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Julie Doiron began her career in music in 1990 at the age of 18 in Moncton, New Brunswick Canada playing bass in Eric's Trip, (name from a Sonic Youth song title) a folky yet psychedelic band that was to become the undisputed underground darling of Canadian Music. Eric's trip were the first of many maritime Canadians signed to Sub Pop and found international recognition releasing several albums and touring widely. Following 1996's Purple Blue, Eric's Trip announced their break-up.

Julie Doiron began to write more of her own songs in 1993 which she released on 7" and performed solo while still in Eric's trip. In 1996 as Eric's trip found it's end she released her first solo album titled "Broken Girl" a temporary moniker Julie adopted to express her feelings at the time. The record was released on her own label Sappy Records. Broken Girl is an intimate record that gave the listener a fuller sense of Julie's personality and vocal style than Eric's Trip did. Following Broken Girl, Julie toured on and off throughout Canada for the remainder of the year.

Back at home, she released records by Moonsocket, Orange Glass, Snailhouse, and Elevator to Hell on Sappy. For her second album, "Loneliest in the morning" Julie decided to drop the moniker Broken Girl, as she began a stronger solo career. She recorded "loneliest" in Memphis with Dave Shouse (Grifters), Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), Doug Easley, and Davis McCain. Julie used a variety of new instruments on the record, but maintained her earlier sparse arrangements. The record was released in 1997 on Sub Pop.
Now...

Julie Doiron and her husband, artist and painter Jon Claytor moved with their two children from New Brunswick to Montreal Quebec and Julie signed to Tree records in the US. Back in Canada, she maintained her label Sappy and in 1999 she released her EP "Will you Still Love Me?" which gained much praise for a new maturity. The album featured contributions from her friends from Ottawa's the Wooden Stars . In March and April of 1999 Julie recorded three Vocal Tracks for The Wooden Stars "The Moon" full-length on Matlock Records and photographed the cover artwork. Everything Julie Doiron has done in the past came together on her Fall of 1999 Sappy Records full-length "Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars". It is the first album she has recorded with a band since her days with Eric's Trip.The delicately powerful effect of the Wooden Stars has given Julie's songs an intensity and vibrancy that was previously only hinted at. On March 12 2000 Julie won a Juno (Coveted Canadian Entertainment Award, for which Eric's trip was nominated) for "Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars" and in January the album was released on Tree in the US and in Europe.

In late 1999 Julie published a book of her photographs with New Brunswick's Broken Jaw Press entitled "The Longest Winter" with words by Ottawa writer Ian Roy. Julie has long been an avid photographer studying photography at Mount Allison University in Sackville NB, Julie often does and has done her own promotional photos and cover artwork along with her husband, painter Jon Claytor. Jon also wrote and directed Julie's new video for "Dance Music". In 2000 Julie has toured Europe, the US and Canada, and recorded three tracks on the latest Tragically Hip record "Music@Work" as well as working with Hip front man Gord Downie on his latest solo record "Coke Machine Glow". Julie also has three songs on the Shanti projects collection 2 on Badman records. She has recorded a new French record "desormais" for release in october, and an English release for February 2002 on Endearing Records in Canada and JagJaguwar in the USA.

Julie now lives in Sackville New Brunswick with her family.




Broken Girl
- 1996-04-22 -



Dance Music
Elevator Show
Crumble
Soon, Coming Closer
August 10
Taller Beauty
Grammy
Grew Smaller
Happy Lucky Girl
Sorry Story
So Low
Waiting for Baby
Beautiful
Laugh with Me
Sad Song
Five
Book Song
His Girlfriend

Loneliest in the Morning
- 1997-08-16 -



So Fast
Dance Me
Sorry, Pt. 1
Tell You Again
Explain
Crying, Baby
Sweeter
Tonight, We Sleep
Mother
Love to Annoy
Creative Depression
Sorry, Pt. 2
Condescending You
Soleil

And the Wooden Stars
- 2000-02-01 - With Wooden Stars



The Last Time
Gone Gone
The Longest Winter
Best Thing for Me
In This Dark
Drums and Horns
Dance Music
Au Contraire
Seven
The Second Time
Sweeter


Désormais
- 2001-08-09 -

 

Ce Charmant Coeur
La Jeune Amoureuse
Faites de Beaux Rêves
Don't Ask
Le Piano
Tu es Malade
Au Contraire
Pour Toujours
Penses-Donc
(Tu es seule)
Faites de Beaux Rêves 2


Heart And Crime
- 2002-04-02 -



Wintermitts
Too Much
Shivers + Crickets
All Their Broken Hearts
Sending The Photographs
I Broke His Heart
The Surgery Is Over
Who Will Be The One
The One You Love
I Love To Dance
It's Okay To Stare
Oh These Walls

Goodnight Nobody
- 2004-09-07 -



Snowfalls in November
Sorry, Pt. 3
Last Night
No Money makers
Tonight Is No Night
Dirty Feet
Dance All Night
When I Awoke
Songwriter
Some Blues
Banjo
Good Night (Instrumental)

 


Woke Myself Up
- 2007-01-29 -



I Woke Myself Up
You Look So Alive
Swan Pond
Yer Kids
I Left Town
No More
Don't Wannabe/Liked by You
Dark Horse
The Wrong Guy
Me and My Friend
 

 


I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day
- 2009-03-10 -

 

The Life of Dreams
Spill Yer Lungs
Lovers of the World
Tailor
Heavy Snow
Nice to Come Home
Consolation Prize
Je le savais
When Brakes Get Wet
Borrowed Minivans
Blue
Glad to Be Alive


So Many Days
- 2012-10-23 -



Cars & Trucks
By The Lake
Can't Make It No More
Another Second Chance
Our Love

Where Are You

The Only
I Thought I Could Do It
The Gambler
Beneath The Leaves
Homeless
Last Night I Lay In Bed

Canta En Español Vol. II
- 2017-05-20 -



Sin Hogar (Homeless)
En Esta Oscuridad
(In This Dark)
Brumario
(Le Piano)
Amantes De Este Mundo
(Lovers Of The World)
Enviando Las Fotos
(Sending The Photographs)
No Era Él
(The Wrong Guy)
Báilame
(Dance Me)

Non Albums Tracks
 - Misc -

Again, again
A Thing Of The Past
Cancel The Party
For me
He Will Forget
Innocent When You Dream
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Shady Lane
Stay Now, Then Go
The Sweetest Eyes
Will You Still Love Me In December


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Broken Girl

Dance Music

Please turn off your dance music
Please go to bed now
I won't get up too early tomorrow
I won't sleep too late tonight

'Cause I'm tired
Waiting for you to decide
You might be wrong and hide
Your feelings away from me

I know that you can't hide yourself from me
Too long and I could be gone and I know
That you need me here now
And you know I never will leave

'Cause here
You're what I need and they can
Say anything they want
I'll try not to let it hurt

But it's hard
To do every little thing right
There's sometimes when I just might
Think every one else is wrong

Elevator show

Went to see you play for the first time
What a time
People looked at me and I think
They wondered why

That I was not up there
I was not up there
With you

Watched and listened for the first time
I was kind of sad
After you played a while I realised
I was kind of glad

That I was not up there
It would not be fair
To you

And you did real well
You did real well together
We did well together
But not forever

I was kind of scared of how I'd feel
When I got there
Might have thought that you were wrong
I was scared

'Cause I was not up there
I was not up there
With you

And you did real well
You did real well together
We did well together
But not forever

Crumble

I went there and I
Saw what happened and you
Told me no differently

You told me
You said you
Please don't go there
Don't leave me

And please don't leave me here
Try to understand
If you will leave me here
And I won't understand

I watched you and I
Saw you crumble down and
You said you'd had enough

I saw you
You told me
You said you'd stop
You're sorry

And please don't leave me here
Try to understand
If you will leave me here
And I won't understand

Soon coming closer

You go everywhere
I hope you're never there
I think it's hardly fair
To wake up so unscarred
You can't deny me
I know that's wrong to say
What's wrong with me?
I didn't mean it at all
Maybe they don't seem to care
I hope I'll soon be there
He will be there for me
One, two, three
It's coming closer
Hits me much harder now
I feel so much faster
I can't even bother at all
He's so near me
And I feel so free
He can really see me, yea
He'll never change his mind
Tell me why you want her
Do you think she will be there?
He will be there for me
One, two, three

August 10

I'm sorry, sweetie, please don't go
I always knew that you would know
I know that what I did was wrong
I always thought I'd be more strong

I guess I don't know what to say
You look like you feel the same way
I feel like I could run away
You'll find me here another day

Why...why...
Why...why...
Why...why...
Why...why...

