Seaside

by Mike McCarthy

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Seaside is a compilation of songs by Mike McCarthy recorded for surf films between 2001 and 2013.

Mike has written and recorded music for films such as 'Lines from a poem', 'Stoked and Broke', 'The Heart and the Sea', 'Seaworthy', 'Eye of the fin' and 'Alaska Sessions'.

For bookings and more information write to mike@mikemccarthy.com.au or visit mikemccarthy.com.au

ARTWORK by Shaun Freeman - leftinvacancy.blogspot.com.au

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released 01 December 2013

ARTWORK by Shaun Freeman - leftinvacancy.blogspot.com.au
All songs written by Mike McCarthy except 'Aloha Oe' by Queen Liliuokalani
Mastered by Mike McCarthy

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Mike McCarthy

Mike McCarthy is an Australian singer/songwriter and music producer. Threading together the elements of dirt box blues with open-sea folk, McCarthy’s music is a wild, yet ever soulful, meditation on life.
It is ceaselessly instilled with sincerity whilst always taking a vividly contemporary form.
Mike's newest album THE LION’S SHARE is available at http://mikemccarthy from October 2012.
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Track Name: Seaside
Seaside

What a day to be seaside in the middle of the earth
With the blue sky above us and the dancing sand’s curse
It’s a time to be young, a time to be free
O my Lord how it feels
Love isn’t always as real it seems

What a day to be seaside in the middle of the earth
The fire in my mind is only getting worse
And to have you here by my side o how it feels
But forbidden love isn’t always as real as it seems

I’m coming home I’m only a mile away
I’m coming home I’m only a mile away

What a day to be seaside in the middle of the earth
The hand of God is painted all over the birds
And they’re high above with wings outstretched
And o my lord how it must feel
Floating high above this dramatic scene

What a day to be seaside in the middle of the earth
Even the stoic man loses tears on his shirt
And it’s time to be great and it’s time to be seen
O lord how it must be
O but love isn’t always as real as it seems

I’m coming home I’m only miles away
I’m coming home I’m only miles away

What a day to be seaside in the middle of the earth
All the dirt around us but the spirit sees no curves
Only the weight of time and you here with me
O lord how it’s gonna be
What a day to be seaside waiting on eternity

M E McCarthy © 2013
Track Name: Sink Me Not
SINK ME NOT

Dance with diamonds and dogs
And lay down with eyes all over the stars
Spider in gardening glove
Strikes him oh like he’s never been struck
He’s breathing out fumes and breathing in love

Melting hearts to the wall
Will a time ever come will a time ever be gone
Can we ever become one

Sink me not
The days not done
The days not done for me
The days not done

Seeing things from above
It’s a gift it’s a curse I can never shake off
And I run for another time

Sink me not
The days not done
The days not done for me
The days not done
Track Name: Summer&Winter
Summer&Winter

I am parched and dry in the summertime
I wait for rain in the wintertime
Track Name: Building Fires
Building Fires

Wait on hold your time shall come
Say your words and loose the tongue

Now you build with earth and stone
With patient toil the seeds are sown

Come back here my little one
Come back here with your bleeding heart
Come back here I see you’re building fires
Come back here to the ones you love

Been so high to risk it all
The seasons build with a livid force

Little one’s in him belong
They’re so weak with the temptation

Come back here my little one
Come back here with your bleeding heart
Come back here I see you’re building fires
Come back here to the ones you love

It’s more than enough, cry out I love you
It’s more than enough to secretly hunt truth
More than enough, say that we’re broken
It’s more than enough, rise to occasion

Come back here my little one
Come back here with your bleeding heart
Come back here I see you’re building fires
Come back here to the ones you love
Track Name: La La Society
La La Society

Cyclonic sunset
Afloat in the sea
Sliding down sideways
Careless and free

ooooo weeeee are the La La Society

Stand up if you wanna
Lie down if you please
taste the salt water
mending of the week

ooooo weeeee are the La La Society

Lyrics by Mike McCarthy and Tom Wegener
Recorded and performed by Mike McCarthy
Track Name: Shelter and the Sea
Shelter and the Sea

Morning glow
Makes me feel so alive today
Glare off the river glass
Drifting, drifting away

River, sand, pebbles
Clear water, blue sky
Can't tell if i'm dreaming
Or just losing my mind

Yes i've found a place to run
I've found a place that i could live
With only the essentials
Shelter and the sea

I need good reason to stay
And good reason to leave
Yet everything is meaningless
A chasing after the wind

So the tale grows
We're all still in love with time
Yet all that time gives
Is just a waste of my mind

©M E McCarthy 2004
Track Name: Missing Person
MISSING PERSON

I am a missing person
Always a missing person
Ever missing in my world

I get lost
But I like it
I like it this way

I get tired
But I like it
I like it this way
Track Name: Poems in the Sand
Poems in the Sand

Wouldn't it be courageous
Wouldn't it be great
If the world could see life isn't all just a human race
and then all our wasted years
may have a chance to flower again

Won't you risk your life
won't you take your chance
would you turn a blind eye if death came to take you by the hand
Fix your gaze straight ahead
Stop only for the poems in the sand

Well do you want to come on a holiday
Under a willow tree we'll stay
Walk on the beach at night, live in the ocean by day
And then all our wasted years
May have a chance to flower again

Could we stop a world war
By raising our hands
Could we divert death as he stares at our fellow man
Fix your gaze straight ahead
Stop only for the poems in the sand

M E McCarthy 2004