Eva by Heart Album

Artist(s): Eva Cassidy

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Eva Cassidy Eva by Heart Cover Art

Tracklist

I Know You by Heart

length: 4:01
drums (drum set) programming: Chris Biondo
composer: Eve Nelson
lyricist: Diane Scanlon

Midnights in winter
The glowing fire
Lights up your face in orange and gold
I see your sweet smile
Shine through the darkness
It's line is etched in my memory
So I'd know you by heart

Mornings in April
Sharing the secrets
We'd walk on till the morning was gone
We were like children
Laughing for hours
The joy you gave me
Lives on and on
'Cause I know you by heart

I still hear your voice
On warm summer nights
Whispering like the wind

Ohhh, ohhhh, ohhhhh, ohhhh

You left in autumn
The leaves were turning
I walked down roads of orange and gold
I saw your sweet smile
I heard your laughter
You're still here beside me
Everyday
'Cause I know you by heart
'Cause I know you by heart

Time Is a Healer

length: 4:18
drums (drum set) programming: Chris Biondo
writer: Diane Scanlon, Greg Smith
I found a picture of your smiling face
Bringing old memories
That I had locked away
The burden of anger
From a heart filled with pain
Was finally lifted
And I smiled at you again

Oh if time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes

I spoke such harsh words before our goodbye
Well I wanted to hurt you
For the tears you made you made me cry
All my hopes and dreams
Well they started vanishing
Those tender hurt feelings
Became a dangerous thing

Oh if time is a healer
If time is a healer
And all hearts that break
Then all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes (makes)

All of those years we spent together (spent together)
Well they're part of my life forever
I hold the joy with the pain
And the truth is
I miss you my friend

Well time is a healer
And all hearts that break
All hearts all hearts that break
Are put back together again
'Cause love heals the wound it makes

Wayfaring Stranger

length: 4:29
vocal: Eva Cassidy
electric guitar: Keith Grimes
arranger: Eva Cassidy
organ: Lenny Williams
drums (drum set): William 'JuJu' House
bass & acoustic guitar: Chris Biondo
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
I am a poor wayfaring stranger
While journeying through this world of woe
Yet there's no sickness toil nor danger
In that bright land to which I go

I'm going there to see my father
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I know dark clouds will gather over me
I know my way my way is rough and steep
Yet beautiful fields lie just before me
And God's redeemed their vigils keep

I'm going there to see my father
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I'm going there oh to see my mother
I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

I want to wear that crown of glory
When I get home to that good land
Well I want to shout salvation's story
In concert with the blood-washed band

I'm going there to see my Savior
Oh I'm going there no more to roam
I'm only going over Jordan
I'm only going over home

Well I'm only going over home
Yeah only going over home
I'm only going over home

Wade in the Water

length: 4:05
vocal: Eva Cassidy
trumpet: Chris Walker
double bass: Larry Melton
electric guitar: Keith Grimes
arranger: Eva Cassidy
background vocals: Troy W-D Brown, Sr., Eric D. Dorsey, Dontane Lane and Bryant Roberts
organ: Kent Wood
acoustic guitar: Eva Cassidy
drums (drum set) & congas: William 'JuJu' House
composer: [traditional]
lyricist: [traditional]
Wade in the water
Wade in the water
Children wade, in the water
God's gonna trouble the water
Who's that young girl dressed in red
Wade in the water
Must be the children that Moses led
God's gonna trouble the water

[Chorus:]
Wade in the water, wade in the water children
Wade in the water,
God's gonna trouble the water

Who's that young girl dressed in white
Wade in the water
Must be the children of the Israelite
Oh, God's gonna trouble the water

[Chorus:]

Who's that young girl dressed in blue
Wade in the water
Must be the children that's coming through,
God's gonna trouble the water, yeah

[Chorus:]

You don't believe I've been redeemed,
Wade in the water
Just so the whole lake goes looking for me
God's gonna trouble the water

[Chorus:]

Blues in the Night

length: 4:08
lyricist: Johnny Mercer
composer: Harold Arlen
My mama done tol' me
When I was in pigtails
My mama done tol' me so
A man's gonna sweet talk
Give you the big eye
But when the sweet talk is done
A man is a two-face
A worrisome thing who'll leave you
Singing the blues in the night

Now you know the rain is fallin'
Hear that train callin' whooee
My mama done tol' me
Oh that lonesome whistle
Howlin' cross the trestle
My mama done tol' me
Awhooee ahwhooee
Clicketyclacks echoin' back
The blues in the night

The evening breeze will start the trees to cryin'
And the moonlight hides its light
When you get the blues in the night
Oh take my word the mockingbird will sing
His saddest saddest kind of song
He knows things are wrong and he's right

