Animal Parts

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To Be Released August 21st, 2012

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released 21 August 2012

Animal Parts are:
Joshua Cockerill – voice, guitars, organ, ukulele
Aaron Comeau – wurlitzer, keys
Devon Henderson – bass, orchestration
Joshua Van Tassel – drums, percussion, loops

With
Daniela Gesundheit – voice
Mariel Gonzalez - Cello
Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet, flugel
Miranda Mulholland - Violin
Chris Stringer – guitars, keys
The scream section – Matt Bailey, Kathleen Johnston, Animal Parts.

Recorded by Chris Stringer at the (old) Lincoln County Social Club. Toronto, ON
Mixed by Chris Stringer at the Cereal Box. Toronto, ON
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering. Ventura, CA
Artwork by William Schaff
Layout by Christine Peters
Photography by Kathleen Johnston

Produced by Chris Stringer and Joshua Cockerill

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Animal Parts Toronto, Ontario

Formerly known to perform under his given name, Joshua Cockerill has been reborn. He has spent years searching for his voice in the forests of Ontario. He has succumbed to his primal corners, and now re-emerges with fellow mammals as Animal Parts. New EP "Six Arms To Hold You" out on October 22nd, 2013 ... more

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Track Name: The Trick With Your Heart (Prt3)
I think I need a friend to break me in two
show me who I am, Broke, and start me anew
I’ll look into the eyes of my great G-d
Who wrote my best love letters
I think I must be wrong to think I’ll sing his songs
For much longer

Ooh. Ooh. Ooh. Ooh.

What I admire in a man is the will to love others
In this evil world I will stand among the lovers
They’ve been broken by the blues
And have become strangely friendly with the hangman
Hangman save my soul and display it from that pole
Like those before me

Ooh. Ooh. Ooh. Ooh.

There’s a trick with your heart I’m learning to do
I have something to prove to it before I prove it to you
It’s hard to love a man who swears he’s changing
But this time it’s true
I don’t have a lot but everything I've got belongs to you
I don’t have a lot
Just the trick with your heart I’m learning to do

Ooh. Ooh. Ooh. Ooh.
Track Name: What Our Love Is
I hear the snows are dying in the forests of Ontario
In the fields new women are being bred
I’ll show you a think or two among songs I wrote for you
Left out in all those books you’ve read
They’re all just words you let go to your head

Can’t you see that’s what our love is?
That’s what our love is. Ohhwhoohoohoo

You’ll tell me about better days
I’ll teach you about better ways
I’ll drive and you can set the wheels on fire
Don’t look in the mirror
Where you struggle with the stranger
Who leaves out the details I admire
There’s more to oneself than one can hide


Can’t you see that’s what our love is?
That’s what our love is. Ohhwhoohoohoo
Can’t you see that’s what our love is?
That’s what our love is. Ohhwhoohoohoo

I've never lost or fallen shy
I know with you I’ll try and try
In the end you’ll likely call my bluff
You know what you do to me
Somehow find it funny
That I plead and bed and am greedy for your love
Whatever you have I’m sure it’s enough

Can’t you see that’s what our love is?
That’s what our love is. Ohhwhoohoohoo
Can’t you see that’s what our love is?
That’s what our love is. Ohhwhoohoohoo

I've grown with you, you’ve grown with me
Together now, we both believe
Love is hard and loss is just a test
Take me by the hand and I will walk you through
And lift you high
I’ll do these things for you and no one else
Of all the ones I've known you are the best
Track Name: Running
I feel,
Always, like running
There’s nothing I
Would rather do
I imagine
Being brave and cunning
Always a thousand steps
Closer to you

All I really want to do
Is be where I belong
Be where I belong
And get back
Closer to you

Feel
Your skin on my skin
Touch from the heart
laugh from the gut
all our
time spent together
one life
is just not enough

I’m willing to pretend
You met me halfway
You met me halfway
As long as I am
closer to you

closer. Closer. Closer. Closer. Closer. Closer. Closer to you.
Track Name: King Of Kings
I wrote you this song
But I’m missing
Simple words
I once knew so well
I’m looking for the man
Inside myself
Who remembers what I don’t
And it hurts like hell

I don’t like pretending
I don’t like the ending
I thought we could have
A heart of hearts
Be king of kings
I thought I’d thought
Of everything.
Oh.

I wrote you this song
Among so many
Some songs should rhyme
Some songs should not
I stole this one
From somebody else
Who might not
Have blown his shot

I don’t like pretending
I don’t like the ending
I thought we could have
A heart of hearts
Be king of kings
I thought I’d thought
Of everything.
Oh.


