Song Database w Lyrics

Song w link to LyricsLP/CD & link to Discography
(release date)
Details including played live info if known
200 More MilesThe Trinity Session 1988
200 more miles 1995
Journeys 2000
Time Before Llamas 2003
Long Journey Home 2005
Trinity Revisited 2007
 
32-20 BluesLong Journey Home 2005A Robert Johnson song
A Brides PriceSing In My Meadow 2011Draft first available Feb 9, 2011 only on Latent Recordings as a stream. First played live Oct 29, 2011 in Toronto
A Common DisasterLay It Down 1996
Live at the World Cafe Vol 4 1996
Studio 1996
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
 
A Few Bags of GrainRenmin Park 2010First played live Apr 15, 2010 in Buffalo, NY
A Few Simple WordsRarities, B-Sides… 1999Written during Lay It Down, the chorus is written by Margo
A Good Heart (You’ve Got To Get)Renmin Park 2010 No record of being played live.
A Horse in the CountryBlack Eyed Man 1992
A Horse In the Country CD Single 1992
Studio 1996
Best of 2003
Platinum & Gold 2003
Long Journey Home 2005
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)  
 On the UK Best of Only
A Walk In The ParkRenmin Park 2010 No record of being played live.
All That Reckoning (Parts 1 & 2)All That Reckoning 2018
Music Is The Drug 2020
First played live Mar 29, 2017 at the Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON.
Part 1 and Part 2 have the same lyrics with different arrangements
Also OneNotes Falling Slow 2015Written during At The End of Paths Taken but never recorded until Notes Falling Slow. No record of being played live.
Angel MineLay It Down 1996
Music for Lawn 1996
broadcasts vol. 4 KGSR 107.1 1996
Live from the Music Hall Vol Three 1996
Truth About Cats & Dogs 1996
Written for Lay It Down, it’s the continuation of Misguided Angel
Angels In The WildernessThe Wilderness 2012First played live Apr 25, 2008 in Sparks, Nevada. There is a version by Lee Harvey Osmond from the CD ‘A Quiet Evil’.
Inspired by the novel Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Anniversary SongPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Pale Sun Single 1993
Anniversary Song Single 1993
The Post CD Single (1994)
Essential Junk 1994
Live from the Archives 1 KFOG 1994
Live at the World Cafe Vol One 1995
Studio 1996
Kink Live 1998
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Best of 2001
Open Road CD & DVD 2002
Platinum & Gold 2003
 
Any Other Rainy Day aka Distant StarIn Concert OnlyFirst performed live Apr 9, 2015 Hugh’s Room in Toronto at a David Wiffen tribute concert
At the end of the RainbowMiles From Our Home 1998
Songs From Maiden’s Mill Promo CD 1998
Hidden track at the end of Miles From Our Home. First performed live Feb 6, 2003 in Ottawa, ON  
Baby Please Don’t GoWhites Off Earth Now 1986 
Bad Boy200 more miles 1995Recorded at their first show Nov 7, 1985 at the Beverley Tavern in Toronto. Unlisted, Disc 2, track 10.
Bea’s Song (River Song Trilogy Part 2)Lay It Down 1996
E-Town Live Volume 1 1997
Waltz Across America 2000
Open Road DVD (2002)
 
beneath the gateOpen 2001
Coast to Coast 2002
First performed live Nov 26, 1999 in Brampton, ON
Betty LonelyDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Black Eyed ManBlack Eyed Man 1992
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Time Before Llamas 2003
Long Journey Home 2005
 
Blue Eyed SaviourThe End of Paths Taken 2007First performed live Apr 7, 2006 in Toronto, ON.
Partially inspired by Joan Didion’s book The Years of Magical Thinking (Hope – the belief that loved ones will never die)
Blue GuitarMiles From Our Home 1998
Waltz Across America 2000
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Open 2001
Part of the lyrics (Goodbye to the highway, goodbye to the sky, I’m headed out, goodbye, goodbye) are from an unfinished song by Townes Van Zandt. Blue Guitar appears on the Open CD only in Japan
Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)It Came From Canada 4 1988
The Trinity Session 1988
Soundtrack – Flesh and Bone 1993
Essential Junk 1994
200 more miles 1995
Blue Moon Revisited Single 1995
Studio 1996
Soundtrack – Hotel de Love 1997
Best of 2001
Open Road DVD (2002)
Platinum & Gold 2003
Time Before Llamas 2003
Trinity Revisited 2007
This song was not on the original vinyl Latent version of The Trinity Session.
It was first released on It Came From Canada 4 and then it was added to the RCA/BMG reissue of The Trinity Session.
Brand New WorldThe End of Paths Taken 2007
Uncut Magazine May 2007 (2007)
Brand New World Single (2007)
First performed live Apr 21, 2006 in Montclair, NJ
bread and wineOpen 2001
In The Open (2001)
Rounder New Release Sampler (2001)
Open Road CD & DVD 2002
First performed live Nov 26, 1999 in Brampton, ON. Michael: It’s “your standard mid-life crisis adultery song.” He notes the religious images: “I guess that’s the guilt brought on by my Catholic upbringing. I can’t even write about these types of things without feeling like I’ve sinned.”
BreathingGhosts 2020No record of being played live.
Brothers Under The BridgeEarly 21st Century 2005
Delicatessen 7 (2006)
A cover of a Bruce Springsteen song, first performed live on Jun 2, 2005.
Captain KiddCause Cheap is How I feel CD Single (1990)
Sun Comes Up 10″ Vinyl (1990)
They Came, They Played, They Blocked the Driveway (1993)
Sharon 2007
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
A traditional song arranged by Margo & Michael
CarmelitaAngel Mine CD Single (1996)
Maple Music One (2002)
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
A Fred Eaglesmith song about migrant workers on Southern Ontario farms
Cause Cheap Is How I FeelThe Caution Horses 1990
Essential Junk 1994
200 more miles 1995
Studio 1996
Best of 2001
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Time Before Llamas 2003
Long Journey Home 2005
Sharon 2007
 