From Natchez to Mobile from Memphis to St. Joe
Wherever the four winds blow
Yeah I've been to the big towns
And I heard me some big talk too
But when the big talk is done
A man is a two-face
A worrisome thing leave you
Singing oh the blues in the night

(Scat)

Songbird

length: 3:44
drums (drum set) programming: Chris Biondo
composer: Christine McVie
lyricist: Christine McVie
For you there'll be no crying
For you the sun will be shining
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
It's all right I know it's right

And the songbirds keep singing
Like they know the score
And I love you I love you I love you
Like never before

To you I would give the world
To you I'd never be cold
'Cause I feel that when I'm with you
It's all right I know it's right

And the songbirds keep singing
Like they know the score
And I love you I love you I love you
Like never before Like never before

Like never before

Need Your Love So Bad

length: 4:39
guest: Chuck Brown
composer: Mertis John Jr.
lyricist: Mertis John Jr.
I need someone's hand to lead me through the night
I need someone's arms to hold and squeeze me tight
And when the night begins and until it ends
Oh baby I need your love so bad

I need someone's lips to feel next to mine
I need someone to stand up and tell me when I'm lyin'
And when the lights are low and till it's time to go
Oh I need your love so bad

So go on and give it up baby and bring it on home to me
Write it on a piece of paper so that it can be read to me
Tell me that you love me stop driving me mad
Oh 'cause I need I need your love so bad

I need a soft voice to talk to me at night
Don't you worry baby we won't fuss and fight
So listen to my plea and bring it on home to me
Oh I need your love so bad

So go on and give it up bring it all home to me
Or write it on a piece of paper so it can be read to me
So tell me that you love me please stop driving me mad
'Cause I need I need your love so bad

Mmmm I need a soft voice to talk to me at night
Well don't you worry baby we won't fuss and fight
So listen to my plea and bring it on home to me
Oh because I need your love so bad

Oh I need oh I need your love so bad
Oh yeah

Say Goodbye

length: 3:57
writer: Steve Digman, Andrew Hernandez
It's funny how the distance can make you feel close
And the things you lost are the things you want most
The weather's fine here – perfect shade of blue
I guess that's why I've been thinking of you

Chorus:-
So I call you up just to tell you why
Why I left you and say goodbye
Ooh must be the mood I'm in
I'm thinking of you again
I call you up just to tell you why
Why I left you and say goodbye

I know you're different now and I guess I changed too
And I thought what was once so right was so wrong for you
Yesterday I was talking and I heard your name
The weather's fine here with a slight chance of rain

Chorus:-

Time makes you sorry for the things that you've done
Sometimes you walk away and sometimes you run
And the weather's fine here; I can feel a slight chill
Somethings change babe and some never will

Chorus:-

I call you up just to tell you why
To say I love you and to say goodbye

Nightbird

length: 5:29
Some old hotel room in Memphis
I see the city through the rain
I'm just chasing me in my time
And remembering some pain

You see there once was a boy
And on the street he'd surely die
So the night bird took him in
And she taught him how to fly

See the night bird softly fly
Why does she fly alone
Is the moonlight just a flame
For her memory now she's gone

To big bars and honky tonks
Any pleasure can be found
You can get just what you want
If you lay your money down

And lonely sailors do their drinking
My my my how the brave men do die
And the night bird sells her pleasures
Bringing tears to my eyes

See the night bird softly fly
Why does she fly alone
Is the moonlight just a flame
For her memory now she's gone

So I guess I'll go out walking
Lord let the rain keep falling down
I guess I'll go and chase some memories
In the dark side of town

See the night bird softly fly
Why does she fly alone
Is the moonlight just a flame
For her memory now she's gone

For her memory now she's gone
For her memory now she's gone

Waly Waly

length: 4:46
When cockleshells turn to silvery bells
Then will my love return to me
When roses bloom in the wintry snow
Then will my love return to me

Oh waly waly love be Bonnie
And bright as a jewel when it's first new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like morning dew

There is a ship it's sailing the sea
It's loaded high and deep can be
But not so deep as my love for you
I know not if I'll sink or swim

Oh waly waly love be Bonnie
And bright as a jewel when it's first new
But love grows old and waxes cold
And fades away like morning dew

How Can I Keep From Singing?

length: 4:28
composer: Robert Lowry
writer: [traditional]
My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
That hails a new creation.

Through all the tumult and the strife
I hear it's music ringing,
It sounds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?

While though the tempest loudly roars,
I hear the truth, it liveth.
And though the darkness 'round me close,
Songs in the night it giveth.

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I'm clinging.
Since love is lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

When tyrants tremble sick with fear
And hear their death knell ringing,
When friends rejoice both far and near
How can I keep from singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm,
While to that rock I'm clinging.
Since love is Lord of heaven and earth
How can I keep from singing?

My life goes on in endless song
Above earth's lamentations,
I hear the real, though far-off hymn
How can I keep from singing?

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