The Time It Takes

by Kayla Luky

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released April 4, 2011

All songs written by Kayla Luky

Recorded in December 2010 at Big Green House Productions, Grandview, Manitoba

Producer & Engineer: Zachary Lucky
Assistant Engineer: Sean Craib-Petkau
Mixed, mastered and additional production: Jonathan Anderson of Buena Vista Audio, Langley, British Columbia

Kayla Luky: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo and boot stomps on “Lonesome Ranger”
Jonathan Anderson: background vocals, percussion, keyboards, mandolin
Zachary Lucky: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, background vocals on “Lonesome Ranger”
Lucas Goetz: drums, percussion, pedal steel, banjo on “The Time It Takes”
Carly Maicher: background vocals and boot stomps on “Lonesome Ranger”
Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner: acoustic bass

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Kayla Luky Grandview, Manitoba

Singer-songwriter Kayla Luky's unique location gives her country sound absolute authenticity. Chock-full of well-crafted country and small-town stories, if you’re hankering for some home cooking Kayla Luky's "The Time It Takes" will satisfy your hometown appetite.

"Like Neko Case in The New Pornographers, if The New Pornographers were Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor."
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Track Name: Cowboys Are Coming
The cowboys are coming, They’re sitting on the edge
Of their leather saddles, Smoking cheap cigarettes

The cowboys are coming, You’re bound to see them yet
Whiskey in their boots, Riding high on their horses

They’re free as the summer, Those Indians left behind
They’ve been sleeping in the meadows waiting for the perfect time to strike

The cowboys are coming, They’re coming to your town
Galloping the horizon and waiting for the kill

The cowboys are coming, They’re shining up their best
Taking names and numbers and laying down the law

And all the King’s horses, and all of his men
They’ve been trying and trying to catch those wild horses and their men

Although I know it’s wrong, He’s a criminal at heart
I lie awake in July’s heat and wait for his call

He’s free as the summer, Those Indians left behind
I’ve been sleeping in the meadows waiting for his heart to be mine

And all the Kings horses, and all of his men
They couldn’t try and stop me from finding that man

Although I tried to warn you, Yes I tried my best
Oh that Western Cowboy will always have my heart until the end
Track Name: Two Long Years
It's been two long years since I've seen your face
I've been thinking about leaving this place
For better times and better company

But it's all the same wherever you go
And my friends will say I told you so
Stop trying to live out someone else's dream

It's harder than it seems sometimes oh the way things go you never can tell
Just how I'll change my mind

But tonight I'm coming back to you
I might drive all night or take a day or two
Cuz my reckless heart I know how it behaves
It gets mixed up and it goes astray
But babe it's sure of one thing
It's coming back to you

I've been working this old nine to five
Been wondering what to do with this life
Spending too many days under the blind fold

And you once said it's a matter of time
Well I've been waiting and I hope you're right
Cuz you could say I'm not quite yet sold

It's harder than it seems sometimes oh I hear your voice on the end of the line
And I can tell you're tired cuz so am I

But tonight I'm coming back to you
I might drive all night or take a day or two
Cuz my reckless heart I know how it behaves
It gets mixed up and it goes astray
But babe it's sure of one thing
It's coming back to you
Oh babe it's coming back to you
Oh babe it's coming back to you
Oh babe it's coming back to you
Track Name: My Flowers Are Empty
My flowers are empty the roses are dead
On the ledge that you fixed, I haven't heard from you since
The day that you left this one horse town
Guess it wasn't big enough for you to stick around

And you left me in shambles, You left me in pain
The summer dragged on and my heart didn't change
Now you're gone like the wind, Gone like the leaves
Winter's setting in and you won't be back to mess with this heart again

There's a draft in the corner where you once slept
The cold is coming in and I'm alone in my bed
The silence surrounds me and it's a nice sound
There's been nothing for no one since you've been around

And you left me in shambles, You left me in pain
The summer dragged on and my heart didn't change
Now you're gone like the wind, Gone like the leaves
Winter's setting in and you won't be back to mess with this heart again

Now don't you come 'round here messin' again
My white flag is up in the dead winter wind
I've laid all my cards out and you rolled the dice
Now it's time you go your way and I will go mine

And I won't be in shambles, I won't be in pain
The tables will turn and my heart will change
I'll be gone like the wind, Gone like the leaves
Now winter is here and I'm locking the doors, I ain't lettin' you in
Track Name: You Won't Find Me
All the wolves tonight, They are creeping
Around the edges of my mind

All the crickets, They are singing
All the words I couldn't find

But it's too late, it's gone, you'll never mind me
In all the spaces between
All the words, and the lies, and all the time
That you've wasted on me
You won't find me

Now the moon's low, On the horizon
And the stars they spell your name

And my fingers, Trace the patterns
Of the shadows on my street

But it's too late, it's gone, you'll never mind me
In all the spaces between
All the words, and the lies, and all the time
That you've wasted on me
You won't find me

