Breaking Time

Bob Menzies

Recorded at the venerable Studio 92 in East Toronto, a converted movie theatre that was called The Donlands where John Candy used to spend Saturday afternoons as a kid.
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  1. 1 Hey Now Joe 03:22 Info Buy
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  2. 2 The Sailor Song 03:41 Info Buy
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  3. 3 Bitter Wind 04:49 Info Buy
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  4. 4 River Moon 04:56 Info Buy
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  5. 5 Crazy Town 03:57 Info Buy
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  6. 6 Happy Birthday My Friend 05:19 Info Buy
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  7. 7 It's About Time 04:48 Info Buy
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  8. 8 When This Day Is Done 06:24 Info Buy
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  9. 9 The Day You Said Goodbye 04:22 Info Buy
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  10. 10 Jerusalem 03:55 Info Buy
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LYRICS
 
Hey Now Joe
 
Hey now Joe, where do you go?
After the sun goes down
Are you looking for light, in the dark of the night
After the sun goes down
 
Don’t you hear me calling you, o son of mine
Don’t you hear me calling you now
No one knows where it all goes
After the sun goes down
Hey now Joe
Where do you go, after the sun goes down
Are you looking for light in the dark of the night
After the sun goes down
 
The wise man dies the same as the fool
This much I have found
Chase the wind, see what comes in
After the sun goes down
 
Hey now Joe
Where do you go, after the sun goes down
Are you looking for light in the dark of the night
After the sun goes down
 
Can’t you tell me how to be a better man
Wish I could but I don’t now how
I don’t knows where everything goes
After the sun goes down
 
Hey now Joe
Where do you go, after the sun goes down
Are you looking for light in the dark of the night
After the sun goes down
 
Hey now Joe
Where do you go, after the sun goes down
Are you looking for light in the dark of the night
After the sun goes down

 

I’m Gonna Love You Anyhow
(The Sailor Song)
 
Bite my hand, I’ll understand
Strap me to a chair, I won’t care
Ignore me when I come around
I’m gonna love you anyhow
 
Oh No, I lost my mind
Never met a woman got me so far behind
Oh no, can’t you see
I love you like a sailor come home from the sea
 
We are in a time of drastic change
Too many horses on a dwindling range
While I’m chasing down, what I believe I’m allowed
I’m gonna love you anyhow
 
Oh No, I lost my mind
Never met a woman got me so far behind
Oh no, can’t you see
I love you like a sailor come home from the sea
 
Temperature drops, freezing the crops
Comes every year, have no fear
Cold as you get when the evening’s down
I’m gonna love you anyhow
 
Oh No, I lost my mind
Never met a woman got me so far behind
Oh no, can’t you see
I love you like a sailor come home from the sea
 
Gonna find a good alibi drain it of life
Gonna make a fast start, maybe tonight
I’ll be back in the morning home with the cows
And I’m gonna love you anyhow
 
Oh No, I lost my mind
Never met a woman got me so far behind
Oh no, can’t you see
I love you like a sailor come home from the sea
I love you like a sailor come home from the sea
 

 
 
 

Bitter Wind

 
there are underground stages and songs for all ages
and anyone can get to the moon
there are open mouthed crazies and strung out old ladies
who are careful not to speak too soon
generations come and generations go,
we’re all part of the same old story
if there’s meaning to this how can we dismiss
the ones who’re not part of the glory
It’s a bitter wind blowing a-cross this land
Who is gonna take a stand
It’s a Bitter Wind blowin’ across this land
A Bitter Wind blowin’ across this land
 
there are boulevards of broken glass and memories that will not last
and tribes of wanton buffoons
and it’s all for the glory of that last great story
and the lover who left way too soon
it’s a flash from the past and a night when we crashed
in a forest of bottles and smoke
but there’s more to this Jack than a barely seen track
or a song or a string or a toke
 
It’s a bitter wind blowing a-cross this land
who is gonna take a stand
Bitter Wind blowin’ across this land
Bitter Wind blowin’ across this land
 
 
If you ask what the prize is the sun also rises
for the orange and the blue
and the bell tolls for Moses and there’s no door that closes
won’t open a new one too
 
