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Evening Souvenirs

by THE YEARNING

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Instrumental
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Why do the raindrops keep on falling Fall down my window like they do? Why does the second hand keep moving on If life ended here when I lost you? Why do the birds they keep on singing At dawn, singing like they never knew? Why do these things just seem to carry on If life ended here when I lost you? Every day, here I sit, now without you My whole world has been turned around But the world doesn't know how I feel now you Are out of my life, now you're gone Every day, here I sit, now without you My whole world has been turned around But the world doesn't know how I feel now you Are out of my life, now you're gone Why do the children keep on playing And laugh with no sign of feeling blue? Why do the people keep on passing by If life ended here when I lost you?
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I used to know where I was going I used to feel like I was sure I knew the way the tide was flowing But I don't know what I'm doing anymore I used to walk without a worry But now I feel so insecure I used to travel with no hurry But I don't know what I'm doing anymore 'Cause the world is ever-changing all around me And time is moving faster than before The walls are getting higher that now surround me And I don't know what I'm doing anymore I used to talk with such precision There was no doubt, there was no flaw I used to feel no indecision But I don't know what I'm doing anymore I never thought beyond the present I never looked beyond my door My life it always felt so pleasant But I don't know what I'm doing anymore 'Cause the world is ever-changing all around me And time is moving faster than before The walls are getting higher that now surround me And I don't know what I'm doing anymore
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Fall in love with me The night is ours to keep Give your heart to me Dive into the deep To me you will surrender Fall under my spell Feel my love so tender Don't hide inside your shell To me you will surrender Fall under my spell Feel my love so tender Don't hide inside your shell Fall in love with me While the night is young Give your heart to me Before the rising sun
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When you look at her I can tell what you're thinking So very well And a sadness grows inside 'Cause the space I filled is now occupied When you look at her I can see the way you looked that day When it was me And it hurts me, like nothing else Do you know what I feel when you look at her? When you talk of her You're alive Like you were with me when I arrived But I've lost you To that, I'm resigned 'Cause the face you see's no longer mine When you talk of her I can hear the way you talked that day When I was near And it hurts me, like nothing else Do you know what I feel when you talk of her? Do you know what I feel when you look at her?
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Nightingale 03:26
Oh, nightingale come sing to me Oh, nightingale come sing to me When we were young, I never heard your song I never heard your song, when we were young But now I long for you That pretty song I never knew Oh, nightingale Nightingale Oh, nightingale come sing to me Oh, nightingale come sing to me When we were young, I never heard your song I never heard your song, when we were young But now I long for you That pretty song I never knew Oh, nightingale But how I long for you That pretty song I never knew Oh, nightingale Nightingale
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Ava 01:18
Instrumental
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Though I can still remember The look upon your face That cold and dark December There was something out of place The smile it wasn't for me The letter wasn't mine And when you said, 'adore me' I didn't see the signs But after many sleepless nights I came to realise That was just the moment your heart would say goodbye I think it was the evening The sun was yet to set The thought that you'd be leaving I hadn't felt it yet It was after we had eaten You said you had to go I thought nothing of it I wasn't yet to know But suddenly it dawned on me After days that passed me by That was just the moment your heart would say goodbye And now I see it clearly As the clouds part in the sky That was just the moment your heart would say goodbye
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With one kiss, you stopped the world With one touch of your hand Time stood still Just for one moment, before I came down You stopped the world from spinning around With one glance, you cast a spell With one flash of your smile You captured my heart Just for one moment, before I came down You stopped the world from spinning around You stopped the world So we could be free From all of our troubles It's just you and me Just for one moment, before I came down You stopped the world from spinning around You stopped the world from spinning around Around
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A girl so sweet and so naive So easily led and easily deceived But she was hurt and now's she gone And on your arm she won't belong An innocence that knew no bounds She was the youngest of them all in town But she grew wise of all the lies Now she can see through your disguise 'Cause baby I'm not that type of girl anymore I can stand with my two feet on the floor No I'm not that type of girl anymore 'Cause baby on that girl, I've closed the door She learned the game that he would play And blew his charming fairy tale away She found the key, and now she's free To be the girl she wants to be 'Cause baby I'm not that type of girl anymore I can stand with my two feet on the floor No I'm not that type of girl anymore 'Cause baby on that girl, I've closed the door
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Never say I'll be the one who will love you forever Never say I'll be the one who will always be there Never say nothing will stop us from being together Never say love is a gift in which we can both share You can say I'm a coward Afraid of the truth You can say I'm a victim With scars I can prove But never say I am a fool 'Cause fools fall in love Never say you'll be the one who will love me forever Never say you'll be the one who will always be there Never say love is the key that will keep us together Never say we'll be the ones who'll be free from despair You can say I'm a cynic Who doesn't believe You can say I am cold With no heart that can grieve But never say I am a fool 'Cause fools fall in love You can say I'm a coward Afraid of the truth You can say I'm a victim With scars I can prove But never say I am a fool 'Cause fools fall in love
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Sometimes 02:35
Sometimes we dream of a life of perfection Sometimes we wish there was somewhere to hide Sometimes we reach for a paradise only to find that it's there all along by our side Sometimes we complicate life when it's simple Sometimes we make it so hard on ourselves Sometimes we search for the answers to questions when sometimes the problem's the questions themselves Sometimes we dream of a life of perfection Sometimes we wish there was somewhere to hide Sometimes we reach for a paradise only to find that it's there all along by our side

