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Deep Devil Water

by Eric McEwen

Deep Devil Water is the debut solo album from pianist, singer and songwriter Eric McEwen. Featuring devil ballads, wurlitzer anthems, and piano pop driven melodies - all with a smooth lyrical style and skillful vocals.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Acheron
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2. Ghost of Savannah
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3. War Zone I
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4. Woman in Yellow
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5. War Zone II
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6. Beautiful Way
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7. Kingfisher
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8. Smile
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9. June
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10. Flying Away
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11. Fiona
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Deep Devil Water
Recorded at The Record Co. in Boston, MA
Music & Lyrics by Eric McEwen

Eric McEwen - All Vocals and Instruments
Andrew Sarlo - Recording Engineer
Andrew Sarlo - Mixing Engineer
Photography - Ian McEwen
Sam Gillman - Piano Tuner

Rodney Street Records
Rodney Street Publishing
Lyrics and Music © 2013 Eric McEwen


(Lyrics)

ACHERON

My dreams fade away
To the rocky bottom where I lay
My thoughts grow cold and voices say
I come in waves to wash you away

Oh God this cannot be
This watery reflection is me
So take me down to the river I see
Bring me back to reality

Mother earth she had a daughter
Came down from her like Acheron’s water
My mind is gone but my feet still wander
Deep devil water dip me under

The scene turns grey
And in time my senses will fade
Under that river is where I lay
So I dip down I begin to pray

Mother earth she had a daughter
Came down from her and the rapids caught her
You know my soul is gone but my mind still wanders
Deep devil water dip me under

My feeling is gone
Ya something is wrong, it’s really wrong
That devil is strong
As I drift along Acheron!

GHOST OF SAVANNAH

I kiss her eyes before the sun
Kiss her again and then I'm gone
This world I won't outrun
I'm taken' that highway 'til it's done

I miss those cherry pickin' trees
And how that cocaine made me sneeze
I just can't get a fix to get rid of this
Twisted getting old disease
Between the lines that seem to fray
I'm looking for an easy way

If you're my devil, hold me close to the fire
If you're my angel, hold me up to the light

I hide my secrets from the sea
My own mother, she don't know me
This boat has run aground
I cannot carry around
Savannah in my memory

Like a moth before a flame
I'm scared to touch but captivated
You cannot save the world
If you cannot save one girl
And torture feeds my memory
Some door will open I will pray
But my troubles all would stay!

If you're my devil, hold me close to the fire
If you're my angel, hold me up to the light

In your direction I would sway
If I could see you again someday
In your direction I would sway
If I could see you again someday

WAR ZONE I

When I wake up I wanna get my buzz,
Get my buzz, get my buzz
But I don’t wake up cause I’m dreaming my life away
People seem to throw it away
People seem to throw it away
Everything you dream between the day

WOMAN IN YELLOW

Virginia is for lovers but I’ve never been
Save all my kindness cause I’m known for giving in
My name is P.S. Darling I’m a man of regulaire
North to South I go marching, you won’t see me anywhere

North to south go marching Ulysses' army sons
Wanderlust is spurring us our strength is fully on
Blustery cannon fire, battlefields, and bayonets
To be in the rank and file, you lose your innocence

Soldiers all grew weary and the midnight watch lay down
Soon the sun was strewn upon the early morning ground
There came to me an angel and my quiet gaze was drawn
Forthwith all my ragged thoughts had simplified to one

A woman dressed in yellow in the dark of the night
I took her beauty in my arms tender as the light
Laid out on the mossy ground, her coffee colored skin...
And I missed her when I returned carrying my sin

Don't you lay low sweet Virginia
And the letters to my friends are all the same
In a yellow dress you will find her
Oh I will return to you again
Down in fields of flowing cotton
Hidden in the bushes and the pines
The woman in yellow satin won't you forever be mine?