Taller beauty

You dyed your hair this year
You didn't like the color
Looked the same to me
The same, but only darker

You cut your hair last year
I find it makes you taller
And your face looks smooth
You really do look younger

And you envied me once truly
For my youth and all my beauty
It was nice of you to tell me
Oh I wonder why you told me
And I wish you would've seen me more

In the letter you sent me once
You wrote of all you'd seen and done
Seemed that you quite missed me

Me, I grew my hair out
And the dye is almost gone now
But I've grown too much since then
And you'd think my youth is gone

But said that's good and bad
Though this makes me kind of sad
It was nice of you to tell me
Oh I wonder why you told me
But I wish you would have left me alone

Grammy

I have a problem
She is not getting better
How I will I know when to leave her

I am so scared of this
I wish she'd get rid of it
Though it doesn't seem like she will soon

And my heart hurts very much
And my head hurts just as much
But I know neither hurts like hers

I go see her now
I hope she is feeling well
My mum told me she got more pills

She is coming home today
I hope she will be to stay
But I know it can only be awhile

And my heart hurts very much
And my head hurts just as much
But I know neither hurts like hers

And my heart hurts very much
And my head hurts just as much
But I know neither hurts like hers

Grew smaller

Did you hear me when I told you how I felt
Did anybody hear me at all
Did you see the way I looked when I fell down the steps
Did anybody see me fall at all

I don't know if I can make it
I don't know if I will at all
Don't really know how to take it
I sort of hope no one knows at all
They know it all

Did you see the way I grew when I got smaller
Did they even say I got too small
Did you know the way I felt when I didn't notice
Did you even think I didn't believe it all

I don't know if I can make it
I don't know if I will at all
I don't really know how to take it
I sort of hope no one knows at all
They know it all

Happy lucky girl

She went all the way
I met all the same
You said it's not the same
I guess I can't complain

She came in the room
My heart felt like a broom
Sweeping across the floor
I want you more and more

Now she's left our lives
She's happy and I know why
I still feel just the same way
You'll have me till I float away

Good girls on a sleigh
She's flying away
She's happy and that's ok
She'll do it again.

Sorry story

I fell for you I fell for you
Wasn't quite sure what to do
When we walked outside
I felt you rub against my side

Rain and thunder showered down
Wasn't quite sure of the sound
Then you asked me of my age
And then I realized

Realized what kind of game
Or maybe not a game at all
Maybe you really felt the same
As I did all along

The overwhelming ways about you
Made me think, I really thought
You were so right, I thought you were
Forgot about my real love

Could I be so naive
Or did you really feel
Was I oh so special,
Or just another girl

'Cause we're all around the world
Tons of pretty girls
Could I be the one
Was it just for fun

'Cause it really was a lot of fun
But I don't think I really won
You just wanted to have some fun
With someone who thought they wanted some.

So low

I went there alone
As if you hadn't known
And if you would have come
You would have found me dumb

Dumb is how I felt
When you left me without
So hard for me to know
Want to know I'm not the only one

Then you came to our show
You're all I thought about
I shouldn't do that, though
I can't do things like that, I'm a solo

You asked me to make some moves
I didn't dare refuse
I thought you were so cute
I didn't think that you could go so low

Oh my gosh what could I do
These things should be thought through sometimes
He's always here for me
But you, where will you be
You will never be

Waiting for baby

We've been waiting so long for you
It feels like you will be here real soon
I know I can hardly wait this whole thing through
Everybody seems real happy too

I can tell 'cause they all have smiles for you
And we know there's so much we will do
And when you finally come to us my dear
I hope we will be everything you need

So we know there will be many sleepless nights
And I worry that I won't do things right
And I hope you will love us with all your might
Little one don't you worry about a thing

We may be new but we'll do our best to see
That you will get all the love you need
And when you finally come to us my dear
I hope we will be everything you need

Beautiful

I've seen people
And I've see places
I think that I could see more now

Took a break for a while
Away from everything
I think that I could see more now

I met a guy
Who seemed quite nice
He was very intrigued with me

Don't get me wrong
It's not that way
It makes him better than you think

And he said 'Hi'
Told me his name
And said that I looked different
I shily smiled
And thought for a while
And I told him my name

Conversation began
And words began to flow
Things we began to know
We were neat
And we looked cool
And somehow it was beautiful

Laugh with me

Someone set me straight
I think I've lost my way
Keep trying to get it right
I probably will someday
I probably will someday

You can laugh at me
I would laugh at you
You shouldn't look at me that way
I don't want anything from you
So don't give that to me
Don't make me feel that way
It's right, it's right for me

I won't tell you once
Let me alone tonight
Leave me alone this time
I'm gonna be okay this time
Gonna be alright this time
Gonna be alright tonight
Gonna be okay this time
Gonna be alright this time
Gonna be alright this time
Gonna be alright tonight
Gonna be alright tonight
Gonna be alright you're mine
Gonna be alright you're mine
Gonna be alright you're mine
Gonna be alright this time

Sad song

Everything is moving so fast
I wonder how I'll last with you

Making songs and photographs
Keep me on my toes right after you

I get so confused, all my friends
Seem so amused
Could be patience that I lack
Someone take my loneliness back to you

Get so angry when I think of
All the time it takes to make it work

But I'll never talk about it
No-one will ever understand
Right, right

Make your jokes and smoke some dope, you
Make me feel all alone
And now setting out to prosecute
I won't say a word
I won't even move to you

Five

Didn't know what happen
You didn't let me know
I went there to surprise you
I guess I'd better go

I didn't know she'd be here
I can't believe what I thought
But now I know the truth and
I wish my guess was wrong
But it's not
But it's not

I'll get over it soon yeah
I still love you a lot
I don't think you lose me
Just can't seem to get lost

I've tried my hardest to forget
Pain's too grey to keep on
Want to love to be normal
I wanna keep going on
But I'm not
But I'm not

The Book son

Told you about me
Say what we could have
Ready for everything
And I won't make you sad
I won't hurt you
I wanna give you
All I can, man

I read a new book last night
Made me sad
People were happy in it
But it's all I have
I won't hurt you
I wanna give you
All I can, man

His Girlfriend

Said she'd like to talk to me
Said she'd like to know me
In a while, I'll be alone
Pretty soon you'll be gone
Her eyes are nice but so are mine
It's funny how we talk about
How his girlfriend's beautiful
We both agree
Hope things can go on this way
We'll feel better
Less nervous about it
Even though we always fight it
We can't deny it
I don't want to try it
It's not real
I'll just dream about it
Just dream about it

Loneliest in the Morning

So fast

You seemed so young
You didn't notice how fast
Those things would come to you

You seemed so fast
You didn't notice how slow
Those things should come to you

And you've changed
How strange
And I didn't even get to explain
I do, I do

You seemed so dumb
You didn't notice how wrong
Those things were meant for you

You seemed so lost
I know you didn't ever notice me
I tried looking out for you

And you've changed
How strange
And I didn't even get to explain
I do, I do

Dance Me

Hold me close to you
Dance with me now
Feel me smile, feel my smile
Hold me close to you

I will try to love more
Often
I will learn
I do love the things
Around me
I love you

Take me with you, dear.
If I say please, will you, dear
Hold me close tonight
Dance me slow, dance me right

I will try to love more
Often
I will learn
I do love the things
Around me
I love you

Sorry part 1

I'm sorry but I can't tell you anything
You'll have to figure it out alone
I didn't write that one to be explained
I only wrote just what came out

I'm sorry
I'm sorry, you've all been so nice
Forgive me
Forgive me

I am not what I seem to be
Though I can be anything that I want
I am inspired to make little things
But there's not a whole lot more that I want

I'm sorry
I'm sorry, you've all been so nice
Forgive me
Forgive me

Tell you again

Turn out the light and close your eyes and hold me next to you
Dream of my smile, sounds of my voice and feel my blood rush through
My arms and my legs, my hands and my toes, my feet, my fingers, too.
I'll tell you softly as you fall asleep I'll only dream of you.

Lazy and hazy, tired and confused but still my thought is clear
So much time will pass on from now and still I will be here
Laughing and talking and yelling and crying and dreaming I am with you
I'll tell you softly as you fall asleep I'll only dream of you.
I'll tell you again as I fall asleep I'll only dream of you.

Explain

I can't explain
Everyone keeps saying
Same thing
You must be sad

I guess I'll tell you
It's not the same thing
It took a while but I'm doing ok

We played a long time
We got along fine
And just like you I can't believe it's through

Believe it
Me and you

I'm on my own now
I play alone now
I'd like to say that I'm kind of scared

What if I lose it
I've been known to panic
I make myself sick 'cause I've got bad nerves

I've got bad nerves
Oh my nerves

Crying baby

Crying baby
Crying mother
That's what I am

Fading softly
Slowly fading
Shake to steady my hands

Steady me, steady me
Hold me down, you should not let me go

Pacifier
Soothing rubber
That's what we need

Drink your milk now
It might calm you down
I'm too tired to cry

Steady me, steady me
Hold me down, you should not let me go

Stay with me, stay with me
Hold my arms, you should not let me go.

Sweeter

Sure is nice to see you
You look good these days
Talking's not so easy
I wish I had more to say

And you turn away, and I wonder
Was it something I said?
And what can I do to make this change?

