Cold (But I’m Still Here) – Evans Blue

Evans Blue is an alternative rock band from Toronto, Ontario, Canada founded in 2005.

Evans Blue came together in early 2005. Five musicians, then in three separate bands, met through a local musician’s message board. Lead singer Kevin Matisyn suggested the name, which refers to the dye that is injected into the bloodstream to measure blood volume, which he had read in one of his medical books. The band then caught the attention of producer Trevor Kustiak and his partner Mari Dew, of The Pocket Studios.

They recorded three demo songs, titled Black Hole, Saturnalia and Starlight, all of which were available on their personal MySpace page. At that time, updates on the bands’ progress and prose by former lead singer, Kevin Matisyn were periodically given via the MySpace blogs.

Evans Blue completed work on their debut album, The Melody and the Energetic Nature of Volume, in November 2005. Their first single, Cold (But I’m Still Here) hit airwaves in December and was later accompanied by a music video

In late March 2006, Evans Blue embarked upon their first U.S. tour alongside Taproot. They have since played with bands such as Staind, Alice in Chains, 10 Years, Three Days Grace, Flyleaf and former labelmates Breaking Benjamin.

On April 1, 2006, drummer Darryl Brown left without explanation. To cover for his absence the rest of the band worked out acoustic sets to play while they searched for a replacement. Danny D was brought in temporarily from Boston band Dogfight to close out the rest of the tour, which lasted until late October.

On July 28, 2008 Kevin Matisyn posted on his MySpace page that he is “formerly of Evans Blue.” This was confirmed by Evans Blue on their MySpace page. Parker Lauzon of the band stated in a bulletin that “We did not choose anyone over him; he was simply voted out, not only because of musical differences but business differences as well. He simply was not making good decisions for this band anymore, and we as a group have decided to move on.”  Dan Chandler was announced as the new singer for Evans Blue in February 2009,

Cold (But I’m Still Here)

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Hello, I’m your martyr, will you be my gangster
can you feel my trigger hand, moving further down your back
when you hide, hide inside that body
just remember that when I touch you
the more you shake, the more you give away

cold, but I’m still here, blind, ’cause I’m so blind, say never
we’re far from comfortable this time
cold, now we’re so cold, mine, and you’re not mine, say never
we’re far from obvious this time

wait, another minute here, time will kill us after all
now can you feel its second hand wrapped around your neck
so fall into my eyes and fall into my lies
but don’t you forget
the more you turn away, the more I want you to stay

cold, but I’m still here, blind, ’cause I’m so blind, say never
we’re far from comfortable this time
cold, now we’re so cold, mine, and you’re not mine, say never
we’re far from obvious this time

you’re so endearing, you’re so beautiful,
well I don’t look like they do, and I don’t love like they do
but I don’t hate like they do
am I ever on your mind?

cold, but I’m still here, blind, ’cause I’m so blind, say never
we’re far from comfortable this time
cold, now we’re so cold, mine, and you’re not mine, say never
we’re far from obvious this time

cold, you broke me from the very first night
I’d love you ’til the day that I die
I’m far too comfortable this time
cold, I loved you from the very first night
you broke me ’til the day that I die
I’m far too obvious this time

  • Audio from the 2006 album, The Melody and The Energetic Nature of Volume:

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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