A year now has gone by, no letters they have brought
The sweetness that she gave to me, my every single thought
Won't tell a soul a secret, I'll keep quiet like the wind
You cannot teach what I have learned, where would you begin?

Don't you lay low sweet Virginia
And the letters to my friends are all the same
In a yellow dress you will find her
Oh I will return to you again
What I don't know could kill me
I'm silent as my bones start to quake
And as the dawn ripens to the morning
I stumble as I leave my heart to break

WAR ZONE II

Smoke cloud from a desert sky, heat waves change the light
Flash! A memory of how I die today
And the war zone took his soul away
His child sits on a sunny night growing old without a fight
In the green garden path there’s a hide-away
Strumming on his tattered song
He feels the weight of a life gone wrong
He says, "You can't take my pride away"

With an ancient beat and a mellow yawn he says,
“Keep your secrets they make you strong
You can't take my pride away"

BEAUTIFUL WAY

I got the medicine in my mind
Medicine my mind
Let it in, let it inside
Let it in, let it inside
I think I'm doing fine
I think I'm doing fine
The medicine is in my mind
Medicine in my mind

Beautiful way
Beautiful way to...
Beautiful, way too beautiful

I can't feel the same
Who else can I blame?
I won't start again
With that medicine in my mind

KINGFISHER

Can I get inside your head...if only for a small time?
I could lay down my worries for a while
Can I lay down my head?
Maybe a deep dream takes me in awhile
Watch as it turns, watch as it dies

Wake up, wake up, who are you now?

When you’re all out alone
Trouble follows you home
You're spinning out of control…
I would give anything
For you to live like a king
And hear the gates of the mountains sing
And it hardly disturb anything
I hope it all goes well

Well I'm out all alone
And trouble follows me home
I'm spinning out of control
I would give anything, anything to live like a king
And hear the gates of the mountains sing
And it hardly disturbs anything
I hope it all goes well
I hope it all goes well

SMILE

What do you when your dreams decide
To keep you forever in your sleep?
You feel the air it's an older time
You stay there never looking behind
I'll share what is mine when we're together
Each minute, each hour, each forever
We're two sides of the same tickling feather
Oh, you're like warm sunshine but better

You smile and I don't feel so small
All the while, my worries fall
Because you're mine now I can see
When I don't know where to go your smile tells me

JUNE

Baby, you make me feel...
Honey, you make it real...
My love is yours to steal...

Can't I just be happy to see you?
Can't I just be happy to be near you?
Can I just clear my mind?
Baby, you make me feel so new
Honey, you make me feel like June
And life is a silver spoon
When I'm with you

Can't I just be happy to need you?
Can't I just be happy for a breakthrough?
Can I be clear, there's something I need you to hear
Baby, you make me feel brand new
Honey, you make me feel like June
I could spend all afternoon with you

You’re a flower in a flame
You’re a heartbeat in the engine of that train
You're a fountain up and away
Like a teardrop in a hurricane

Baby, you make me feel...
Honey, you make it real...

FLYING AWAY

Give me the simple truth
Give it to get me through
Fortune will always be flying away from me
But even in darkest times, won’t ever steal my rest
And I’ll make it through to light and I will love you the best
The animals and the trees, water, and ghostly breeze...
Inside my lungs I breathe everything that I need

So I wrote a song for you
Something to get you through
Trouble will always be flying away from me

FIONA

I drown, that’s how I die and nothing can save me
I look around, laid in tide, no oxygen around me
Softly in the dark, a lady of the sea
Slowly, shadows start to form around me

Rise up and fly, eyes open wide!
You are living for the summertime
Take me out…out of my mind
You have left this world far behind
Fiona…Fiona…you're a faceless persona

If I had another dream to fall deeper in
I’d be glad cause it would seem worth all my shivering skin
Monsters in the dark shoring up their plans
Upon her disembark I followed where she swam

Rise up and fly, eyes open wide!
You are living for the summertime
Take me out…out of my mind
You have left this world far behind Fiona…Fiona…



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