Your smile is a sweetness
It really makes my day
And you get sweeter and sweeter
In every possible way

Then you turn away, and I wonder
Was it something I said?
And what can I do to make this change?

Tonight, we sleep

I didn't mean to wake you up
I guess I couldn't sleep
I tried to sleep out on the couch
But that's not where I want to be

And I'm so tired
It's late
And you're so tired
I can't wait

I wanted to explain something
I'm not quite sure what that was
And when you finally talked to me
I'd forgotten what was on my mind

And I'm so tired
It's late
And you're so tired
I can't wait

Mother

I want to be a good mother
But I don't know if I am
I want to be like no other
Kind of mother, if I can

It took you nine months just to get here
It's taken nine more months for me
To figure out just how to get you through
The things you have to do

There will be more
I know I will
I will

Love to annoy

I love to be annoyed by you
No one else can annoy me like you
I love to be held only by you
No one else can hold me like you do

And I wonder why I was so lucky
To find someone nothing like me
Still understanding every part of me
I can imagine us any differently

I love to be annoyed by you
No one else can annoy me like you
I love to be held only by you
No one else can hold me like you do

I love to be annoyed by you
I love to be annoyed by you
I love to be annoyed by you
I love to be annoyed by you

Creative depression

I'll tell you, today
I'm not feeling ok
Maybe tomorrow I will

I'll show you a little bit
It's what I've done all through it
Creative depression, oh

All my life I've smiled
Until now, now I'm down

Must be age, I'm sure it's not
Could be time but there's still lots
I must have changed somehow

I feel lost, but I've won
I have my mate and my son
Oh my wonderful son

All my life I've smiled
Until now, now I'm down

Things are good, 'cause they change
I am good, I will

Sorry part 2

I'm sorry I called you
I just want to say hello
And hear how you're doing
But now I just want to go

I'm scared and I'm tired all the time
I'm lonely and lost all the time
Time, time, time, time, there is none
I won't bring you down this time, yeah.

I'm sorry I came here
I just want to see how you are
Tell me you're ok
And tell me you're glad I came here

Condescending you

Upset
Lost it
I need more
I need a
Number
I won't be alone

You questioned me once
Once before
Too much
To say
Too long today

And I need more
Could I be more vague
Condensing you
I can see more
Could you be more clear
You have some nerve

I am
Ok
Sometimes I
Am in
Control
And I find

Something
Goes wrong
I can't explain
I regret
Feel it
Better days

And I need more
Could I be more vague
Condensing you
I can see more
Could you be more clear
You have some nerve

Le soleil

Je ne veux pas ouvrir mes yeux
Le soleil est trop fort
Et je ne veux ni fermer mes yeux
Je veux tout voir

Quand je m'ennuie
Je pense à toi

Et j'ai envie de parler
Mais je suis toute seule
Et quand il y a du monde ici
Je ferme ma gueule

Quand je m'ennuie
Je pense à toi
Je veux dormir
Je pense à toi

And the Wooden Stars

The last time

This will be the last time
This will be the last time
This will be the last time
This will be the last time

Anyone is pretty when she smiles
I mean that she's smiling like she's laughing
Anyone is pretty when she smiles
Me, I'm only pretty when I'm crying

Maybe that's how it works for me
Maybe that's how it works for me

Gone Gone

All that I can think about is fall days
Winter snows and summer riding on my own
I am in my bed, cover up your head on

Da ra da ra...

And you're gone
And you're gone and I know
And I'm glad
And I'm glad and I hope you'll find the one

Da ra da ra...

And you're gone
And you're gone and I know
And I'm glad
And I'm glad and I hope you'll find the one

The Longest winter

It's been a long long winter
Don't remember them this cold
Not even the prank calls
Are helping to pass the time anymore

So take away my guitar
Take away the chords
Take away the shitty links until
You better take my heart

And don't bother calling back
No really, don't bother unless you know
Spring has come to me for good
Takes almost an hour to warm myself most times

There aren't enough blankets without you here
And now I wonder why I bother anyway

So give me all the warmth
Give me all your smiles
Give me all the sunshine baby
And give me back my heart

And I hope you think to call me
When you're here it is raining
But I know Spring won't come to me so soon
But maybe we'll be ready to see you

The best thing for me

The best thing for me to do is run faster than you
The best thing for me to do is run faster than you
If I do
I will make it
And when I do
I may grow up a little bit

Songs I love
Songs for me
Wouldn't it be nice
Songs for me
Songs for me
Won't somebody write a song for me

After tomorrow I could be a different woman
Could you bring me one more drink
After tonight
Wouldn't it be nice

Songs I love
Songs for me
Won't somebody write a song for me
Songs for me
Songs for me
Wouldn't it be nice

In this dark

Your hand is perfumed and white
Touching my face and I am teary eyed
I can still see the shame

My arms are shaking my fingers are numb
I can barely coordinate myself
Use your hand for me

Every time things go so well
I think of all the things that have gone this wrong
Timing's never been worse

Your hair is sparkling white
All covered in snow
In my ugly coat tonight

Move the hair from my face
My glasses are foggy and broken
My eyesight is worsening in this dark

Tell me will you see

Every time things go so well
I think of all the things that have gone this wrong
Timing's never been worse

Drums and horns

Just stood there staring at the backyard
Listening to drums and horns
Sirens waving by
Listening to drums and horns

Seems I saw this last time, too
Scared because I think of you
Hearing only groans and moans
I can only think of you

Silence is good tonight
Better than the other night
So, so good tonight

It seems I can see your eyes
Looking into mine
It seems I can see your eyes
Smoky eyes

Another lonely night
Another lonely night
Another lonely night
Sad, sad night

Another lonely night
Another lonely night
You should see my eyes
Sad, sad eyes

Another lonely night
Another lonely night
Another lonely night
Sad, sad night

Another lonely night
Another lonely night
You should see my eyes
Sad, sad eyes

*** Thanx a lot to Esme for this one ***

Dance Music

Please turn off your dance music
Please go to bed now
I won't get up too early tomorrow
I won't sleep too late tonight

'Cause I'm tired
Waiting for you to decide
You might be wrong and hide
Your feelings away from me

I know that you can't hide yourself from me
Too long and I could be gone and I know
That you need me here now
And you know I never will leave

'Cause here
You're what I need and they can
Say anything they want
I'll try not to let it hurt

But it's hard
To do every little thing right
There's sometimes when I just might
Think every one else is wrong

Au Contraire

Déprimante
Perfide
Ca c'est moi
N'est-ce-pas
Au contraire
Au contraire
Viens me prendre
Tu sauras
Tu sauras

J'ai tout fait
Je suis jeune
Mais dèjà
Je suis vieille
Au contraire
Au contraire
Tu sauras
Tu sauras

Je veux oublier
Tout ce qui m'est arrivée
Dans cette vie

Je veux oublier
Tout ce qu'il m'avait dit
Aujourd'hui

Seven

Seven
Seven
Seven days since I've been home
Seven
Seven
Seven days since I've been home
Sorry
Sorry
I haven't been myself in weeks
Sorry
Sorry
I haven't been myself in weeks
Do you still love me
Do you still want me
Kiss me
Kiss me
You won't have to think no more
Kiss me
Kiss me
You will not have to think anymore
Everything will be okay
Everything will be okay
Tell me I am lonely and probably will be here
Tell me I am lonely
Tell me you are lonely and I want to be with you
Tell me you are lonely

The Second Time

I don't want to go to bed tonight
Angry for the second time
I just want to look into your eyes
I just want to

Got in bed and closed my eyes real tight
Waiting for you to shut out the light
And you didn't even say goodnight
And you didn't even

Wreckless restless feeling i'm unsure
Trusting anybody anymore
And sometimes when I am so unsure
What difference, anyway

*** Thanx a lot to Esme for this one ***

Sweeter

Sure is nice to see you
You look good these days
Talking's not so easy
I wish I had more to say

And you turn away, and I wonder
Was it something I said
And what can I do to make this change

Your smile is a sweetness
It really makes my day
And you get sweeter and sweeter
In every possible way

Then you turn away, and I wonder
Was it something I said
And what can I do to make this change

Désormais

Ce Charmant Coeur

Moi aussi je n'aime pas ce bruit
Moi aussi je n'aime pas ce bruit

Qu'est ce que c'est ce charmant coeur
Qui me prendrait par la main
Qu'est ce que c'est ce charmant coeur
Qui me ferait sentir bien
Qu'est ce que c'est ce charmant coeur
Qui me regarde sans arrêts
Qu'est ce que c'est ce charmant coeur
Qui me ferait sentir bien

Et je me demande, pourquoi tu n'es pas là
Et je me demande, si le jour voudra me prendre
Et si tu m'aimeras, si le jour viendra m'attendre
Et si toujours tu m'aimeras encore, encore, encore, encore, encore

La jeune Amoureuse

Oui j'ai vu
Sa belle
Oui j'ai vu
Sa belle
Ca n'a rien changé
Il n'y a pas de haine