CicadasRenmin Park 2010
 
First performed live May 12, 2010 in Providence, RI
Close My EyesOpen 2001
In The Open (2001)
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
 
In 2003 when played live an additional verse was added: “Turmoil took love’s dusty book. Cracked her spine in two. Read aloud her simple lines. Cracked a wicked smile.”
Clothes Line SagaCanadian Celebration of The Band (2010)
 
Featuring Garth Hudson on keyboards. No record of being played live.
Coast of PeruTime Before Llamas 2003Listed as Whalers on In The Time Before Llamas. Performed as an introduction to Mariner’s Song
Cold Evening WindWritten, Recorded & Unreleased (2007)
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
Notes Falling Slow 2015
First performed live Feb 6, 2003 in Ottawa, ON
Cold Tea BluesPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Best of 2001
There is no indication this song had been performed live before May 27, 2004.
Come Calling (her song)Lay It Down 1996 
Come Calling (his song)Lay It Down 1996
Live from the Archives 3 KFOG (1996)
Live from the River Music Hall Vol. 1 (1998)
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
 
Coney Island BabyIn Concert OnlyWritten by Lou Reed. First played live Mar 22, 2017 at the Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON featuring Tom Wilson on vocals with Margo
Confessions of Georgie EThe Wilderness 2012First performed live Jul 12, 2008 in Boulder, CO. There are indications that this is a follow up song from Murder, Tonight, In The Trailer Park.
Continental DriftSing In My Meadow 2011First available Feb 9, 2011 only on Latent Recordings as a stream. Inspired by the book Continental Drift by Russell Banks. First played live Oct 29, 2011 in Toronto
Cortez The Killer‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)Written by Neil Young and performed live on Jun 2, 2005 (early show).
Cowboy Junkies LamentBlack Eyed Man 1992
Best of 2001
Written by Townes Van Zandt during the time before Black Eyed Man when Townes’ was opening for the Junkies shows.
Crescent MoonPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Anniversary Song Single (1993)
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
 
CrossroadsWhites Off Earth Now 1986 Written by Robert Johnson
Cutting Board BluesThe End of Paths Taken 2007
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
First performed live Apr 7, 2006 in Toronto, ON
Damaged From The StartThe Wilderness 2012First performed live Feb 28, 2012 in Annapolis, MD
Dark Hole AgainWaltz Across America 2000
Open 2001
First performed live Nov 26, 1999 in Brampton, ON
Darkling DaysMiles From Our Home 1998 
Darkness, Darkness‘neath your covers pt 1 2004
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Cover of the 1969 song by The Youngbloods on Elephant Mountain. First performed live Nov 11, 2006 on the Junkies Train in Ontario
Dead FlowersCause Cheap is How I feel CD Single (1990)
Sun Comes Up Cassette Single (1990)
Uncut Vol 2. Gimme Shelter (2001)
Sharon 2007
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
December SkiesEarly 21st Century 2005
Rounder New Music Sampler (2005)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
Inspired by the news of the day and the Timothy Finley novel “The Wars”. First performed Nov 8, 2002 in Austin, TX
Decoration DayWhites Off Earth Now 1986
The Cities Sampler Volume 2 (1990)
 Written by John Lee Hooker
DemonsNomad Series Extras 2012 No record of being played live.
Desire LinesGhosts 2020No record of being played live.
DisintegratingKennedy Suite 2013First performed live Oct 26, 2013 in Chicago, IL
Do It Again (You Don’t Get To)Ghosts 2020No record of being played live.
Don’t Let It Bring You Down‘neath your covers, part 2 (2009)A Neil Young cover, first performed live Jun 10, 2009 at Massey Hall. Available for download starting Jul 8, 2009 at Latent Recordings
Don’t Need YouPOR VIDA: A Tribute to Alejandro Escovedo (2004)
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Written by Alejandro Escovedo. No record of being played live.
Done Your TimeNotes Falling Slow 2015Written during At The End of Paths Taken but never recorded until Notes Falling Slow. No record of being played live.
dragging hooks (river song trilogy: part 3)Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Open 2001
Open Road CD & DVD 2002
Soundtrack: Suspicious River DVD/VHS (2002)
The River Song Trilogy was originally written for Lay It Down. Michael says, “The river is the ultimate image for life. The first part of the trilogy is about the river’s beauty and it goes downhill from there to part three where they’re dragging the river for bodies.”
Dreaming My Dreams with YouThe Trinity Session 1988
Platinum & Gold 2003
Trinity Revisited 2007
 
