Not Gonna Wait - Acoustic EP

by Marina Evans

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This acoustic EP was written and performed by Marina Evans in Florence, Italy in the winter/spring of 2011.

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released June 1, 2011

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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: One of Two
Pick me up, up
from this filthy ground
Give me a little love
Lord knows I need it now

From a tiny hand
I fell suddenly
Before I even landed
I had drifted off to sea

I will move
beneath the air
and I'll miss being in a pair
And I'll hope
Through and through
That one day I'll be one of two

As my woolen threads
Turn hard with ice and salt
I dream of my only friend
and how his sadness is all my fault

I won't know how far I've traveled
when I wash up on your shore
though I may be a bit unraveled
please open up your door

I will move
beneath the air
And I'll miss being in a pair
And I'll hope
Through and through
that one day I'll be one of two
One of two
One of two

Smile, or even laugh
when you pick me up from the street
and give me back my other half
mismatched just for me
mismatched just for me
mismatched perfectly for me
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
'Cross 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: Out of the Way
Don't you forget me this year
When it snows
You tell me it's warm where you are
So it goes

When the water falls on our heads
We're surprised
Though we can plainly see
All the clouds on the horizon

But you've emptied your pockets
Of all the shells and dust within
Held my hand then dropped it
Like that's the way it's always been
Out of the way, and into the wind

Slowly the ships
Find their way into the harbor
Never wondered what if
They had chosen to go farther

If every sea aw, were that easy
We wouldn't need widow's walks
I believe life's storms will lead me
From these thoughts

But you've emptied your pockets
Of all the shells and dust within
Held my hand then dropped it
Like that's the way it's always been
Out of the way, and into the wind
Into the wind, the wind, the wind
Into the wind, the wind, the wind
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