Jump the Fire

by Evie Ladin Band

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Jump the Fire ©Evie Ladin, Evil Diane Music jump the fire we’re up all night baby’s crying can’t sleep cause it’s light sun won’t go down, n’there ain’t no sleeping till the sun goes down and it never goes down, come pouring in till the morning light right jump the fire we’re up all night up all night awake till dawn won’t you play another tune put the coffee on i don’t want to stop, don’t want to rest till the sun comes round again don’t let it end that golden glow low in the evening days are long and warm and so I kick of my shoes, pull off my socks play that tune again don’t let it end jump the fire we’re up all night baby’s crying can’t sleep cause it’s light sun won’t go down, n’there ain’t no sleeping till the sun goes down and it never goes down, come pouring in till the morning light right jump the fire we’re up all night (In the middle of the song is the old-time tune Spring Creek Gals)
2.
Cozy 03:33
Cozy ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music don’t you wanna get cozy get close to me don’t you want to come up by my side pull up a blanket and the fire’s bright that little stove will keep us warm all night c’mon n’get cozy get cozy get close to me come’n cuddle up on me tonight wrap yourself around my leg alright hold my hand, tell me where i stand don’t you want to take me to the promised land and get cozy get cozy get close to me you’re gonna wanna stay here tonight you’re gonna wanna every night of your life cause when you’re close to me it feels so right get cozy
3.
Ease on Down 04:05
Ease On Down Public Domain/Charles Emanuel Smalls, BMI, Sony/ATV Songs LLC OBO Mijac Music / Warner-Tamerlane Pub Corp/Arr. Evie Ladin/Band Every time I get the blues, I walk the soles right off my shoes Before you hear that rooster crow, you'll see me headed down the road Down the road, down the road, I've got a pretty baby down the road.
Down the road, down the road, I've got a pretty baby down the road. Down the road about a mile and a half, slip off down a narrow path. Jump up and across the rail, dodge it, duck it, follow the trail. I've got a pretty baby down the road, I’ve got a pretty baby down the road
Down the road, down the road, I’ve got a pretty baby down the road
Down the road, down the road, I’ve got a pretty baby down the road
Down the road, down the road, I’ve got a pretty baby down the road
Down the road, down the road, I’ve got a pretty baby down the road
Ease on down, ease on down the road
Ease on down, ease on down the road Pick your left foot up, put your right foot down Come on a-keep moving, don't you lose yr ground Just keep on Kee-pin' on the road you choose Don't you give up walking just cause you gave up shoes Ease on down, Ease on down the road i got a pretty baby down the road Ease on down, Ease on down the road i got a pretty baby down the road Don’t you carry nothin that might be a load, come on ease on down, ease on down the… Now anytime you want to know, where I'm headed, down the road Don't know why I love him so, that man of mine lives down the road Down the road, down the road, I've got a pretty baby down the road…. Cause there may be times when you think you lost your mind And the steps you're taking leave you three four steps behind But the road you're walking might be long sometimes You just keep on stepping and you'll be just fine Ease on down, Ease on down the road i got a pretty baby down the road Ease on down, Ease on down the road i got a pretty baby down the road Down the road down the road I got a pretty baby down the road Ease on down the road Don’t you carry nothin that might be a load, come on ease on down, ease on down the road!
4.
Honey Lou 03:01
Honey Lou
From the Carter Family/Arr. Evie Ladin Band When the sun sets in the west my Honey Lou 
That's the time I love you best Honey Lou 
Come and look into my eyes when the moon shines in the skies 
I'll be in paradise Honey Lou Chorus 
Last night I waited long my Honey Lou 
I told the birds my song Honey Lou 
When the bright and silver moon sheds its soft and mellow light 
I'll love you more each night Honey Lou When the birds have hushed their song my Honey Lou 
All the twilight lingers on my Honey Lou
 My heart forever beats for my honey gal so sweet 
I'll lay it at your feet Honey Lou Chorus
5.
Heat of the Day ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music In the heat of the day i draw the curtains closed Its you i want to hold baby take off your clothes And when the sweat starts and we’re sliding around Its you i want to hold when the sun’s going down Chorus lay down....stay in the heat of the day lay down.... lay down in the heat of the day lay down....stay in the heat of the day lay down in the heat of the day In the heat of the day I draw an ice cold bath Fill it up to my chin let the shivers set in And when the bumps are chillin and i’m shaking fast You gather me up in your grasp, and lay down... Chorus In the heat of the day i close my eyes Let that heat wave crash over my life Everything slows to it’s slowest pace We all drift off to sleep, in the heat of the day Chorus In the heat of the day i draw the curtains closed Its you I want to hold baby, take off your clothes
6.
Two = 3 04:17
Two = 3 ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music I breathe in the taste, in the smell of your skin Filling me up till I’m bubbububalinbubbalin Holding you, rolling you loose in my arms Come let me tell you i’ll never be gone, never gone When was that summer we sat in the park You and me making stuff up in the dark Sharing our secrets, and for the very first time I knew I could do this the rest of my life Chorus I need you I want you too You need me We two make three We gonna have a little baby A little bit o’ you, a little bit o’me I know this come as a little surprise But you and me made us a love child, love child If you love this baby like you’re lovin me We three are all so lucky Chorus
7.
CooCoo 02:46