Escape is so SimpleThe Caution Horses 1990
Best of 2001
Open Road CD 2002
Sharon 2007
 
FairytaleThe Wilderness 2012
Music Is The Drug 2020
First played live Apr 25, 2008 in Sparks, Nevada
First RecollectionPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
First Recollection CD Single (1994)
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
 
Five Room Love StoryA Horse In the Country CD Single 1992
Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
Waltz Across America 2000
The Riversound Cafe 2001
Time Before Llamas 2003
Played live first back in 1990, recorded during Black Eyed Man. When you see credits as ‘Margo and Michael Timmins’ as in this song, it generally means Margo’s lyrics and Mike’s music.
Five YearsMusic Is The Drug 2020Written by David Bowie. First played live Mar 29, 2017 at the Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON
Flirted With You All My LifeDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt
Floorboard BluesPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
First Recollection CD Single 1994
200 more miles 1995
 
Flyin’ Shoes‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)Written by Townes Van Zandt. First performed live Mar 9 or 10, 2007
Follower 2The End of Paths Taken 2007
Sing In My Meadow EP 2011
First performed live May 20, 2006 (early show) in Kirkland, WA. Inspired by the Seamus Heaney poem “Follower”
For FreeIn Concert OnlyFirst performed live Jun 28, 2010 at Hugh’s Room in Toronto by Mike & Margo at the launch of a CD for Greenpeace. Written by Joni Mitchell.
Forgive MeWhites Off Earth Now 1986
200 more miles 1995
 
ForthrightDemons Bonus EP 2010
Nomad Series Extras 2012
Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
From Hunting Ground to CityOne Soul Now 2004First performed live Feb 28, 2003 in Brampton, ON
Fuck, I Hate The ColdThe Wilderness 2012First performed live Feb 23, 2012 in Ithaca, NY
Girl Behind The Man Behind The Gun, TheNomad Series Extras 2012First played live Apr 28, 2008 in Oakland, CA
Gone AwayIn Concert Only 
Good and the Bad, TheIn Concert Only – Never ReleasedWritten by Ted Hawkins, this song appeared at a number of live shows in 1996.
Good FridayMiles From Our Home 1998
Songs From Maiden’s Mill Promo CD 1998
Waltz Across America 2000
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Long Journey Home 2005
Music Is The Drug 2020
 
Grace DescendsGhosts 2020No record of being played live.
Guilty By AssociationDemons Bonus EP 2010
Nomad Series Extras 2012
Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Handouts In The RainEarly 21st Century 2005A Richie Havens song, first performed live Nov 12, 2006 on the Junkies train near the Ontario/Manitoba border.
Hard to ExplainPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Pale Sun Single (1993)
Essential Junk 1994
Best of 2001
Open Road DVD (2002)
Written by Ray Agee
He Will Call You BabyOne Soul Now 2004
Long Journey Home 2005
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
First performed live Mar 1, 2003 in Brantford, ON
Heaven‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)Written by David Byrne, available for download starting Apr 17, 2007 exclusively at Latent Recordings. No record of being played live.
Helpless‘neath your covers pt 1 2004
Take Root Festival DVD (2004)
Long Journey Home 2005
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Written by Neil Young and first performed live by the full band May 22, 2002 in Northampton, MA. Michael & Margo performed the song with Blue Rodeo in Jul 1998
Highway KindPOET: a tribute to Townes van Zandt (2001)
Open Road DVD (2002)
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Performed live back in 1998, the studio version appeared on a Townes Van Zandt tribute CD.
Hold on to MeLay It Down 1996
Soundtrack: Homegrown (1998)
 
Hollow As A BoneMiles From Our Home 1998
Waltz Across America 2000
MapleMusic Collection (2000)
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Open (Japan Only) (2001)
Open Road DVD (2002)
Although the lyrics are the same, this song has been dramatically slowed down and reworked since MFOH.
The subsequent versions are listed as Hollow As A Bone (Revisited)
Hot Burrito #1Live! 1992
Time Before Llamas 2003
Written by Gram Parsons & Christopher Ethridge
House in the ForestFrom a VH1 Television Special ‘At Home with Cowboy Junkies’ in 1990Performed by Michael & Margo Timmins, originally to be included on an album of lullabies, this song has never been released. No record of being played live.
House on the HorizonHouse: Canadian Movie (1995) No record of being played live.
Human Heart, TheWritten, Recorded & Unreleased (2007)Written, recorded and mixed at Maiden’s Mill during the Miles From Our Home sessions. Added to Latent Recordings Sept 2007. No record of being played live.
HuntedPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
200 more mile (1995)
Waltz Across America 2000
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Sing In My Meadow 2011
 
