Cold Light

by Eva Abraham

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A melting pot of Folk, Country, Ska, Blues, Gypsy, Cumbia all woven together by Eva's emotive voice. An album celebrating change, new life and the full gamut of emotion it brings.

Originally Released Oct 2012 on Hamworth Records

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released February 13, 2017

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Eva Abraham London, UK

Eva is a singer songwriter, musician composer and performer from North London whose approach to music, singing and performing is very natural, organic and instinctive, working and responding to the energy of the audience and her surrounding.
An artist in her own right she also specializes in bespoke track replacements for Film and TV
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Track Name: Bedruthan Steps
​Bedruthan Steps


V1
Fare thee well my green eyed girl
I left thee at the shore
And there I did kiss softly her brow
And from her sweet beast I tore
The purest gift and lullaby I ever recalled to hear
She offered me no battle I brought no harm
And there she stood passive as I drew near
My voice soft inside her ear
(And I said)
Ch
Leave, leave sweet Maiden leave
Leave, return no more
V2
And so she turned and walked away
Swallowed by raging sea
I couldn't move to save her mute I couldn't speak
Yet sorrow in my stillness plied my need
Her long brown hair lapped at her waist
Golden skin she soon would disappear
Tears of molten anguish burned against my face
Devastation brought me to my knees
(And I said)
Ch
Leave, leave sweet Maiden leave
Leave, return no more
Mid 8
Howling as the wind blows
Crumpled ill at ease
With the Maiden dead and gone
With the Maiden dead and gone
With the Maiden dead and gone
I'd soon find Peace
Ch
Leave…..



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham
Track Name: Love's Fortune
​Loves Fortune

V1
The devil in me rises tempting me
With apples from the poison apple tree
Colourful yet jaded a wolf in sheep's clothing
With only bitterness for company
Ch
Too wise I fall not for this twice
To wise
Too wise I fall not for this twice
For I know loves fortune well
V2
Waiting to redo all the hard years of undoing
Sugarcoated heartache it's only gift to you
Just watch as summers breaking cold winters rush is gone
Leaving me with just who i am
Ch
Too wise……..
Mid 8
Let love not be mistaken for one fleeting call
A distant stolen moment across a crowded hall
V3
Let love and understanding move hand in hand
Let love and self acceptance be the one command
Ch
Too wise…….



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Cold Light
​Cold Light

V1
We met in the coldness of what used to be
Exchanged polite conversation
We skirted around the issue for awhile
And then I signed my old name
V2
And now you're telling me what you're doing
Things I wanted for us for so long
And now you're doing them so easily
Was the only thing stopping you me
Ch
But it belongs in the past
When love still sparkled still felt warm
And I mourn my best friend my security
My home our little family
But I cannot feel what has gone
Cannot make it reappear
V3
You seem like a stranger here in front of me
As I watch all I knew fade away
And your eyes are reaching for just a little sign
But we both know there's nothing there
Ch
Cos it belongs in the past……
Mid 8
Sadness washes over my breaking heart
The years have gone and I must mourn the setting sun
Ch
Because it belongs in the past………..



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Johnny & June
​Johnny & June

Ch
We was just like Johnny & June
We was just like Johnny & June
But then you left me way too soon
My darling I loved you
Just like Johnny loved June
V1
Oh well you know what it's like
When love gets you insane
Makes you walk the line
Makes you ride that train
Well it, takes you right to
Hell and back again
That is just what it's like
When love gets you insane
Ch
We was just like……..
V2
Well I knew you loved me
Right from the start
It was right there in your eyes
It was right there in your heart
And there aint no use in hiding
Behind those eyes a crying
Our love was so dammed big
There aint no denying
Ch
We was just like……..



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Fast Train
​Fast Train

V1
I've never been more awake
I've never been more awake
I have never been more awake
In my born days
V2
There's nothing here thats fake
No damage left in my wake
Except a heart that didn't know
That it might break
Ch
And at times we have to take a chance
And walk these streets alone
And if you follow me right now
You won't find home
And if I could I surely would
Catch a fast train out of town
And bypass all this
Bullshit runaround
V3
Your affection flows easily
And it's rolling straight to me
And I lap up every single
Little piece
V4
So why does this love that
Makes me so happy
Awake the living hell in me
And prey upon my insecurities
Ch
And at times…..
End
By pass it on a fast train
By pass it on a fast train
But this fast train is
Coming on Home…..




Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: The Ditch
​The Ditch

V1
The ditch was deep so long ago
I filled it up and left it so
Smoothed it over filled the cracks
But the cause was always at my back
V2
Now I, I lie beneath this willow tree
Seeking shelter from the storm
I hide beneath it's canopy
Until I am, reborn
Ch
I live I love I sacrifice
To be real to be free
I no longer live a lie no no
Just to keep the peace
V3
I feel the lion at my side
She comes to me when i call
Gives me courage just to be
All I can be
Ch
I Live I Love……
Mid 8
You came to me like bolt out of the blue
And you stayed with me
Just as long as I needed you to
And for that…..I love you
End
I no longer live a lie no no
Just to keep the peace

Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Winter
​Winter

V1
The sighs of winter echo round the home
The worrisome future has now left us alone
What's gone is gone and we take what is offered
Nothing is ever set in stone
Ch
How do we make it we feel our way
The earth is waiting to take us away
How do we make it we live each day
With the little we know which we can never out play
V2
Have I wasted lives your'e and mine
Why is the pain so crippling so rife
Why is the past so painful in it's demise
Why is the bottle so pleasing why is sleep so easy
Ch
How do we make it…………
Mid 8
Why am I so afraid of life
Why does dying seem so easy
I just watched your Father die
You said he never fought too much in life
But at the end he gave it his all
But at the end he gave it his all
Ch
How can we make it we feel our way
The earth is waiting to take us away
How do we make it we live each day
With the little we know which we can never out play
How do we make it we give each day
And all that we take can we ever repay
Will we leave our mark will our memory fade
Will we know who we are when we're taken away



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Ophelias Song
How Should I Your True Love Know

How should I your true love know
From another one?
By his cockle hat and staff,
And his sandal shoon.

He is dead and gone, lady,
He is dead and gone;
At his head a grass-green turf;
At his heels a stone.

White his shroud as the mountain snow,
Larded with ’sweet flower;
Which bewept to the grave did go
With true-love showers.

To-morrow is Saint Valentine’s day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine:
Then up he rose, and donn’d his clothes,
And dupp’d the chamber door;
Let in the maid, that out a maid
Never departed more.


By Gis and by Saint Charity,
Alack, and fie for shame!
Young men will do’t, if they come to’t;
By Cock they are to blame.
Quoth she, before you tumbled me,
You promis’d me to wed:
So would I ha’ done, by yonder sun,
An thou hadst not come to my bed.


They bore him barefac’d on the bier;
Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny;
And in his grave rain’d many a tear;--
You must sing,
A-down a-down, And you call him a-down-a.
O how the wheel becomes it!
It is the false steward that stole his master’s daughter.



Words By William Shakespeare
Track Name: Chemistry
Chemistry

V1
You're the sugar the sweet taste on my lips
One bite, one bite you score
If I had never, never tasted your sweetness
I wouldn't be craving more
V2
I resist, I resist you charm
But I need, I need your love
You caught me, you caught me off guard
Now I'm hooked you're in my blood my every thought
Ch
This chemistry is deep my body thinks it's what I need
Pain and pleasure bittersweet defeat
This chemistry is deep
And so sweet
This chemistry is deep my body thinks it's what I need
Pain and pleasure bittersweet defeat
This chemistry is deep
Won't leave me be
V2
Just the brush of you hand
Leaves me heady I can't comprehend
You dominate my dreams
You fuel this fire raging in me
CH
This chemistry is deep…
Mid 8
And in your very words you said if
You love someone set them free
Well do it for me do it for me
Cos this chemistry is deep…..
Ch
This chemistry is deep…



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Matty Groves
​Matty Groves

A holiday, a holiday, and the first one of the year
Lord Donald's wife went to the church, the gospel for to hear
And when the meeting it was done, she cast her eyes about
And there she saw little Matty Groves, walking in the crowd
"Come home with me, little Matty Groves, come home with me tonight
Come home with me, little Matty Groves, and sleep with me till light"
"Oh, I can't come home, I won't come home and sleep with you tonight
By the rings on your fingers I can tell you are Lord Donalds wife"
"But if I am Lord Donald's wife, Lord Donald's not at home
He is out in the far cornfields bringing the yearlings home"

And a servant who was standing by and hearing what was said
Swore Lord Donald he would know before the sun would set
And in his hurry to carry the news, he bent his breast and ran
And when he came to the broad millstream, he took off his shoes and he swam

Little Matty Groves, he lay down he took a little sleep
When he awoke, Lord Donald was standing at his feet
Saying "How do you like my feather bed and how do you like my sheets
How do you like my lady who lies in your arms asleep?"
"Oh, well I like your feather bed and well I like your sheets
But better I like your lady gay who lies in my arms asleep"
"Well, get up, get up," Lord Donald cried, "get up as quick as you can
It'll never be said in fair England that I slew a naked man"
"Oh, I can't get up, I won't get up, I can't get up for my life
For you have two long beaten swords and I not a pocket knife"
"Well it's true I have two beaten swords and they cost me deep in the purse
But you will have the better of them and I will have the worse
And you will strike the very first blow and strike it like a man
I will strike the very next blow and I'll kill you if I can"

