CHINOOK FOLK FUSION EP

by CHINOOK

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A Folk Fusion EP album of love, loss, friendship, homesickness and my addiction to online gaming, Facebook & watching Stephen Colbert.

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released February 26, 2014

Chinook, Vocals
Thorsten Kaiser, Guitar
Julie Godignon, Accordion
Aroa Sorin, Violin
Tobias Kirchgatter, Cello (Remember Stephanie Tenney)
Nathan Bontrager, Cello (Alberta)
Philip Roesler, Piano
Jakob Kühnemann, Bass
Conny Wirth, Percussion
Tsimafei Birukou, Drums

Choir: Ivan Loza, Ruth Maria Erz, Romy Geurtz, Hans Peter Abels, Hilde Stapper, Thea Korten, Manfred Hütter. Roswitha Steinbock

Songs & Lyrics written by Carrie Dimaculangan
Arrangement: C.Dimaculangan & Thorsten Kaiser
Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Sebastian Blaschke at Gottesweg Studios

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Chinook & Co. Cologne, Germany

CHINOOK is a Cologne‐based Indie Pop‐Folk Singer/ Songwriter from the Canadian Prairies. Together with her band, CHINOOK & Co., their music can be best described as FOLK FUSION.

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Track Name: Online Junkie
I woke up this morning
With an aching pain in my head
My eyes were swollen and red
Felt so tired, I wished I was dead
I made myself a coffee
Then turned my laptop on
Watched a video online till dawn
Another day, like that, was just gone

Oh no! It’s happening a gain!I can’t make this addiction end!

‘Cause I’m an online junkie
Need to get the buzz
Need to see I’m Facebook liked
And read I’m better than I was
I’m an online junkie
Need to get away
From Stephen Colbert and Spider Solitaire
Don’t want to meet my end this way

I’ve been missing work
But you know what they say
Money ain’t jack when you’re watching Steve all day

Gotta find a reason,
To get me out of here
My friends are calling me up
Sayin’ I’ve just gotta stop
I say, “I think it’s too late, my dear.”

‘Cause I’m an online junkie
Need to get the buzz
Need to see I’m Facebook liked
And read I’m better than I was
I’m an online junkie
Need to get away
From Stephen Colbert and Spider Solitaire
Don’t want to meet my end this way
Track Name: Sweet Honey Pie
The other day, the day we fought and then made up
I wanted just to tell you
To remind you
What you mean to me

I know I bite a bit and whine a lot
And can be too much
For one like you
But what to do?
Hey, hey, I’m in love

You are my sweet honey pie
Can’t remember what my life was like without you
Oh you make me smile all day long
That it’s so easy just to love I never knew

When I’m all stressed out and lost my head
You draw me a bath and throw me in
You block the noise that’s comin’ in
And you do it all with love

When I’m surfing on my iPhone and you think it’s enough
You intervene (OH NO!)
A bit extreme (THE iPHONE!)
But hey, we’re in love

If at first you don’t succeed
My mother said to me
Try, try, try again

Don’t let love slip away, cause you are my
sweet honey pie
Can’t remember what my life was like without you
Oh you make me smile all day long
That it’s so easy just to love I never knew
Sweet, sweet, my sweet honey pie

Can’t remember what my life was like without you
Oh you make me smile all day long
I’m so happy that I found someone like you
Track Name: About Him
About Him

It was a long time ago before you met me
I was just nineteen barely out on my own when he came
When I didn’t know my name

How it began
I don’t know
We just held hands
and we didn’t let go
All those years ago

But things are different now
You don’t have to worry, should he come back around
There’s no point in getting lost again when I’ve been found
By you

When I was a girl and he won me
And the world turned around me
And I learned to love with all breath
and all my strength
and all myself
Until he left
When I was just a girl
Broken in the world

Although I think of him from time to time
Don’t think that I have changed my mind
Tell me, could you ever leave yourself behind?
He’s the why
I love you
I am just a girl
And you’ve become my world
Track Name: Again
Again

I wish I knew what keeps me up at night
What hidden traumas keep my soul unsatisfied
Can’t be you
‘cause it’s been years since that goodbye
You’re forgotten
Just some memory of mine