I Believe I’ll Dust My BroomIn Concert Only 
I Cannot Sit Sadly By Your SideRenmin Park 2010First performed live Mar 18,2010 in Saugatuck, MI
i did it all for youOpen 2001 No record of being played live.
I Don’t Get ItThe Trinity Session 1988
Long Journey Home 2005
 
I Don’t Want To Be a SoldierEarly 21st Century 2005A cover of the John Lennon song taken from the classic album Imagine.
I Let Him InThe Wilderness 2012 No record of being played live.
I Move OnSing In My Meadow 2011No record of being played live.
I Saw Your ShoesRarities, B-Sides… 1999
Uncut Volume 10 1999
Waltz Across America 2000
Written during Lay It Down, re-recorded and first released on Rarities.
I’ll Never Get out of These Blues AliveWhites Off Earth Now 1986A John Lee Hooker cover
I’m So Lonesome I Could CryThe Trinity Session 1988
Spring Breakers 1989
200 more miles 1995
Best of 2001
Platinum & Gold 2003
Trinity Revisited 2007
A cover of the Hank Williams song, only instead of on 78 like the original, slowed down to 33 1/3. Known to some as the saddest song of all time.
I’m So OpenOpen 2001
In The Open 2001
Rounder New Release Sampler 2001
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
On The Mountain 7 KMTT 2001
Open Road DVD 2002
Broadcasts vol. 9 KGSR 2002
Delicatessen 4 2002
Margo: “Mike seems to write songs that so perfectly express where I’m at,” she says. “It freaks me out. It explains how I feel at this point in my life. It’s become my song. When I sing it, it makes me feel so sad but at the end relieved – the way you feel after a good cry.”
Idle TalesThe Wilderness 2012 No record of being played live.
If I Needed YouIn Concert OnlyWritten by Townes Van Zandt.
If You Gotta Go, Go NowBlack Eyed Man 1992
Southern Rain CD Single 1992
Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
Time Before Llamas 2003
A Bob Dylan cover from the Black Eyed Man tour days. Appeared on the Japanese CD of Black Eyed Man only.
If you were the Woman and I was the ManBlack Eyed Man 1992
Live! 1992
Soundtrack: Cadillac Girls VHS 1993
Essential Junk 1994
200 more miles 1995
Featuring vocals by John Prine, the band has done the song in concert with Margo doing all the vocals herself. Jimmie Dale Gilmour did a version in the studio before John Prine, but the band decided his voice just didn’t work with Margo’s.
IKEA Parking LotWritten, Recorded & Unreleased (2007)
Notes Falling Slow 2015
First performed Feb 6, 2003 in Ottawa, ON. Written and recorded for One Soul Now, released on Latent early Sept 2007.
In My Time Of NeedAcoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
Written by Ryan Adams, first performed live October 6, 2007 in Edinburgh, Scotland
In the Long RunA Common Disaster Promo CD 1996
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)
Written by Brodie Lodge of the Corndogs. No record of being played live.
Isn’t It a PityEarly 21st Century 2005
Long Journey Home 2005
Written by George Harrison. First performed live on May 27, 2004 at The Revival in Toronto, ON
It Really Doesn’t Matter AnywayThe End of Paths Taken 2007No record of being played live.
It’s Heavy Down HereSing In My Meadow 2011No record of being played live.
Jesus Is Coming SoonGod Don’t Never Change 2016Cover of a song written by Blind Willie Johnson about the Flu epidemic of 1918. No record of being played live.
Just want to seeLay It Down 1996
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
 
LadleDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt, first played live Nov 2012
Last Drop, TheLatent Recordings (2007)Added to Latent Recordings Sep 2007. The opening lyrics are the same as You Can Be Loved Too Much. Mike: We started working on a version of this song during the Pale Sun, Crescent Moon sessions. We finally recorded it during the Miles sessions and, just for good measure, put the LSO on it. The most expensive track that we never released. No record of being played live.
Last Spike, TheBlack Eyed Man 1992
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
 
Late Night RadioSing In My Meadow 2011First played live Oct 29, 2011 in Toronto
Lay It DownLay It Down 1996
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Open Road CD & DVD 2002
Sing In My Meadow EP 2011
 
Leaving NormalAnniversary Song Single 1993
Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
The original was written and recorded during Black Eyed Man, the song was re-recorded for Rarities.
Let Me Call You SweetheartSoundtrack – The Sadness of Sex 1995
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)
This was one of the hardest Junkies songs to find, available only a promo soundtrack CD, until it was made available for download in 2007. No record of being played live.
License to KillEarly 21st Century 2005First performed Mar 31, 2005 in Toronto, ON. A cover of a Bob Dylan song.
Little Dark HeartRenmin Park 2010First performed live Nov 19, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec
LoThe Wilderness Bonus Tracks (2012) No record of being played live.
Lonely Sinking FeelingLay It Down 1996
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
 
