Late in the Evening

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All American families save Natives arrived here from elsewhere, many of them fleeing persecution, needing to find a new home, and by necessity leaving everything behind. It is a common story of human migration, often forced at the hands of those in power. At the end of the day, it is a difficult place to be, starting anew, away from everything you’ve ever known. It’s heartbreaking and challenging to leave it all behind, heading into an unknown with no firm footing, yet the resolve to start anew. This is the American story, common all over the world as war and disasters displace people daily.

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Late in the evening when the sun is all gone
I put up my work and head up for home
But supper’s not waiting in a pot on the stove
This is not how my story goes

No, this is not how my story should go
But men play their war games and our lives are sold
So I earn dollars, send them back home
Late in the evening when the sun is all gone

CH Late in the evening when the sun is on fire
Burns the horizon like a jumpin live wire
I look at my hands, will they carry me on?
Late in the evening when the sun is all gone

INST

One day to another, we’re trying to survive
For us to eat, they eat us alive
I learn a new language, still they spit out my name
the jobs they don’t want, they don’t want me to take

When I save enough I’ll bring you here
Its not what we’re aiming for but a little bit nearer
and when in this country our children are born
they’ll have one foot in the door

CH: Late in the evening when I lay down to rest
I thought i’d be doing better, and this isn’t my best
Stars in the east Lord I wish I was home
Late in the evening when the sun is all gone

I look at my hands, will they carry me on?
Late in the evening when the sun is all gone

credits

from Caught On A Wire, released March 21, 2019
Evie Ladin lead vocal
Keith Terry bass, drums, percussion
Erik Pearson guitars
Sundra Manning piano

J. Goody, Megasonic engineer, mixing
David Glasser, Airshow mastering
Debbie Berne graphic design
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Lyrics by Evie Ladin /Evil Diane Music, BMI
except People Are You Ready, PD
Music created by the ELB
Evil Diane Music/Crosspulse Music/Erik Pearson Music, BMI
©℗ 2019

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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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