Et la nuit m'attire vers un lit
Où mes rêves m'emportent
Loin d'ici
Je danse et je danse
Et c'est comme si
L'hiver n'était jamais arrivé

Les jeunes dorment
Pour une fois
Et moi je vis la vie
Que je ne vis pas d'habitude

Mon amour me rejoint
Dans ses bras je me trouve
Heureuse
Jeune
La jeune amoureuse

Et c'est comme si
L'hiver n'était jamais arrivé
Et c'est comme si
L'hiver n'était jamais arrivé

*** Thanx a lot to Johann who helped for this one ***

Faites De Beaux Rêves

Fermez vous les yeux
Faites de beaux rêves
Et n'oubliez pas que je suis là
Dans la chambre à côté

Don't Ask

I don't need to wake up
Dreaming of this
Don't ask me to keep in touch
Don't feel bad
No, please don't feel bad
I'm still fond of you
Just don't feel bad
Maybe we will never see each other again
Maybe we will finally be doing what is right
Maybe we will finally be doing what you want
Just don't feel bad
And don't ask me to keep in touch

Le Piano

Bravo le piano est si beau
Quand j'ai dit ça
Le garçon a regardé

Bravo tu as très bien fait cette fois
Quand j'ai dit ça
Le garçon n'a pas compris

Mais la guitare joue la mélodie
Mais ta guitare me joue la mélodie

Dommage j'ai oublié mes mains
Je ne pourrais pas jouer pour vous ce soir

Hélas on se perdra pas cette fois
Tu me regardes avec sûreté

Mais ton sourire me joue la mélodie
Et tes yeux me font peur (?)
As-tu fait ça pour moi
As-tu fait ça pour toi
As-tu fait ça pour nous

*** Thanx a lot to Johann who helped for this one ***

Tu es malade

Tu es malade
C'est triste
Ca se voit dans les yeux
Et tu le confirmes
Les mots de ta bouche
Et tu le confirmes
Les mots de ta bouche

Au contraire

Déprimante
Perfide
Ca c'est moi
N'est-ce-pas
Au contraire
Au contraire
Viens me prendre
Tu sauras
Tu sauras

J'ai tout fait
Je suis jeune
Mais dèjà
Je suis vieille
Au contraire
Au contraire
Tu sauras
Tu sauras

Je veux oublier
Tout ce qui m'est arrivée
Dans cette vie

Je veux oublier
Tout ce qu'il m'avait dit
Aujourd'hui

Pour Toujours

Pour toujours
Pour toujours
Tu m'épouseras
Et ça sera pour toujours

On prendra un appartement
On y mettra un lit
Et nous aurons nos enfants
Et ça sera notre vie

Mes larmes sur le jour
Ne ce font pas croire
Même si on l'entend dans la voie

Le sifflement du train me fait rester
Me fait rester

Penses-Donc (tu es seule)

Penses donc une deuxième fois
Tu réaliseras
Que sans mon corps près de toi
Tu ne grandiras pas

Tu penses que tu serais mieux
Très très loin de moi
Une fois partie tu réaliseras
Que tu es seule

Prends ma main, ma petite main
Le vent ici est fort
Et si je semble trop méchante
C'est que j'ai peur de toi

Penses, penses, penses une fois
Tu réaliseras
Que sans mon coeur près de toi
Tu ne grandiras pas

Heart And Crime

Wintermitts

Lego toys on the counters
Dolls stuffed in a bag (?)
All the wintermitts on the radiators
Are some of the things that I love

Boots and boots and boots
Are stacked on wet newspapers
There're puddles to avoid
And the chorus from the kitchen sings
"I love you"

Toilet paper tubes in every room
He will use for constructions
Drawings of 'charmant' when she was a baby
In my belly they were safe

They used to catch me crying
I should not have cried that much
But then they would console me
They have such a gentle touch
Would bring me a kleenex and tell me
Everything was okay
Now I know it will be

When I go away
They go on without me
But it never is the same
And it makes my heart ache

*** Thanx a lot to Esme for this one ***

Too much

I don't want to make you cry
Today you're not here
And I thought if I ignored you
You would go away
Maybe you love me too much
Maybe I should call a taxi and have him take me to nowhere
Or maybe I should call a taxi and have him take me straight to you
Well me, I've never been ignored like this
About time I dreamed that everything was good
And you were here with me, and everything was good
Maybe I love you too much
(maybe I love you too much)
Maybe I love you too much
(maybe I love you too much)
Maybe I love you too much
(maybe I love you too much)
Maybe I love you too much

Shivers + crickets

I haven't got what it takes
I haven't got what they say it takes
I haven't got you
I haven't got you

Once I did
It was good
Then I did
What I should
Now I know
I must have been crazy

Once I did
It was good
Then I did
What I should
Now I know
I must have been crazy

Crazy

In the evening
In the nearest
Oh, talking could be heard
When asked what their story was
I could only wonder
In the evening
In the evening
Turning on the whispers

In the evening
In the evening
Nothing, only just shivers
And crickets

All their broken hearts

All their eyes are on me
They can tell something is wrong
But they don't know what it is
They don't know that I know
And I don't know you

And he's not saying anything
Just not saying anything
And she is just along for the party
How did I get so lucky she said

Nauseous from a broken heart
These few ain't happy
Doesn't matter what they say
I just need to hear it from you

Nauseous from a broken heart
These few ain't happy
'Cause every day is a reminder of
Everything I fail
Every time I look at you

Everything is a reminder of
Everything I knew
Everytime I look at you

Sending the photographs

Kissed you goodbye for the last time
And I can't wait to see them
I'll send you the photographs
So you can imagine it all

Now I'm pushing my way home
I had hoped it would be all over town
And now I'm tearing off all my clothes
So you can have a good look

While you watch me through your window
But he's the best thing to happen to me
And I'm the best thing for him
He's the best thing to happen to me

And I'm the best thing for him
Now I'm smashing all the beer bottles
Cause I cant stand the snow no more
And you must be some kind of joke

But I just can't drink no more
Cause he's the best to happen to me
And I'm the best thing for him
He's the best thing to happen to me

And I'm the best thing for him
He's the best thing to happen to me
And I'm the best thing for him
He's the best thing to happen to me

I Broke His Heart

I broke his heart
He gave me everything
And I broke all their hearts
And all they ever wanted
Was me to be happy

And all they ever wanted
Was me to be happy

The Surgery Is Over

Wait it out, it can't last forever
The surgery is over
The car with the flashing lights has gone
And left me here to it for this

Maybe someone could come by
And hold my hand for a while
And tell me stories of their first true love
Some of their failures ???
Stories I could warm the heart

Maybe someone could get some water
And pass a brush through my hair
And pull it gently with their fingers
Mess it up a bit, make me feel alive
Remind me what I'm here for

Oh please wait for this
Oh please wait for me

Oh please wait for this
Oh please wait for me

Who Will Be The One

Who will be the one
You, I guess
Who will be the one
You, I guess
'Cause we've all been waiting for this
And we know it can't be me

No, it won't be me
But there's no one else here it should be

Who will be the one
You will take
Whole
Whole
Whole
Whole

The One You Love

Must take note of this stagger heart
It's good for that
Good riddance to it anyway, to you
And if I close my eyes

Who needs a heart like mine
Not you
Who needs a body like mine
Not you
It's over
It's over

And a man at the bar is asking me
What's wrong
What's wrong

I Love To Dance

All I have to ask

Everybody has gone to drink
And nobody is dancing
And I'm not even dancing
And I love to dance

It's a beautiful room
A nice red curtain seems to move 'em
Reminded of the food we ate
And the time it was

And all I have to ask
Is why you left
And how you have forgotten
And all I have to ask
Is why you left
And how you have forgotten

Everybody's looking away
And nobody's talking
I'm the only one talking
And now I hate all that I've said

Oh my God I want to leave again
I died when it was over
Sickened to death
'Til I finally remembered
To breathe, to breathe
And to forget

Everybody has gone to dance
And nobody is drinking
And I'm not even drinking

It's okay to stare

I was spilling the drinks all over me
And you were just staring at the ground
And just like always I can't figure out
Why we are here

It's okay to stay still if it makes you better
It's okay to stare if it keeps you from leaving me
It's good that we didn't look at each other
It is good that we don't talk

*** Thanx a lot to Esme for this one ***

Oh these walls

I close my eyes to this day
These walls are telling me nothing
Turning my back on this day
Oh, these walls are telling me nothing

And the neighbours here don't understand
How I could miss you
And the spaces here are small
And the yelling makes them small

So I can never call you
The hours would never match
The neighbours, how loud
So I'll just wait until I see you again

And the neighbours here don't understand
How I could miss you
And the spaces here are small
And their yelling makes them small

So I'm closing my eyes to this life
Sending off all my hopes on this flight
They just might reach you before I do
See you soon

And the neighbours here don't understand
How I could miss you
And the spaces here are small
And the yelling makes them small