Lost My Driving WheelBlack Eyed Man 1992
Southern Rain CD Single (1992)
Born to Choose (1993)
200 more miles 1995
Studio 1996
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)  
Written by David Wiffen, the Junkies version was inspired by the Tom Rush cover.
It appeared only the Japanese CD version of Black Eyed Man.
Love In Mind‘neath your covers, part 2 (2009)A Neil Young cover, first performed live Jun 10, 2009 at Massey Hall. Available for download starting Jul 8, 2009 at Latent Recordings
Love Is All‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)Written by Greg Clarke and Brodie Lodge of The Corndogs, available for download starting Apr 17, 2007 exclusively at Latent Recordings. No record of being played live.
Love’s Still TherePale Sun Single (1993)
Earth Day ’96 (1996)
Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
Written and recorded during Pale Sun, Crescent Moon, lyrics from Margo and music from Michael. No record of being played live.
LungsFirst Recollection CD Single (1994)
‘neath your covers pt 1 2004
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Written by Townes Van Zandt, first performed live Dec 12, 1993 in Northglenn, CO on KBCO-FM
MarathonDemons Bonus EP 2010
Nomad Series Extras 2012
Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Marie‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)Written by Townes Van Zandt, first performed live Mar 9 or 10, 2007
Mariner’s SongThe Caution Horses 1990
Time Before Llamas 2003
Sharon 2007
 
Me and the DevilWhites Off Earth Now 1986
Soundtrack – Pump Up the Volume 1990
It’s Blues Vol III (1992)
200 more miles 1995
Time Before Llamas 2003
Pump Up the Volume is a different studio version than from Whites Off Earth Now!!
Miles from Our HomeMiles From Our Home 1998
Cities 97 Cities Sampler Volume 10 (1998)
Live from the Archives 5 KFOG (1998)
Miles From Our Home Single (1998)

World Cafe Volume 8 WXPN (1999)Lilith Fair, Volume 2 (1999)
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
 
Mining for GoldThe Trinity Session 1988
Trinity Revisited 2007
This is the only song from Trinity not recorded on Nov 27, 1987.
This song was ‘forgotten’ and Margo Timmins returned to Trinity several days later to record it.
MiseryGhosts 2020No record of being played live.
Misguided AngelThe Trinity Session 1988
Spring Breakers (1989)
The Best of Mountain Stage Volume 3 (1992)
Essential Junk 1994
Canadians Live from Mountain Stage (1994)
200 more miles 1995
Oh What A Feeling (1996)
Studio 1996
Waltz Across America 2000
Kink Live 3 (2000)
Loose New Sounds Vol 3 (2001)
Best of 2001
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Open Road DVD (2002)
Platinum & Gold 2003
Long Journey Home 2005
Other Voices 3 (2005)
Trinity Revisited 2007
 
Missing ChildrenAll That Reckoning 2018First performed live Sep 29, 2017 at the Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH. Inspired by The Tyger by William Blake
Moonlight MilePaint It Black (2011)First performed live Jun 23, 2009 in Northampton, this is a cover of the Rolling Stones song from the album Sticky Fingers
Morning CriedWritten, Recorded & Unreleased (2007)
Notes Falling Slow 2015
First performed live Oct 5, 2003 in Ferndale, MI. Written and recorded for One Soul Now, released early Sep 2007 on Latent.
MountainThe End of Paths Taken 2007
Sing In My Meadow EP 2011
First performed live Jan 19, 2007 in Buffalo, NY at The Tralf. The background is the Timmins’ father reading from a book he wrote about his life entitled ‘I Don’t Know Where I Am, But I’m Making Good Time’.
Mountain StreamAll That Reckoning 2018First performed live Mar 29, 2017 at the Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON. Inspired by The Angel by William Blake
Murder, Tonight, In the Trailer ParkBlack Eyed Man 1992
Essential Junk 1994
200 more miles 1995
The Bridge Collection 1996
Best of 2001
Open Road CD & DVD 2002
Platinum & Gold 2003
Time Before Llamas 2003
 
Musical KeyLay It Down 1996There is no indication this song had been performed live before Oct 27, 2006 in Newport, KY.
My Boy BurnsNomad Series Extras 2012 No record of being played live.
My FallRenmin Park 2010First performed live May 9, 2010 in Bellows Falls, VT
My Father’s HouseRarities, B-Sides… 1999Written by Bruce Springsteen and recorded at Sharon Temple, 1989
My Little BasquaitThe End of Paths Taken 2007
Sing In My Meadow EP 2011
First performed live Jan 19, 2007 in Buffalo, NY at The Tralf
My Only GuaranteeThe End of Paths Taken 2007Partially inspired by the Philip Larkin poem “This Be the Verse”, first performed live Oct 3, 2015 in Newton, NJ
My Wild ChildOne Soul Now 2004First performed live Mar 1, 2003
in Brantford, ON
New Dawn ComingMiles From Our Home 1998
American Eagle Outfitters (1998)
Everything is Beautiful (1998)
Songs From Maiden’s Mill Promo CD (1998)
 