There’s a snake in the grass there’s a feeling won’t last
Why did I tell you those lies
I’ve got limited horizons, I see Krypton rising
But I love you and I hear angels cry
 
It’s a bitter wind blowing a-cross this land
who is gonna take a stand
Bitter Wind blowin’ across this land
Bitter Wind blowin’ across this land

  

River Moon

River Moon shining on a silver man
Silver strands are looking for  a place to stand
He sees a place where he has come too soon
Upon a bridge looking on the River Moon
 
River Moon how deep the peaceful waters go
Where all my dreams and all my troubles flow
And if the waters find the path and it’s too soon
Would you miss this lonely man beneath the River Moon
 
Each breath I take / I wonder how
I can still be here / after all
There still remains / much more to do
Underneath / the River Moon
 
River Moon how deep the peaceful waters go
Where all my dreams and all my troubles can flow
And if the waters find the path and it’s too soon
Would you miss this lonely man beneath the River Moon
 
I crossed the ocean / I crossed the line
I was looking for you / I hoped I’d find
Something so true / the Master Tune
Underneath / the River Moon
 
River Moon how deep the peaceful waters go
Where all my dreams and all my troubles can flow
And if the waters find the path and it’s too soon
Would you miss this lonely man beneath the River Moon
 
River Moon how deep the peaceful waters go
Where all my dreams and all my troubles can flow
And if the waters find the path and it’s too soon
Would you miss this lonely man beneath the River Moon
 
 
Crazy Town

there’s a place they go to get off the road
It’s a place that’s dark as the night
you head downtown.... to see what’s going on
there’s fighting in town tonight
But you can’t get up,  if you don’t fall down
here in this place They call Crazy Town
 
If you’re going down to Crazy Town
I cannot go there with you
I’ve done my time, left it all behind
There’s no more I can do
 
they’re drinking wine for breakfast
and preaching about drowning by noon
there’s smokers & jokers and underground tokers
sometimes it’s like a cartoon
and it’s hard to keep your head
above the ground
here in this place
they call Crazy Town
 
If you’re going down to Crazy Town
I cannot go there with you
I’ve done my time, left it all behind
There’s no more I can do
 
There’s a girl comes by in a black limousine
takes us to her house on the hill
she’s got a cousin and she’s all right with me
didn’t work out it was easy to see
 
We’re heading west
and it won’t take long
to get far away from this place
they call Crazy Town
 
If you really want to love me
Then I want to love you too
Wait for me, do what it takes for me
To come back to you when I do
 
If you’re going down to Crazy Town
I cannot go there with you
I’ve done my time, left it all behind
There’s no more I can do
 
So if you’re going down to Crazy Town
Don’t stay too long
If you’re going down to my Crazy Town
Just remember this song
 
 

Happy Birthday My Friend

 
Happy birthday my friend
Wish I could be with you again
Time goes by
We couldn’t change it if we tried
Happy birthday my friend
 
Let me tell you  about my street
And the people you might meet
Walking by
You couldn’t miss them if you tried
When you walk upon my street
 
Happy birthday my friend
Wish I could be with you again
Time goes by
We couldn’t change it if we tried
Happy birthday my friend
 
Some of them are underground
some of them doing fine
Walking by
 
You couldn’t miss them if you tried
Even those doing time
 
Happy birthday my friend
Wish I could be with you again
Time goes by
We couldn’t change it if we tried
Happy birthday my friend
 
All my friends are behind me
In the rearview mirror of time
Walking by
You couldn’t miss them if you tried
You can’t forget them, they’re too fine
 
 
Happy birthday my friend
Wish I could be with you again
Time goes by
We couldn’t change it if we tried
Happy birthday my friend

 
 

It’s About Time

 
There’s rambling on my mind and in my soul
Wanting to hold on and still let go
Got a couple old dogs I’d hate to leave behind
Nights are restless and days are cold
You cling real close to the things you hold
But it’s more than the weather gives me a worried mind
Clock keeps ticking, it’s getting too loud
Got to leave behind this maddening crowd
 
But I’m mostly just trying to hold the line
No matter what I keep on trying
Now I’m getting on board and baby, it’s about time
It’s about time
 