Goodnight Nobody

Snow falls in November

When the snow falls this November
It's such a great place to be
And when the snow falls this November
I see you and me
Open the dark curtain
The sky is just getting light
We stay right where we are
All the way till tonight

Through the window
We watch the snow
Kids walking in snow pants
We don't go nowhere
Not today, not tonight

Won't tie up my hair
Won't get dressed too
I'll just stay here next to you
We don't go nowhere
Let the baby sleep
Let the dogs rest too

Through the window
We watch the show
Kids walking in snow pants
We don't go nowhere
Not today not tonight

Watch the snow all night falls
And stay here till November is through
Watch the snow all night falls
And stay here till November is through

Watch the snow all night falls
And stay here till November is through
Watch the snow all night falls
And stay here till November is through

Sorry part 3

I didn't mean to yell
You didn't do anything
I didn't mean to yell at you
You didn't do anything wrong
I am sorry

You've always been good
You've never done anything
You've always been true
You've never hurt anyone
And I am sorry

Last night

Last night, I held you in my arms and
I started to cry
And you looked up and squeezed your hands
Onto my head like you knew why

Today I fly across the ocean
I will be away twenty days
And I didn't know I would be like this
'Cause I'd be away twenty days

Tomorrow, I'll be on a stage and
I will sing the words from all of the pages
I will close my eyes in front of all the people
I will close my eyes thinking of you

But, last night, I held you in my arms and
I started to cry
And you looked up and squeezed your hand
Onto my head like you knew why
And it was so right

No money makers

No money makers, no promise breakers
People might have to dig for gold
People might line up just to hold

Onto a dream I had about love
Where there was you and there was me
And there were the little ones
And the hope was running free

Bring the books and the instruments
And some blankets might be good
And we'll bring some water
And we'll bring a lot of love

And in this dream I had about life
Well, there was you and there was me
And there were the little ones
And the hope was running free

Tonight is no night

Tonight is no night for romance
The bus will be leaving soon
And I see clouds in your eyes
But this bus will be leaving soon

And you've got it all
But I am leaving now
And I don't when I'll be coming back

Dirty feet

Dirty feet, what have you done
You can do the rest in the morning
Don't tell me how great you think we are

Dirty face, rest your eyes now
The shape you're in, and the baby on the way
Don't knock on the door, don't bring the flowers

Let's move to the back
You're starting to cry now
God bless the workers; I wish I was one

Let's move to the back
You're starting to cry now
God bless the workers
I wish I was one

I came back more sleepy than before
The trip was good, but the hours were long
And I thought of you
I thought of us

Dirty feet, it's been a long time
I've made excuses, but there's no reason
For that to feel so bad

Let's move to the back
You're starting to cry now
God bless the workers
I wish I was one

Let's move to the back
I'm starting to cry now, too
God bless these workers
I wish I was one

Dance all night

So, I'll dance all night
To the music in my kitchen
Play the songs over again
Play the songs over again
Dancing ‘til we're on the floor
Breathing and breathless
Nothing will wake us
Except the sun in the morning

I've just remembered everyone I've ever loved
Every song I've ever sung
Everyone who's made me smile

And now what I wanna know is
What do I do now

So, I'll dance all night
To the music in my kitchen
Play the songs over again
Play the songs over again
Dancing ‘til we're on the floor
Breathing and breathing and
Breathing and breathless
And nothing will wake us
Nothing will wake us
Except the sun in the morning
Except the sun in the morning

When I awoke

When I awoke you were long gone
When I awoke you were long gone
When I awoke you were long gone
When I awoke you were long gone

You touched my hand
You were awake
And while you slept
You dreamed of all the other hands you held
And wondered why you stayed around
With all the other hands to be held

And in a note, you said it all
And you were gone, when I awoke

You touched my hand
You were awake
And while you slept
You dreamed of all the other hands you held
And wondered why you stayed around
With all the other hands to be held

When I awoke you were long gone
When I awoke you were long gone
When I awoke you were long gone
When I awoke you were long gone

The songwriter

I have a jealous heart
It holds your name
It holds your spark
'Till you come home
It stays in touch
Without a right

Take away all the reasons why I care
Take away the reasons

I have this coat I wear
It keeps me warm
I wear it well
'Till you come home
I had it cleaned
To remove the smell
To remove you
But it ain't right

Take away all the reasons why I care
Take away the reasons
Take away all the reasons why I care
Take away the reasons

They call me a songwriter
But you, you're a songwriter
Storyteller, where are you
They call me the songwriter

Take away all the reasons why I care
Take away the reasons
Take away all the reasons why I care
Take away the reasons

I have a jealous heart
It holds your name
It holds your spark
'Till you come back
It stays in touch
Without a right

Take away all the reasons why I care
Take away the reasons
Take away all the reasons why I care
Take away all my reasons

Some blues

I've got some blues since I last saw you
I've got nothing left for anyone else to get
Nothing
On a field in Milwaukee
I am here, I am here
In the water in Orillia
I am here

I wanna see you, I can't call
I wanna hear you, I can't call
I wanna find you, but I can't call
You're nowhere, nowhere at all

So I'm going to France and
I'm going to Spain
Oh, but I just want to see you again
Oh and I've forgotten what it means to hold you
Oh I've forgotten what it means to laugh

I wanna see you and I can't call
I wanna hear you, I can't call
I wanna find you, I can't call
You're nowhere, nowhere at all

Banjo

I know I'm wrong sometimes
But it seems I'm learning fast
Everyone can see what's missing in me
You, you will see too

And when we meet again
I will light your life
And when we touch again
Time might stop

I know I'm wrong again
But it seems I'm learning
Everyone can see what's missing in me
You, you will see too

And when we meet again
I will light your life
And when we touch again...

Woke Myself Up

I Woke Myself Up

I woke myself up
To rest my weary head
From all the work I'd done
In those dreams I'd had
Like weeding the garden all night
It's so hard to weed in the dark moonlight

Almost each night
Between two and four
She rose out of bed
And onto the floor
And sometimes I have to go in
And put her back into her back again

So maybe this coffee is a bad idea
And maybe this might not work out for me
Well maybe a walk or a nap could win for us all about now

I woke myself up
Just to see you sleep
Just to hear the quiet
And just to have a look
At everything quiet all night
It's so good to be in the dark moonlight

I woke myself up
To rest my weary head
From all the work I'd done
In those dreams I'd had
Like reading the books all night
And it's so hard to read in the dark moonlight

And maybe this coffee is a bad idea
And maybe this might not work out for me
Maybe a nap or a walk could win for us now

You Look So Alive

But I can't get over how the sun looks on your face
It makes you look so alive
And your eyes tell me we've made a mistake
And we'll pass on the streets I won't look away
If you don't look away, I won't look away

But I can't get over how the sun looks on your face
It makes you look so alive
And your eyes tell me we've made a mistake
And we'll pass on the streets I won't look away
If you don't look away, I won't look away
When we pass on the streets, I won't look away
If you don't look away, I won't look away
If you don't look away, I won't look away

Swan Pond

One, two, three
One, two, three
One, two, three
One, two, three
One, two, three
One, two

Swan pond, oh swan pond
Who am I, you I am sure of
Your sound is sweet, the mosquito sweep (?)
My life, I'm sure of no one

Under your trees I forget about me
And in your grass I remember him
Apples or dates on marble floors
Swan pond, please set me free

But to hold him and sing
May be just what I need
But to hold him and say
May be just what I need

So swan pond, oh swan pond
Hear my song and please bring him to me
Oh swan pond, oh swan pond
Hear my song and please bring him to me
Oh swan pond, oh swan pond
Hear my song and please bring him to me

Yer Kids

What a foolish thing I've done
To lose the only one
What a foolish thing I've done
To lose the only one
Who really knows me at all
Who really knows me at all

Well, I lied and I cheated
And I died and I quit
And I tried to be good
But wasn't very good at it
And I lost at this game of life
Well, I lost at this game of life

Well, I made promises and I broke 'em
And second chances, well, I smoked 'em
And all those songs that I sung
Well, now I know they were wrong
And now I'm taking them all back
Well, I'm taking them all back

Well, my life, it's a lie
This life, it's a lie
My life, it's a lie
This life, it's a lie
And now we're saying goodbye
And now we're saying goodbye
Well, I don't wanna say goodbye

Well, I wish there was something I could do
To prove my love to you
Maybe this is the end
Well, I hope it's not the end

I Left Town

So I left town at 1:30 in the morning to see you
And I drove through the rain and through the snow
The snow disappeared and everything cleared
And things then grew dark all around me
And although I was tired, I stayed pretty calm
'Cause I knew that soon I would be in your arms

So I left town at 1:30 in the morning to see you
And I drove through the snow and through the sleet
And the sleet disappeared and everything cleared
And the wind then blew strong all around me
And although I felt crazy, I stayed pretty calm
'Cause I knew that soon I would be in your arms
And although I was so tired, I stayed pretty calm
'Cause I knew that soon I would be sleeping in your arms

So I left town at 1:30 in the morning to see you
And I drove and I sang all the way
And I could've stayed back there in any other bed
But I needed to come and be near you
And although I felt crazy, I stayed pretty calm
'Cause I knew that soon I would be in your arms
And although I was tired, I stayed pretty calm
'Cause I knew that soon I would be in your arms

No More

No more singing in the woods
No more singing in the car
No more singing in the streets
No more singing in the bars
No more singing into you eyes
No more singing into your arms
No more singing in the yard
No more singing in the park

No more...