No Birds TodayMiles From Our Home 1998 
No Expectations‘neath your covers, part 2 (2009)A cover of a Rolling Stones from 1968’s Beggars Banquet. Available for download starting Jul 8, 2009 at Latent Recordings, first performed live Oct 3, 2009 in Lexington, MI (early show).
No Long Journey HomeOne Soul Now 2004First performed live May 29, 2003 in Northampton
No MoreEarly 21st Century 2005A cover of a traditional song, performed live by the band first in 1985.
Nose Before EarAll That Reckoning 2018First performed live Nov 10, 2019 in Albany, NY
Notes Falling SlowOne Soul Now 2004
Long Journey Home 2005
First performed live Feb 28, 2003 in Brampton, ON
Now I KnowLay It Down 1996
Acoustic Junk (2009)
First performed live Jun 2, 2005
Old HotelDemons Bonus EP 2010
Nomad Series Extras 2012
Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Once I WasThe Village 2009First performed May 2, 2009 in Hamilton, ON, a cover of a Tim Buckley song, released early November 2009
OneEarly 21st Century 2005First performed Mar 31, 2005 in Toronto, ON. A cover of the classic U2 song.
One Soul NowOne Soul Now 2004First performed live Mar 5, 2003 in North Bay, ON
Ooh Las VegasReturn of the Grevious Angel (1999)Ooh Las Vegas Single (1999)
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Featuring the band plus David Houghton on percussion. First performed live Nov 11, 2006 on the Junkies Train in Ontario.
Oregon HillBlack Eyed Man 1992
A Horse In the Country CD Single (1992)
200 more miles 1995
Oregon Hill is in Richmond, Virgina
Ornette ColemanGhosts 2020No record of being played live.
Pale SunPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Pale Sun Single (1993)
200 more miles 1995
Take Root Festival DVD (2004)
Long Journey Home 2005
 
Possessed, TheAll That Reckoning 2018
Ghosts 2020
No record of being played live.
Post, ThePale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Essential Junk 1994
The Post CD Single (1994)
Platinum & Gold 2003
Written by J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.
Postcard BluesThe Trinity Session 1988
Trinity Revisited 2007
 
PowderfingerThe Caution Horses 1990
Studio 1996
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Platinum & Gold 2003
Sharon 2007
Written by Neil Young
Punching Holes ThroughNomad Series Extras 2012
 
 No record of being played live.
Rake‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
Written by Townes Van Zandt, first performed live Mar 9 or 10, 2007
Renmin ParkRenmin Park 2010First performed live on May 7, 2009 in Belleville, ON
Ring on the SillPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Studio 1996
Best of 2001
 
RitualTheme from TV show “Liberty Street”There is no known release of this short song. No record of being played live.
River‘neath your covers, part 2 (2007)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
First performed live on Feb 1, 2006 at Carnegie Hall at a Joni Mitchell Tribute Show, this song appeared on Joni’s classic 1971 album Blue.
River Waltz (river song trilogy part 1)Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
Open Road DVD (2002)
The River Song Trilogy was originally written for Lay It Down but the songs were ultimately released on 3 separate albums.
Rock and BirdThe Caution Horses 1990
Rock and Bird Single – remix (1990)
Best of 2001
Acoustic Junk (2009)  
The single remix features Bruce Hornsby on Piano.
Run for Your LifeThis Bird Has Flown (2005)
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Released as part of a Beatles 40th Anniversary Tribute to Rubber Soul. No record of being played live.
Sad Peter PanDemons Bonus EP 2010
Nomad Series Extras 2012
Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Sad To See The Season Go30 Hour Famine, World Vision 1998
Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
These are two slightly different studio versions of the song, written during Miles From Our Home, the Rarities version was recorded at Maiden’s Mill.
See You AroundDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt, first performed live Feb 7, 2011 in New York, NY
Seven YearsPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Platinum & Gold 2003
 
Seventeen Seconds‘neath your covers pt 1 2004
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Cover of The Cure, released originally as a download only in 2003. No record of being played live.
Shining MoonWhites Off Earth Now 1986
Essential Junk 1994
Studio 1996
 
