Where the River Widens (EP)

by Evan Mazunik

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Music and lyrics by Evan Mazunik
("Out Into Waters" lyrics adapted from Bertolt Brecht)


released March 1, 2010

Produced and Engineered by Alex Foote
Mixed and Mastered by Zach McNees
Cover photo ©2009 Scott Friedlander

Vocals, keyboards, accordion: Evan Mazunik
Bass, guitar, bgv, effects: Alex Foote
Bass: Jay Foote ("Diana")
Drums: Danny Lockwood

All songs ©2010 New Jerusalem Music (ASCAP)
Snapback Records. All rights reserved

Special Thanks: Alex, Colette, Patrick, Danny, Jay, Zach, Ma & Pa





Evan Mazunik Denver, Colorado

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Evan Mazunik is a composer & keyboardist raised in Iowa and currently based in Denver, CO. He plays music that blends the complexities of urban life with the openness of midwestern fields.

Mazunik directs his band ZAHA using Soundpainting, a sign language for live composition.


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Track Name: After Dawn
So much music – so many songs.
She steps into show after show of
broken strings and paper promises
that leave her laughing as she yawns
but always empty after dawn.

Blue and red lights color the stage
where she's worn through looking for
no more kisses, sighs or thoughtless
autographs. She plays her part but
just can't find the key.

Show after show; this is how she goes:
she checked out, leaving with one more
broken string and paper promise as
she falls apart but just can't find the key.
Track Name: Den of Thieves
Honey—come on, get dressed;
listen closely: this one goes down
to the wire. Leave your bags–quit
the joke–don't stick around to see
our story ending. No pretending.

You hear what I said?
Get up and don't roll over.
Where the hell will you stand
when the night is done?
On the bed's a gun, a skeleton
key, twelve silver coins and one thick
dog–eared novel. Still, I marvel:
after all this, you'll forget my name.

After your foot feels for the steps
in a darkened stairwell.
After your fingers blindly
hunt for a banister rail.
After you count so many flights
you run out of numbers.
There goes the light, here
comes the thief: honey, please...

You got to get out–oh
no! the coal eyed robber
picked the lock and just
killed all the lights.
Cut it short; I'll be alright;
double your pace and beat me
to the border. That's an order.
(After all this, you'll forget my name.)
Track Name: Come Home
Come home.
Come home.
God, I just—
come back home.
Come back home.
Come home. Don’t
wait long—come
back home; come
back home to me.
Track Name: Diana
O your face is a mask and
your lips cut a chisel mark
in stone and your eyes turn
to glass – now, at last! you
look more like a statue:
porcelain and cold in a lonely
museum. Both Greeks and
Romans would gasp
could they see you.

With a kiss and a glance you
betray every secret under guard as your
heart holds a shield that won't
yield to a volley of arrows.

Draw back the bow,
watch your aim, dear Diana.
I double dare you to
shoot straight and steady.

Hunted hunter,
drop your armor.
Hunted hunter,
loose the hounds
and sound the
call for all to hear.

Will the heart break as glass when the
hands take a chisel to the stone?
Track Name: Long Road
Swear to me now
Swear to me now
Swear to me now

Say it out loud
Say it out loud
Say it out loud

Before you go
I got to know:
Have we grown
Cold again?

Tell me somehow
Tell me somehow
Tell me somehow

Kiss or a vow
Kiss or a vow
Kiss or a vow
Track Name: Out Into Waters
As we drown, as we slowly drift on
downstream where the river widens,
every fear dissolves as we give in to the
undertow. Nothing heavy weighs us down.

Then we open our mouths and breathe in deep;
then the song of the sea begins but dawn broke too
soon and even our dream danced in the dance of evening into morning.

As we both slowly drifted out into waters time forgot about us:
from the face to the hands,
and every strand
of hair.

(based on Bertolt Brecht’s “Ballad of the Drowned Girl”)