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Anyone who knows Louisiana knows the story of Evangeline. She's the muse of this song.


Oh Évangeline, je te dis
Que je suis pas comme toi, chérie
Je vas pas espérer toute ma vie pour lui
Ouais, c’est vrai, je suis amoureuse – tant pis

Footfalls soft on hardwood floors
Dancing to the rain outdoors
Our footsteps in the kitchen keeping time
If I had known how far this road would wind

Cause he don’t love me
No, he don’t love me
No, he don’t love me
No, no, no he don’t

Les mémoires éparpillées
Faut oublier – Faut pas penser à
Ce qu’on peut jamais changer dans la vie
Ouais, c’est vrai, je suis amoureuse – tant pis

Il ne m’aime pas
Il ne m’aime pas
Il ne m’aime pas
No, no he don’t

Dis-moi asteur la vérité
Stay if you love me
If you don’t, just go away

Oh Évangeline, faut que je te dise
You and I the same inside
The Lord is close to those who cry, my friend
I hope my story finds a better end
J’espère que mon histoire finira bien


from The (Almost) Live Album, released May 4, 2015
Thanks to Lyle for the steely sound of this one and to Courtney for the percussion. Also, thanks to my dad for the couple of mandolin chords he taught me that started this song.



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Rachel Baum Poitiers, France

Hailing from the greatest city (Lafayette) in the greatest state (Louisiana) in the Union, I have always been passionate about good, honest food, good, honest people, and the kind of heartfelt, good, honest music you only find in living rooms and dive bars. Currently living and writing music in Poitiers, France, I hope this is the first album of many. ... more

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