The Sea

by Helen McCookerybook

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    Cover design by Isobel Reddington featuring embroidered art by Florence Reddington.

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1.
Summer Days 03:16
Summer Days, Summer Days Summer Days, Summer Days Summer Days Sometimes they get too warm Summer Days Can end in a thunderstorm But you and I, well we won't cry Our ship of love ill sail on by. Summer Days As the temperature starts to rise Summer Days And the dust starts to sting our eyes Well you and I, well we won't cry Our ship of love will sail on by. Summer Days, Summer Days Summer Days, Summer Days Summer Days Oh the evening is yet to come Summer Days It's so sad when the sunshine's gone But you and I, well we won't cry Our ship of love ill sail on by.
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Bird Talk 03:18
Bird talk by the waterfall Where the children go to sing The dancing water plays it all Across the rhythm of the beating wings They sing their songs All day long Childhood is a magic time The future's full of dreams The past is just a memory That's floating down the stream where They sing their songs All day long The weeping willow sheds a tear For all the children playing here her rings of time have measured fate She sees the traps that lie in wait while They sing their songs All day long He sees the island in his dreams This cold November day It was a magic time, it was a special place Where his memory goes to play and He sings his songs All day long He sings his songs All day long
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Big Brother is watching you Big Brother is watching you Watching you still Watching you still No trouble in catching you No trouble in catching you Grip tight as steel Grip tight as steel You think you're free as a bird You think you're free as a bird Open your eyes, Open your eyes A prison with invisible bars A prison with invisible bars Traps you inside Traps you inside Turn it away today! The longer you sit and wait The longer you sit and wait The deeper it goes The deeper it goes Soon it'll be far too late Soon it'll be far too late The end of the road The end of the road Turn it away today! Big Brother is watching you, Big Brother is watching you, Big Brother is watching you....
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The Sea 04:02
Green green sea that kisses the horizon The crescent and the cross walk and in hand Blue blue skies to feast your eyes on The wonders of the world are sketched in sand. Lie down lie, let the sun caress you People of the world in the heart of the beast Holiday to calm and rest you What could ever drown your sleep in peace? The sea, the sea, the sea, the sea. Green green sea that kisses the horizon The crescent and the cross walk and in hand Blue blue skies to feast your eyes on The wonders of the world are sketched in sand. The sea, the sea, the sea, the sea. The crescent and the cross walk hand in hand Hand in hand in hand Take a souvenir from the contraband Of this promised land The sea, the sea, the sea, the sea. Fight man fight to get to the shore The crashing of the waves, the battling swell Bursting boats can't take any more]while the masters in the deckchairs Curse you to hell. Go home! Go home! Go home to your war zone! Green green sea that kisses the horizon The crescent and the cross walk and in hand Blue blue skies to feast your eyes on The wonders of the world are built on sand.
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It's a machine to make you feel afraid No-one remembers just how it came to be made Every turn of the wheels Changes the way that you feel It's a machine to make you feel afraid Day after day revolving in a spin Driving you down to darkness deep within Every turn of the wheels Changes the way that you feel Day after day revolving in a spin It's a mad, mad, mad bicycle that you ride upon So instead, instead jump off it and walk into the sun. It's not so bad to take yourself in hand Life can be simple, not hard to understand Walking side by side, no longer a need to hide It's not so bad to take yourself in hand. It's a mad, mad, mad bicycle that you ride upon So instead, instead jump off it and walk into the sun.It's a mad, mad, mad bicycle that you ride upon So instead, instead jump off it and walk into the sun.
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Feathers 02:47
Who says the devil sews all the fine seams? What sort of tailor unravels your dreams? It's so unfair to crus all my butterfly wings Damn you, you devil, get out of my life! Stitching a world out of recycled wool Rescuing hope from a desperate pool It's so unfair to damage such fragile things Damn you, you devil, get out of my life! You can glare with your eyes You can point with your horns But I'll do what I want to do. You can drum with your hooves You can thrash with your tail But I'm not afraid of you. No I'm not afraid of you and I'll do what I want to do... Yes, I'll weave a tapestry out of good deeds I'll plant garden with hope-scented seeds Breath of fresh air to blow all your feathers away Damn you, you devil get out of my life That's all I have to say.
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With a vision just as clear as the mountain air The women of the world see a new way ahead Reach out your hands 'cos the future's there It's ours to have and hold Women of the world, a change is in the air Women of the world, you can feel it everywhere. Sail the sea of change, sisters going in our song It's a song of hope, for together we are strong It's ours to have and hold Women of the world, a change is in the air Women of the world, you can feel it everywhere. Oh, this is a call to peaceful arms Oh, this is a call to peaceful arms! Women of the world, a change is in the air Women of the world, you can feel it everywhere. The path of history's littered with mistakes of the past It's time to build a future with a eace that will last Reach out your hands 'cos the future's there It's ours to have and hold Women of the world, a change is in the air Women of the world, you can feel it everywhere. Women of the world, a change is in the air Women of the world, you can feel it everywhere.
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Who's that behind the camera lens Who is it I can't see? Who is the one that makes her Smile so nervously? Eyes to the left She looks to escape But the camera holds her still Imprisoned in colour for a moment in time Imprisoned against her will. Oh what a happy holiday Oh what a time they had Sun and sand and a sea of champagne Three cheers for Jack the Lad! Don't try to steal the love of my child Don't try to make her yours All you possess is a trick of the light Gripped in operator's claws Eyes to the left She looks to escape But the camera holds her still Imprisoned in colour for a moment in time Imprisoned against her will. Oh what a happy holiday Oh what a time they had Sun and sand and a sea of champagne Three cheers for Jack the Lad! The waves come and go The tides ebb and flow the boom of the sea the madness in me.... Oh what a happy holiday Oh what a time they had Sun and sand and a sea of champagne Three cheers for Jack the Lad! Who's that behind the camera lens Who is it I can't see? Who is the one that makes her Smile so nervously? Eyes to the left She looks to escape But the camera holds her still Imprisoned in colour for a moment in time Imprisoned against her will.
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Think of a brand new world with no poverty If we could start again, oh what a dream. And in our brand new world, we'll have liberty Because on every side the grass is green. There is plenty there for us all to share We can learn to give as we learn to live. Think of a brand new world with no poverty If we could start again, oh what a dream. And in our brand new world, we'll have liberty Because on every side the grass is green. From the palace gates to the shanty towns Oh it's not too late to pull the barriers down No more warlords drones, no more conflict zones No more will to fight The earth will turn in light From the palace gates to the shanty towns Oh it's not too late to pull the barriers down.

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A DIY project started in summer 2016 and finished in spring 2017.

CD, Big Song Records, HMc002

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released May 8, 2017

Recorded by Jono Bell and produced by Helen McCookerybook.
Additional playing by Jono Bell and Martin Stephenson

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Helen McCookerybook UK

Helen McCookerybook is an outstanding songwriter who's beginnings formed in the punk era, old associates The Monochrome Set/The Pirhanas her first band was The Chefs (John Peel fave) She later signed to RCA with her band The Horns and had a couple of minor hits
Helen took 20 years out to become a Mum and PHD, taking up her songwriting again in 2003. Suburban Pastoral was her 1st solo record.
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