So Matty struck the very first blow and he hurt Lord Donald sore
Lord Donald struck the very next blow and Matty struck no more
And then Lord Donald took his wife he sat her on his knee
Saying "Who do you like the best of us, Matty Groves or me?"
And then up spoke his own dear wife, never heard to speak so free
"I'd rather a kiss from dead Matty's lips than you or your finery"

Lord Donald he jumped up and loudly he did bawl
He stabbed his wife right through the heart and he pinned her against the wall
"A grave, a grave," Lord Donald cried, "to put these lovers in
But bury my lady at the top for she was of noble kin



Trad
Track Name: Hey Hey
​Hey Hey

V1
With all this fuss and mayhem I am loathed to be alone
Cos the devils at my shoulder sucking goodness from my bones
I'm struggling I'm suffering I'm bordering on harm
To myself from me from my own absurdity
To myself from me from my own absurdity
Ch
Hey, Hey, Hey
Gonna blow this all away
V2
If anyone had told me it was gonna be this hard
I would never have believed them I'd have turned away and laughed
I couldn't realise that I would scrub my world away
I lost myself lost me I forgot just who to be
I lost myself lost me I forgot just who to be
Ch
Hey, Hey, Hey
Gonna blow this all away
V3
And so I realise now there is nothing I can do
I've just got to keep my head down hold on tight and ride it through
Naked I am stripped from inside out I'm black and blue
I wonder blind unease though unchartered territory
I wonder blind unease though unchartered territory
Ch
Hey, Hey, Hey
Gonna blow this all away
Mid 8
Standing at the window what am I thinking of
One tiny step now and I can make this stop
V4
But I know thats not the answer it will never ever be
Just please pass me the alcohol anethietise me
Chrystal clear and frozen sting and neat and burning me
The relief is brief if only temporary
Helps relieve this grief if only temporarily
Ch
Hey, Hey, Hey
Gonna blow this all away…..



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Do You Ever Wonder
Do You Ever Wonder

Ch
Well this is how we could be
Do you ever wonder bout you and me
And the loveliness that might have been
Do you ever wonder bout you and me
V1
I can't help looking back through the windows of my mind
To the place we met for the first time
The bluebirds were singing sweet scent of the lilies
And the promise of love in the air
Ch
Well this is how we could be……..
V2
Your kiss so soft still on my lips
The memory of you so clear
Am I still in your mind just as you are in mine
Do you think we could have one more try
Ch
Well this is how we could be……..
Mid 8
Do you feel alone when you're missing me
Wondering how this could be
If we'd only taken that turn
Is this something for which you yearn
Ch
Well this is how we could be……..



Written By Eva Abraham
© 2012 Eva Abraham/Hamworth Music
Track Name: Cold cold ground
Cold Cold Ground

Crestfallen sidekick in an old cafe
Never slept with a dream before he had to go away
There's a bell in the tower, Uncle Ray bought a round
Don't worry 'bout the army in the cold, cold ground

Cold, cold ground

Now don't be a cry baby when there's wood in the shed
There's a bird in the chimney and a stone in my bed
When the road's washed out, we pass the bottle around
And wait in the arms of the cold, cold ground

The cold, cold ground

There's a ribbon in the willow and a tire swing rope
Oh, and a briar patch of berries takin' over the slope
The cat'll sleep in the mailbox and we'll never go to town
Till we bury every dream in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground

Give me a Winchester rifle and a whole box of shells
Blow the roof off the goat barn, let it roll down the hill
The piano is firewood, Times Square is a dream
I find we'll lay down together in the cold, cold ground

The cold, cold ground

We'll call the cops on the Breedloves, bring a Bible and a rope
And a whole box of Rebel and a bar of soap
Make a pile of truck tires and burn 'em all down
Bring a dollar with you, baby, in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground

Take a weathervane rooster, throw rocks at his head
Stop talking to the neighbors until we all go dead
Beware of my temper and the dog that I've found
Break all the windows in the cold, cold ground

In the cold, cold ground


Written By Tom Waits ~ 1987
Track Name: I'll Fly away
I'll Fly Away ~ Hymn

Some bright morning when this life is over
​I'll fly away
To that home on God's celestial shore
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory
I'll fly away in the morning
When I die, Hallelujah by and by
I'll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone
I'll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I'll fly
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory

Oh, how glad and happy when we meet
I'll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory

Just a few more weary days and then
I'll fly away
To a land where joys will never end
I'll fly away

I'll fly away, oh glory



Written By Albert E. Brumley ~ 1929