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Three seasoned singer/songwriters, all named Gordon, have combined their talents to record this brilliant eleven song CD. If you like the easy sounds of The Eagles, CSNY, The Thorns and a radio-friendly 1970's vibe, The Gords are your band.

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released April 17, 2012

The Gords are:
Gord Matthews: vocals, guitars, mandolin, lap-steel
Gord Maxwell: vocals, bass, keyboards
Gordon Lee Worden: vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
Pat Steward: drums
Tom McKillip: sax (on "When Dreams Collide")
Produced by Tom McKillip
Engineered by Soren Lonnqvist
Extra recording by Vern Jenson
Mixed by Chris Aiken
Mastered by Brad Blackwood

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Track Name: Feel At Home
Feel At Home by Gordon Lee Worden, Gord Matthews and Gord Maxwell (2012)

Beat up or beat down
I’m in a strange town somewhere above ground
She knows my story and she’s waiting for me
I’m so sorry

It’s getting hard to find an open piece of mind
And this road keeps winding
So I’ll sing a few songs but it won’t be too long before I’m gone

(Chorus) She’s probably a sunny day
She’s probably a million good reasons to stay
Freedom’s all I own
I’m starting at the ending
I’ve given up pretending that I am not alone
I don’t want to feel at home

Some words are weapons
Some are lies and some are lessons
Silence is golden
And this hand you’re holding has got to fold

(Chorus) She’s probably a sunny day
She’s probably a million good reasons to stay
Freedom’s all I own
I’m starting at the ending
I’ve given up pretending that I am not alone
I don’t want to feel at home

(Bridge) If I keep on wandering ‘round
My feet only touch the ground one at a time

(Chorus) (Chorus) She’s probably a sunny day
She’s probably a million good reasons to stay
Freedom’s all I own
I’m starting at the ending
I’ve given up pretending that I am not alone
I don’t want to feel at home
Track Name: Childhood Memories
Childhood Memories
by Gord Maxwell (2012)

When I first looked into those eyes
Took me totally by surprise
Right there that stare read everything in my mind

Just a few hours old
Another story not yet told
I could see she was already writing hers in bold

If I look into those eyes right now...

(Chorus) I can see that little girl
Like it was only yesterday
Back when I was her whole world
And I could kiss the pain away
Life marches on and the road gets steep
So much is lost but some things you get to keep
I’m trying to hold on to those childhood memories

Building lemonade stands
That first trip to Disneyland
Christmas time, nursery rhymes, ten dirty snails in your hands

Puttin’ on a puppet show
Making angels in the fresh snow
Fashion trends, boyfriends, where did my little girl go?

Oh, but if I look into those eyes right now.…

(Chorus) I can see that little girl
Like it was only yesterday
Back when I was her whole world
And I could kiss the pain away
Life marches on and the road gets steep
So much is lost but some things you get to keep
I’m trying to hold on to those childhood memories

(Bridge) Sometimes it gets so hard to put food on the table
But I can’t help but feel blessed
Just to still be able...

To look into those eyes
And see that little girl
I guess it comes as no surprise
She’s ready to take on the whole world
But life goes on, don’t get in too deep
Don’t lose sight of all that you need to keep
Try to hold on...

(Chorus) I can see that little girl
Like it was only yesterday
Back when I was her whole world
And I could kiss the pain away
Life marches on and the road gets steep
So much is lost but some things I get to keep
I’m trying to hold on to those childhood memories

Keep on holding on to those childhood memories
Track Name: A House, A Woman, A Song
A House, A Woman, A Song
by Gord Matthews (2012)

I’ve been thinkin’ ‘bout traveling lately
I’ve been thinking if there’s a place I would feel good
I would trade in that car right now, baby
I would trade in that car, baby, that’s for sure

When I need some piece of mind
I turn to something I know is true and tried

(Chorus) A real good song make me feel like cleaning up my house
A real good woman make me feel like listening to a real good song
And a real good dinner make me feel like taking a good long walk
So I can come back to my house and my woman and my song
Back to my house and my woman and my song

I’ve been thinking a lot about money
I’ve been thinkin’ how much it takes to feel good
‘Cause I’ve been doing without a lot lately
I”ve been doing without lately, that’s for sure

‘Cause when I need some piece of mind
I turn to something I know is true and tried

(Chorus) A real good song make me feel like cleaning up my house
And a real good woman make me feel like listening to a real good song
And a real good dinner make me feel like taking a good long walk
So I can come back to my house and my woman and my song
Back to my house and my woman and my song

Guitar solo

I’ve been thinking ‘bout love a lot lately
I’ve been thinking how much it takes to feel good
‘Cause I’ve been spinnin’ around a lot lately
I’ve been spinning around lately, that’s for sure