CooCoo Traditional Oh the CooCoo, she’s a pretty bird And she warbles as she flies She never hollers coocoo Till the Fourth Day of July Gonna build me a log cabin On a mountain so high So I can see Willie As he goes riding by Jack of Diamonds, Jack of Diamonds I know you of old You robbed my poor pockets Of silver and gold Oh the CooCoo, she’s a pretty bird Don’t I wish she was mine She’d never be wanting She’d always be kind. Oh the CooCoo, she’s a pretty bird Don’t I wish she was mine She’d never drink water She’d always drink wine
8.
Have It All 02:43
Have It All ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music with quotes from the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff and Paul McCartney You can have it all, but not at the same time You can live a life of rock and roll but you better save your dimes Cause we’re all gonna grow old, you can’t see it at the time Years go by, and one day you find You can have it all, but not all at the same time You can’t always get what you want You can get it if you really want it If you want it here it is come and get it, But you better hurry cause its going, fast.
9.
Walking in A Straight Line ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music The hardest thing, what do you do when this world is just too big for you walking in a straight line, walking in a straight line The hardest thing there is to be, is alright with reality walking in a straight line walking in a straight line I’m used to it Feeling the way that I feel I’m used to it Nothing’s gonna change I’m used to it Feeling the way that I feel Gotta get used to everything being the same, same, same, same My generation we were told we could have it all, never grow old walking in a straight line, walking in a straight line But now I’m grown and so I know, taking care of business is how it goes walking in a straight line, walking in a straight line I’m used to it Feeling the way that I feel I’m used to it Nothing’s gonna change I’m used to it Feeling the way that I feel Gotta get used to everything being the same, same, same, same I dreamt the waters rising up, to carry you away from us walking in a straight line, walking in a straight line through my hands you start to slide, but i kept you by my side walking in a straight line, walking in a straight line I’m used to it Feeling the way that I feel I’m used to it Nothing’s gonna change I’m used to it Feeling the way that I feel Gotta get used to everything being the same Get used to it I don’t like this feeling Get used to it They say, everything changes Get used to it I’m just waiting for the sun to shine again I don’t want to get used to everything being the same, same, same, same walking in a straight line, walking in a straight line……
10.
Drinking About You ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music Chorus I’m drinking, drinking about you Drinking ‘bout all that you put me through I got tired of thinking and then I start drinking Drinking about you, drinking about you It’s the same old story from beginning to end Girl meets boy, then girlfriend & boyfriend It’s the same damn old story from beginning to finish Everyone’s happy ’til somebody isn’t Chorus I’m thinking of comebacks that I should’ve said Mostly I can’t get you out of my head But iced or neat, this whiskey sure is sweet And the only chaser I want is a beer! Chorus Last time I saw you was earlier today I was minding my own business when you passed my way You took one look at me and I walked right into a bar My getting over you hasn’t gotten very far Chorus Chorus!
11.
Only You 03:28
Only You ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music I no longer mind the cold I no longer mind the pain As long as i don’t Have to see you again I no longer mind the sun Shining right in my eyes As long as I don’t See you passing me by Chorus Cause you passed me by, you made me cry, you made me blue Baby you - only you You gave me dreams, they’re not what they seem, I believed in you Baby you - only you I no longer mind your friends I no longer mind their stares As long as I don’t Have to pretend I care I no longer mind the moonlight Shining in my lonely room As long as you don’t say you are coming home soon Chorus
12.
Under The Waterline ©Evie Ladin/Evil Diane Music Under the water line Gravity ends My body is no thing It’s a skeleton Floating in space Time with no end Under the water line There is no tread But out of the water The world it comes again In all its greatness And all its pain Gravity settles Right on my head Out of the water There’s a heavy tread Chorus Right on the surface - it ripples and it pools Day becomes night - and we all are fools At the horizon - where gravity starts Out in the open - my beating heart Under the water line I hear my pulse roar My body is free to move Once more No weight on my shoulders No thoughts in my head Under the waterline I’ll make my bed Chorus Under the water line Look up at the sky It never stops moving, No pattern defined The world’s in motion But under that line Time it goes backwards... ...to when you were mine
13.
Jump Up & Go 04:10
Jump Up and Go ©Evie Ladin, Evil Diane Music Home again home again flying through time Black midnight highway, red neon signs I can’t hold my head up my bones aren’t stacking They all fall down on the floor Chorus But give me a moment and you’ll find me restless Jump up, head out on the road A few days of life on a schedule You’ll find me ready to jump up and go I know that home sweet feeling they sing about That feeling I’ve been here before Same old worn floorboards, the cracks in the ceiling I love coming home Chorus Twice in my life I have come close to dying Narrowly missing the end If this is my one chance, i’m going to take it Do everything that’s in my head Going to see what the world has to offer How all you people live Then I click my heels three times together Cause there’s no place like home Chorus Hit the road been home too long ain’t no use in hanging on I’m going where the water tastes like wine Hit the road been home too long ain’t no use in hanging on I’m going where the climate suits my clothes I’m going where the chilly winds don’t blow When I get tired I know where my home is The feeling I’ve been here before Out the back door and into the garden I love coming home Chorus

