One Way or the Other

from by Marina Evans



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


from Unbound, released October 13, 2013



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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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