Rivermouth

by Blue Child Collective

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The Rivermouth. The place where the country's life force flows out into the infinite ocean, merging countless planes of existence on this single, beautiful Blue Planet.

A place of union, togetherness and connection that is proof of our incredible ability to shape our lives in any way we wish.

A single sentence spoken at the right time can change someone's life forever, but sing it out loud and you create powerful waves of realisation which bring light, love and energy to your life and those around you, as all your intentions manifest through the vessel of sound, vibration and creativity.

Explore. Test yourself and all you think you know. Realise your deepest passions and desires and then live them; it may be as simple as writing a song about moving to the Rivermouth...

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releases September 18, 2017

Written by Dan White. Recorded & Mixed by Blue Child Collective & Dave Mann. Mastered by Sean Diggins. Cover art by Alice Rugg. CD design and art by Dan White & Tyler Macrae.

Dan White - Guitar & Vocals
Lindsay Baker - Harmonica, Saxophone
Mat Edmond - Drums

Backing Vocals on Water Bones by Linds, and on New Moon by Dave & Dan

The essence of all beautiful art is gratitude!

Thank YOU for finding this record! Thank YOU for helping us make music and continue to spread the good vibes! Individually, we can do incredible things; collectively, we can do wonders.

Big love to Dave Mann for helping us connect with our music and being there to capture it, Lee Cummings for showing us that sleep is often an irrelevant past time and enthusiasm penultimate, Diggo for listening to and deciphering the lot, Alice for the inspirational artwork in which the essence of this record is embodied, and Tyler Macrae for helping us put it all together to create the gift you now hold in your hands!

Finally, many thanks to Lindsay's Mum for being a true musical inspiration and for the years of piano lessons - he still doesn't play piano apparently.

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: Blood & Gum Leaves
Blood & Gum Leaves

All the dreamers are dying
Where I sit by the lake
I can see them climbing
Up a rainbow coloured snake

Towards the stars of their ancestors
I see them wander away
Across the sands of time they go
We'll never see them again

I see their blood in the billabong
Why must there be so much wrong with man?
I pray one day we can get along
And find the strength in ourselves
To shake hands with our brothers

So want not for yourself, but others
Cos there's only ever love
Beneath the colour of your skin
Or the clothes you're living in

I hope one day we learn the way we've been
Is just destructive
And we must give back our lands;
Our lives and tribes in the end
Blend into one in the setting sun

For all the things that we've stolen
You know they'll never forget
And all the wrong that we've done them
We're bound to answer for this

But I have found the solution
For all the debt that we owe
We've got a lot we can give right back
So that our culture can grow

I see their blood in the billabong
Why must there be so much wrong with man?
I pray one day we can get along
And find the strength in ourselves
To shake hands with our brothers

So want not for yourself, but others
Cos there's only ever love
Beneath the colour of your skin
Or the clothes you're living in

I hope one day we learn the way we've been
Is just destructive
And we must give back our lands;
Our lives and tribes in the end
Blend into one in the setting sun

I see the gum by the billabong
And a surer shift in the sand
Now believe that we all belong
Track Name: Sun, Salt, Sand & A Man
Sun, Salt, Sand & A Man

I want to see terracotta roofs in the morning
While the sun comes up behind the castle on the point
You know there's not many things that I could want more
Than to surround myself with the water and sunshine

Oh you know they say that money comes to those
That focus on things they love; without stress there comes progress
And that's why I've come to the conclusion
That the summer's gonna see me on an island in the Med

When I rest in the sea, the salt heals my body
And I know I'm not the only one
Who's a man of the sun
Someday the summer's gonna see me
On both sides of the world
I'm the sun, salt, sand and a man

I'm dreaming bout rivers running through the mountains
And the moon up above us as we jam around the fire
Know I'm witnessing my life as it begins
To take the form I want; it grows with every word I do write

Here it feels like all the people are so real
It restores my faith in our breed and humanity
And that's why I've come to the conclusion
That the summer's gonna see me with a place to lay my head

To rest in the sea, the salt heals my body
And I know I'm not the only one
Who's a man of the sun
Someday the summer's gonna see me
On both sides of the world
I'm the sun, salt, sand and a man
Track Name: Winter Rain
Winter Rain

Winter rain, wash my gutters clean
Keep me sane, and off the sorry street
It's not unlike you to keep me in at night
I know you well, and you know me right

Some day soon, when you're coming down
I'll find a way for me to get around
But you know till then, and you know it good
I'll be at the door in my riding hood

