II (preview edition)

by Helene's Mates

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Preview Edition of 'II' contains the first five songs of second Helene's Mates album. The free offer purchase allows you to be credited as one of the producers of the record.

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released July 23, 2012

Written by Helene's Mates.
Produced by VinaBros and Helene's Mates.
Copyright Vinavox 2012.

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Track Name: Alive (feat. Teo M)
Alive

There are lands of birth and there are lands of landfall.
Migrations have no specific tongue. Our minds don't have any border.
If a man has walked on the moon why couldn't we walk on the Earth?
Any people got a migrant soul that holds together the globe.
Celui qui n'a rien à cacher ne peut pas être sans papiers.
No es un clandestino who has got nothing to hide.

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I am alive. The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.

Only one friend, only one world, only one country, only one universe
Only one family, only one love c'est comme vivre dans une prison.
N'terike'le', dougniake'le', jamanake'le'
Sankoloke'le', douke'le', jarabike'le'*.
When I was a child I had a globe with a light bulb inside.
I used to turn the lights off and travel with my mind.
From the dirty war to the ship of hope you've had nothing to hide
Non ci sono clandestini. On n'a pas besoin des papiers.

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I am alive. The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.

Twilight Strip is our home tonight.
It's a sweetlife!

Dance on the same rhythm as we walk on the same Earth
There are no choice you must accept that a man is a man
Teach to every brotha to make no difference to respect the life
Cos it's the only richness
White man, black man, yellow man unite
We don't want no politician who decide what is wrong or right
Remember that no one can take off your dignity
Love and let live to every man is own dream

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I'm alive. The world is our home tonight.

Here I am, I'm alive alé alé alé.
Here I am, I am alive. The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.
The world is our home tonight.


*inspired by Cameroonian poet Ndjock Ngana's 'Prison'.
Track Name: Glorious days
Glorious days

Once I took the shining light
to the tunnels of my mind
and a weak voice began to croon
"there's nothing you can change but you".
Do you know what I mean?
Don't you know what I mean?

Are these the glorious days?
A promise you can't change can't keep can never break.
Are these the glorious days?

Skeletons in evening dress
and advertising kick my ass.
Do you know what I mean?
Why don't you know what I mean?

Are these the glorious days?
A promise you can't change can't keep can never break.
Are these the glorious days?
Are these the glorious days?
A promise you can't change can't keep can never break.
Are these the glorious days?

Businessmen and politics and radioactivity
Anchorman philosophy, stockbroker anthropology

Burger Kingdom's come while a war has done.
Another one begins. It's poison and crap to me.
Stock Exchange has won and the time has come
the time for us to leave, leave to Twilight Strip.

Are these the glorious days?
A promise you can't change can't keep can never break.
Are these the glorious days?
Are these the glorious days?
A promise you can't change
can't keep can never break...

are these the glorious days?
Track Name: Twilight Strip
Twilight Strip

Miss Italia has a scepter and a wonderful crown
but everybody keeps on looking at her ass and boobs!
My albino hamster is feeling a little bit down
'cause lately the wheels have become a luxury good.
My neighbor's new wife is making happy a lot of men in town
and when she walks down the streets married women begin to boo.

Here's what you see from up here
from the window overlooking the road.
You don't need any kind of special glasses
here in Twilight Strip.

While George Clooney is complaining about American coffee
Woody Allen is praying not to fall in love again.
The commander in charge said it in jest but I didn't get it.
Saramago wrote something about it and then he's been banned.
Mad Orlando has a brand new armor designed by Cavalli.
Jesus Christ decided to rent his Promise Land.

Here's what you see from up here
from the window overlooking the road.
You don't need any kind of special glasses
here in Twilight Strip.

There's still someone who's knocking on heaven's door
Also after all those guns have sung.
Track Name: This is the band!
This is the band!

Do you remember where we grew up?
Right in front of a traffic light.
With the future in a broken cup
in the wrong place in the wrong time.
Yeah, we'd better blow them up
'cos we can't change their mind
or get involved in the punch-up
'cos in the end we're not so kind.

We are flies and bees stuck in the net of a giant spider.
We are troubled seas, forsaken pets. Oh oh oh oh.

What about writing of hope and faith? It seems so exciting playing in a band.
Then you grow old, get fat and grey. It's still so exciting playing in a band.
Like you were making the same mistake it is so exciting playing in a band.
What about writing of hope and faith? It seems so exciting playing in a band.

Spinning like a merry-go-round,
rattling like a washing machine.
In the most solitary place in town
dreaming of Twilight Strip.

We are flies and bees stuck in the net of a giant spider.
We are troubled seas, forsaken pets. Oh oh oh oh.

What about writing of hope and faith? It seems so exciting playing in a band.
Then you grow old, get fat and grey. It's still so exciting playing in a band.
Like you were making the same mistake, yeah it is so exciting playing in a band.
What about writing of hope and faith? It seems so exciting playing in a band.

La la la la la la...

When you're in the game you have to play
'cos it's exciting playing in a band.
Don't care about your State just care about hate
and spread love as long as you can
'cos it's exciting playing in a band.
And if you slip upon some rhymes don't worry
go and tell your friends
tell 'em it's exciting playing in a band
tell 'em it's exciting playing in a band
tell 'em it's exciting playing in a band
tell 'em it's exciting playing in a band.
Track Name: Greetings from Twilight Blvd.
Greetings from Twilight Bldv.

We put a bunch of flowers into our rifles
And took off our masks.
History tells about icons,
leaders, armies and tanks.
'Cos we have a dream like Fitzcarraldo’s.
'Cos Stock Exchange has won.
No Koran or Bible can tell us
what’s fair and what’s not.

When a weak voice begins to croon
Inside your head, don’t hush it up.
"There’s nothing you can change but you".
That’s what it says.

Dear Billy Budd, they’re gonna break your heart.
Stop wandering, put a full stop.
Dear Billy boy, they’re gonna break your heart.
In Twilight Strip there’s a new start.

Dear Billy Budd, you can save your heart
Listen carefully, put a full stop.
Dear Billy boy, you know where’s your start.
It’s deep in your heart.
Deep in your heart.