Oh , here she comes again
That old me that never wants to mend
Oh, here comes the fall
It’s like no time has passed at all

Many years go by and suddenly you’re older
You pass the days tryin’ not to look over your shoulder
You think it’s done when you’ve found someone
And then you find
You’re a different you with a different view
But time stood still inside

But life goes on
And for a time, you’ll be gone
I’ll forget you for a while
Till something reminds me of your smile

Oh , here she comes again
That old me that never wants to mend
Oh, here comes the fall
It’s like no time has passed at all
I fall
down
Track Name: Alberta
Alberta

I don’t know what to tell you
It’s not like this is something new
The last few years I’ve thought about
where I belong

I’ve walked many miles in different shoes
Did everything that one should do
To find the path towards my truth
And found where I went wrong

Don’t think I say this to hurt you
I’m just trying to do what’s right
Believe me, when I say I love you
But it’s time to go

Know that I will always miss you
Every night and every day
I love you more than I could ever say

It’s just that I’ve been searching
For a place that needs me
It’s not that down there’s better
But it’s where I’ve got to be

I’ll think of you on lonely nights
When the full moon’s on the rise
Of your snowy coat of diamonds
That gleam in winter’s sunrise

I’ll close my eyes and remember
Your great sky of unending blue
I’ll take a breath and surrender
To the beauty that is you

But your mountains and golden prairies
Your folks of gentle air
Your turquoise lakes and rivers
I’ll remember elsewhere

And if by chance I can return
It will be a joyous day
For I love you more than I could ever say
Track Name: Smile Like Stephanie Tenney
Smile Like Stephanie Tenney

I knew a girl name Stephanie when I was just a teen
She was the class misfit, though she thought she was prom queen
She walked around the school à la vie en rose
She was the “O” in original from head to her toes

Life was hard for her at such an early age
Yet she still dreamed ‘bout being an actress on the stage
She was a little girl with massive dreams
She hadn’t figured out that life isn’t what it seems

When the clouds would start rolling in
She would shut her eyes and let nobody in
Who knew what Daddy did when the day was long
‘Cause she’d pop a cassette and all her problems would be gone

Smile, oh Stephanie Tenney
Close your eyes and raise your hands in the air
Smile on, Stephanie Tenney
And dance like you really don’t care

Stephanie was sensitive, she wanted to be cool
She cared what people thought at our stupid middle school
They crucified
denied her love that she deserved
She almost died in a locker room
‘cause she didn’t know her worth

Oh friend, I wish I’d been there for you
Defending you from all you would go through
Don’t think I didn’t stay ‘cause you weren’t worth the fight
I just wanted to think that everything was alright

Smiling Stephanie Tenney
Closing your eyes with your hands in the air
Smile on, oh Stephanie Tenney
And pretend
you really don’t care

Steph, remember when we used to talk and talk
About love eternal and all of that girl stuff?
Gotta tell you girl, it’s not what we had thought
Sometimes it still breaks down after giving it all you’ve got.

I think I know, dear Stephanie, what you would say to me
You’d say, “Shut up and step up! Don’t get lost in selfpity!”
And now I’ll try to be the person you’d have been
If you were here and life had finally let you win

Oh Steph, it’s now been years since you’ve been here
The world has changed, there’s more out there now to fear
I know if you were me, you’d turn your walkman on
Dance around, forget the world for as long as a pop chart song

So I’ll smile like Stephanie Tenney
Close my eyes and raise my hands in the air
Then just smile like Stephanie Tenney
And pretend I really don’t care

So when you’re feeling lonely and the world’s a pulling you down
Just remember my friend, the prom Queen without a crown
Try to take each day as it comes to you
If you can’t then this is what I suggest you should do:

Smile like Stephanie Tenney
Close your eyes and raise your hands in the air
Then just smile like Stephanie Tenney
And pretend that you really don’t care

Smile my Stephanie Tenney
Close your eyes and raise your hands in the air
Then just smile oh Stephanie Tenney

Oh my girl, wish you were here