Unbound

by Marina Evans

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1.
03:45
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
2.
03:40
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
3.
04:45
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
4.
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...
5.
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
6.
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
7.
03:38
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?
8.
03:49
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
9.
03:42
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...
10.
04:03
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..

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released October 13, 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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