I still miss you
Like you said I would
I’m still hurting
Like you said I would
I’m still thinking about it
Just like you said
It’s just like you said
Track Name: The Bird Song
You’re not my friend
but I am yours
this is getting difficult
at the best of times

If I were a bird
and you were the sky
you could weight down on me
and I could still fly
watch me climb higher
as I circle your spine
between heaven and earth
up here
lines are blurry
but I am defined

sing with me
as I rest on your shoulder
sing with me
we both must grow older
give me all of your rage
I will turn it into weather
give me all of your pain
I will turn in into feather
give me all of your love
and we’ll watch the clouds explode
give me all of your love
and I might implode
Track Name: I Won't Ever Let You Down
It was a sunny day
I was waking up much too fast
Mornings threaten to break over these hearts of glass
It’s only with you I feel alright
We start our day with a tussle
And I let you win outright

I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down my girl
I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down my girl
My brand new girl

Listen, Bad love hurts
but good hearts can be for real
Bad men do what only good songs heal
That is the tune we ought to know
I hear the music playing
Coming from the floors below

I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down my girl
I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down
I won’t ever let you down my girl
My brand new girl
Track Name: Poets
Body falls
Into the river below
From a tree
To the fish in the flow
I owe it to my friends from the those days
Whose brave hearts pulled me from the waves
Time after time

Because
We’re all dreams who dream to come true
Who thought it would be so hard to do
We’re all poets bent out of shape
I feel we should have something to say
I feel we should have something to say

All those friends
We used to park by the lake
Hold our breath underwater
See who was first to break
I should call to say I think of them still
But know I likely never will
Maybe why

Is because
We’re all dreams who dream to come true
Who thought it would be so hard to do
We’re all poets bent out of shape
I feel we should have something to say
I feel we should have something to say
It’s easy
It’s easy

I belong
To the places I know
I miss my city
Every time it snows
I knew the best hole in the wall
From Winnipeg to Montreal
And left it behind

Because
We’re all dreams who dream to come true
Who thought it would be so hard to do
We’re all poets bent out of shape
I feel we should have something to say
I feel we should have something to say
It’s easy
It’s easy
It’s easy
It’s easy
Track Name: A Dream Where I Break Horses
I wake before Maria
And head for the pasture
My heart beat goes faster
When I hit open air
While she’s still sleeping
I break horses
It’s work she endorses
That’s how I start my day

As I ride I sing them songs
The mare’s all answer
The loveliest dancers
On those fields of green
When I get home Maria is waiting
We laugh over coffee
The best kind of wife, you see,
Is one you can laugh with

I was raised on dreaming
I've dreamed of breaking horses before
I always find it takes more than it seems
It’s more than a dream
It’s more than a dream

I've come to know the wind
In all of its kinds out there
From pleasant to vengeful air
I've given them names
The wind I share with my father
And someday with grandson
I’m connected to everyone
In one way or another

I was raised on dreaming
I've dreamed of breaking horses before
I always find it takes more than it seems
It’s more than a dream
It’s more than a dream

I’m not without my darkness
Because I break horses
I live with the forces
And break them. Everyday.
If I never got the blues
Would I still need my wife
Would I have found the cracks in life
Where the beauty shines through?
Track Name: Always
The fact we both are here
In itself is great
The fact we’re both O.K.
In itself took faith

Laugh at my expense
I find it funny too
You gave me all your sense
And I rubbed off on you

You know what I've been through
I've been through the darkness
You know how much I’d love you
So consider this
How about this?
How about this?

May I always be with you
May you always be with me
May I always see you through
May you always see through me
No matter how we’ve grown
No matter what we’ve seen
May I always be with you
May you always be with me

I watch your body glisten
I watch your body scream
I just sit back and listen
how you make my body dream

May I always be with you
May you always be with me
May I always see you through
May you always see through me
No matter how we’ve grown
No matter what we’ve seen
May I always be with you
May you always be with me
Track Name: Behave
In Montreal
we built our lovers nest
Do you recall
how we tasted at our best?
To prove to the world
we’re better than words
We threw off our rings
and cut off our curls
You lowered me down
with a song
that I’d never heard

My heart beats like a drum
My heart beats like a drum for you
My heart beats like a drum
You can admit it too
My heart beats like a drum
My heart beats like a drum for you
My heart beats like a drum
Behave, and we’ll make it through