No more singing in the woods
No more singing in the car
No more singing in the streets
No more singing in the bars
No more singing into you eyes
No more singing into your arms
No more singing in the yard
No more singing in the park

No more...

Don't Wannabe/Liked by You

Don't wanna be liked by you
Don't wanna be liked by you
And I never wanna be in your bed
And I never wanna be in your bed

Don't wanna be liked by you
Don't wanna be liked by you
And I never wanna be in your books
And I never wanna be in your books

Don't wanna be loved by you
I don't wanna be loved by you
And I never wanna be in your bed
And I never wanna be in your books

But I might play music for you
Oh, I might play music for you

Don't wanna be loved by you
Don't wanna be loved by you
And I never understood your scene
And I never understood your scene

And we're all screwed anyway
Cause we ???

So I suppose I'll just let the love in
I suppose I'll just let the love in

Don't wanna be liked by you
Don't wanna be liked by you
And I never wanna be in your bed
And I never wanna be in your bed

Dark Horse

There goes the dark horse
Leaving the stage with my baby
And there goes the dark horse
Leaving this place without me
Now i'm writing you from Montreal
To tell you that I don't belong here
I'm writing you from montreal
Bye, bye

Well you're a pretty nice kid
And I wanna know
What made you think you could make it in a place like this
A place like this

You're feeding your kids among all these pirates
You're feeding your kids the best that you can
With what you've got

And now I'm writing you with all my heart
To tell you that I don't belong here
I'm writing you from all my heart
Bye, bye
Bye, bye

So there goes the dark horse
Leaving my life forever
And there goes the dark horse
Leaving this life forever

And now I'm writing you with all my heart
To tell you that I'm coming home
And I'm writing you from all my heart
Bye, bye
Bye, bye
Bye, bye

The wrong guy

I tiptoe across the squeaky floor
Check to see who's around first
No one should see this

I close my hands around his head
Steady myself for the kiss
No one should see this

I tighten my eyes and feel the stress
Close my lips onto his
No one seems to like this

I open my eyes in horror
To see what I've done
It was the wrong guy
He was the wrong guy

I tiptoe across the squeaky floor
Check to see who's around first
No one should see this

I wrap my hands around his neck
Steady myself for the kiss
No one should see this

I close my eyes and feel the stress
And press my lips onto his
No one seems to like this

I open my eyes in horror
To see what I've done
It was the wrong guy
He was the wrong guy


Me and My Friend

Me and my friend, we are not friendly anymore
We have not talked for so long
And if we had to talk, what could we say, sitting side by side
So long ago, we were dancing and singing
We could be together saying nothing
So long ago, it all meant much more than this
The pond, it seems so quiet tonight
And the swans are all huddled together
Well I sound alone here on my way home, again when no one is there waiting
So long ago we were dancing and singing
And it all meant something
So long ago, mean and my friend we were friendly
And now we don't see each other no more

I Can Wonder What You Did with Your Day

The Life Of Dreams

One, two, three
I'm living the life of dreams
I'm living the life of dreams
With good people all around me
I'm living the life of dreams

I'm feeling hopefully
Feeling quite hopefully
With good people all around me
I'm feeling hopefully

And the light shines bright
All through the night
And our dreams are making us nice stories

And my loves are well
Sleeping just right

And I know, know, know, know now
That we're living the life of dreams
Living the life of dreams
With good people all around
We're living the life of dreams

Spill Yer Lungs

I would walk with a hand at your back
And you'd walk with your hand in my back pocket
And I would joke that you would steal my wallet
And you would laugh and you'd say, "No I wouldn't!"
And we could spend our hearts all over this town for nothing
Oh we could spend our hearts all over this town for nothing

We would stop for a drink later after we were tired of moving
And you would know someone in that tavern
Who could maybe tell us of this coming winter
And we could spill our wine all over this town for nothing
Oh we could spill all over this town for nothing

Well maybe when we thought that it'd become quite easy
I would make a joke that was not funny
But sincerely quite offensive from the times when I was reckless
And we could scream our lungs out in this town for nothing
Oh we could scream our lungs out in this town for nothing

Well maybe I should of set my goals much further
Than the likes of northern stars which do burn for just one night
Maybe I should have mentioned that I was not built for this kind of loving
But we're gonna chase each other around this town for nothing
Oh we're gonna chase each other around this town for nothing

Lovers Of The World

And the night is falling on us
With the fireflies in our eyes
These tiny flashing bugs
Lightin' up all around us

And the things are starting to happen
The things're starting to happen
But then I had been in love
And these things were lighting us up
And then I was forgotten
Yeah, oh I was forgotten
Oh I mean that I forgot
I mean that I forgot

So we'll drink from the bottle
And roll the dice
We'll build this sweet building
Work overtime
And we'll let our hearts do the talking
And we'll let our hearts do the talking
We'll let our hearts do some talking
And let's be on time tonight

Tailor

If I were a tailor I could make you a tie
If I were a baker I might bake those things you like
And I wouldn't mind taking my time

If I were your paper you could read me like a book
If I was your pen, then you could hold me in your hand
And I wouldn't mind you taking your time drawing the straight lines

If I were a snow plow I could plow a path to you
If I were a snow flake I would fall right next to you
And if I were your wood stove I could keep you warm at night
If I were the fire I could keep you warm all night
And I wouldn't mind taking my time
No I wouldn't mind taking my time for you

Heavy Snow

Oh, heavy snow, bury me tonight in the place where our bikes lay
Lovers in the nighttime, lovers in the day

Oh, heavy sleep, carry me away to the place where dreams speak
Working in the nighttime, working in the day

Oh, heavy heart, forgive me
Make me feel like it's all okay
Living through the night and living through the day

Oh, heavy wind
Come for me today and make me feel like he once did
Oh, come for me today

Nice to Come

It's always nice to come home after getting lots done
I slip off my boots take off all my coats and go right into my room
I turn on my little lamp and finally sit down
And pick up my guitar and give it some strums

And I think of you in New Brunswick
I think of you in your little house
I think of you in New Brunswick
I think of you and your comfy bed

I can wonder what you did with your day
I'd like to tell you about mine but I'll wait
You probably played guitar too
I'm sure ‘cause I know you always do
And round now you're making supper after your day is through
You may even be in your lazy boy chair, and soon I will be there too

Now I think of you in New Brunswick
I think of you in your little house
I think of you in New Brunswick
I think of you and your comfy bed

Consolation Prize

You got the hard consolation prize
For having to survive
Having to survive

Every Night following the end
Having to survive
Now you are just friends and

People insisted on telling you
What a great couple you had been
They insisted on telling you over again

You walk through the wind
You walk ???
With thoughts you'd be seeing her again

You walk through the wind
Through the ???
And now your just a tired old man

And people insisted on telling you
What a great couple you had been
They insisted on telling you over again

You got the hard consolation prize
For having to survive
Having to survive

Every night following the end
Having to survive
And now you are just friends and

People insisted on telling you
What a great couple you had been
They insisted on telling you
Over and over and over again

Je le savais

Et puis je le savais
Tout au long
Que tu serais
Un jour
Que tu serais
Là pour moi
Je le savais

Sous le ciel gris
Sur neige bleue
Sous le ciel gris
Sur neige bleue
Sous le ciel gris
De grands sourires
???
Je le savais
Je le savais
Je le savais

Que peut-être tu serais là pour moi
Peut etre tu saurais un jour
Peut-être que tu ne serais pas
Enfin je savais
Enfin je le savais
Que ça finirait comme ça
Je le savais
Enfin, comme ça
Enfin, comme ça, comme ça...

