not for a funny joke
It's for...

Every time, every time
I don't need a...
Don't need a punchline
Every time, every time
I don't need a punchline

See me smile
It's not for a funny joke
See me smile
It's not for a funny joke
It's for...

Every time, every time
I don't need a punchline
Don't need a punchline
Every time, every time
I don't need a punchline
Don't need a punchline

Every time, every time
I don't need a punchline
(I don't need, I don't need, I don't need)

Every time, every time

--
A Soft Place to Land

Calling it quits
You think this is easy
I swear I hurt
You call in the jury
Call it a catch
Without any strings attached

Well I'm looking for a soft place to land
The forest floor
The palms of your hands
I'm looking for a soft place to land

I call it an ace
You've gotta believe me
But you're calling me names
And not to my face
But you're calling my spade
A bluff without calling it off

I'm looking for a soft place to land
The forest floor
The palms of your hands
I'm looking for a soft place to land

Call me in the night
I don't mind
I don't care
I can't sleep

Call me in the day
In my car
On my way

Call me by my name
All I want is to hear you say

I'm looking for a soft place to land
The forest floor
The palms of your hands
I'm looking for a soft place to land
The forest floor
The palms of your hands
The palms of your hands
The palms of your hands

--
Change the Sheets

My love took a ride on a red-eye plane
Going home
And we're never going to feel the same
Change this feeling under my feet
Change the sheets and then change me

My love is a stockpile of broken wills
Like Santa Fe, margaritas and sleeping pills
I want to lie in the cracks of this lonely road
I can fill in the blanks every time you don't phone
Here is the truth, I swear it used to be fun
Go ahead run, run, run, run

Change this feeling under my feet
Change the sheets and then change me
Won't you change this feeling under my feet

I want to lie in the cracks of this lonely road
I can fill in the blanks every time you don't phone
Here is the truth, I swear it was fun
Go ahead run, run, run, run, run, run, run

Change this feeling under my feet
Would you change the sheets and then change me
Change this feeling under my feet
'Cause here is the truth, i swear it was fun
Go ahead run, run, run, run, run, run, ooh
Go ahead run, run, run, run, run, run, ooh

--
House Full of Empty Rooms

1, 2, 3, 4

You don't talk to me
Not the way that you used to
Maybe I don't listen
In a way that makes you think I do
I've been wondering
About what we're gonna do
A house full of empty rooms

You don't kiss me,
Not the way that I wish you would
Maybe I don't look at you
In a way that makes you think you should
Still I've been thinking about how it's gonna be
Years of giving up your dreams

And I'm far from perfect
I'm far from anything but I swear that when we started
I used to make you happy
But I don't know you
Not the way that I thought I did
Maybe you don't know me
And you don't wanna be the first to say
I've been wondering about what we're gonna do
And I've been wondering about what we're gonna do
A house full of empty rooms
A house full of empty rooms

--
Mint

The taste of mint, you were a field of it
Why I couldn't say no, to the taste of it

God knows I want to, aah
God knows I need to, aah
God doesn't know you like I do

You're the taste of mint, under a midnight flirt
And why I couldn't just go, and try to sleep on it

God knows I want to, aah
God knows I need to, aah
God doesn't know you like I do

And I do, sha la la la la la la la
I do, sha la la la la la la la la

And it's like, pure heaven sent
Nothing could, could have replaced
Lord knows I tried, to be true

God knows I want to, aah
God doesn't know you like I do

And I do, sha la la la la la la la
I do, sha la la la la la la la la
[x2]

Sha la la la la la la la la...

--
Sidecar

Wake up! Wake up! I want to take you
To all the places I thought we could

I was feeling so lost for so long
I was feeling so lost for so long
I didn't know what to do

Sit up! Sit up! Sit up! I went and made you
Breakfast in bed, coffee and juice

I was feeling so lost for so long
You were feeling so lost for so long
We didn't know what to do

You and I will be sidecars
There to chase down the hard stuff
There to chase down the hard stuff

Wait up! Wait up! You let me show you
All of the monsters I was holding on to

So get up! Get up! Get up it's gonna be good
Cause you all know what nothing nothing no one owes you

You were feeling so lost for so long
I was feeling so lost for so long
You were feeling so lost for so long
We didn't know what to do

You and I will be sidecars
There to chase down the hard stuff with you
There to chase down
You and I will be sidecars
There to chase down the hard stuff with you
There to chase down the hard stuff

--
Pink Champagne

Top it up, a white carnation.
I borrow my mother's clutch,
Thinking the grass could be greener, at last,
Now that I'm all grown up.
But expectation and idle'll be the death of me.
In a dress to kill and a glass to fill
I wasn't ready but I didn't fight.

Pink champagne tastes the same.
I don't want to feel this way.

Looking back, it was such a dumb idea,
Five girls in the same-colored dress.
Book a honeymoon and find yourself thinking,
My life is a perfect mess.
Cause when you're far from the [?]
I start feeling at home where I am
Thinking the grass would be greener, at last,
If I were on my own.

Pink champagne tastes the same.
I don't want to feel this,
I don't want to feel this way.

Everybody's saying, if I were you
Cause now you're such a good judge
When it comes to love.
And everybody's thinking they know me and you.
Oh, I can be cruel.
So can you.

Pink champagne tastes the same...
And I don't want to feel this,
I don't want to feel this,
I don't want to feel this way.

Pink champagne tastes the same...
I don't want to feel this,
I don't want to feel this,
I don't want to feel this way.

--
Going to Hell

Get out a map, carve out a path path
Highlight it in fluorescent yellow
From the mountain pass to the prairie grass
Anywhere you'll go I'll follow

And if we don't speak after you leave
I'll look to the sky for smoke signals
If I fall behind, could you leave me a sign
Breadcrumbs in the shape of an arrow

See I'm going to hell
In a basket I made
Woven from the letters
and it spells your name

When the weather breaks we can sail the great lakes
I'll make a white flag from your pillow
Plug the holes of your leaky boat
Use your t-shirt for material

See I'm going to hell
In a basket I made
Woven from the letters
and it spells your name

I'm going to hell, I'm going to hell, I'm going to hell

I will let go when your leaky boat reaches the shore
I will let you know when the map says you're [?] anymore

See I'm going to hell
In a basket I made
Woven from the letters
and it spells your name

I'm going to hell, I'm going to hell, I'm going to hell

I will see you there
I will see you there
I will see you there

--
For the Record

My blood is thick but it still runs
Every time I was taught to bite my tongue
It's been years and the letters they still come
Still come

So hang, hang me up on your cross
For the record, I only wanted to sing songs
Hang me out to die in the sun
For the record, I only wanted to sing songs

Raise me up when I was number one
Make a story of, of a story that was spun
Strong enough to carry both my sons
My blood is thick but it still runs

So hang, hang me up on your cross
For the record, I only wanted to sing songs
Hang me out to die in the sun
For the record, I only wanted to sing songs

Hang, hang me up on your cross
For the record, I only wanted to sing songs
Hang, hang me up on your cross
For the record, I only wanted to sing songs
Record

Douglas Brick / dbrick@kom.net
Sun Sep 24 21:28:01 PDT 2017