Oooh oh oh Ooooh oh oh
Oooh oh ooh

Oooh oh oh Ooooh oh oh
Oooh oh ooh

Now all is quiet, On the home front
And the birds are swooping low

They’ve been calling me, Playing hide and seek
Waiting for the first one to crow

But it's too late, it's gone, you'll never mind me
In all the spaces between
All the words, and the lies, and all the time
That you've wasted on me

It's too late, it's gone, you'll never mind me
In all the spaces between
All the words, and the lies, and all the time
That you've wasted on me
You won't find me
Track Name: Arizona
It’s been cold for days, You’ve been sitting around for weeks
Waiting for the money to fall into your hands

When it’s cold outside, Oh how these boys will ride
Through this prairie town, It’s EI EI oh

All the lovely ladies, They will be out drinking
Out on the corner of main and railway

And how they’ll try tonight, When the boys get off the ice
You’ll know it’s Saturday, It’s EI EI oh

There’s no use in complaining, The sun came up to give us a brand new day
And no one is listening

Coffee’s up a quarter, Times are tough but at least the weather is warmer
If we go down to Arizona
Track Name: Your Hands
Suppose I said I could change my ways
I could be the one to give you the things
That you need the most to stay in love
With someone like me, It’s all the small things

You know that I’m swayed easily
I’ll wake up for you, I’ll make the coffee
We both know where it stands, If you take mine I won’t let go
Of your hand

Through all the miles and through all the months
I could be there for you, Keep my phone turned on
Even when my heart starts wearing thin
I will find my way back to your arms

You know that I’m swayed easily
I’ll wake up for you, I’ll make the coffee
We both know where it stands, If you take mine I won’t let go
Of your hand

When all our wandering years are gone
We could meet up half way and work on the things
That kept us here through the thick and the thin
And we’ll stay in love with all the small things

You know that I’m swayed easily
I’ll wake up for you, I’ll make the coffee
We both know where it stands, If you take mine I won’t let go
Of your hand
Track Name: The Time It Takes
The moon is shining low in the Western sky, To my left and I
Dream on by

And the East holds promises that I’ll never see, I’ve been alone
But at least I’ve still got me

All the time, Time it takes to pass my past
And just live and be glad for what I have
Left in this life to make it oh
To make it

The road still winds through this prairie sunrise, I’ve got mountains to my left
And wheat fields to my right

And I will roam these dusty country roads, Been searching all this time
And I think I’m almost home

All the time, Time it takes to pass my past
And just live and be glad for what I have
Left in this life to make it oh
To make it
Track Name: Western Shores
Western shores have been calling me
I haven’t heard from you in weeks
From time to time you come drifting through
The shadows of my dreams

Oh, oh how will I know?
If this life was ever for me?
Hard, hard, times a comin’
Whether I stay or whether I leave

I brought out the scales, the books and the cards
Been searching the sky for a sign of my heart
I’ve been going through motions and minding my qs
But I fear that we’ve lost the spark

Oh, oh how will I know?
If this life was ever for me?
Hard, hard, times a comin’
Whether I stay or whether I leave

Oh, oh how will I know?
If this life was ever for me?
Hard, hard, times a comin’
Whether I stay or whether I leave

Western shores have been calling me
And hard times are coming
Track Name: Any Kind of Peace
I’m drunker than a pirate on a lonely ship at sea
My sails have been flailing and the current is carrying me away
From this place

I’m drunker than a gypsy in some travelling carousel
The late nights and the liquor all these strangers have been putting me through hell
Some things you’ll never tell

How the seasons keep changing from June and back through spring
Loosing time and bottles and it won’t bring anything to me
Any kind of peace

I’m drunker than a father on some winter holiday
Spending all my money trying to forget all the mistakes I’ve made
But some things you can’t erase

How the seasons keep changing from June and back through spring
Loosing time and bottles and it won’t bring anything to me
Any kind of peace

After all my drinking and my partying’s all done
I will walk for miles and miles with all
All that I’ve done wrong

And in my darkest hour I’ll be calling out to you
Saying sorry for all I did and what
What I didn’t do

But the seasons kept changing and slipping through my hands
Lost so much time in all those bottles and now I understand

That I won’t find any kind of peace in there at all
Any kind of peace at all Any kind of peace
Any kind of peace
Track Name: Lonesome Ranger
He’s a lonesome ranger and in his darkest hour is he sees no beauty left in the land
From the blue skies to the crimson sunrise he feels the winds are changing

And he don’t see, no he don’t see what’s coming for him and you and me
And he don’t see, no he don’t see what’s coming for him and you and me

He’s a lonesome sailor and in his darkest hour is feels no beauty left in the water
From the salt seas to the waves on the beach he feels the tides are changing

And he don’t see, no he don’t see what’s coming for him and you and me
And he don’t see, no he don’t see what’s coming for him and you and me

As the world sleeps grown men are on their knees needing something to hold onto
As the world caves grown men are afraid everything they built is changing

And they don’t see, no they don’t see what’s coming for them and you and me
And they don’t see, no they don’t see what’s coming for them and you and me
No they don’t see, no they don’t see what’s coming for them and you and me