Winter rain, you know my bed is warm
Still I've got my boots inside the dresser drawer
And you know they make, make me want to leave
I'll flee this goddamn prison cell one day, you'll see

And when I do you know the sun will shine
And these walls will breathe a heavy sigh
But what good is sun, even without the rain
If you let the weather always make you its sorry slave?
Track Name: A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime
A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime

We're all students of the world
Our lives take different journeys
In light of us learning
Our pages keep turning

And forward we walk to peace
Never repeat a rhyme when it's time
To carve your own lines
Cos a friend is a fine form of change

And they make you look at yourself
Like a book on the shelf
You must dust yourself off and dive in head first
Into the limitless love of this vast universe

I'm here with my mind wide open
And I met you for a reason or maybe a season
To help each others' hearts unfolding
Let go, let flow and you never really do know

But sometimes, while living in the sunshine
We find a soul who's here to guide us
It's our choice to learn from those who grace us with love
Some will teach you for a day, others longer than a lifetime

Now I'm calling out with the truth
To be you and always pursue all the goals in your soul
That are bursting on through to daylight
Where you're bound to find
Freedom in the air and loving everywhere

I'm here with my mind wide open
And I met you for a reason or maybe a season
To help each other's hearts unfolding
Let go, let flow and you never really do know
Track Name: Rivermouth
Rivermouth

Take me down to the river
Walk me slow through the gum trees
My open mind is a lighthouse now
As we paddle back downstream

Heading towards the ocean
The human life is a discourse
From true love and devotion
Sitting on this board makes me stop and pause

On my way to the Rivermouth
Gonna find people singing
And swell lines rolling in
Into the coast I love the most

It all makes sense at the Rivermouth
Yeah you know this place is golden
And I want to grow old round here
On the coast I love the most

Build me a home in the gum trees
Plant me some plum trees too
And maybe me and you
Could wake up early every morning

Jump straight out of bed
Without a care for our weary heads
Run down the tracks in the sand, be part of the land
Yeah we could swim in the ocean forever

Gonna find people singing
And swell lines rolling in
Into the coast I love the most

You'll find me down at the Rivermouth
Yeah you know this place is golden
And I want to grow old round here
On the coast I love the most

On the Rivermouth, yeah my soul is heading south
To the Rivermouth, oh I'd love to live around
The Rivermouth, know my feet grow into the ground
At the Rivermouth

Darling I think it sounds
Like we're moving down right now
To Margaret's town
Track Name: New Moon
New Moon

And as the sun slips behind the clouds
I'm wondering if you can hear us now
We're all singing for you - hope we're right on tune
The tide is going out and like it you are leaving too

I can see down to the point where I was today
Riding triple over head to wash away the pain
But now I'm tearing up and struggling to get it out
It's hard to sit here on the sand and know you're not around

But then I think about the way that life always goes
And how you're swimming with us now in the cosmic flow
Now all there is has got to come from somewhere in the start
And that knowledge is a gift for all our heavy hearts

So like the sky changing colour you are changing form
While all the people that did love you here have come to mourn
Take your time, but remember in your mind
That with every sunset you see a new moon rise up

Now the sky is growing dark and stars are coming out
While a greater sense of peace inside I have found
And while it's tough for all of us to simply just let go
I realise we'll see you on the other side

And like a river you are roaming into newer lands
That mirror lines on the palms of both your human hands
I see your light, and it's shining ever brighter
Now you see the sunset and a new moon rise up
Track Name: Water Bones
Water Bones

The Power fills us up with an everlasting love
That manifests in amazing ways
But how can we be reborn when we fossilise the forms
That keep us trapped in the cloudier days?

Now rise on up out of slumber
And treat yourself to a better experience of life
Cos all you hear is just the same songs being sung
By the blind ones who sleep there, cold in their prisons
I hope you all are listening

My water bones lead my soul
Out into the ocean where I find my home
Despite the cold, I can control all my emotions
When I open to the overflow

So I ride down to the point
Where I always do enjoy the very best of our Mother's melody
And as I sit down on the sand I let the universe flow through my hands
And open up my soul to everything She's telling me

Now nature is the connection; it keeps us all from forgetting
That we're all part of one world, one song
Singing bout the happier days before the wars begun
To make us think that we're all alone
When in fact from the same tree all our single seeds are sewn

My water bones lead my soul
Out into the ocean where I find my home
Despite the cold, I can control all my emotions
When I open to the overflow