Nicer Things

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and ukulele

John Zytaruk: dobro

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

Randy Robinson: back-vocals

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

Lyrics:

 

Underground again

 

Waiting for the train

 

To take me to a place

 

That I don’t want to keep going to

 

Again and again

 

Again and again

 

 

I used to kick and scream

 

Saying what does it all mean

 

Yelling indignation

 

Spewing my frustration

 

‘til I ran out of steam

 

I ran out of steam

 

 

I want to live out in the country

 

I guess that someday I will go

 

I only tell you to remind me

 

There’s nicer things that I know

 

 

Come this time of year

 

It happens every time

 

Darkness comes and swallows up the daylight

 

And I start to lose my mind

 

I start to lose my mind

 

 

I want to learn to play piano

 

Someday I hope I find the time

 

I only tell you so that other things

 

Might not weigh upon my mind

 

How fast it seems to go

 

This train down here below

 

Whishhh and it goes past

 

Not a minute does it last

 

But then a year or two or three has gone

 

A year or three has gone

 

 

I want to live out in the country

 

I guess that someday I will go

 

I only tell you to remind me

 

There’s nicer things that I know

 

 

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Thousands Of Days

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and acoustic guitar

John Zytaruk: electric baritone guitar

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

Bob Wiseman: organ and piano

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

Lyrics:

 

Thousands of days ago, how was I supposed to know

 

That you walking away, would leave me alone, for thousands of days

 

Thousands of days from here, I walk on though I fear

 

I’ll be alone, though I pray, for thousands more days

 

 

I can’t sleep all by myself

 

But I can’t seem to find nobody else

 

 

Thousands of days ago I should have planned for the snow

 

I should have stored love away for these cold thousands of days

 

Now I shiver in the storm, there’s no one to keep me warm

 

There’s nobody here to say, you’ll make it through these thousands of days

 

 

I can’t sleep all by myself

 

But I can’t seem to find nobody else

 

I don’t know how many more I can take

 

Of these thousands of nights I lie awake

 

 

Thousands of days ago, I was younger I didn’t know

 

That just to give my love away, I’d have wait for thousands and thousands and

 

Thousands of days ago, I was full of joy and hope

 

Now in bitterness I wait for thousands of days

 

 

 

 

 

I Still Do

 

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals

John Zytaruk: dobro, banjo and acoustic guitar

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

Randy Robinson: back-vocals

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

Lyrics:

 

I used to write songs about

 

Making love in the summer light

 

I used to write songs about

 

How you make me feel safe at night

 

It’s true, I still do

 

I used to write pretty cards

 

Smelled of roses and the I’s had hearts

 

I used to like dancing slow

 

In the living room by the TV’s glow

 

With you, I still do

 

 

When you stole my heart

 

I flew up to the clouds

 

Though we’ve come so far

 

I can’t get down

 

I can’t get down

 

 

We used to fight, not so nice

 

Screaming, yelling ‘til the morning light

 

In the quiet of the night

 

You told me everything would be alright

 

It’s true, I still do, love you

 

Chorus

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Water

 

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and ukulele

John Zytaruk: banjo

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Saskia Tomkins: violin

Randy Robinson: back-vocals

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

Lyrics:

 

Time you're a friend of mine

I once was blind but now I see

Wine you're a friend of mine

Except for the time

I could not see

 

Holy water flows

From your head down to your toes

 

Friend you're a child of mine

I'm going to spend some time

To make your flower grow

Shine! I'm going to drink this wine

Like weeds entwined

The seeds I'll sow

 

Holy water flows

From me into you and off it goes

 

Divine you were almost mine

I watched you pass by

I don't know where you go

But there's time to sit and drink this wine

Sometimes to be blind

Sometimes to know

 

Holy water flows

Like air we breath and wind that blows

Holy water flows

From you me into you and off it goes

 

 

 

 

 

Mischievous Eyes

 

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and banjo

John Zytaruk: acoustic guitar

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

Saskia Tomkins: violin

Steve McNie: cello

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

Lyrics:

 

 

What can you do when the end of the day arrives

 

And you find that you've got nothing but the night

 

Sleep sweet child, only for a while

 

Wake before you've gone and lost the fight

 

Tempted you didn't take my advice

 

You swallowed it down not thinking twice

 

She was a dream

 

You floated down her stream

 

'til her warmth turned into fire

 

And consumed your life

 

Oh oh mischievous eyes

 

Oh oh you're telling lies

 

You've got a crooked school child grin

 

But it's trouble that you're in

 

Live or die there is no compromise

 

Oh oh mischievious eyes

 

 

The focus of the lens got too sharp

 

The blurry little pictures came to life

 

What happened to what we thought we knew

 

Hurt came into view, joy faded out

 

 

chorus

 

 

 

 

Best Dress

 

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and acoustic guitar

John Zytaruk: dobro

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

Lyrics:

 

I’ll put on my best dress and a brand new pair of shoes

 

I’ll hide the bones back on the shelf

 

I’ll fool all of you

 

Oh me Oh my how she shines

 

Oh me Oh my like a sparkling diamond

 

 

I’ll put on my best dress the one that you choose

 

I’ll smile and sing and all the rest

 

I am just your fool

 

Oh me oh my there's envy in your gaze

 

The grass is green on the other side

 

Can't you see I have no shade

 

 

Maybe it’s all a lie tormented as I am

 

Maybe you are weary too

 

That, I understand

 

 

I’ll put on my best dress you can wears yours too

 

We’ll laugh and sing and wink one eye

 

We are all just fools

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Coming Along?