When Brakes Get Wet

When brakes get wet we'll hope for the best
Close our eyes feel the light coming down for the night
We'll fly from the stops, the red lights blinking
Wave to our friends who wonder what we're thinking

And we could not get any wetter
The light's playing tricks on us
And we know our hearts beat faster
When brakes get wet, we'll hope for the best

We close our hands on the metal bars
Open our mouths and sing out loud to each other
Sweet kind words that we want to share
Taking us home to warm ourselves up together

And we could not get any wetter
The light's playing tricks on us
And we feel our hearts beat faster
When brakes get wet, we'll hope for the best

Borrowed Minivans

All of this town seems drunk tonight
And I'm looking for your hand
And the girls I see now
Are driving around in borrowed minivans

They're wearing tank tops and knee-high pants
And laughingly singing out loud
They're running around this old town
Looking for their man

Some of the people seem lost tonight
With all the drunken hands in flight
So take me to the country land
It's time for us to make a stand

And it's time to make some music right
We'll know each other better tonight

So carry me out past the place I live
I think I'm ready, I'm ready to give
You everything, anything, little or big
I'm ready, I'm ready
I'm ready to live

We're leaving the line of buried burns
To wet basement apartments and into our arms
Flying birds through the watery parks
We'll fly on our bikes in this
Dark, dark, dark, dark

And all of the people are with us tonight
And all their hopeful plans
So take me to the country land
So we can make a stand

One, two, three, four

It's time to make some music right
It's time to make this land feel bright
It's time to use our hands for right
And make this place feel right tonight

Blue

I decided long ago
Never to laugh again
I decided long ago
Never to cry again

I've made my list and and I put it all in
I've made my list and and I put it all in

Never to love again
Never to love again
So blue
I'm blue
I'm blue
I'm blue

Never to love again
Never to cry again

Glad to Be Alive

Every day, every night I tell myself in this beautiful light
That I'm glad to be alive

I walk out up King, walk back down King
I walk out to Main and I'll do it again ‘cause I'm glad to be alive

In the morning when we awake
Give me the biggest smile
In the morning when we awake
Well I sure am glad to be alive

So every day, every night
I tell myself in this beautiful light
That I'm glad to be alive

I get on my bike, I drive it downtown
I drive it up town and then I ride it around
‘Cause I'm glad to be alive

In the night time when we crawl in to bed
We lay our heads side by side
I reach over to turn out the lights
And I sure am glad to be alive

So Many Days

Cars and Trucks

Oh, what do I do when I wake up at 6:30
And I am in the city
I got back to sleep and wait for the streets
To wake me
With the sounds of passing cars
And delivery trucks
So now I wake up around nine o'clock
All by myself in this bed
There's nowhere to be
This day's just for me
But it's rainy and gray
But that's okay
For today
Well, it's one of those days
Where you don't know what to do
Oh, one of those days
Where you're feeling kinda blue

So, I'm writing this song to prove to myself
Maybe I can write songs
Been putting it off for all kinds of reasons
I've been afraid to try
But it don't matter what they say
I have to try and not be afraid
'Cause this is mine
And we're all alive
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Well, people, remember
We all have feelings
And we are all alive
And sometimes, it's up
And sometimes, it's down
But we all have to try
As soon as you don't wanna

Oh, we all have to try
As soon as you don't wanna
Oh, we all have to try
But sometimes I just don't feel like it
Yes, we all have to try
And sometimes you don't wanna
But we all have to try

By the Lake

By the lake, there's a rock
And it lets me lie on top
Warm from the sun
And cooled by the wind
And the water, it sings to me
And by the lake, there are trees
And they let me sit beneath
Warm from the sun
And cooled by the wind
And the trees, they sing to me
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
And by the lake, there's a lawn
And it lets me kneel upon
Warm from the sun
And cooled by the wind
And the grass, yeah, it sings to me

And in the house, there's a bed
And it lets me rest my head
Warm from a man
With hardened hands
And he lets me sing to him

Can't Take It No More

I just don't feel like I can make it no more
I just don't feel like I can make it no more

Well, it's true I have a lover
And it's true I have my family
And it's true they all love me
But I just don't feel like I can make it no more
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Well I have my health and I know that's a lot for sure
And I have everything to be grateful for
And feeling this way has got me facing the floor
'Cause I just can't figure out why I can't make it anymore

Well it's true I have a bed
And it's true the roof over my head
And it's true that I am always fair
But it's just this heavy old feeling of dread

Another Second Chance

Well I'm not sure why this morning
I'm feeling so blue
The sky's showing brightly
A memory of you

Waking up without you
Is the most likely cause
Of this feelings I am feeling
The feeling that I am lost

Now I'm feeling like I really need
Another second chance
For the twentieth time in my life
To make it here at last
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I think that I can do it
I will finally show up
For making the best of this gift
The best of this life I've got

Now I've told myself before
That I'm through with feeling bad
But I've just not got from nowhere
This feeling that I have

It's probably just a simple
Reminder from the past
Remind me to keep it moving
On and up at last

The Only

Well I wanna give you everything that I can
And I didn't know that I could feel
Feel this way

And you show me the softness
Around your eyes
As you tell me I'm your only love

And you show me your loving
With your smile
As you tell me I'm your only love

Well I wanna lie together
In our bed
And I wanna be together
Until the end

And you show me the softness
While I'm in your arms
As you tell me I'm your only love

And you show me your loving
That is meant for us
As you tell me I'm your only love
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Well I wanna give you everything that I can
And I didn't know that I could feel
Feel this way

And you show me the softness
Around your eyes
As you tell me I'm your only love

And you show me your loving
With your smile
As you tell me I'm your only love

I Thought I Could Do It

I thought I could do it
Yeah I thought that I could do it
Yes I thought that I could be free

But I need someone
Someone to love me
But there is no one that can love me

Night time makes it hard
Hard to feel but alone
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
I lie awake for hours
Dreaming of flowers
That no one will ever bring

So I thought I could do it
Yeah I thought that I could do it
Yes I thought that I could be free

But I need someone
Someone to love me
And there is no one that can love me

The Gambler

Well I loved you and I still love you
But you make me feel so bad
And all the times we had
I just can't think about it

You told me you loved me, oh so many times
And you told me you hated me too many times
Well I just don't think I'm so bad
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
Maybe the gambler, no he don't need no one
Maybe the fighter, no he don't need no one
Maybe the drinker, no he don't need no one
But then again, maybe he does

Now drinking is the culprit, yeah it's hard stuff to deny
You put it in front us us, sparks will surely fly
But it's too bad it's ending this way

All the nights, they started out so well

And all the nights, they started out so well
Well they didn't end out so well

'Cause maybe the gambler, no he don't need no one
Maybe the fighter, no he don't need no one
Maybe the drinker, no he don't need no one
But then again, maybe he does

Beneath the Leaves

Oh let's lie together
In the grass beneath the leaves
It's been a while since we spoke
It's been a while indeed

For now no need to talk
Just listen to the sounds
Of life all around us
Forgetting us for now
Forgetting us for now

Oh let's swim together
In the water clear and clean
It makes us feel better
It doesn't care where we've been

Finally feeling weightless
After waiting all this time
Oh I could float here forever
With you here by my side
With you here by my side

Oh let's lie together
On the floor beside your bed
And take my hand in yours
And start to rest your head

Now I'm dreaming of the moment
When our eyes first met
It truly is a moment
That I will not forget
No I will not forget

Homeless

I used to be good
Yeah, I used to be good
I had people, good people
To love me

Yeah, I had love
And I lost it
Wreckless drinking and foolishness
My God

For thousands of miles
From my home I would be
And I'd take comfort
With my buddies

And after a night
I would lose my way home
Until finally
Oh, I lost my home
I'm always on the run and I hate copy paste for god's sake
So I found someone
He was kinda the same
We would laugh and we would sleep
And we would sing

We would drink together
Until no end
Until finally
Oh, he left me

So again
I am homeless
Alone on this path
Til I sleep

Maybe some dreams
They can save me
Yeah, maybe some dreams
I will see

And to all who love me, I am sorry
Yes, to all who love me, I am sorry
Yeah, to all who love me, I am sorry
Yes, to all who love me, oh forgive me

Canta En Español Vol. II

Sin Hogar

La pura bondad
Fui pura bondad
Tuve gente, buena gente
Me amaban
Sí que hubo amor
Lo perdí todo
Me lo bebí de un trago
Oh Dios

Muy lejos de mí
Del nido y de mí
Me consolaba
Con colegas
Une noche me perdi
Yendo a casa
Hasta que al final, oh
Adíos casa

A uno encontré
Era igual que yo
Y nos dio por reír
Y cantar
Bebímos juntos
No había mañana
Hasta que un día el
No estaba

Otra vez
En la puta calle
De aquí para allá
Hasta morir
Quizás al soñar
Algo me salve
Soñando quizás
Algo aprenda

Los que aún me quieran
Perdonadme
Los que aun me quieran
Perdonadme

Los que aun me quieran
Perdonadme
Los que aun me quieran
Lo siento

En Esta Oscuridad

Tu mano esquiva y tan blanca
Roza mi cara y me hace llorar
Qué verguenza da

Mis brazos tiemblan
Mis dedos se hielan
Casi no podré tenerme en pie
Tu me has de guiar

Cuando asumo mi papel
Pienso que me han dado una mala versión
Y me lo tomo aún peor

Tu pelo de espuma clara
El viento de cara y yo
En mi feo chaquetón
Ya no sé qué hacer

Mis gafas sucias y rotas
Veo fatal en esta oscuridad
Tu veras por mí

Cuando asumo mi papel
Pienso que me han dado una mala versión
Y me lo tomo aún peor

