Eva Schubert
Eva Schubert is a singer and songwriter based in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone, blues icons like Etta James, and — perhaps improbably — Leonard Cohen, she writes in a diverse range of styles.

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They Say (Lyrics)

This time I said I’m going to keep my cool Not going to lose my head Not going to play the fool And that four letter word I will not speak The one that starts with “L” And ends with “E” Chorus: But everywhere I go People seem to know Just what I’m not speaking of And they say…. They say “You must be in love” Stopped by a café One Saturday afternoon I had a smile on my face I was humming a tune And the barista said As she poured my...

Saying Goodbye- Lyrics

When my time to go comes I’ll miss the rain That falls fragrant on the earth And greens it again I’ll miss the way spring Makes everything new But I don’t know how to say Goodbye to you   When my time to go comes I’ll miss the blue Of cold mountain shoulders And fields full of dew I’ll miss the moonlight And star dappled skies But I don’t know how To leave you behind   When my time to go comes I’ll say goodbye To lilac colored mornings And orange evening skies But there is...

Curtains

  Let’s not pick out curtains Life’s moved us too far To think of shared addresses Or quarrels in the car There are too many pieces Now to rearrange But if I tell you this Will you think it strange Chorus: There’s a hidden place No eye can see Sheltered from the storm Of reality And when I close my eyes That’s where I’ll be In the secret world of you and me We will never work out How to pay the rent Or have conversations About how much we’ve spent You’ll always live about...

The Man Who Isn’t There

Well you’ve driven me to music I hope you’re satisfied I’m drunk on a longing That will always be denied I write these songs like sonar Or stones into a well I’m looking for an echo But the silence tells Chorus: And I’m singing in the dark For a man who isn’t there But I’ve learned to love the aching And the wistful smile I wear I’ve studied all the poets But you don’t read that stuff Pages of perfect sonnets Would never be enough I’m looking for the words The right...

Voodoo Magic Man

I got a fever Can’t clear my head All I want to do Is crawl back into bed I called the doctor But he didn’t have a plan The only one left to call Is the voodoo magic man Chorus: Oh….the way he works Is something I don’t understand But he leaves me feeling better That voodoo magic man He mutters about chakras And evil spirits too Even said my aura Was looking kind of blue He said, “We got to treat this With the laying on of hands” I said, “Do what...

Bring on the Blues

There’s always blood on the leaves When they cut sugar cane No pleasure’s ever offered Without a taste of pain You’ll always be alone Unless you open up your door But when the guest is gone The quiet’s louder than before Chorus: But there’s no joy without complications Headaches chase intoxication You’ve got to pay your dues So bring on the blues When the ballerina dances The music is complete She pirouettes on satin shoes That hide her bleeding feet You’ll never feel that major thrill ‘Til you get close and bare And...

Unpredictable

Unpredictable Like the rain in June Or the day the cherry blossom trees Burst into bloom I find within my heart The start of something new And everything is spring When I think of you Unpredictable Like a flash of falling light Or a nightingale Singing through twilight I was unprepared For the magic rushing through My ordinary world When I encountered you Unpredictable The burdens of the days We have yet to live Or their weight of pain I’ll remember this When my skies have lost their blue The music in my heart When I found...

Never Touched the Ground

Well I was hungry and cold Living proud and alone With the carcass of love Nothing left but the bones And just when in desperation I thought I’d throw myself away You came like an answer To a prayer I didn’t say Chorus: And my feet never touched the ground Took a leap and kept on flying I keep waiting for the landing sound Oh – be gentle if you let me down Pile of dreams in the corner Motionless and blue But I still heard the echo From the...

Bread and Chocolate

You can’t live on bread alone That’s what the Good Book said Though without your daily share You aren’t getting fed But I can’t help wanting more Than strict necessity And for me you are A taste of luxury Chorus: Oh you’re like chocolate Bliss on my tongue Irresistible I’ve got to have some You’re an indulgence Smoothing out my day Oh I’ve got a craving That doesn’t go away You’re the guilty pleasure Behind my secret smile I like my bread and butter But chocolate drives me wild Chorus Oh I can’t help myself When it...

Somewhere

Somewhere— in some other place Far, far from here If I had seen your face Would it have been clear Chorus: That you and I Have so many things to say That the hours of the day Seem to vanish when you’re near That you’re marvelous, my dear. If I had seen you glance at me On some crowded city street Could I have guessed the alchemy Were we to meet Chorus If I had watched you thrill a crowd Would I have stayed As long as time and space allowed Suspicions...