Songs from Lake Irene

by Evan Phillips

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Marian Call These sweet simple folk songs take me to the road and take me home, too. Evan produces a lot of the great music coming out of Anchorage right now. He's a good guy. Favorite track: Pick Yourself Up.
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I wrote this album in a week in June, 2007 in a beautiful little cabin on Lake Irene (Palmer, AK)

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released December 15, 2007

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Evan Phillips Anchorage, Alaska

Evan Phillips is a songwriter and producer from Anchorage, Alaska. Phillips is lead singer of fabled Alaskan rock band The Whipsaws, as well as a member of indie folk group Easton Stagger Phillips (Tim Easton, Leeroy Stagger).

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Track Name: Cantwell
Well you ran around for years
Till it stopped you in your tracks
And you've burned a lot of bridges and you want to build them back
And if I asked you why you did those things
You might never think of one good reason why
Though you might try, oh you might try

All the people that you loved
And the love you left behind
All those memories you held and the tears you never cried
And if I asked you why you keep it in
You might never think of one good reason why

But don't hate yourself for the things you've done
And don't blame yourself for just trying to have fun
And don't live your life living on the run
Oh you gotta forgive yourself, and be moving on oh just moving on

Oh you've got your disease
And it kicks you when your down
And if it ain't the pills and whiskey it's those women spinning round
And you can tell yourself that you're living true
But you know the truth is always watching over you

And don't hate yourself for the things you've done
And don't blame yourself for just trying to have fun
And don't live your life living on the run
Oh you gotta forgive yourself, and be moving on oh just moving on

You always looked over your shoulder
But you can't keep yourself in line
And now that everything is over
Well you gotta get out of your mind

Well you can run around for years
Or be good with what you've got
Make the most of what you have don't try to be the things you're not
And you can tell yourself that you're living true
Knowing full well you believe in all the things you do

And don't hate yourself for the things you've done
And don't blame yourself for just trying to have fun
And don't live your life living on the run
Oh you gotta forgive yourself, and be moving on oh just moving on
Track Name: 1000 Miles
Where you gonna end up when you leave this place called home
Will you find a new direction when you're feeling all alone
And will you blame yourself for losing and regret the things you've done
And will you say that you were foolish just because you were in love

Well you can walk those dusty roads from day to day
I know you're gonna find a place where you can stay
For the girl who has your eyes and pretty smile
And together you might walk a thousand miles

And will you go back to Missoula or the farm in Tanytown
You always said North Carolina made the sweetest of sweet sounds
Or the mountains up in Canada where I held you in my arms
In a bed of wild flowers where you opened up your heart

Well you can walk those dusty roads from day to day
I know you're gonna find a place where you can stay
For the girl who has your eyes and pretty smile
And together you might walk a thousand miles
Track Name: Pick Yourself Up
You walked the line for much too long
Undying love has come and gone
Her golden hair and killer eyes
That made you weep under the sky
You lost a friend of many years
All is lost when you're living in fear

You had time and you had space
But couldn't run one simple race
Through hills and trees and kettle ponds
You marked the path with willow wands
Nobody's gonna keep you down
You just have to pick yourself up

So don't try looking in her mind
It's all downhill until you're fine
and you know that love will make you blind for sometime

Close your eyes but you don't sleep
You see the climb but it's too steep
Your body's broke and broken down
You put your head against the ground
It hurts to know that you were wrong
but you can sing a brighter song now

For all the times you took her name and all the times you played the game
Cast the line and reeled it in and caught the unforgiven sin
But nobody's gonna keep you down
You just have to pick yourself up

So don't try looking in her mind
It's all downhill until you're fine
and you know that love will make you blind for sometime
Track Name: Hwy 395
Driving down highway 395
It's been a while since I felt so alive
I've been thinking for days on end bout things I've never known
but now I know

Been a while since I looked into your eyes
I was thinking about those times I lied
I don't want to waste your time but I just want you to know
Now I know, now I know

I don't really want to waste my life no more
Ten years of hitting my head against that door
I don't really want to waste my life no more
No more, anymore

I was feeling like I was a child
Running through the desert for endless miles
And I've been thinking about you girl and I just want you to know
That now I know, now I know

I don't really want to waste my life no more
Ten years of hitting my head against that door
I don't really want to waste my life no more
No more, anymore

I'm doing fine since I left you
Long days of working hard to get me through
I guess I'll always love you girl and I just want you to know
That now I know, now I know.
Track Name: Dora's Song
Don't look Away from what you've done
Cause it's just a part of growing up
And You might regret the race you've run
But don't look away from what you've done

And don't be afraid of who you are
And dwell on bruises and the scars
Cause maybe you could shine bright like the stars
And don't be afraid of who you are

I'll take the time to understand
If you take the time to be my friend
I can be the ears if you be the sound
You can be the feet and i'll be the ground

Don't keep your feelings stuck inside
it'll keep you down and hurt your mind
And maybe one day you might take a ride
So don't keep your feelings stuck inside

I'll take the time to understand
If you take the time to be my friend
I can be the ears if you be the sound
You can be the feet and i'll be the ground

So take time to love your family
And see them for all that they can be
Cause they'll hold your hand when you can't see
So take time to love your family

And don't lose the memories you hold
Cause they'll make you happy when your old
And remember all the good things you were told
don't lose the memories you hold

I'll take the time to understand
If you take the time to be my friend
I can be the ears if you be the sound
You can be the feet and i'll be the ground
Track Name: Fighting For The Man
I'm not the child I used to be
Everything is upside down and blue
My friends don't even know me
They gave up when I told them what I had to do
And all the dreams I dreamed of
Got buried when I had to make my plans
It's hard enough to get by, but it's harder when you're fighting for the man

I look around these battlefields
Everything is bloody and intensified
And religion drives us crazy
And the government deceives us when they're telling lies
You can say that it's for freedom, but either way i'm doing what I can
I signed up for a second chance instead I"m stuck here fighting for the man

My father told me that life was never fair
He worked his whole life and he didn't even care
He loved his wife and family
And he would fight for his country
And even though they took all that he had
He taught me how to work hard for the man

It's a long way back to living
When everything has changed inside my head
They tried to break my spirit
They tried to tell me I would wind up dead
But i'm coming home a new man, and if you want to you can lend a hand

I'm proud to be American but I sure as hell ain't fighting for the man.
Track Name: Walk Away
Looks like you're gonna run away
From the feelings you had yesterday
Well the clock is ticking and we just got up
I can feel the rain but the blinds are shut

You know I"m gonna miss you when you're gone
We both have what it takes to carry on
and there's beauty in the moment
And the moment's what i"ve got for you

Don't walk away from me
With a sadness in your heart
and you can hold on to the things we've done
And leave without a scar
I'll walk around in circles with your songs inside my head
And I can pull a lot of strings to be your friend
But I just don't want this time with you to end

I'll see your face when I close my eyes
I'll watch your love in the painted skies
And i'll feel your breath up against my skin
Even though you're moving on again

Everything is changing for us now
We helped each other back off the ground
and there's truth inside the login'
And the love is what I've got with you

Don't walk away from me
With a sadness in your heart
and you can hold on to the things we've done
And leave without a scar
I'll walk around in circles with your songs inside my head
And I can pull a lot of strings to be your friend
But I just don't want this time with you to end