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A year ago I sequestered myself in a damp, dark cabin in the woods with no phone, no internet, only a woodstove and my instruments for company, and I wrote. Wrote and wrote and woodshed, and emerged with the bones of our third release. Five years since my first solo project, the ELB has become a tight trio. While I bring the songs, Keith & Erik contribute mightily to the arrangements. The feel of the music, the conversation of our instruments and voices, is the original sound of the three of us. I am lucky to work and play with these two adventurous musical minds, fun performers and excellent tour companions. This record is a true reckoning of our ongoing collaboration. ~ Evie Ladin aka Evil Diane

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released May 6, 2016

Evie Ladin lead vocal, banjo (1-3, 5-7, 12, 13), guitar (4, 8, 10, 11), body music (9)
Keith Terry vocal, bass (2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10-13), percussion (1, 4, 7, 8, 10), body music (1, 9)
Erik Pearson vocal, guitar (2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13), resophonic guitar (6, 11), bass (1, 4, 9), gourd banjo (4)

All Songs Arranged by the ELB

Erik played Eli’s Romero gourd banjo on Honey Lou; Keith played his favorite bamboo spoons on CooCoo, his keys on Honey Lou, and co-created the body music parts for Walking in a Straight Line; Bruce Kaphan added his sweet pedal steel to Drinking About You

Eli West producer
Bruce Kaphan engineer, mixing
David Glasser, Airshow, mastering
Debbie Berne graphic design
Dave Murray cover art
Gudmundor Vigfusson photos

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Evie Ladin Oakland, California

The polyrhythmic heat and funk of Evie Ladin's clawhammer banjo, resonant voice, real stories and rhythmic dance - have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. The Evie Ladin Band is an expansive stringband, with Keith Terry - bass and percussion, and Erik Pearson - guitar. Body-slappin neo-trad urban folk. ... more

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