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It's a tale that I wrote at the bottom of the ocean with the dark plumes of ink in my mouth that caressed all the words - o perpetual motion - to the widening gyre without Was the thread in the eye not binding when I stitched through the spine? Was the knife at the fold not kindly when it slipped through the line? It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it And the pages spun round 'til the tale and the pages became, in the end, something else. And the pages spun round 'til the tale and the pages became, in the end, someone else. Was the thread in the eye not binding when I stitched through the spine? Was the knife at the fold not kindly when it slipped through the line? It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it
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It's a tale that I wrote at the bottom of the ocean with the dark plumes of ink in my mouth that caressed all the words - o perpetual motion - to the widening gyre without Was the thread in the eye not binding when I stitched through the spine? Was the knife at the fold not kindly when it slipped through the line? It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it And the pages spun round 'til the tale and the pages became, in the end, something else. And the pages spun round 'til the tale and the pages became, in the end, someone else. Was the thread in the eye not binding when I stitched through the spine? Was the knife at the fold not kindly when it slipped through the line? It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it It's a wound, nothing more It's a wound, nothing less It's fine It's fine I'm over it

about

‘Tales of the Expected’ is a collaboration between paulfcook, Project Blackbird’s Ming Nagel and Jon Read and Sleeper drummer Andy Maclure.

paulfcook composed the backing track and sent this to Ming and Jon to add vocals and flugelhorn and Andy to add a drum track.

Tales of the Expected - Lyrics

It's a tale that I wrote
at the bottom of the ocean
with the dark plumes of ink in my mouth
that caressed all the words -
o perpetual motion -
to the widening gyre without

Was the thread in the eye not binding
when I stitched through the spine?
Was the knife at the fold not kindly
when it slipped through the line?

It's a wound, nothing more
It's a wound, nothing less
It's fine
It's fine
I'm over it

It's a wound, nothing more
It's a wound, nothing less
It's fine
It's fine
I'm over it

And the pages spun round
'til the tale and the pages
became, in the end,
something else.

And the pages spun round
'til the tale and the pages
became, in the end,
someone else.

Was the thread in the eye not binding
when I stitched through the spine?
Was the knife at the fold not kindly
when it slipped through the line?

It's a wound, nothing more
It's a wound, nothing less
It's fine
It's fine
I'm over it

It's a wound, nothing more
It's a wound, nothing less
It's fine
It's fine
I'm over it

credits

released October 24, 2020

Words: Ming Nagel
Music: paulfcook, Jon Read

paulfcook: guitar, keyboards
Ming: Vocals
Jon: Flugelhorn
Andy: Drums

© 2020 paulfcook, Ming Nagel, Jon Read

Stay in touch with Project Blackbird for more news on their forthcoming album release:
projectblackbird.bandcamp.com/releases

Sleeper's album 'This Time Tomorrow' is out at the end of 2020 and can be pre-ordered here:
sleeperband-merchandise.myshopify.com

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paulfcook London, UK

paulfcook writes, produces and remixes using acoustic and electronic instruments as well as field recordings. He is also also one half of the duo Fenco.

He has been featured on Tom Robinson's 6Music show and the Mixtape, Elizabeth Alker's BBC Radio 3 show Unclassified, as well as Exile FM's Monday Night Ride Out & Trust The Doc radio shows.

Paul writes about music for the Joyzine.org website.
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