Blue Child

by Blue Child Collective

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The debut release from Blue Child Collective, this 6-track EP revolves largely around the ocean and consciousness of our natural environment, bringing listeners’ attention back to the moment and showing them an appreciation for the world around them through the clear and concise lyrical content running through the length of it.

Recorded in Karnup, WA, late 2014 in all live, full takes with minimal tracking to preserve the rawness of the production, this is a record that represents the purpose of Blue Child Collective from the outset, and one which embodies the energy they intend to continue harnessing and releasing through their music to come!

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released February 7, 2015

Many thanks to everyone who have helped us on our musical journey - you make it a real pleasure to be walking our paths with music in our hearts! Special thanks to Dave Brinsden for the use of your beautiful studio in the bush, Callum Ffoulkes for helping us track, Diggo for mastering it, Alice Rugg for the cover art and Andy Jary helping us collate it all!

Music is limitless energy. It's magic, growth, healing and love. However, in the words of Beethoven; “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”

Love & Sunshine!

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Blue Child Collective Margaret River, Australia

A blues-jazz-funk collective from oceanside Western Australia, Blue Child's smooth, earthy sounds conjure an easy flowing vibe from well travelled men of the sea. From raging rhythmic grooves to bluesey licks and ethereal trips, this is music with purpose, reminding you that we're all just children of this little blue planet in the vast cosmos. ... more

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Track Name: Blue Child
Oh now I'm a Blue Child
Floating through this galaxy
Chasing the rising sun
Am I the only one who sees?

This pearl in my pocket is a gift to us
Oh it's incredible how we all try to lock it up
But I'm of the plain view
We should use our minds for a better life

But I'm alone
I'm a lone soul

Oh now I'm a Storm Child
Riding this cold front right up on your doorstep
Trickle through my bloodstream
Cos we're all users; I'd never be a loser
If to win it meant to reinvent this world

This pearl in my pocket is a gift to us
Oh it's incredible how we all try to lock it up
But I'm of the plain view
We should use our minds for a better life

Now I'm a Blue Child
Floating downstream
Chasing the setting sun
Am I the only one who sees?

Hope I'm no lone
I'm no lone soul
Track Name: Ocean Eye
I landed on an island
And now I'm planning for the long term
All I ever thought I'd make was silence
But now I'm cutting through the eye of the storm

I'm raising up my sails
And pushing off from my home town shore
There's more to see than just this bay, and I know I'll be ok
Cos everytime I sing it brings be back to the sea

And the sea's in me
The tide comes in and out when I breathe
My dreams flow blue and green
And the mirrors in my eyes become what they see

And I'll always be the sea
Every fleck of brown is an island or town
I'll temporarily visit; know this vision is an image
That I intend on living by the sea

My friends all love music
You know the world introduced me to them
Cos they want to help me use it
To teach us all the lessons we missed

While we were being brainwashed
You know there's truth below the waves that man makes
With his bloody fist, know I've made it my mission
To think with my own mind when I make my decision

To live by the sea
The tide comes in and out when I breathe
My dreams flow blue and green
And the mirrors in my eyes become what they see

And I'll always be the sea
Every fleck of brown is an island or town
I'll temporarily visit; know this vision is an image
That I intend on living by the sea
Track Name: Grace My Girl
I know a girl, her name is Grace
And her backyard is my nesting place
She's got the look all over her pretty face
That makes it so damn hard to pack my things and move away

From her shoreline - gotta give me more time
To realise it's not right to leave;
I'm quite happy to see a little more of you
Yeah you know that we ain't through
Guess it's time to move on in Grace
I know I'm gonna stay here

Oh I remember you, first time I saw
You chasing seals down the line at North Point
You know that's all it took -
Yeah love you hooked me good
And now I'm starting to see there's only one place to be

On her shoreline - gotta give me more time
To realise it's not right to leave;
I'm quite happy to see a little more of you
Yeah you know that we ain't through
Guess it's time to move on in Grace
I know I'm gonna stay here
Track Name: Mountain House
I'm up in the clouds
And I know now
That I'm in the right place at the right time
Yeah it's showing me how

This life gets better
If we do allow
Yes I'm gonna build me a house
In the mountains

Untouched by humans
I see its white beauty
So keep your tunnels; I'll have treetops
This is the place for me

Waterfalls tumble
From snowy cradles
Yes I'm gonna hang up my hammock
In the heavens

Find myself a valley view
Better than your television
I don't need shoes to climb these cliffs
No they don't make a difference

The earth feels stronger underneath me
When I treed the trails in bare feet
Yes I'm gonna find me a place to sleep
In the mountains

So you there in prison
Are you listening to me?
The cliffs and cascades are better than the fast lane
No I'm not kidding you

We have gotta get out there
Out where the weather finds you free
Yes I'm gonna take you for a walk
In the mountains

And then we'll have tea out on my porch
In the mountains
Yes I'm gonna build myself four walls
In the mountains
Track Name: Honig
It all begins in my garden
It's like watering the seeds in my soul
Oh if you want life, you can make it right here
To be alone helps my body to grow

Oh when the creepers climb and I hear the wind chimes
I get that feeling I know burning from my insides
It tells me, "Son, you stay young and prepare to get stung
There's many bees out there, but if you treat them with love
You'll get honey"

On my toast I love honey
As do the most of us, honey
I'd love to boast that sweetness ain't a sin
And you certainly don't need money
If you want honey

We're from the earth, or maybe further
You know our seeds came from the same fruit
Oh if we plant a tree, every one of us
Would surely come to the same world view

Cos when I feel the breeze and the rustling of the leaves
I get that feeling I know is gonna make me complete
It tells me, "Son, you stay young and prepare to get stung
There's many bees out there, but if you treat them with love
You'll get honey"

In my tea I love honey
Singing for freedom and honey
You must agree, no matter where you've been
You should know that you don't need money
If you want honey
Track Name: Windbreak
I'm walking south along the coast
To nowhere
As I see tree after tree
Withering from the southerly

That chills us to our bones
Till they're so brittle now they're gone
And I'm thinking to myself
As I'm dying

I'm starting to feel your warmth
Even though you're made out of wood and weatherboard
It's a simple life
When all you want's to keep yourself together
So I'll sit down with you friend
And we'll outlast the weather

The cliffs make a harsh place
For a man to make a life
Yet they nurse so many creatures
Who seem to do just fine

You can walk up to the edge
And look on over
But careful as a gust of wind can knock you down
And the waves take you underground
On down now

I'm starting to feel your warmth
Even though you're made out of wood and weatherboard
It's a simple life
When all you want's to keep yourself together
So I'll sit down with you friend
And we'll outlast the weather