It’s way past midnight and you gotta go
We can’t do each other no good no more
I wish it was different but it’s just the same
I wanted to be an actor and make it all up
But fate intervened I couldn’t make it stop
There was too much momentum
To change the game
 
Why don’t you try me tomorrow, I might be better then
I just might be your long-lost friend
 
I’ve always had too much time on my hands
Too much thinking for an active man
Now it’s all come back, taking vengeance on me
Making me all confused and it’s hard to see
Any way out don’t involve taking to the sea
It’s hard to be a servant and still stay free
I’m rowing a boat ain’t got no oars
Living in a house ain’t got no doors
 
I was born by the river in a far off land
I can never return there you understand
It had to do with something beyond my control
Now I love my companions, don’t get me wrong
But you’re the only woman I could take along
The only woman who could safely get me home
 
What’s a boy to do when he becomes a man
He needs a place where he can stand

Chorus


 

When This Day is Done

 
Before the morning takes flight / After a long and ragged night
With the stories still churning in my brain
The moon’s still in sight / Yet to give up the night
To this day when nothing will be the same
I’m still trying to make sense / Of these days of nonsense
When everything is coming undone
But I’ll do for you / What you’ve done for me
I’ll be with you when this day is done
 
Like a picture with no frame / Like those towns have no name
We search for what we know to be true
 
I am a working man / I’ve done all I can
To be an honest broker to you
 
In these places of grief/ you’ll be chased by a thief
There be no place left to run
 
I’ll do for you / What you’ve done for me
I’ll be with you when the day is done
 
Take them down to the river / Take them down to the water
Take them down to a brand new home
 
Make my cities of  ashes/ Make my cities of bones
I’ll make sure that you’re that you’re never alone
 
When the spikes of suspicion / Lead to indecision
And you wonder why you have come
 
I’ll do for you / What you’ve done for me
I’ll be with you when the day is done
 
When there’s nothing left to hide / All the tricks have been tried
And there’s just you and me in the room
I’ll remember your beauty / I’ll remember your smile
And I hope you won’t leave me to soon
I’ve gone past being free / There’s a thousand ways to be
But to be yours there is really only one
 
I’ll do for you / What you’ve done for me
I’ll be with you when the day is done
 
 
 

The Day You Said Goodbye

 
I’m living alone, it does not suit me at all
I just watch time passing by
Your love is the cure for this sickness I’ve endured
Since that day you said goodbye
 
I didn’t see it coming wrapped up in my own world
Maybe I didn’t want to try
If love is a habit, then I didn’t have it
On that day you said goodbye
 
Do you ever think about me
All the words I could have tried
Now I could write a book, on the way that you looked
On that day you said goodbye
 
All those pages never written
Not a chapter verse or rhyme
The greatest story never written
I guess we never took the time - into verse 3
 
If I had it to do all over again
I might find a different way
To show you my love, treat you with kid gloves
Find a way to make you stay
 
Do you ever think about me
All those words I could have tried
Now I could write a book, on the way that  you looked
On that day you said goodbye
 
Do you ever think about me
All those words I could have tried
Now I could write a book, on the way that  you looked
On that day you said goodbye
 

 


For every season and time there’s a glass
that shows the future that will come to pass
your ancestors showed you the second sight
We leave for Jerusalem tonight
 
Salvation or death, new beginnings from stone
Can you love me enough to ferry me home
As the moon rises in the fiery night
We leave for Jerusalem tonight
 
Sailing on,  sailing on
Sailing on to Jerusalem tonight
 
Rumors that your love may be dying away
Are making the rounds they’re starting to say
The fire in you no longer burns bright
We leave for Jerusalem tonight
 
Before it’s all lost, let’s look at the cost
There’s no better love, than the one you just lost
You told me you’d love me in the morning light
We leave for Jerusalem tonight
 
I  walked to the harbor, listened to her voice
There was no turning back there was no choice
The call of the ship, the call of the night
We leave for Jerusalem tonight
 
There are masters as well as prisoners of war
There are children and mothers and fathers in store
Can we be the light, can we shine so bright
Come with me to Jerusalem tonight
Come with me to Jerusalem tonight
 
Sailing on sailing on
Sailing on to Jerusalem tonight
Sailing on,  sailing on
Sailing on to Jerusalem tonight