When I need some piece of mind
I turn to something I know is true and tried

(Chorus) A real good song make me feel like cleaning up my house
And a real good woman make me feel like listening to a real good song
And a real good dinner make me feel like taking a good long walk
So I can come back to my house and my woman and my song
Back to my house and my woman and my song

My woman and my song...
Track Name: Take Your Time
Take Your Time
by Gordon Lee Worden (2012)

I would do anything for you
Live only to see your dreams come true
If I had my way, your every day would be just beautiful

The tender heart that beats inside
Longs to take you far and wide
My little girl’s all grown up
Right before my eyes

(Chorus) Take a second to say goodbye, say goodbye
Life can turn on a dime
In a hurry to say goodbye, say goodbye
Once you’ve made up your mind that you’re ready to say goodbye, say goodbye
You don’t wanna waste your time
Go on and take your time

Now the story of your life feels like it’s hung up on page five
Another day in this town could bury you alive
There’s rumours about some kids who died
Forever young, forever high
And there is nothing as sad as destiny denied

(Chorus) It takes a second to say goodbye, say goodbye
Life can turn on a dime
In a hurry to say goodbye, say goodbye
Once you’ve made up your mind that you’re ready to say goodbye, say goodbye
You don’t wanna waste your time
Go on and take your time

Guitar solo

I see you staring into space, I see something different in your face
And I know that someone else has notice that you’re beautiful.…

(Chorus) And I don’t want you to say goodbye, say goodbye
Life can turn on a dime
In a hurry to say goodbye, say goodbye
Once you’ve made up your mind that you’re ready to say goodbye, say goodbye
You don’t wanna waste your time
Go on and take your time
Track Name: Proud
Proud
by Gordon Lee Worden (2012)

The waves roll in, the waves roll out and I don’t change
If it costs too much I’ll do without and I won’t change
The winds of war can twist and shout and I don’t change
‘Cause I can fight my own way out and I won’t change

I don’t change for no-one...

(Chorus) I will stand my ground
And I will make you proud

Your mossy yard is overgrown and I don’t change
As nature claims your empty home but I don’t change
People come and people go and I don’t change
I’m moving on without letting go ‘cause I don’t change

I don’t change for no-one...

(Chorus) I will stand my ground
And I will make you proud

(Bridge) There’s no turning back
When memories attack
I know all good things eventually subtract

I’ve spent my life collecting things and I won’t change
I’d give it all just to hear you sing and I won’t change

I don’t change for no-one...

(Chorus) I will stand my ground
And I will make you proud
Track Name: Magpie
Magpie
by Ian Tyson
(arranged 2012 by The Gords)

Magpie, you’re an early riser
Magpie, such a bold chastiser
Always waking up my wife and I,
You ol’ coyote of the sky

Magpie, some say you’re a bold deceiver
I say, I say you’re a true believer
And I know the west will never die
As long as you can fly

(Bridge) You travel around these hills like a gypsy
Your choice is meat for something to eat
You build a big house with a front and a back door
You want to be free

(Chorus) Holy Moses, Magpie
I am you, you are me

Walk that walk, talk that talk
Out on the trail, you got a beautiful tail
Riding on the back of the white buffalo
Magpie, you know the west will never die
As long as you can fly

Guitar solo

Magpie, some say you’re a bold deceiver
But I say, I say you’re a true believer
Magpie, I know the west will never die
As long as you can fly

(Bridge) You hang around these hills in the wintertime
(why’d you want to do that?)
If it was me, I’d be out of here, man
(Give me a couple’ seconds and I’ll grab my hat)
Magpie you’re a pretty bird
You just want to be free


(Chorus) Holy Moses, Magpie
I am you, you are me

Magpie, Magpie
I know the west will never die
Track Name: Old Dreams Die Hard
Old Dreams Die Hard
by Gordon Lee Worden (2012)

There’s a hot-rod in the driveway, can’t you smell the Armor-all
He won’t go near the freeway, he probably shouldn’t drive at all
He just can’t seem to let it go
One thing everybody knows
Old dreams die hard

She’s filling up the back seat, she’s got a small PA and lights
Rockin’ at The Wheatsheaf on every second Friday night
Waitress says they play too loud
As long as they can draw a crowd
Old dreams die hard

(Chorus) Time keeps slipping away
so let your dreams die hard
Life can lead you astray
so let your dreams die hard

The last to leave the party is now the first to fade away
The T-shirt still says “Harley”, the leather’s weather-worn and grey
Soon he’s gonna take that ride
Out across the great divide
Old dreams die hard

