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When It Gets This Late In The Evening



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I'm not exactly sure which genre best suits this song so I'm putting it under folk-rock although it probably isn't. Suggestions welcome!
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When It Gets This Late In The Evening

When it gets this late in the evening
And the drinks are getting low
Your friends, well they’re all leaving
They got somewhere else to go
You’ve spent the whole night standing
At the dark end of the street
But when it gets this late in the evening
There’s no one left to meet

You’ve sang your last blue song
Your voice gave up its ghost
So you whisper like a deathbed confession
And say goodnight to the host
You just need something to believe in
Someone to be a friend
‘Cause when it gets this late in the evening
Just want to make it to the end

When it gets this late in the evening
You wonder how it got this wrong
Was it the crack in the glass
The bourbon or the ash
Or the minor chords in the song
Or the minor chords in the song

There are lovers in the darkness
And they’d let you take it all
For just a moment without sadness
They’re crying down the hall
There’s a Bible you’ve been reading
And there’s a bottle by the bed
When it gets this late in the evening
You’re blowing smoke rings for the dead
© When It Gets This Late In The Evening words & music by Tom Fairnie 26th March 2003

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Uploaded: Sep 06, 2006 - 03:23:39 PM
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2006 - 03:23:39 PM Last Played: Jun 03, 2019 - 11:46:44 PM
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said 4701 days ago (September 6th, 2006)
Folk-rock... by whatever genre
this is just one great song and one great performance. Standing with
applauds. You got some great song writing here... I love that refrain...
"or was it the minor chords in the song." Classic.
Glad I found this song and I look forward to listen to more of your
songs (I just noticed you have a bunch uploaded over the past month).
Welcome to MJ. Glad you are here.

Feter said 4701 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
Certainly Folk Rock Classic Tom !!!
always suprising me with your tastefull songs
such classic this song Tom ... I can relate to this
song ..so close to my style .. a real classic to look
at how you did it ....the guitars strummings and the
piano ...harmonies ...the bass ...the ticks .. !!!!
such treasure how this song not on a CD !?!?!?
thank you for sharing such gem .... !!
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Willywagga said 4700 days ago (September 7th, 2006)
Very Strong Song
I think you express yourself very well in this song, your lyrics are
excellent and very much convey the feelings and desperation when a body
sinks into a dark place. I hear echoes of John Prine in some respects, but
your voice is very different from his. Love it, this works very well.
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G and C said 4695 days ago (September 12th, 2006)
we are brand new to mj and gb and its so cool to hear something like this!! Fine lyrics,!!!!

Gand C
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said 4690 days ago (September 17th, 2006)
Awesome mix of instruments. Use of keyboards throughout is very
effective. Wonderful vox as per usual Tom. Keep em comin'!

Be well!

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Joe Brady said 4540 days ago (February 14th, 2007)
I don't know, but it sure sounds like the kind of song John Prine would sing; what's his genre? I've always had trouble defining it, I just knew I loved it, and this song is growing on me rapidly. The last verse nails it for me: Bible and Bottle, life has a way of making even the simple things complicated. The vocal starts a little strange for me, but you make up for it quickly and by the end I'm buying it. Well done.
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Char said 3944 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
you just get tired. Been a long day, a long life or a long session. "You're blowing smoke rings for the dead."
Memories of what was. Got to force yourself to look ahead and hope you'll be making some new memories you can hold onto to give it all meaning. Nice, bluegrassy feel. Thank you.
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Name: Tom Fairnie
Location: Edinburgh UK
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I was born in Musselburgh but I now live in Edinburgh. In terms of the music...I attempt to write lyrical, melodic and intelligent songs and try to make the best use of my guitar skills to provide sensitive uncluttered arrangements. I occassiona... [see more]

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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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