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Joe Moore’s project is one of those groups that means so much to Elefant Records. First, because of their songs and lyrics, and everything they want to transmit with them. But also because of what the music means to him, the way he lives and interprets it: a special project, made and managed in his own studio, that with a few other things makes up a personal universe that is exciting, independent, separate from any other kind of precepts from the music industry, his very own. That’s why we are so happy to be able to get our hands on an album like “Evening Souvenirs”, THE YEARNING’s second album.

This new material is a marvelous surprise. The delicious arrangements, that romantic halo, and Maddie Dobie’s fascinating voice are still there on almost the entire album. But while “Dreamboats & Lemonade” looks to sixties pop from the most cheerful girl-group perspective, “Evening Souvenirs” is a slow, deliberate, nocturnal (as the name itself indicates) album, with echoes of lounge music and “chanson”, of bossa and chamber pop, with touches of Sarah and Él Records’ melancholy, Burt Bacharach soundtracks. Playing with a considerable number of instruments, and the special participation of The Cotswold Voices choir on many of the songs, we find ourselves with one of those albums that needs to be listened to in semi-darkness, where the notes are bursting to the surface, giving you goose bumps hair by hair. From the solemnity of the piano opening of “Evening Souvenirs” to that marvelous advance single, “When I Lost You” (that at times makes us think of Dionne Warwick singing that gem called “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”), to the party supported by Stan Getz on “Don’t Know What I’m Doing” which immediately submerges itself in the saudade of “Fall In Love With Me”. Our hearts break with the pure sadness of “When You Look At Her”. And the dark soul of “Nightingale”, this time with Joe’s voice, which reminds us of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood.

“Ava” opens the B-side with a strong dose of sadness and melancholy; “The Moment Your Heart Would Say Goodbye” is like Dusty Springfield crying like she has never done before. “You Stopped The World” is sweet and placid, like the arrival of first love. “Not That Type Of Girl” brings Françoise Hardy and Jane Birkin together, with Burt Bacharach orchestrating, with those impossible arrangements that recreate amazing stories in our head, in its brief, concise two minutes. The epic “Fools Fall In Love” and the emotive piano of “Sometimes” that sounds like an unforgettable classic, bring the album to a close.

It has been a long time since we heard an album that made sadness so beautiful. It seems like, lately, it was either a taboo subject or it had to be handled crudely and tremendously. But THE YEARNING have made us believe again. They have made us belive in those albums that say they don’t and won’t let themselves sell out, that they are not following a trend, but that deep down we really need them. These songs have made music a necessary ingredient in the lives of those who love it. These melodies that stay with you at times when it seems like everything else has turned its back on you. A moonlit, nocturnal gift.

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released October 7, 2016

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