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Whats this one about? I’m not sure really. A jumble of thoughts and feelings. Evelyn street is a real place in Nottingham, the old sign is there on the end of a brick wall on what was probably a row of Victorian houses, but now it’s just empty waste ground. I used to pass it every day on the way into work and think about the lives that once lived there. Evelyn street is I guess also a metaphor for a tricky emotional up and down back then. Say no more about that but got out of it. The songs in various pieces, ( bit like my head at the time!).Another solo recording.Mark
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Evelyn Street

Just because we can
Doesn’t mean we ought to
Just because we want to
Doesn’t mean we should
It’s a passing obsession
No need for confession
It’s all in the mind
It’s all in a look

I’m into your life
But out of your circle
I’m into your life
But out of your circle
Cos I just don’t pray like you
And I just don’t feel
The way you do

The dappled light
In the apple orchard
Nobody lives
On Evelyn Street

I need to get out of here
To Evelyn Street
I’ll disappear

It’s the clean air of time
The cold sky solution
Feet snapping twigs
Like broken bones
It’s a fragile world
Pure and clean
It’s the colour of time
Beauty untold
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Uploaded: Mar 13, 2010 - 11:28:24 AM
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2010 - 11:32:03 AM Last Played: Jul 31, 2019 - 11:29:05 PM
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Moviz said 3506 days ago (March 13th, 2010)
Lovely mix
of vocal and guitars here and a really good sound from both..... I love the originality of this song in the way you performed and the subject matter..... could be a Beatles song on that score, Enjoyed, regards M
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caroline said 3505 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
nice street song..
easy on the ear - thank you for the listen :)
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jdholliday said 3505 days ago (March 14th, 2010)
I love
that first change up and the guitar in the beginning and then...and then...man..... great changes, really really cool!
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kipak said 3504 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
I like the interesting melody and arrangement. Nice lyrics...there are alot of phrases that stick and leave alot for individual interpretation. Nice guitar sound all the way through and meshes well with the beat. One suggestion from me. The song seems to want to go into major chords on the final chorus. It night be interesting to try that out and see how it sounds. I think it would make for an interesting change.
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hackneybloke said 3504 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
evelyn st
hey mark. really liked the hook that came in around 50 and that sets the tone for the rest of the track. and then there's a really nice sixties feel that kicks in at 1.50...nice harmonies...would have liked to heard them slightly louder...but that's just nit-picking. yes i really like this.
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Yordbear said 3504 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Im a big fan of songs that look back into how times used to be. the intro is greatly setting the mood and very inviting..at 47 secs in..excellent phasing hits on the groove...like one victorian brick falling down one by one as a lonely stranger watches in the mist. The backing vocals support very nicly and come in in all the right places. this song with your description took me to a program i saw when i was a kid - think its called what ever happened to the likley lads. The intro to that had lots of images of victorian built houses and you got a sense that people were knocking these great places down to make room for new buildings...which i was think is a shame...as some of the greatest buildings of the uk and nottingham are over 100 years old.
i wonder what happened there??... and of course where it was?
mark you have done a great job bringing Evelyn street To life again!..
Hickling_Stan said 3490 days ago (March 29th, 2010)
Evelyn Street Location
Hey aron, just found ES location on Google maps so you can go and visit it and use your imagination! Cheers Mark
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dave_b said 3504 days ago (March 15th, 2010)
Evelyn Street
This is very much a stream of conciousness type of work given the way the lyric changes subject matter, and the music changes tempo. Yet despite these changes it remains a cohesive work. Tight playing on the acoustic, and the minimalist percussion is tastefully integrated. Vocs evoke the mood of the piece well.
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Jarvoid said 3503 days ago (March 16th, 2010)
Nice song
pondering what may have been and what once happened to an area that was real and once a thriving community. This has legs and should run.Good one .

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BirdmanWayne94 said 3502 days ago (March 17th, 2010)
The change...
... around :46 grabbed my attention. Lovely work here and I love the whole atmosphere here!
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Demeter7 said 3500 days ago (March 19th, 2010)
So sad.
The houses and even the street vanished. I remember a movie made from the story, "The Time Machine". I was struck by the changes in the surroundings as the time machine progressed forward, until there was obviously a war and devastation and then there was a barren landscape without a sign of civilisation. The Morloks were a nasty lot, but that wasn't the part of the story I was referring to. Such a fine voice you have. :)

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lengold said 3499 days ago (March 20th, 2010)
Lovely idea
and name for a song. Really enjoyed this - I think it's very catchy and I will download for further listens.
You know - I could hear this as a tv theme for a show called Evelyn Street - would work wonderfully.

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blaky smith said 3497 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
Every day
Cool post Mark, good inspiration. I like it, you have made a lovely work, enjoyable listen...
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chestnut said 3496 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
Evelyn Street
I like the deep words closely following the melody. I also like the way you don't give too much away- it makes listeners use their imagination. This is a song to come back to. Many thanks,
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sister_savage said 3496 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
Dreamy with hidden depths! Very pro.

(And a nod to the song pic - very lovely!)
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ste said 3495 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
changes and great guitar sound. like the vox. top tune.
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thetiler said 3494 days ago (March 25th, 2010)
singin and playin. Like how you mix up the various acoustical guitar.
I am am a big fan of narrow streets and quite looking blocks !
Thanks for the music and the pic !
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Calchas said 3493 days ago (March 26th, 2010)
chord progression. Really evocative lyrics. I like this!

Change up is too cool!

Keep em coming!

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