Unbound

by Marina Evans

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03:49
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03:42
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released 13 October 2013

All songs written by Marina Evans; "The Way" written by Tony Scalzo. Produced by Marina Evans. Artistic Production by Bernardo Baglioni. Arrangements by Bernardo Baglioni and Marina Evans. Recorded by Francesco Ballerini at 121 Decibel Studio and by Tommaso Bianchi at White Sound Studios. Mixed and Mastered by Tommaso Bianchi at White Sound Studios. Marina Evans: vocals, acoustic guitars on tracks 5 and 7, string arrangement on track 5. Bernardo Baglioni: guitars on all tracks; banjo on tracks 2,8, and 10; bass on tracks 1 and 4; backing vocals on tracks 2, 5, 8; drum loops on tracks 1 and 4; string arrangement on track 10. Leonardo Baggiani: bass on tracks 2, 3, 5-10. Lele Fontana: Rhodes on tracks 2, 4, and 6; piano on tracks 2, 5, and 10; Hammond on tracks 1, 6, 7, and 9. Donald Renda: Drums on all tracks. Antonella Costantino: cello on tracks 5 and 10. Diego Rodriguez: viola on tracks 5 and 10. Francesco Cangi: trombone on tracks 4 and 8. Photography by Sheila Roberts Orlando and album art by Camille Vicenti.

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Marina Evans Massachusetts

Strong, sultry vocals meet clever lyricism & unusual melodies in Marina Evans' music. Combining a background in jazz with traditional folk and a rock edge, Marina has developed a distinctive sound that's all her own. She has released 3 original EPs & a full-length album since her start, and has toured from her Massachusetts home to Manhattan, Nashville, New Orleans, L.A., London, Italy, and beyond ... more

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Track Name: Not Blind
So you've decided
Not to listen when I speak
Oh, to call you out now
Seems tired and cheap

Say that you love me
With no smile on your lips
I pray, Lord above me
Not to quietly let you slip

Run hard honey, like you've got a gun
Coming up behind
Who knows who will be the lucky one
And who's blind

Run hard honey, you're the only one
Who'll make it in time
Who knows you may be the lucky one
If you're not blind
Blind, blind, blind

I have been trying
To be free of your pull
I would be lying
If I said my cup was full

Where have you gone now,
Right before my eyes?
How can I know now
What is real and what is lies?

Run hard honey, like you've got a gun
Coming up behind
Who knows who will be the lucky one
And who's blind

Run hard honey, you're the only one
Who'll make it in time
Who knows you may be the lucky one
If you're not blind

You're not blind
No, you're not blind
You're not blind
You're not blind...

Run hard honey, like you've got a gun
Coming up behind
Who knows who will be the lucky one
And who's blind

Run hard honey, you're the only one
Who'll make it in time
Who knows you may be the lucky one
If you're not blind
Blind, blind, blind
Track Name: California
When I see wrong done, I just can't
Bear to go along, and keep up appearance
Appearance, appearance, appearance

No one knows this time, who's won and who's lost
I will go if it's fine - even if it's not
If it's not, if it's not, if it's not

We'll drive to California
Follow the sun, follow the sun
Leave behind what's come before ya
What's said and done
What's said and do-one

With time creeps in shades of doubt
That my mind, my vision was within instead of without
Instead of without, instead of without, instead of without

We'll drive to California
Follow the sun, follow the sun
Leave behind what's come before ya
What's said and done

Because you're still growing
Feeling without knowing
Soak it all in
Then bring it home again

We'll drive to California
Follow the sun, follow the sun
Leave behind what's come before ya
What's said and done
What's said and do-one

We'll drive to California
Follow the sun, follow the sun
Leave behind what's come before ya
What's said and done
What's said and do-one
Track Name: Borderline
You came over my shoulder
With a point of view no one but you could expect

Your eyes far away like a soldier's
In those pools you kept me and never let me forget

Before I knew what had happened, I was older
And you, a false prophet I couldn't resurrect

But we crossed the borderline
Slipped down the other side
Could have swept that line away from the sand
Had we used our feet instead of our hands

So many white envelopes to open
And so few to whom a response or a tune you will send

Maybe somewhere on the other end, somebody's hoping
After all this time, to ease the mind of an old friend

But we crossed the borderline
Slipped down the other side
Could have swept that line away from the sand
Had we used our feet instead of our hands

Now, I hope you are well
Across these idle miles and silver turnstiles, I just can't tell

From your words black on a white glowing page
If you're young like you were, or if like me, you've aged
Track Name: Turtleshell Eyes
Soft spoken women with turtleshell eyes
Hang out their linen in disguise
While they are working they check and refer
To texts that are lurking in rafters

When those great beams give in
With a heavy sigh
The needles, seams, and pins
Will have to rely

On the memories of the hands
Whose heads, lost in reverie, don't understand
Just what they're doing, or who they will touch
Sweating and sewing, they lose so much

While the big man upstairs
Looks upon his minions
He neither thinks nor cares about anything
But his millions

Of us taking without giving back
The rope, she's a-breaking without any slack
But me, I'm just talking to you from a stool
Instead of walking in the boots of a fool

Don't you follow me on
On this ambling way
Better your words acted upon
Than emptily said

