Zen Boyfriend

by Collette Savard

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This is singer-songwriter Collette Savard's second independent release. Collette's powerful voice, combined with her skills on dulcimer, banjo, ukulele as well as guitar, give her audiences a unique mix of traditional folk sounds and modern song craft.

Compositions and Lyrics by: Collette Savard

Produced by: John Zytaruk

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released May 22, 2008

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Collette Savard Toronto, Ontario

Take one part country-roots, one part catchy melody-driven pop, add in some thoughtful and heartfelt lyrics and a heap of artistic spice and voila: Collette Savard! Her reputation as a highly entertaining performer is based on her exceptional voice, engaging song-writing and the unique chemistry with partner multi-instrumentalist John Zytaruk. ... more

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Track Name: Let's Go
LET'S GO

Hey now baby come over to the other side

You've been good so long it's time that you go wild

When you get old will you look back and smile

At the work you've got at your desk piled high


No sense in resisting

This is not a choice

No I won't be listening

If your answer's no


Let's go

I don't know if you realize

The week is gone and it is Friday night

So come on baby take those keys and drive

It's time to celebrate being alive


Look what you've been missing

I hope now you know

You can miss the deadline

Don't you miss the show


Tonight is the night

We take this town by surprise

Don't you think it's time

To do more than survive


Look what you've been missing

I hope now you know

You can miss the deadline

Don't you miss the show

Let's go!
Track Name: The Look In Your Eyes
I just grew up about a day ago

I want you to notice

I want you to know

That I understand the look in your eyes


Yesterdays slumber parties

Are today's dancing close

Mysteries long hidden begin to unfold

And I understand the look in your eyes


Teach me, plant your seed

So that I might bloom


Teach me what it is I see

In your eyes so blue


Oh you've got what I need

No I won't say it

I'll let you pass by

But I know the thoughts

That roll by in your mind

And I understand the look in your eyes
Track Name: Quarter-Life Crisis
I threw my pennies in a wishing well

But all they did was fall

Now I'm stuck here with my hopes

By the fountain at the mall

Everything used to be so easy

When everything was just for now

They say that forty's the new thirty

I don't want to count that far


When he was twenty one he became a star

At the age of seventeen we knew that she would go so far

I missed my chance to break the records

I spoiled my youth now it's all gone

Though I still think I'll live forever

Everyday I'm getting old


I had to take the streamers off my bicycle

The kids in the park they say “hey lady”

And before you know it

They're going to make me have a baby

So I can be just like my mom


Everybody says relax now look how far you've come

All that I can see is everything

I have not done


I threw my pennies in a wishing well

But all they did was fall

I look back now to a time when I felt that I could have it all

Now I have to chose my battles

Now I have to work all day

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't

Jealous of the kids at play


I looked into the mirror and saw a wrinkle

I'm sure it's just the way the light did fall

Do you really think they're going to make me have a baby

Cause I can't be just like my mom

Just like my mom
Track Name: The Things That You Do
Look at you, you sweet thing

I’d give you anything

Cause you’re the one who makes me come

Running to your arms

I don’t mean to make you blush

But you give me such a rush

and I can’t be held responsible

If I just can’t get enough


Ooh Ooh the things that you do

You-ooh are too good to be true

So stick with me baby

Cause I’m crazy for you


The thoughts you put in my head

Probably shouldn’t be said

But if you really must know

Come closer dear and I'll let you hear


Ooh Ooh the things that you do

You-ooh are too good to be true

So stick with me baby

Cause I’m crazy for you
Track Name: Travelling In A Storm
Travelling in a storm

We keep passing under rain clouds

The rain comes pouring pouring pouring down

Thunder and lighting surround us

We forget there is a road we’re on


Travelling in a storm

We can’t see where we’re going

Travelling in a storm

We forget where we’ve come from


The yellow line is getting blurry

The roads a rocky rocky rocky road

We need to get there in a hurry

There’s no sign of the weather clearing up


Travelling in a storm

We can’t see where we’re going

Travelling in a storm

We forget where we’ve come from


Oh but when the sun is shinning

The sky is clear, the world is drying

We forget there ever was a cloud


Maybe someday the clouds won’t find us

We can leave these storms behind us

When we learn to head for higher ground


We keep passing under rain clouds

The rain comes pouring pouring pouring down
Track Name: Zen Boyfriend
Look into my eyes

Can't you see that I am serious

Take me by the hand

And I'll show you the way



I'm the only one who knows

The path to true enlightenment

Of course you won't mind

If I go astray



Zen boyfriend so proud of

Your lack of conceit

The girls come in droves and

They land at your feet

No need to spend money like those other guys

You can dispose of those pretty white lies

Zen boyfriend, Zen boyfriend

The Buddha's on your side



I am so unique

An artist and a poet

I've written things down

And I'm willing to show you

Just come into my room

And take a seat upon my mattress

We can light a candle and

Do what comes natural



Zen boyfriend they told me

You're not what you seem

You tell a good story but

In the end it's all a dream

No repercussions though your figured-out

Now more then ever there is no doubt

Zen boyfriend, Zen boyfriend

The Buddha's on your side



Zen boyfriend

I suggest you meditate

Your good

Karma's running out now



Quick before it's too late

No need to worry as to what is your fate

If you'd be yourself you could still get a date

Cause Zen boyfriend

The Buddha's on your side
Track Name: The Back Of My Hand
We've spent too many nights

