The Quantum Mechanic & the Map Collector

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The fifth track of the Rainbow's End album by Hollow Watyer

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The Quantum Mechanic and the Map Collector
By Alan Cookson, Hollow Water 2015

There was a girl who worked with the light,
There was a boy who was up for the fight,
She knew the wavelengths and frequencies,
He knew where fjords and peninsulas lay,
She told us photons don't have any mass,
He recognised features on every map,
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.

She was a girl with light in her head,
He was unusual, a cartographer,
She watched the sky to look out for the signs
He kept the charts so we knew where to climb.
She told us wave-packets are always fun
He found the way when all said and done.
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.

She was a science girl who led the way,
He knew some locations a distance away,
She talked about optics a lot of the time,

He saw which slopes had the least incline,
Her technical brain meant she thought quite a bit,
He was far stronger than he'd care to admit,
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.

The quantum mechanic and the map collector
Searched in the rain with the rainbow detector
The compass and chart helped them find the sector
The objective the elusive banded projector
The map collector and the quantum mechanic
Were drenched by the weather but didn't panic
Bided their time stayed cool were not manic
Till they found the answer to their quest titanic

To her spectrums were her day to day thing,
But he was inclined to be more sporting,
She worked in the lab at the laser lens bench,
He toiled in building sites cutting a trench,
She found it hard to have a common touch,
He put up with it all and never moaned much,
They joined together to look for the bow,
We formed a team and decided to go.

credits

from Rainbow's End, released September 12, 2016
Song written by Alan Cookson of Hollow Water
Vocals and harmonies by Mark Lock.
Guitar solo by Huw Roberts

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Hollow Water Aberystwyth, UK

Huw Roberts and Alan Cookson are Hollow Water, a two-piece outfit from Aberystwyth in Wales.
Huw plays electric guitar, Alan plays keyboards and does the drum programming and recording.
In 2013 they put together a collection of tracks under the name of JigSaw Music. They released an 80 miunte 12 track Rainbow's End on 12th September 2016 with a variety of musicians from the USA and Europe.
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