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Equal Parts 2

by McCookerybook & Rotifer

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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    Digital download plus the cover of the EP Equal Parts II (drawing by Helen McCookerybook, lettering by Robert Rotifer) as a postcard-size print, with tracklist on the back.
    10“ EP of Equal Parts 2 and 12-track CD of Equal Parts 1&2 to follow in 2022.
    Buyers of this download version will receive a discount.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Equal Parts 2 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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1.
As I travel round the world I will never see tomorrow Track the timezone, chase the sun Life will be a long long day I will beg and I will borrow Time forever I'll be young As the world spins on its axis I'll be hiding in the clouds Never fearing getting older Though I'm wrapped in vapour shrouds And I will not feel alone now hiding in the clouds And I will not feel alone now aah Das Leben ist ein langer Tag Ich werde betteln, werde stehlen Zeit für ewig, ich bleibe jung Die Erde kreist um ihre Achse Ich such hinter den Wolken Schutz Keine Angst vorm Älterwerden Wickel mich tief in den Dunst And I will not feel alone now hiding in the clouds And I will not feel alone now aah
2.
Won’t you show me how to climb this mountain So I can visit the sky I’ve been yearning so much for excitement To live before I say die My head, my head’s in the clouds My eyes, they feast on the blue My heart is singing out loud And my body too. Won’t you tell me how to swim this river So I can cross to the other side I’m so curious to see what I’m missing To live before I say die A whirlwind lifts up my mind I see adventures in time Oh what, oh what will I find How I love this game Oh my journey, it hasn’t been lonely It’s been painted in colours of so many hues I’ve been learning from so many travellers Though some lessons I didn’t choose Yes, sometimes I have been scared I’ve learned to live with it all And when my story’s been shared It’s broken the fall
3.
This is not what I intended Not what I had signed up for I'd thought of something vague and open-ended With a handle on the door I see you standing before me I smell your hair I feel the warmth of your presence It fills the air I sense your physical form fill the room that we are in Now after all the garbled talking After everything I'd seen Still nothing could prepare me for you stepping through that screen Das war nie der Plan gewesen So hatt' ich's mir nicht vorgestellt Davon gehört, davon gelesen Aber nicht in dieser Welt Du kannst so tun, als wär das schon immer so vorgesehen Dass du und ich wie die Tiere so dicht aneinander stehen Der Schnitt deiner Brauen überrascht mich Die Form deiner Ohren Nach dem körperlosen Leben Nach der Trauer und dem Zorn Falscher Mehltau auf den Reben Es beginnt alles von vorn Lalalalala This is not what I intended Not what I had signed up for I'd thought of something vague and open-ended With a handle on the door
4.
Won't you come to our little island Where everything's caps lock GREAT As a neighbour and a friend Glad to see you here again Could you just line up single file and Let's have a look at you while you wait As a neighbour and a friend Have you come to earn or spend? Step into England But first prove that you won't stay And if you've made your home in England We'll make sure you can't wait to get away Now you've arrived on our little island You will have to be detained You're a neighbour and a friend But we can't know if you pretend We've put your stuff in one neat little pile And now we'll put you in a van Let us take care of your phone Does that make you feel alone? Step into England... Ich bin zurück auf der kleinen Insel War nur für ein paar Wochen weg Als Nachbar und als Freund Derselbe Mensch nur leicht gebräunt Und was ihr hier mit mir anstellt Tun wir dem Rest der Welt schon immer an Ja als Nachbar und als Freund War ich noch niemals eingezäunt Step into England Komm nach Europa But first prove that you won't stay Wir passen auf, dass du nicht bleibst And if you've made your home in England Und machst du dein Zuhause in Europa We'll make sure you can't wait to get away Dann sorgen wir dafür dass du's bereust Step into England! Komm nach Europa!
5.
Close to the edge of losing faith In all that I've been told Close to the edge of a crumbling cliff I reach for a hand to hold A hand to save me To keep me steady To stand on solid ground A hand to save me A heart to love me But I don't want to be held down Closer to the edge Closer to the edge Here I go again at 4AM Wondering how to cope The sea rushes through all my waking dreams As I dream I wave and hope For a hand to save me To keep me steady To stand on solid ground A hand to save me A heart to love me But I don't want to be held down Closer to the edge Closer to the edge The fear of falling can work two ways The fear of falling can energise Can take you flying anywhere The fear of falling I just don't care For a hand to save me To keep me steady To stand on solid ground A hand to save me A heart to love me But I don't want to be held down Do I want, do I need a rescue plan? Fear is an energy Will a hand that saves me That keeps me steady Pin me to the ground? Will a hand that saves me The heart that loves me Will it hold me down? Closer To The Edge Closer To The Edge
6.
In the gap between awakening and deepest sleep That’s where you’ll find a place called ‘I wonder…’ Where nothing’s what it seems It’s all confetti dreams A miasma of sparkling hope A web where my mind is caught My busy schedule, well it’s bound by prison rules And I feel like I’m going under Everything is planned Chance encounters banned Every wrinkle is ironed out They call the shots The me that time forgot As I fight a losing battle with my reverie Sleep beckons to me and pulls me ever yonder To wonder what could be If I could just be me Disentangled from the net that’s made me lose The battles I’ve fought The me that time forgot

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released November 22, 2021

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McCookerybook & Rotifer London, UK

The joint project of Helen McCookerybook & Robert Rotifer

Helen (The Chefs, Helen & The Horns) has released 8 solo albums and produced a documentary on She Punks with Gina Birch, based on her book ‘The Lost Women of Rock’.

Robert, born in Vienna, living in Canterbury, has released 11 albums, collaborated with Wreckless Eric, André Heller, Darren Hayman, John Howard, Louis Philippe & others.
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