Dangling from this rope

The tension I fear is strangling us both

Everything's wrong cause we both think we're right

It seems like we'll never make it through the night

But I know you'll stay and everything's going to be OK

I don't know much but I know I can say


That I know you

Better than maybe you want me to

I know you Like the back of my

The back of my hand

With veins to my heart


We all have a plan a place we should go

The best way to get there

We all think we know

But some days I wake up and all I can see

Is that I'm so far away

From where I thought I should be

But you calm my fears

You take my hand and you dry my tears

You say you'll have your day

I don't know much but I know I can say


That I know you

Better than maybe you want me to

I know you

Like the back of my

The back of my hand

With veins to my heart


Life is full of doubt

So many things I don't know about


But I know you

Better than maybe you want me to I know you

Like the back of my

The back of my hand

With veins to my heart
Track Name: Used To Be Girl
I used to be a looker said the girl at the bar

In my younger days

I could have been a star


Wasn't I a beauty all decked out in curls

Now I'm just a used to be girl


The boys down here they like me

They always make me smile

I go to their apartments every once in a while


But that young thing in the corner

Makes their tongues unfurl

And I remember I'm a used to be girl


There's a picture in the paper of a prom queen and she smiles

She knows she's got the world by the balls

I cashed in all my pretty and all that I got

Was a lousy ex-husband and this here hot spot


Hello there good-looking

I ain't seen you here before

The dance floor it is shaking and there's room here for one more


So if you will forgive me for not shining like a pearl

I think I might be willing to give this thing a whirl

And I could be a used to be a used to be girl
Track Name: Something's Missing
You tried to explain yourself

I guess you guessed I was onto you

I couldn't quite pick it out

At first I had some doubts

But now I know

You lost your soul

A-oh oh


Is it on a shelf ?

Did it fall out somewhere?

Take a good look at yourself

You'll see you need it

Oh so bad

You'd be so glad

A-oh to get it back


It must be hard for you

To be so evil and so cruel

I'd like to help you but

Each time you're near

I get freaked out



So I'll save myself

And stay away from you

Maybe someone else

Will be brave and help you out

Who knows

They might find your soul


Your secret's safe with me

I'm sure nobody else can see

It hardly even shows

I bet you that they'll never know


Until you open your mouth

Or maybe breath the air

They might figure out

There's something missing there

Oh no You lost your soul
Track Name: I Didn't Know
I didn't know how far I could go

Until he took me to the edge

I didn't know I didn't know love

Until my heart to him

I pledged I didn't know there was a secret

Until he whispered in my ear

Now it's so clear I didn't know


You think you know and you're going to tell me

You and all your good advice

You think you'll show me exactly what life is

And how we all must pay a price

But I've been watching you and all your silly games

You know I once was the same I didn't know


There's no way until the day arrives

You will see what so many prophesize

It's not lost to you It just wears a good disguise

Right now you're jaded

But someday you'll realize

You just didn't know


You don't have to think of where to look

It knows how to find you

Everything you're searching for is just one step behind you

I know you have it figured out but if I could just remind you

Though the opposite is said

It's without love we are blind


There's no way until the day arrives

That you will see what so many prophesize

It's not lost to you

It just wears a good disguise

Right now you're jaded

But someday you'll realize

You just didn't know
Track Name: Pick Me Up
How did I sink to the bottom again?

When everything was going so well

Trying to figure out where I fit in

Trying to get out of this hell

But I can see the light

Shining at the end As long as when I fall I know

You’ll pick me up again

I’m trying hard to keep things light

Not to be too serious

Sometimes in the middle of the night

I wake up delirious

But you are shining bright

When darkness is at hand

I may spiral down

But it is in your arms I land

You’re far away tonight

I need you here so damn bad

Remember when my love

You and me was all we had

Now our lives are so complicated

I’m so glad we made it

I’m all right I’m OK

As long as when I fall

You’ll pick me up again
Track Name: Same Old Thing
It's all been said before

It's all been done before

Still we're all looking for more

Of the same old thing

There's a million places to eat

Just like the one across the street

And all the people that I meet

They wear the same old thing

Same old lies

Telling us what to buy

Same old cheats

Who poison what we eat

Same old laws

That put money in their paws

Same bored masses

Who keep sitting on their asses

It's the same old thing

We do it to ourselves

Then we blame someone else

We think it's just a game

It's the same old thing

We'll buy our happiness

Who cares about the rest

We call this progress

It's the same old thing

Same old thing

Nothing new to me

There are people who remember

How it used to be

When we wanted to be free

Of the same old thing
Track Name: Over The Waves
I've been sitting here drinking coffee

Nothing left to do but wonder

Where you are

Much too far away

Nothing left to do but ponder

This big blue sky we're under

We're all so small

I feel the weight of the world on me

I went over the waves to try

To free myself from my chains

Oh what a surprise to find It is you who has the key

I've been thinking let's start over

I was young but now I've grown and

Where you are is where I've found I need to be

I've been playing the game so long

I didn't know that I could win

I think I'll come in from the cold now

Where the warmth has always been