We're all just standing still
Following our eyes down the hill
This world is ours to kill
Tell me now, have you ever found
A cheaper thrill?
A cheaper thrill, oh...
Track Name: One Way or the Other
Mama says the winter's coming heavy now
Feels it in her bones
Mama says the water broke the levee down
Water, stronger than stone
Oooh, ooh, ooh

Now I see a gray light in people's eyes
Still, quiet, and scared
Far from the feeling of surprise
That their king did not care

Oh, one way or the other
How it played out for them
Or for their mothers
Or their children
This isn't the first time
Nor will it be the last
Not the last

Preacher says, "Follow the good book now
Page after page,"
Preacher says, "You stand upon hallowed ground
When you mean what you pray,"

Oh child, don't you see?
It is breaking even me
But the river wind will come
Clear the air for the sun

One way or the other
It will play out for them
And for their mothers, and their children
This isn't the first time
Let's make it the last
The last...
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Track Name: Stand on Two Feet
Stand on two feet, no shoes or floor
Look right through me, don't say any more
You don't need no fetters
In case you see something better

Well go your lonely way
I can't make you stay
But now my heart is open
So for a while I'll be hoping, oh...

Fall down slowly, don't ever stop
You're below me, and I can't catch up
We won't meet 'till we're on the ground
You'll land on your feet without a sound

Well go your easy way
Live the dream as you say
But when you're old and leaning
I hope you've opened yourself up to meaning
'Cause now you're fleeing

Stand on two feet, but don't look up
The land's as empty as the sky above
Track Name: The Way
They made up their minds, and they started packing
They left before the sun came up that day
An exit to eternal summer slacking
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?

They drank up the wine, and they got to talking
They now had more important things to say
And when the car broke down they started walking
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?

Anyone can see the road that they walk on is paved in gold
And it's always summer, they'll never get cold
Never get hungry, never get old and gray
You can see the shadows wandering off somewhere
They won't make it home but they really don't care
They wanted the highway, they're happier there today
Today...

The children woke up, and they couldn't find them
They left before the sun came up that day
They just drove off and left it all behind them
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?

Anyone can see the road that they walk on is paved in gold
And it's always summer, they'll never get cold
Never get hungry, never get old and gray
You can see the shadows wandering off somewhere
They won't make it home but they really don't care
They wanted the highway, they're happier there today
Today...

Where were they going without ever knowing
Where were they going without ever knowing
Where were they going without ever knowing
Where were they going without knowing the way?
Track Name: Waking Life
Your lips tasted like grapes
Plucked from the vine
They were pressed, and aged
With love and time

Your eyes, ooh they held me
Wrapped up in your blue
Where no one could ever tell me
These dreams just weren't true

When I see you in the daylight
It's dizzy deja vu
Like Proust's madeleine
You set me spinning

But I'm not waiting 'round no more
For you to come a-knocking on my door
I tried to tell you with my eyes
But I'm too shy
So I'll see you tonight
Far from this waking life

We swayed on a silver dune
You were writing letters in the sand
The words to the sea's familiar tune
That I heard, but didn't understand

Above our heads a big balloon
Floated through the sky
And for a moment covered the moon
And you asked me, Why

Is it only in the moonlight
We see eye to eye?
Then the tide comes in
And away you spin

'Cause you're not waiting round no more
For a dreamer who's afraid to leave her shore
Over the horizon breaks the light
Where we go at night
Isn't so far from this waking life

You're not waiting round no more
For a dreamer who's afraid to leave her shore
Then over the horizon breaks the light
Where we go at night
Isn't so far from this waking life
Track Name: Lady America
Lady America, tripping on your gown
Been running long enough now, it's time to settle down
When you were young you moved oh so free
Now loosen up lady, and dance with history

'Cause youth it don't last long
And we're just hanging on
You gotta keep your grip on what endures
You won't slip oh that's for sure
Brace yourself, honey: it's on

Is it liberty when all the time
Your face and your footsteps are tapped like your phone line?
Is it freedom oh, or is it greed
When the sailor has to sell his ship because the suits bought up the sea?

'Cause youth it don't last long
And we're just hanging on
You gotta keep your grip on what endures
You won't slip oh that's for sure
Brace yourself, honey: it's on...

Your shoulders
Oh bear it now, bear it like you know how
You gotta trust, not take over
Let us lead you now, lead you now to earn that crown

'Cause youth it don't last long
And we're just hanging on
You gotta keep your grip on what endures
You won't slip oh that's for sure
Brace yourself, honey: it's on...
Track Name: Unbound
Simply put, your face looks good but you're lying
I ain't buying it
I will call you out, won't wall you in here
Just so that's clear

Oh, isn't it easy to turn around
And point the finger
I know, believe me
How to find shadows that linger

So we choose to stay, or lose our places
And traces
Though I roam so far from home, I made this
I'll face it

And rise above
All the strings pulling down
Find the love
Underneath the cold, hard ground
And dream with arms unbound

When you call me (sit down, sit down)
I just give right in
It's my folly (sit down, sit down)
Folly's not a sin
No... not a sin

Now we trick ourselves to fix the broken
Spells we've spoken
Not this time, this war's not mine
I'll forget it, not regret it

And rise above
All the strings pulling down
Find the love
Underneath the cold, hard ground
And dream with arms unbound
Oh, ooh..