 

 

Credits:

Collette Savard: vocals and dulcimer

John Zytaruk: electric baritone guitar

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

 

produced by John Zytaruk

mixed by Ashton Price

 

written by Collette Savard

 

 

Lyrics:

 

You say stop but I can’t slow down

 

Life moves too fast to look behind you

 

I know we’ve been moving, we’ve been moving along

 

But I can’t carry on with this weight on my shoulder

 

They say to be free you must leap so

 

What are you afraid of?

 

You know what they say’s often true so

 

I’m asking you

 

Are you coming along with me?

 

Two thousand five hundred fifty-five days is the time it takes to come to your senses

 

Your worry baby is taking up space so throw it over board

 

The boat will go faster

 

We’re all out to sea can’t you see

 

We can’t control it

 

Fate keeps us safe or we drown

 

There’s no way around it

 

So are you come along

 

I hate to leave you alone

 

Are you coming along with me

 

You know we’ve been dragging our feet on the ground

 

The clock is ticking we must go now

 

What are we missing while spend our time

 

To add all the figures and dot all the I’s

 

There’s no time but now

 

Darling please take my hand

 

We’ll figure it out

 

In time you’ll see there’s no way out

 

Are you coming along? Are you coming along? Are you coming along with me?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Minor

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and acoustic guitar

John Zytaruk: lap steel

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

Bob Wiseman: piano

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

The sky is gray the snow has turned brown

 

A train in the distance plays a high mournful sound

 

So blue ooh ooh ...

 

It’s been a while now that you’ve been gone

 

I see no signs that I’m moving on

 

From you ooh ...

 

Such a shame what has happened to me

 

All my songs in a minor key

 

 

My friend told me the other day

 

No use hanging on hun to a love that was never true ooh...

 

But I can’t let go of the plans that we made

 

You found another

 

What am I supposed to do ooh...

 

Your memory won’t let me be

 

All my songs in a minor key

 

 

C is the people’s key

 

D needs a harmony

 

All it seems that’s left for me

 

Are broken dreams and minor keys

 

 

The sky is gray the snow has turned brown

 

A train in the distance plays a high mournful sound so blue, ooh ooh …

 

 

 

 

Melancholy Girl

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and acoustic guitar

John Zytaruk: lap steel

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

Adam Warner: drums

Bob Wiseman: piano

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

 

Lyrics:

 

 

Melancholy girl your head is always down

 

Your walking in the leaves cracklin' on the ground

 

The streets are gray, you’ll walk them anyway

 

Melancholy girl

 

 

Melancholy eyes seem to always be searching

 

No matter what disguise you’re perpetually rehearsing

 

Nothing more to say, you’ll always get your way

 

Melancholy girl

 

 

Life is sweet and bitter too

 

Life is just like you

 

Melancholy girl

 

 

Melancholy girl your heart is always breaking

 

Your trying hard to smile but the world is always taking

 

Believe it’s true, there’s no one quite like you

 

Melancholy Girl

 

 

Life is sweet and bitter too

 

Life is just like you

 

Melancholy girl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cerf-volant

 

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and ukulele

John Zytaruk: electric baritone guitar

Brian Kobayakawa: electric bass

Steve McNie: accordion

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

 

Lyrics:

 

Comment pourais-je te perdre

 

Quand tu vies en dedant

 

Mais les mots sont comme des feuilles

 

Libre dans le vent, le vent

 

Tu habites mes reves

 

Dans mes chansons d'enfants

 

A La Claire Fontaine

 

Acarelle couleurs fondants, fondant

 

Que tu es si belle mon cerf-volant

 

Je tien a ta ficelle mais tu flottes si loin de moi

 

Jolie hirlondelle

 

Perle de mer si blanc

 

Tu chantes maintenant c'est vrai

 

Mais resteras-tu longtemps, longtemps

 

Resteras-tu longtemps

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Church Road

 

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and dulcimer

John Zytaruk: dobro

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

 

written by Collette Savard

 

 

Lyrics:

 

Where are you going can I come along

 

I’ll take your hand we’ll walk down Blue Church Road

 

I don’t know about that look in your eyes

 

But I am hypnotized

 

 

Please don’t you tell them that we came this far

 

We can pretend they don’t exist at all

 

Lay on the ground, listening to the sound

 

Of the wind in the trees

 

On Blue Church Road

 

 

How long before the secrets show

 

How many seeds can the devil sow

 

If they are lost will we find our souls

 

Down on Blue Church Road

 

 

Where are you going can I come along

 

Said the scorpion to the frog

 

I don’t know about that look in your eyes

 

But I am hypnotized

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February

 

 

Credits:

 

Collette Savard: vocals and acoustic guitar

John Zytaruk: banjo and hammered dulcimer

Brian Kobayakawa: acoustic bass

 

produced and mixed by John Zytaruk

written by Collette Savard

 

 

Lyrics:

 

You're so cold and your so cruel

 

You keep me from my happiness

 

You lock me in and here I sit

 

Waiting for your winds to pass

 

 

February February

 

Must you play these tricks on me

 

Your light that sparkles in the morning

 

Doesn't shine throughout the day

 

 

You're icy hands they squeeze me tight

 

They make me shiver in the night

 

You freeze the lakes but not my tears

 

You make me wish I wasn't here

 

 

February February

 

Must you make me just like you

 

I am frozen and uncaring

 

You have made my lover go

 

 

 

 

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