Saturn Saw The Seaside

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Captured by Jean-Bernard Rongiconi at Studio L’Angelina in the mountains of Corsica (FR), “Saturn Saw The Seaside” is an odyssey of sound, story and sentiment. Following a man on his whirlwind voyage through the cosmos, SSTS delves largely into the themes of connection and consciousness, along with discussing many elements of the universal journey and humanity’s path within this.

Sonically diverse, the record explores and deconstructs the genres of folk and funk, with flavours of who-knows-what sewn throughout as a result of international collaboration and cross-pollination; in essence, a product of collective inspiration and manifestation. 

Following the release of “Blue Child Collective” and “Rivermouth” in 2015, Blue Child Collective continues to grow and evolve with their latest release, and look to develop their creative platform to benefit artists of all natures - along with the world as a whole - through continual collaboration, experimentation and exploration.

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released September 9, 2016

Recorded at Studio L'Angelina, Valle Di Rustinu, Corsica FR with Jean-Bernard Rongiconi
Music & Lyrics by Daniel White & Blue Child Collective
Arrangement by Daniel White & JB
Mixed by JB & Dan White
Mastered by Sean Diggins @ Digital Diggo, Yallingup WA, AUS
Artwork: Emjay
Design: Dan White
Photography: Russell Ord
© 2016 Blue Child Collective

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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: Sailor's Song
Living in an oceanic paradise
Makes you look at the world
Through another kind of eye
If you limit yourself to all you think you know
Then you must do away
With the only way to grow

I find it funny sometimes when you knock on wood
Because these boats are temporary
But if we steer them like we should

We could be anything down here
Anything down here

Living for the first time with the land in sight
Puts a smile on my face
And a twinkle in my eye
You can drift for years, floating aimlessly
Until the current picks you up
And puts you up upon the beach

I find it funny sometimes when I think of you
Cos if you were a wiser man
You might come swimming in the blue

And become anything down here
Anything down here
All that you can hear
It all becomes so clear

Now ride the swell lines up and down
Right across the waves till you reach a town
Where the waters whisper simple tunes
That you've spent your whole life humming to

Now sit and be; be rooted like the trees
And you will come to see that you have sailed on your own breeze
And drifted for a reason
For you needed to be seated
Before you could open up and see
That there are many roads to freedom

And you'd better believe that
Love is the highest form of feeling
And even when you bleed you blood is flowing in agreement
And never saying no to the power that you hold
Cos from these sticks and stones
You can construct a sturdy boat
To bear you across the ocean
To a love you've always known

Living for the first time in our lives
Track Name: Drifter
The tables look dark
In a slice of the Isle, Amsterdam
A beer before six in the morning
Sets the tone that way

A walk in the park
Is as nice as the company given
It's the friends that you keep
That remind you how to spell your name

Now try as I might
But I can't get warmth in my fingers
Know the fog on the water
Spreads slow like a Liberty Haze

Though it's wet and it's cold
This country still shows me my rhythm
Yeah there's more to travelling round
If your feet touch the ground in this way

Know I'm a drifter
And that's the way I like it
If you stay in one place
For the rest of your days
You'll never grow

So walk on
You gotta leave home
If you wanna move beyond
Come on!

I'm all for a change
But some days it's just so long coming
I ponder in prose until dark
When I find the truth

We're one and the same;
Without love we can find no purpose
But you must stray from your way
To see your path in full clear view

And a birdseye I've found
As I look out my aeroplane window
Perspective and insight abounds
From the sheer altitude

When you forfeit the ground
It's the opportune time to unload
And make room for the realisations
Landing here soon

Yeah I'm a drifter
And that's the way I like it
If you stay in one place
For the rest of your days
You'll never grow

So walk on
You gotta leave home
If you wanna move beyond
Come on!
Track Name: Poseidon's Shell Melody
Take this shell
Hold it close against your ear
Quiet now
And all the oceans you will hear

In your hands
Through a natural instrument
With which you can
Call Poseidon to attention

Listen close
There is music in the wind
And you know
You can hear it whistling

Out a song
That resonates within the core
We belong
In the melody of major

Give the ocean your affection
And it will offer a reflection
When you clarify an intention
You open up to worldly wisdom

Stand up tall
Face the wind and all it brings
Remind yourself
Songs are carried on its wings

To us all
Joining dots with dotted lines
Of major and minor
All of the time, while all our words unwind
Under the water

See the sounds move in waves
Across the bays of our hearts
Which collect up the swells to embark
So we can start
To be a mirror to the sky
A liquid world for you and I
Amplified by every drop
And change in the tide

Give the ocean your affection
And it will offer a reflection
When you clarify an intention
You open up to worldly wisdom

Take this shell
And put it close against your ear
Quiet now
And all the oceans you will hear

In your hands
Through a natural instrument
With which you can
Call Poseidon to attention
Track Name: Slow
Oh so simple
Our lives could be if we'd want to
But we tend to clutter them up
With jobs and chores and boring stuff

Oh no, it's such a drag
You can spend your whole life
Beating you way out of ordinary things
Till the end of your days now

Slow it down, slow it down
Slow it down for me
Cos I'm struggling to keep up, keep up

What would they think
If we gave it up in a moment
If we just did something fun for once
With some love, could we transcend the game?