Shining TeethAll That Reckoning 2018First performed live Mar 29, 2017 at the Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON
ShrikeLatent Recordings (2007)
Notes Falling Slow 2015
First performed live Apr 7, 2006 in Toronto, ON. Originally released as a bonus song on U.S. ITunes with At The End of Paths Taken (originally written and recorded for ATEOPT) and then available on Latent early Sep 2007
Simon KeeperOne Soul Now 2004First performed live Nov 26, 1999 in Brampton, ON
Sing In My MeadowSing In My Meadow 2011First performed May 2, 2009 in Hamilton, ON
Sing Me A SongAll That Reckoning 2018
Music Is The Drug 2020
First performed Mar 29, 2107 at the Monarch Tavern, Toronto, ON
Sir Francis Bacon At The NetRenmin Park 2010First performed Apr 15, 2010 in Buffalo, NY
Slide, TheOne Soul Now 2004
Long Journey Home 2005
Notes Falling Slow 2015
First performed Nov 8, 2002 in Austin, TX, this song was rerecording for Notes Falling Slow
small swift birdsOpen 2001
In The Open (2001)
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Small Swift Birds Single (2001)
Open Road DVD (2002)
The single contains the modified lyrics: “Forgetting how very lucky you are to have found her in such a crowd”. First performed live Nov 26, 1999 in Brampton, ON. Michael: “This song goes to heart of the album’s theme. It’s all about learning how to appreciate what you have, while you have it.”
So They SayNotes Falling Slow 2015First performed live Oct 3, 2015 in Newton, NJ, original written for At The End of Paths Taken and re-recorded for Notes Falling Slow
Someday SoonThe End of Paths Taken 2007First performed live in Mar 2007, Michael sings on the CD but so far not live.
Someone Out ThereMiles From Our Home 1998 No record of being played live.
Something more besides youLay It Down 1996
Soundtrack – Niagara Niagara (1998)
Open Road CD 2002
Soundtrack – Maudie (2016)
The version from Maudie is acoustic
Southern RainBlack Eyed Man 1992
Southern Rain CD Single (1992)
Essential Junk 1994
Studio 1996
Waltz Across America 2000
Best of 2001
Time Before Llamas 2003
 
Speaking ConfidentiallyLay It Down 1996
Buy Product 2 – Brief Encounters (1996)
Huckleberry House 30th Anniversary (1997)
First performed live Mar 26, 2009 in Rochester, NY
Spiral DownThe End of Paths Taken 2007
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
Sing In My Meadow EP 2011
First performed live Apr 7, 2006 in Toronto, ON
Square RoomDemons 2010
Music Is The Drug 2020
Written by Vic Chestnutt
Staring ManThe Wilderness 2012First performed live Nov 18, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, the song takes inspiration and several lines from the poem ‘To Be Written On The Mirror in Whitewash’ by Elizabeth Bishop
Stars of Our Stars, TheOne Soul Now 2004
Tracks #4 (2004)
First performed live Feb 28, 2003 in Brampton, ON
State TrooperWhites Off Earth Now 1986
200 more miles 1995
Bruce Springsteen Songbook 1996
Rare on Air Vol 3 1997
Written by Bruce Springsteen
Stay InsideDemons Bonus EP 2010
Nomad Series Extras 2012
Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Still LostThe End of Paths Taken 2007First performed live Mar 9 or 10, 2007
Strange LanguageDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Stranger HereRenmin Park 2010First performed live Nov 18, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec
Summer Of Discontent, TheMiles From Our Home 1998 
Sun Comes Up, It’s Tuesday MorningThe Caution Horses 1990
Sun Comes Up Cassette Single (1990)
The Truth About The Caution Horses (1990)
Essential Junk 1994
200 more miles 1995
Studio 1996
Best of 2001
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Open Road DVD (2002)
Time Before Llamas 2003
Long Journey Home 2005
The Bridge Collection 1996
Sharon 2007
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
 
SupernaturalDemons 2010First performed live Jul 22, 2010 in Knoxville, TN. Written by Vic Chestnutt
Sweet JaneThe Trinity Session 1988
Live! 1992
Soundtrack – Prelude to a Kiss 1992
Soundtrack – Natural Born Killers 1994
Essential Junk 1994
200 more miles 1995
Modern Rock 1988, Hang the DJ (1996)
New Folk Generation (1996)
Studio 1996
The Tarantino Connection (1996)
Waltz Across America 2000
Best of 2001
Platinum & Gold 2003
Time Before Llamas 2003
Long Journey Home 2005
Trinity Revisited 2007
Written by Lou Reed, the Cowboy Junkies based their version on the Velvet Underground’s live version which appeared on the album 1969. They recorded a version for Whites Off Earth Now!! but weren’t happy with it so it was never released.
Take HeartKennedy Suite 2013Vocals and Guitar by Reid Jamieson on the CD with background vocals by Margo. First performed by the Cowboy Junkies Oct 24, 2013 in Buffalo, NY
Take MeWhites Off Earth Now 1986This was the first song Michael and Margo wrote during the Whites Off Earth Now recording session. It was played live infrequently during the early days and was performed live in St. Catharines on Oct 27, 2016 for the first time since then
The Things We Do To Each OtherAll That Reckoning 2018No record of being played live.
Third CrusadeSing In My Meadow 2011
Music Is The Drug 2020
First performed Feb 7, 2011 in New York, NY.
Thirty SummersThe Caution Horses 1990
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Time Before Llamas 2003
Sharon 2007
 
This Dog BarksGhosts 2020First performed live Sep 28, 2017 at Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
This Street, That Man, This LifeBlack Eyed Man 1992
Live! 1992
Studio 1996
Open Road CD 2002
Platinum & Gold 2003
Joey’s Song Vol 1 2011
 
