New Folk

by Evan Meulemans

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released December 30, 2014

Evan Meulemans - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Underwood - Drums/Percussion
Graham Prellwitz - Bass
Taylor Justmann - Backing Vocals on "New Folk"

All songs written and composed by Evan J Meulemans
Produced by Evan Meulemans and Tom Washatka
Mixed by Evan Meulemans and Tom Washatka
Engineered and mastered by Tom Washatka
Recorded at Steel Moon Recording Oshkosh, WI
Graphic Design by Sarah McMahon
All photos by Jackie Lefler
Creative input from Janet Planet and Tom Washatka

All rights reserved © & ℗ Administered by BMI 2014

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Evan Meulemans Rochester, New York

Native of Central Wisconsin, soulful singer-songwriter, Evan Meulemans blends folk, blues, and reggae into his own unique style of music. Reminiscent of artist such as Jack Johnson and Brett Dennen, Meulemans leaves his listeners feeling positively charged.
Meulemans is a nationally touring artist, currently residing in Rochester, NY.
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Track Name: New Folk
Well, I don’t know how to tell you who I am
No, I don’t know how to tell you who I am
And I don’t know if you’ll find me, but if you do, remind me
Cause I don’t know how to tell you who I am

And I don’t know if this is where I’m supposed to be
No, I don’t know if if this is where I’m supposed to be
But if it’s neither here or there, then why should I even care
Cause this is where I am for the time being

And, oh, I know that all this could be gone
Yes, I know that all this could be gone
Oh, but, I need to see what’s ahead of me before the night falls on

Well, I’m a man and I am willing to be strong
Yes, I’m a man and I am willing to be strong
Well, I’m a man and I am willing to learn my rights from wrongs
I’m a man and I am willing to be strong

And I hope that I didn’t wait to long
Oh, I hope that I didn’t wait to long
For now I fear that there may be something wrong
And I pray all my troubles will be gone

Well, they say that if you break the bread, now, you might just be a saint
And they say that if you take the bread, now, the devil calls it fate
Well, now, some believe in heaven while others believe in hell
But heaven’s just a state of mind and hell’s just a story to tell

Well, I’m trying to understand and love and learn
Yes, I’m trying to understand and to love and learn
Well, I’m trying to understand that it only takes two hands
To help another out and change the world
Track Name: Pohoiki
There’s nothing like saying goodbye to the sounds of the sea
Nothing like staring at the clouds to conjure up memories
Or chasing the days until you hold each other lovingly
Chasing the days until you’re right there, loving me

Until you’re loving me

Well it was colder then, but I remember when the stars held me in silent contemplation
Now, if you’re looking, just know I’m looking too
Searching for my one-way ticket back to

Well, I’ve been gone, I’ve been down
I’ve been lost, man, I’ve been found
You pick me up, you bring me in, what’s the story, oh, where you been?

Well, I’ve been sitting, I’ve been hoping that my heart would be wide open
Well, now rise and shine

Well, it’s four in the morning and the rain is still pouring
And the candle light, it holds my dreams in it’s flame tonight
Running’ down to the beach, holding’ your hand in the street
Laying out under the trees, watching’ the birds buzz with the bees
Well, tomorrow is coming and I’m ready for it, yes I’m ready for it
Slow burning’, heavy learning’, well, I’ve been waiting for it, oh I’ve been waiting for it
Waiting for the stars to shine, light up my path, light up my lines
Teach me love and self control
Breathe it in, and let it go

Just let it go

Oh, but know I’ll hold you in my heart
The strings will come undone, but we’ll never fall apart
Oh, just know I’ll hold you in my heart

Cause the sun is far behind us, and the moon is on the rise
But, the stars are there to guide us and I see those same stars in your eyes
So I won’t run away this time

No not this time

So, let the ball keep on rolling now
Let the ball keep on rolling now
Let the ball keep on rolling now
Track Name: Sticks & Stones
Well, I see diamonds all around, all the people looking down
Yet, nobody can find their own
I see the churches in streets, well if they practice what they preach
Then everybody would have a home

And I rewind what has past before my eyes
And I can’t find a reason to step aside

Cause, now, life is an echo and love the call
If we don’t stand together, then together we will fall
Well, some have the answers, yeah and some know it all
With their feet on the ground, back against the wall

Oh, how far will we go?

Sitting in the streets, begging for change
Waiting in the desert and praying for rain
When the sticks and stones come down it’s all the same
Politicians are keeping you safe, but the kid’s still slapping his veins
No pain, no gain, no love, but who’s to blame?

Who’s to blame?

