The Mad Bicycle Song

from by Helen McCookerybook

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about

Maybe about cycling, maybe about cycles of depression, contentment and mania....

lyrics

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.

credits

from The Sea, released May 8, 2017
Helen McCookerybook: guitar and vocals

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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 RCS with her band The Horns and had a couple of minor hits
Helen took 20 years out to become a Mum and PHD in Musicology, taking up her writing in 2003, Suburban Pastoral her 1st solo record & more
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