Brumario

Te vas
No me lo esperaba, no
Esta final
Siempre en tu mirada sí

Adiós
Cierra bien la puerta, no
No vaya a ser
Que te des la vuelta

Y me veas llorar
Y ya no sea por ti
Me veas gritar
Y ya no sea por ti

Qué bien
No seremos nada, no
No daré a luz
No tienes nada que dar

Serás
Una sombra que se fue
Doble cristal
Doble la sed

Qué puedo hacer
So no, no se me va
Qué hacer
Se nos murió

Que me trataste mal
Y que te traté mal
Lo que te hice pasar

Que me trataste mal
Y que te traté mal
Lo que te hice pasar

Amantas de este mundo

No noche cae sobre tú y yo
Cuatro ojos que arderán
Mil insectos, un volcán
Linternas y luciérnagas
Se hace camino al andar
Hacemos camino al andar
Sé como va el amor
Puro como alcohol de quemar

Es mi alma loca, sí
Fue ùi alma loca
Todo lo hice sin pensar
Lo hice sin pensar

Dale ya a la botella
Y Dios dirá
Levántame un altar
Hay que madrugar
Que hablen los corazones, sí
Que hablen los corazones
Que hablen todos los corazones
Estelas son en la mar

Enviando las fotos

Bésame, adiós, es el final
Y me muero por verlas
Fotos que te he de mandar
Alma de lo que pasó

Vuelvo a casa sin pensar
Estás en cada esquina y en cada rincón
Ahora me quiero desnudar
Para que sepas quien soy

Al mirarme
tan de lejos

Lo más bonito que tuve jamás
Y yo lo mejor para él
Lo más bonito que tengo y tendré
Y yo lo mejor para él

Rompo botellines de cristal
Tanta nieve me va a marear
Es una broma, no es verdad
No puedo beberme otra más

Lo más bonito que tuve jamás
Y yo lo mejor para él
Lo más bonito que tuve jamás
Y yo lo mejor para él

Lo más bonito que tuve y tendré
Y yo lo mejor para él
Lo más bonito que tengo y tendré

No era él

Quien sabe quién anda por aquí
El suelo cruje a mi paso
Nadie ha de verme

Cierro los ojos, cuento hasta tres
Sabes que le besaré
Nadie ha de verme

A tientas sin nada que perder
Mis labios se clavan en él
A nadia le gusta esto

Qué horror al abrir los ojos
Qué ha pasado aquí
No puede ser él
No puede ser él

Quien sabe quién anda por aquí
El suelo cruje a mi paso
Nadie ha de verme

Cierro los ojos, cuento hasta tres
Sabes que le besaré
Nadie ha de verme

A tientas sin nada que perder
Mis labios se clavan en él
A nadia le gusta esto

Qué horror al abrir los ojos
Qué ha pasado aquí
No puede ser él
No puede ser él

Báilame

Cógeme bien de aquí
Hazme bailar
Riete así, hazme reír
No pienso escapar
Voy a ser más constante
Al querer
Amo todo lo que tengo
Te amo a ti
Llévame hacia ti
Por favor, hazlo por mí
Cógeme de aquí
Bailame, baila en mí
Voy a ser más constante
Al querer
Amo todo lo que tengo
Te amo a ti

Non Albums Tracks

*** Thanx a lot to Jose for most of these lyrics ***

Again, again

( Snailhouse cover / Will You Still Love Me? EP )

Again and again
You will never have to see me again
After everything I never said
But I thought it all
And I thought about everything
And everything I thought about

If I felt that you should know
Everything is lost with all my patience gone
And everything I thought about
Maybe I should have told you
And maybe you would care
Regret will never make it worse
Regret will never make it worse

What could be worse than this
I have never been in such a mess
And maybe I'm not good for much
And maybe I should have told
And maybe you would care
Regret will never make it worse

Tonight, tonight
I will think about it all again
Everything I thought would never end
But it's over now

A Thing Of The Past

(Shirelles cover / Live from Sursumcorda, Minneapolis, 03/20/2002)

You used to call me your sugar baby
Now I say call me, you tell me maybe
If you don't love me, stop pretending
Who needs a book with a heartbreak ending

This is the moment to decide
Don't be influenced by foolish pride
I feel I'm losing you too fast, oh yeah
Our love's becoming a thing of the past
Our love's becoming a thing of the past
Our love's becoming a thing of the past

Cancel The Party

(Julie Doiron / Okkervil River Split LP)

It's time to sleep now
My dream is calling me
Cancel the plans
Forget the party

Don't call to discuss it
Can't think straight
The dreams are calling
Don't call me beautiful

It's time to sleep
Don't call to discuss it
Don't Call me beautiful
The dream is calling

It's time to sleep now
It's time to sleep now
It's time to sleep now

For me

It must be the weather
Everyone is so so-so
Or maybe it's the time of year
Something in the air
All I can think about is you
Something in the air

And I don't know if I said the right thing
Did I even say enough
And my baby he's crying
Is doing all the work for me

Tonight you ??
Have ??? about it ???

I saw the perfect one for you
Now all you think about is her
Long brown hair
So sad, so long

And I don't know if I said the right thing
Did I even say too much
And my baby he's crying
And I don't know if I did the right thing
Did I even do enough
And my baby he's crying
Is doing all the work for me
Is doing all the work for me
Is doing all the work for me...

He Will Forget

(Will You Still Love Me? EP)

Don't be sad
It had to happen
Sooner or later
Sooner than later

Don't be mad
It had to happen
Sooner or later
He will forget her

Da da da da...

If you knew... me
Your heart's in his hands
Your heart has been broken
He had no plans
You didn't either

Tried to call twice
But the first time sure was nice
And the letter he sent
Couldn't have been better

But you threw it away
Yeah, you threw it away
Yes, you threw it away
And now you should regret it

Innocent When You Dream

(Tom Waits cover / Live at Rennes, 11/29/2005)

And it's such a sad old feeling
And the fields are soft and green
And it's memories that I'm stealing
But you are innocent when you dream, when you dream
You are innocent when you dream, when you dream
You are innocent when you dream, when you dream
You are innocent when you dream, when you dream

Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard

(Simon And Garfunkel cover)

The mama pajama rolled out of bed
And she ran to the police station
Papa found out he began to shout
He started the investigation

It was against the law
It was against the law
What the mama saw
It was against the law

While the mama looked down and spit on the ground
Every time my name gets mentioned
The papa said oy if I get that boy
Gonna send him in the house of detention

Well, I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way
I'm taking my time but I don't know where
And goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard
Seeing me and Julio down by the schoolyard

In a couple of days they come and take me away
But the press let the story leak
And when the radical priest come to get me released
We was all on the cover of Newsweek

Well, I'm on my way
I don't know where I'm going
I'm on my way
I'm taking my time but I don't know where
Goodbye to Rosie, the queen of Corona
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard
See you, me and Julio down by the schoolyard

Shady Lane

(Pavement cover / Live at Rennes, 11/29/2005)

Blind date with the chancer
We had oysters and dry lancers
And the check when it arrived we went dutch, dutch, dutch, dutch
A redder shade of neck on a whiter shade of trash
And this emory board is giving me a rash
I'm flat out
You're so beautiful to look at when you cry
Freeze, don't move
You've been chosen as an extra in the movie adaptation of the sequel to your life

A shady lane, everybody wants one
A shady lane, everybody wants one
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God
Oh his God, oh her God, oh her God
It's everybody's God, it's everybody's God, it's everybody's God, it's everybody's God
The worlds collide, but all that we need is a shady lane

Glance, don't stare
Soon you're being told to recognize your heirs
No, not me, I'm an island of such great complexity
Stress surrounds in the muddy peaceful center of this town
Tell me off in the hotel lobby right in front of all the bellboys and the over-friendly concierge

A shady lane, everybody wants one
A shady lane, everybody wants one
Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God
Oh his God, oh her God, oh her God
It's everybody's God, it's everybody's God, it's everybody's God, it's everybody's God
The worlds collide, but all that we need is a shady lane

Stay Now, Then Go

(Will You Still Love Me? EP)

If you want to stay
That is what you want
We can make it work

But if you want to leave
I can say goodbye
Never holding back

Simple silence seems to hold me down with you
You don't have to say anything
You don't even have to look anymore

And handshakes are supposed to be good
But handshakes are never good, no

The Sweetest Eyes

(Julie Doiron / Okkervil River Split LP)

You've got the sweetest eyes
You've got the sweetest eyes
You've got the sweetest eyes
Of my life

You've got eyes like diamonds
You've got eyes as a sparkle
You've got the strongest
Of my life

And when you laugh, I'm over the moon
But when you cry, I cry too
And when you laugh, I'm over the moon
And when you cry, I cry too

You've got the sweetest eyes
You've got eyes like diamonds
You've got the strongest of
Of my life

Will You Still Love Me In December

(Will You Still Love Me? EP)

Will you still love me in December
I could sleep many days and it wouldn't make a difference
Without you
Without you

It seems I have forgotten it all
The words to forget
So you finally said I could leave but
I didn't want to leave this
Without you
Without you

Will you still love me in December
I could sleep many days and it wouldn't make a difference
Without you
Without you

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