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Oh, Evangeline! Evangeline, I
am reminded of you always by the smell of gasoline.
Oh, I come burning down the interstate.
And I’m still believing in a life -long mate.
Oh, Evangeline,
you are my sight unseen.
Oh, Evangeline,
you are my Arco Supreme.

Oh, Evangeline! Evangeline, I
sing along with that song about a faraway dream
where you’re a happy girl and I’m a happy boy.
But the voice that I hear doesn’t sing for happy joy.
“Oh, Evangeline!” it cries. “A dream never lies.
And if Evangeline dies
please don’t open up my eyes.”

Oh I, I — I felt the pain.
But, Inside I knew I wasn’t insane.
And you, you — You’re so pretty and vain. Oh,
but, I knew you were never to blame. Oh, no never…

Oh, Evangeline! Evangeline, I
saw your picture on the cover of a magazine.
Was it you that kept me driving on down the white line?
Was it you in the desert crying ‘Help!’ on Channel 9?
Oh, Evangeline,
are you still at large?
Or just a highway mirage?
Please be my honest garage.

words and music: David Nigel Lloyd


from Dark Ages —remastered 2nd edition, released August 17, 1984
Pat Meehan: drums.
John Bugbee: bass.
Bob Watts: Kalamazoo organ.
Regan Hardman: vocals.
DNL: guitars, vocals.



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David Nigel Lloyd Yreka, California

David Nigel Lloyd emerged from LA’s new wave scene with the acoustic Dark Ages in 1984. An Age of Fable added traditional songs to the DNL mix in 1987. Death in Los Fumos [1996] blended song poetry, skits and found sound while How Like Ghosts Are We [1998] returned to traditional music. Rivers, Kings and Curses featured blues legend Nat Dove and the Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson. ... more

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