At The End of Paths Taken
Released April 10, 2007 in Europe
April 17, 2007 in North America


1. Brand New World
(Michael Timmins)

Mouths to feed
Shoes to buy
Rent to pay
Tears to dry
Brand new world
...I can't relate
Let us choose
to not participate

Open up
Let me wander in
Your heart is not
such a tender thing
Brand new world
... I contend
only love
can stop the withering

Oh, to lie in wait
as the shadows and the shapes
spill across the walls
live a river
deep
in spate

4 am
dark reality
Brand new world
... and my heart is missing



6. Someday Soon
(Michael Timmins)

Someday soon
I'm going to find myself a saviour
sit him on the naugahide
make him tell me the answers
someday soon
He'll look at me with the world in his eyes
and notice the hero to come
someday soon
someday soon

someday soon
I'm going find myself a leader
someone who can take me
by the hand towards safety
someday soon
with only a wink he'll tell me all I need know
his personal call will come
someday soon
someday soon

find myself another heart to carry this weight
find another part to take
find myself another heart to carry this weight
find another part to take
someday soon
someday soon

someday soon
I'm gonna find myself a banner
march when they tell me too
cheer when it matters
someday soon
let's take our place at the back of the bus
erase all the lies we've been told
shoulder the load of those that are dear
look at the days to come
someday soon
someday soon
someday soon
someday soon


2. Still Lost

(Michael Timmins)

Here we stand at the end of paths taken
guiding light inspiration, the slow decline
crumbling foundation, the stations, and now the cross
we're still lost, we're still lost

Settling now, once again
what was begun, will meet it's end
running now, time to hide
go inside, it's time to hide

Here we stand at the end of paths taken
guiding light inspiriation, the slow decline
crumbing foundation, the stations, and now the cross
but we're still lost, we're still lost

Waiting now, dull root twinning
keeping watch, for new roots shining

Here we stand at the end of paths taken
guiding light inspiration, the slow decline
crumbling foundation, the stations, and now the cross
but we're still lost, we're still lost

There you stand at the edge of salvation
guiding light inspiriation, the slow decline
crumbling foundation, the stations, and now the cross
but we're still lost, we're still lost
we're still lost, we're still lost
we're still lost, we're still lost
we're still lost, we're still lost


7. Follower 2

(Michael Timmins)

My father's stories fell upon us,
filled us with his light
gospels, fertile minds, taking root, taking root

His pocket chain would jingle
sacramental bells
heads tucked low, sneaking peaks, sneaking peaks
and the rain come down
it's dark and the browns begin to bite
here you will always be behind me
and you will not go away

There he sleeps, an untamed land
dark corners yet discovered
his heart yet to be trod upon, trod upon

I can't bear to hear his breathing, simply knowing what's to come
I can't bear to hear your breathing, knowing what's to come, what's to come
and the rain comes down
it's dark and the browns begin to bite
here you will always be behind me
and you will not go away

and the rain comes down
it's dark and the browns begin to bite
(repeat 5 times)

Here I will always be behind you
and will never go away




3. Cutting Board Blues

(Michael Timmins)

If you've gone and made up your mind
'bout leaving tomorrow
take it all but leave my cutting board behind

I can see my way ahead,
I reach this closed doorway
try as I might
I can't find my way behind

If you've gone and made up your mind
'bout leaving tomorrow
take it all but leave my cutting board behind

I can see my way ahead,
I reach this closed doorway
try as I might
I can't find my way behind

Do you see the end of time or a new level?
next time, alone, I leave the others behind

If you gone and made up your mind
'bout leaving tomorrow
take it all but leave my cutting board behind
take it all but leave my cutting board behind
take it all but leave my cutting board behind


8. It Really Doesn't Matter Anyway

(Michael Timmins)

(It doesn't really matter anyway)
(It doesn't really matter anyway)

Singer brought her to tears
but they were my words, not hers
what I said, I didn't say
It doesn't really matter anyway

Singer brought her to tears
but they were my words, not hers
what I said, I didn't say
It doesn't really matter anyway

(It doesn't really matter anyway)
(It doesn't really matter anyway)

Beside me you look so small
so I'm the one now, that makes you crawl
a misplaced word, nothing brutish
can serve as sand to extinguish the flame

(It doesn't really matter anyway)
(It doesn't really matter anyway)

