Bywater (radio version)

by The Story Is Everything

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It's all about a girl ... misunderstood! She moves to the big city to start her life in earnest, but finds herself falling back on old habits in one of the oldest subdivisions in New Orleans, the Bywater.

From the upcoming New Orleans-based concept album Tales from the Crescent, coming 3/21/2020!

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She walked down to the levee
The sky was dark and heavy
A summer storm was cropping up again
With a polka-dot umbrella
Like a scene from a novella
She ate a cherry snowball in the rain

CHORUS:
In Bywater, Bywater, Bywater
That old New Orleans neighborhood
Bywater, Bywater, Bywater
Lives a girl misunderstood

She came searching for a meaning
Without her parents intervening
An apartment close to St. Claude Avenue
On a quest of self-discovery
And emotional recovery
Through horn-rimmed hipster glasses she would view

(CHORUS)

She craved the authenticity
Of culture and ethnicity
Abandoning her former small-town ways
Rode her bike down to the Hi-Ho
Sang some karaoke solo
And sipped from her Abita Purple Haze

(CHORUS)

Her friends back home didn't get her
In that Salvation Army sweater
And the girl she loved just couldn't feel the same
So she shows a life off-kilter
Through an Instagram filter
And swears she has no pretense to maintain

(CHORUS)

credits

released February 2, 2020
Tanya Voorhees: lead vocal, concertina
John Voorhees: harmony vocal, 6 string guitar, harmonica, bass, percussion
Chloe Bertrand: harmony vocal
Charlie Holt: mandolin

Music and lyrics by Tanya Voorhees
Produced by John Voorhees

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