Oh I would spend all day
Making papier mache and being
And I'd spend all night
Sleeping out in the moonlight
I'd know that I'd got it right

Slow it down, slow it down
Slow it down for me
Cos I'm struggling to keep up, keep up
Track Name: Seaweed Sunset
White boat, white boat
On the blue floats
Softly breathing
And needing only one note

A bottle, a bottle
With memories forgotten
Voyages home now
With tidings on the tide

White boat, life boat
Climb up for a real show
Travel over oceans
On to islands and volcanoes in clouds

Now relax and drift into the sound
Of wax on the deck melting out
The port-holes till candles abound on the surface
For sailors to purchase with gold
From a journey that's turning for home
With lanterns that are only for show
But yearn for a real way to glow in the night
And replenish our sight as we row, row, row

Seaweed sunset
Another day you must let
Go now to allow
A greater one to happen

The rudder, the rudder
You feel it shake and shudder
Send love to all your mothers
And set out now to discover the clouds

Now relax and drift into the sound
Of wax on the deck melting out
The portholes till candles abound on the surface
For sailors to purchase with gold
From a journey that's turning for home
With lanterns that are only for show
But yearn for a real way to glow in the night
And replenish our sight as we row, row, row
Track Name: Taylor's Mistake
My name is Taylor
I was a captain of a ship
But I lost my wager with the rolling seas
And yes I certainly paid for it

On a stormy September's night
I took the wheel for the last time
For the safety of Sumner
I risked my life

When the morning awoke me
I wasn't who I thought I was
I'd left my body behind me
And saw the mystery of the skin and bones I'd lost

As I lay on the sand that day
I felt my mind begin to change
Yes I guess we all go that way
But I know it wasn't a mistake

You know I'm happier for it
The puzzle solved itself for me
Why did I spend my time with dying on my mind?
The very best years of my life
Were wasted cos I was blind

So rewind; see that you are free
See that you are me
So rewind, be all you can be

Now the grass on the beach
Grows from the very hairs on my head
And every single piece of me
Has found a place amongst the dunes to rest

And the water is by my side
What more could a sailor want in life?
So here I sleep in the bay
Where I left my name

You know I'm happier for it
The puzzle solved itself for me
Why did I spend my time with dying on my mind?
The very best years of my life
Were wasted cos I was blind

So rewind; see that you are free
See that you are me
So rewind, be all you can be

My soul flies into the ocean
Night after night I’m rolling over hoping
That I’m gonna see the real me in every energy

I see me in every energy
Track Name: Tea On The Jetty
We sold ourselves to slavery
The day we separated our souls
From our brothers'
You know, we think we're all individual

Now gone's our sense of decency
It's all about me
Nevermind that we're all here together
We've turned into only what we can gather

If you find yourself drinking from the cup
But never having had enough
Then it's a sign for you to find me
Standing on the jetty

With a herbal in my hand
And a day that's void of plans
Won't you join me on my light blue canvas chair
Because I feel change in the air

I know I'm not the only one
Who has begun to see the uni-verse
As one whole song
We all sing out in unison

Well this knot has got to come undone
For identification with a collective global
Sense of freedom

If you find yourself drinking from the cup
But never having had enough
Then it's a sign for you to find me
Standing on the jetty

With a herbal in my hand
And a day that's void of plans
Won't you join me on my light blue canvas outlook
Coupled with a good book
Which reflects all of the choices that it took
To make your life all that it was

And I hope that you can declare to yourself
Above the solid physical realm
That all you did
Was all you'd gone down there to do
Track Name: The Ultimate Image
Well it's been a while since I arrived here
And the world has changed in many ways
With each and every day

They say we're moving forward
I say we're on a hell of a ride
That dips and darts and flashes past you
In the relative blink of an eye

But if one is me and you
And if we're all a part of one big family
Living through experiences greater than just our vision
I'd ask just how we're gonna leave
A lasting impression that's true
Now what am I gonna do?
What am I gonna do?