This World Dreams OfEarly 21st Century 2005
Written, Recorded & Unreleased (2007)
The line “more things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of” is from a Tennyson poem called “The Passing of Arthur”. First performed May 29, 2003 in Northampton
Those Final FeetMiles From Our Home 1998
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
 
thousand year prayerOpen 2001
In The Open 2001
Open Road CD & DVD 2002
Long Journey Home 2005
First performed live Nov 26, 1999 in Brampton, ON
Three Girls (A Smile to my Eyes)Written, Recorded & Unreleased (2007)First performed Mar 4, 2003 in Barrie, ON. Released on Latent in early Sep 2007 with Michael’s vocals, written and recorded for One Soul Now. Margo sang during the live performances. This song evolved into Three Wishes
Three WishesNotes Falling Slow 2015Many of the lyrics are the same as Three Girls (A Smile to my Eyes) but the song was changed a bit and became Three Wishes. Released on Notes Falling Slow. No record of being played live.
Thunder Road‘neath your covers pt 1 2004
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Written by Bruce Springsteen and first performed live Jun 10, 2001 in Hamilton, ON
Tired EyesOut of the Blue:Tribute to Neil Young 1994
The Post CD Single 1994
Uncut Magazine Dec 2007
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
Written by Neil Young
To Lay Me DownDeadicated: Tribute to the Grateful Dead 1991
Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
A Grateful Dead cover, first performed live on May 27, 2004 at The Revival, Toronto, ON
To Live is to FlyBlack Eyed Man 1992
Best of 2001
Written by Townes Van Zandt
To Love Is to BuryThe Trinity Session 1988
Time Before Llamas 2003
Trinity Revisited 2007
Acoustic Junk CD (2009)
Acoustic Junk (2009)
 
Townes’ BluesBlack Eyed Man 1992
Waltz Across America 2000
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Time Before Llamas 2003
Written by Michael about touring with Townes Van Zandt
Two SoldiersEarly 21st Century 2005A traditional song arranged by the band, first performed live in Huntington, NY on Nov 24, 2007.
Unanswered LetterThe Wilderness 2012The last song written for the Nomad Series
upon still watersOpen 2001Written by starting with Alan’s bass line.
Waitin’ Around To DieIn Concert OnlyWritten by Townes Van Zandt
Walking After MidnightThe Trinity Session 1988
200 more miles 1995
Trinity Revisited 2007
Music Is The Drug 2020
 
Water Is Wide, TheSoundtrack: The River Wild 1994
Water Is Wide Single: The River Wild 1994
Rarities, B-Sides… 1999
The Rarities version is different than that of the soundtrack, both versions recorded in 1994.
Way I Feel, TheBeautiful – A Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot 2003
‘neath your covers, part 2 (2008)
Written by Gordon Lightfoot. No record of being played live.
We Are The Selfish OnesThe Wilderness 2012We Are The Selfish Ones is a paraphrase of a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quote.
We Hovered With Short WingsDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
West of RomeDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt, West of Rome was worked on during the Lay It Down sessions but a final version was never released at that point.
Whalers (Coast of Peru)Time Before Llamas 2003Performed as an introduction to Mariner’s Song
When The Bottom Fell OutDemons 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
When We ArriveAll That Reckoning 2018No record of being played live.
Where are you Tonight?The Caution Horses 1990
200 more miles 1995
Live in Toronto VHS 2001
Sharon 2007
 
White SailPale Sun, Crescent Moon 1993
Soundtrack – Over Canada 1999
 
Why This OneOne Soul Now 2004
Long Journey Home 2005
First performed Mar 4, 2003 in Barrie, ON
Winter’s SongBlack Eyed Man 1992First performed Mar 14, 2013 in Alexandria, VA
WitchesThe Caution Horses 1990
Sun Comes Up Cassette Single 1990
Open Road CD 2002
 
WitheringDemons Bonus EP 2010Written by Vic Chestnutt. No record of being played live.
Wooden StairsAll That Reckoning 2018First performed live Sep 28, 2017 at Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY
Working on a BuildingThe Trinity Session 1988
Come Calling Promo CD 1996
Trinity Revisited 2007
Music Is The Drug 2020
This song did not appear on the original vinyl Latent version of The Trinity Session, it first appeared on the reissue by RCA/BMG
Wrong PianoDemons 2010First performed Oct 1, 2010 in Edmonds, WA. Written by Vic Chestnutt.
You Can Love Too MuchIn Concert Only – Not released on CD but available from The Clubhouse on Cookie Crumbs 3This song was written for Open, was performed several times in Oct 2000 and hasn’t been heard since. The opening lyrics appeared in ‘The Last Drop’.
You Took TomorrowWritten, Recorded & Unreleased (2007)Written, recorded and mixed at Maiden’s Mill during the Miles From Our Home sessions. Featuring Alan Anton on keyboards. Added to Latent Recordings Sep 2007. No record of being played live.
You Will be Loved AgainThe Caution Horses 1990
BBC Radio Sessions 2002
Time Before Llamas 2003
A Mary Margaret O’Hara song, from her CD Miss America.
You’re MissingEarly 21st Century 2005
Thunder Road 2005
First performed Mar 31, 2005 in Toronto, ON. Written by Bruce Springsteen
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