Beside me you look so small
so I'm the one now, that makes you crawl
what I said, I didn't say
It doesn't really matter anyway
It doesn't really matter anyway (repeat)


4. Spiral Down

(Michael Timmins)

Now it all begins
or continues to
spiral down
spiral down

I've laid it out on paper
instructions of what to do
as my mind begins to waver
losing contact with you

Now it all begins
or continues to
spiral down
spiral down

Look upon the self
look upon the other
we need a better understanding
or we'll spiral down

Spiral down
continue to spiral down
I'm no where near my peace
as you spiral down

Now it all begins
or continues to
I'm no where near my peace
as you spiral down

I'm no where near my peace
as you spiral down


9. Blue Eyed Saviour

(Michael Timmins)

Where did you go my blue eyed saviour
Where did you go my darling one
lying on that field of honour
not sure what you're waiting on

And she won't let him through the door
her mind is ticking through those tumbling years
the ones he'd promised he'd be there for
she says
hope: the belief that
loved ones will never die
I've never heard such nonsense
never heard such lies

What to do with our sputtering engine
what to do with our fading star
leaving us to wander freely
trying to find out where we are

And I can't bare to see him go
there is just too much left on the table
there has been too much left alone
she says
hope: the belief that
loved ones will never die
I've never heard such nonsense
never heard such lies

Listen to my wide eyed bundle
listen to them sail the night
lost again in their caves of wonder
leaving us alone outside

I can barely stand the simple pleasure
each breath carrying just a little more weight
as I bend to adjust the comforter

I think
hope: the belief that
loved ones will never die
I've never heard such nonsense
never heard such lies

I think
hope: the belief that
loved ones will never die
I've never heard such nonsense
never heard such lies


5. My Little Basquiat

(Michael Timmins)

My little boy on the kitchen floor
(my little Basquiat)
Stick men fighting stick dinosaurs
(my little Basquiat)
Colours leaping all over the mat
(my little Basquiat)
The kitchen floor is where it’s at
for my little Basquiat

One day he’ll be golden, maybe chosen
Perhaps to lead
One day he’ll be shaken, maybe taken
Perhaps to bleed

My big girl swinging from the bars
(my little Comaneci)
Fist of stone flying about the yard
(my little Comaneci)
Halfway up is halfway down
(my little Comaneci)
Or maybe it’s the other way around
for my little Comaneci

One day she’ll be moonlight, maybe too bright
Perhaps to shine
One day she’ll be found out, maybe ground out
Perhaps she’ll cry

(guitar solo)

My little girl on her mother’s lap
(my little Panchen Llama)
Sucking on her fingers surveying the road map
(my little Panchen Llama)
Seems to be the only one around
(my little Panchen Llama)
That sees the red lights at the end of town
my little Panchen Llama

One day they’ll be older, maybe bolder
Perhaps than me
One day they’ll be rising, maybe living
Perhaps in peace

One day they’ll be older, maybe bolder
Perhaps than me
One day they’ll be rising, maybe living
Perhaps in peace

Perhaps in peace
Perhaps in peace
Perhaps in
peace



10. Mountain

(Michael Timmins)

You speak of love, you turn are gone
what kind of love you thinking of?
Can you tell me how this mountain got so high?

Moments worth, the price of myths
lifting from our fingertips
reaching for the next hand to hold on the wall
how'd this mountain get so high?
how'd this mountain get so high?
can someone tell me how this mountain got so high?

Step by step we take on weight
the trick is now to separate
secure the good, leave the rot behind
how'd this mountain get so high?
how'd this mountain get so high?
can someone tell me how this mountain got so high?

no need for answers
but give them choice
a simple place
to hear their voice

can someone tell me how this mountain got so high?
how'd this mountain get so high?
how'd this mountain get so high?
can someone tell me how this mountain got so high?
can someone tell me how this mountain got so high?

how'd this mountain get so high?
how'd this mountain get so high?

 




11. My Only Guarantee

(Michael Timmins)

Keep it coming I've got your back
do not fear when I'm on deck
a bigger lie I've never told
a bigger story yet to unfold
my only guarantee:
I will fuck you up

Another day of pure energy
what wears most is the constancy
a bigger job I've never had
a bigger burden I could not drag
my only guarantee:
I will fuck you up

strange how things come about
will I know how things turn out
a bigger wish I've never know
a bigger question I'm trying to hone
my only guarantee
I will fuck you up

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Last update: March 29, 2007
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