There’s people staring at a screen, wondering who they’re supposed to be
And how to go out and catch the American Dream
Well, it ain’t what it looks like, it’s not what it seems
The king falls down it’s just the joker and the thieves

Oh, now, the wind blows be down, but the storm still feels the same
The lost must be found and the fallen must be saved

I’m gonna be strong strong like the sun beating down my back
Sparks the fire in my heart that’s burning in my chest
When it’s all said and done, and laid to rest
Oh, I’d rather know the truth than settle for a guess

Oh, but where do we go from here?
Where do we go from here?
Track Name: Wishing Well
I had a dream that I was more
That, in my hands, I held the seeds that would grow into
What we were looking for

I had a dream that I was more
More than a man, more than my plans
Getting my feet wet learning to stand, but waiting to soar

Snow covers up the ground
Trace my way back to town
To my way home

So beautiful and bright
But, the stars only shine at night
Reflect in water, just pennies in a wishing well

Well, kiss my lips and hold me close
The river runs, but where it runs to, nobody knows

Oh, meet me on the other side
Pale white clouds in the moonlight
Toss and turn, crackle and burn across the sky
You can’t always take what you find

But you’re on my mind

Ebb and flow, stop and go
Well you need to breath in
And honesty is honestly
Where all of life begins

Float and bend
In the end we’re just strangers in love
And isn’t love what we were dreaming
What we were dreaming of

Ain’t nothing you can do that can stop the sun from chasing the moon
Ain’t nothing you can say that can turn my love and take it away
Oh, take it away

Kiss my lips and hold me close
The river runs, but where it runs to, nobody knows
Track Name: Morning Dew
Now, take me to a far off land
Somewhere warm, if you can
Where the ocean comes to meet the sand
East of Australia, west of Japan

Now, take me shoes and take my socks
Drop my anchor, tie my knots
Plant some seeds and grow my locks
Free as a bird, sly as a fox

And I hear them say life is on it’s way
And that there’ll be a day where the wind will blow us where we need to be
Oh honey, just you wait and see
Oh, just you wait and see

Now, blow away the morning dew
Something fresh and something new
You’re in my sights, oh you’re in my view
So I’ll blow those kisses right back to you

I have faith in the sky, faith in the trees
Faith in the soil and faith in the seeds
Faith in my back and faith in my knees
Faith in the words thank you and please
Thank you and please

Now, love is strong and the words are sweet
From the valleys to the mountain peaks
You can feel it’s warmth, feel it’s heat
It’s all I want, it’s all I need

So, let me be light and let me be strong
Oh, help me be bright and help me move on
I know what’s right, and I know what’s wrong
So let me live my life where I belong
Track Name: Sun & Water
They say that hands will plant a seed
Sun and water, all it really needs
Well, let it go and let it be
Give it up and let it breathe now
Well, let it go and let it be
Give it up and let it be

And I’m hoping that she walks right through my door
That she takes my hand and that she asks for more
Oh she asks for more

Sunshine, daybreak
First thought, articulate now
Moonbeams and gentle rain
Trickle down my steps again
Well, moonbeams and gentle rain
Trickle down my steps again

Surrender is, well, so they say
The silver lining on a touch of gray
Well, winter’s gone, it’s spring at last
And time wished away, you know it never went by so fast

Nothing feels like being six feet underground
Nothing feels like getting lost in your hometown
Nothing feels like dancing when nobody’s around
Nothing feels quite like this love that I’ve found
Track Name: Blow Me Away
I think I have been spending all of my time
Waiting on tomorrow for some special sign
I think I have been spending all of my days
Waiting on the wind to come and blow me away

I’d been staring at this scene for too long
Watching the trees grow up just to fall and burn on the ground
I found a shell that was weathered by time
And then a wave came up to take it as if to remind me
That what does come must go
The only reason that I left was to come back home

One thing I think about is where is this home I need
One thing I think about is why my eyes couldn’t see
That the sun only leaves for the night
And in the morning it sheds a different light

And the moon sails back across the sea
And the light drifts in with the morning breeze
Now, I know I am ready to let it be
Cause someone once told me that patience receives

Well, in the dark you need a spark to see
And in the night you need a light to finally be
Free from all of that negative energy

And I know we can and
Yes, I know we can and
Well, I know we can and
Yes, I know we can cause

I think I have been spending all of my time
Waiting on tomorrow for some special sign
I think I have been spending all of my days
Waiting on the wind to come and blow me away
Track Name: Water Song
We’re gonna run with the animals
Swim with the fish in the sea
Walk in the spiritual speaking the language of trees
Look, learn, and listen
Forgive to be forgiven and just giving up what you need
Cause what will come, will come
What will be, will be