Breaking Time

by Bob Menzies

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1.
Hey Now Joe 03:22
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
2.
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
3.
Bitter Wind 04:49
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
4.
River Moon 04:56
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
5.
Crazy Town 03:57
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
6.
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  
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
Jerusalem 03:55
Jerusalem 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

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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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released January 15, 2013

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All songs written and composed by Bob Menzies

Producer: Mark Nakamura
Chief Engineer: Brett MacMillan
Mixing: Studio 92, Toronto, Ontario
Mastering Engineer :Phil Demetro
Mastering Studio: Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto, Ontario

The Players
Bob Menzies ( guitar, vocals)
Russell Gray (electric guitar, acoustic guitar)
Martin Aucoin (piano, organ, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer)
Steve Zsirai (Bass)
Bruce Mcarthy (drums, other percussion)
Mia Sheard (Backing vocals)
Brett MacMillan (backing vocals on Hey Joe)

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Bob Menzies Toronto, Ontario

Bob Menzies is a Canadian folk-rock, alt-country singer-songwriter originally from Montreal and now living in Sooke, a small oceanside town on Vancouver Island’s south coast. He has recorded 5 albums of original music previously and his newest recording is the 2018 EP IN THE COMPANY OF STRANGERS. ... more

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