(Chorus) Time keeps slipping away
so let your dreams die hard
Life can lead you astray
so let your dreams die hard
Time keeps slipping away...

guitar solo

(Chorus) Time keeps slipping away
so let your dreams die hard
Life can lead you astray
so let your dreams die hard
Time keeps slipping away...
Track Name: Somewhere In The Rubies
Somewhere In The Rubies
by Ian Tyson
(arrangement 2012 by The Gords)

If I knew which way to go
I would hold you in my arms again
I’d find that winding road again
That leads back to you

And those Ruby Mountain storms
They can’t keep me from you anymore
High centered on the desert floor
So far from you

I see you in my dreams
I see you in the rain
Oh, those smoky grey eyes
I’m so afraid I’ll never see you again

(Chorus) I will hold you in my arms
If it takes until the end of time
I pray that you will wait for me
Somewhere in the Rubies tonight

guitar solo

I see you in my dreams
I see you in the rain
Oh, those smoky grey eyes
I’m so afraid I’ll never see you again

(Chorus) I will hold you in my arms
If it takes until the end of time
I pray that you will wait for me
Somewhere in the Rubies tonight
Track Name: High Road
High Road
by Gord Maxwell, Gordon Lee Worden and Gord Matthews (2012)

She asked if she could stay, I said ‘you better go’
She said ‘You’re a good man”, I said ‘I don’t know’
I’ve spent countless hours thinking ‘bout this, wondering what I’d do
A choice that isn’t easy but has nothing to do with you

(Chorus) If this is called the high road,
then why do I feel so low?
Thinking ‘bout what might have been
as I stand and watch you go
If this is called the high road
then it’s all I’ve ever known
Can’t get off now, I don’t know how
Let the high road take me home

Maybe I’m a fool, I guess some would say it’s true
There’s just no way they could turn away from someone beautiful as you
But I’ve spent half of my life with the same wife
Now you come along
Just one night would feel so right, but in my heart I know it’s wrong

(Chorus) If this is called the high road,
then why do I feel so low?
Thinking ‘bout what might have been
as I stand and watch you go
If this is called the high road
then it’s all I’ve ever known
Can’t get off now, I don’t know how
Let the high road take me home

(Bridge)
High road (take me home)
High road (take me home)

(Chorus) If this is called the high road,
then why do I feel so low?
Thinking ‘bout what might have been
as I stand and watch you go
If this is called the high road
then it’s all I’ve ever known
I can’t get off, I’d just get lost
Let the high road take me home

Take me home
High road (3X)
Track Name: Time To Cry
Time To Cry
by Gord Matthews (2012)

Time, oh sweet time
Tell me, where do you go?
And will you find me, lying lost out in the snow
‘Cause I’m so worried, well, I feel I’m missing out
I change my watch everyday ‘cause the only time it shouts
Is when it’s time
When it’s time to cry

Oh, sweet young thing
Tell me, where did you go?
Gone forever, or maybe lying low
I’m so worried, well, I feel I’m missing out
I change my watch everyday ‘cause the only time it shouts
Is when it’s time
When it’s time to cry
Is when it’s time
When it’s time to cry

(Bridge) I’m gonna throw all my hats out the window
‘til I feel good
‘Cause I could use some more room in my closets
That would feel good
And everything would be just fine,
until the thought of you enters my mind
And then it’s time, and then it’s time
Then it’s time to cry
Then it’s time to cry

guitar solo

Someone please tell me, tell me, where did I go wrong?
I’m so far from empty, tell me, why can’t I move on?
I’m so worried, well, I feel I’m missing out
I change my watch everyday ‘cause the only time it shouts
Is when it’s time
When it’s time to cry
Is when it’s time
Oh, when it’s time to cry
Time to cry
Oh, when it’s time, when it’s time
When it’s time to cry
Oh, when it’s time...
Track Name: When Dreams Collide
When Dreams Collide
by Gord Matthews (2012)

When dreams collide
Pieces fly everywhere
They land on foreign shores along with mine and yours

When dreams collide
The years left just hanging there
Put in a box and forgotten somewhere along with mine and yours

Our mansion in the sun doesn’t care who comes or goes
We built it with our love, now our love has faded and gone
Now the home where we live lies in waiting to be swept away
When another dream of love comes drifting down this way

When dreams collide
A universe just disappears
To a dark and lonely sky along with mine and yours

guitar and sax solo

Our mansion in the sun doesn’t care who comes or goes
We built it with our love, now our love has faded and gone
Now the home where we live lies in waiting to be swept away
When another dream of love comes drifting down this way

When dreams collide
A universe just disappears
Into a dark and lonely sky along with mine and yours

Into a dark and lonely sky along with mine and yours