I leave my ripple in the ocean
And I leave my blessings at the altar
I see my reflection in the ultimate image

Now together we can do wonders
And naturally I'd like us to be the best
We can be, always evolving to a higher seated nest

And it's a home for every one of us
And commands respect because we're part of it
We are moving through life
While choosing to find the immortal light
Through which we will be dispossessed

But if one is me and you
And if we're all a part of one big family
Living through experiences greater than just our vision
I'd ask just how we're gonna leave
A lasting impression that's true
Now what am I gonna do?
What am I gonna do?

I leave my ripple in the ocean
And I leave my blessings at the altar
I see my reflection in the ultimate image
Track Name: Kalbarri
Run down the steps painted red
Out into the ocean
The stones glitter gold
What a gift to behold now

Whitewash and wool socks
Waves as the coin drops
Humpbacks and Roo tracks
Push for the pilgrimage

Oh Brother, walk and we walk and we walk
Oh Father, talk to me, talk to me, talk
Earth Mother, what can we, what can we do for you
Sing for each other and sail where you want to

Wander in wonder
And sail ever onward now
Feel for the world
For your journey is homeward bound

History is turning, the pages are burning out
And I'm feeling the waves of this change as they ripple around
To the furthest reaches of our collective mind
And I sing for us all because I know it's time

Brother to walk and to walk and to walk
Oh Father, talk to me, talk to me, talk
Earth Mother, what can we, what can we do for you
Sing for each other and sail where you want to
Track Name: Salt Spray
Now I feel I’m moving on
Beyond these bad lands
Where the feeling was so shadowed

I recognise that despite of all the wrongs
And rights that I’m learning from
My mind was often narrow

When it could have been open wide
To the other side of living
Where all is love and you feel the trust in humans
Be a part of it and all will start to shift in circles
Back to the beginning
While the salt spray softens my heart

I’m amazed at all the lines I’ve drawn around you
Which represent the truth
I get the feeling that one day
I may look back and see that I've played this game
In the wrong way

But you know that rough transitions
Tend to leave you in a better position

Now I’m going to catch a ride
To another kind of wisdom
Where all is love and you feel the trust in humans
Be a part of it and all will start to shift in circles
Back to the beginning
While the salt spray softens my heart
Track Name: Gardener
So I sit and speak to you
With flowers in my hair
With flowers in my hair

You know I’m listening to the clues
That point me on my way
That point me on my way

And we grow
And we grow
And we grow

Hey, it’s not a bad thing to be abused
And all I’ve got to say
Yeah all I’ve got to say is

Thanks and gratitude to you
You held a mirror to my face
And I never will escape

Unless I grow
And I grow
And I grow

And we grow
And we grow
And we grow

Now open up your heart
Yeah open up your heart
And let it all go
And let yourself grow

Say bye, bye, bye to your world
When you leave it behind
It all becomes less difficult

To breathe, breathe, breathe
And come to see with clarity
Our ability to really be
A taller tree inevitably here to grow

And we grow
And we grow
And we grow
Track Name: Bungalow Baby
I find myself looking to the future
And all the things that will come to fill it
And I see you and me
In a little wooden shack by the sea
My bungalow baby

We'd soak up the sun in our vegetable garden
And I'd whisper to you that's where my heart is, love
And I see you and me
In a little wooden house in the trees
My bungalow baby

You know I'm not so fond of the streets
Or the rush hour heat
That makes the shirt on your back
Stick to the back of your seat
All we need is a good place to be
So let us both plant the seed
My bungalow baby

Now all of these thoughts have got my temperature rising
No it won't be long before I'm coming to find you
And we could play tambourine
In the yard for the birds, the bees
And our bungalow baby

Now I know you know I'm crazy
And I love to dream
Cos there's no harm in living the life you love
So won't you live it here with me
And if I ever lose my humour
Well I hope that you would push me in the water
And there we'd make it
Underneath the waves of creation
Our bungalow baby
Track Name: Saturn Saw The Seaside
You're drifting into gold
Out of shade and into vertigo
To worlds we'll come to know
The process is called letting go

You catapult through space and time
With feeling to reflect the shine
You've grown above the daily grind
To let your forms and fears unwind

You're a ring on my finger
Reflecting the sun I see in me
Your light's a celestial messenger
Singing future dreams into current states of reality

And I'm all for beginning new
Cos in pieces of me
I find peace in you
And that's the truth
There's a storm on the surface
But you'll be sleeping by the seaside soon

Now see what's yet to be
And deliberate with certainty
To emancipate us from slavery
Sing "Let me see, let me see"

You're a ring on my finger
Reflecting the sun I see in me
Your light's a celestial messenger
Singing future dreams into current states of reality

And I'm all for beginning new
Cos in pieces of me
I find peace in you
And that's the truth
There's a storm on the surface
But you'll be sleeping by the seaside soon

It all falls away
Now embrace the change
It all falls away
Here and now you wake