Serious Face

by Mike McCarthy

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03:22
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Ordinary People
4.
Hope
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04:20
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Thief
7.
Mist
8.
Roads Home
9.
Port Augusta
10.
The Light

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Mike McCarthy's 'Serious Face' album is a throwback in time to an era of blues, soul, and roots music. Essentially a summer road trip album full of good vibes and great story telling, the album goes from all out slide guitar 'blues grit' to warm firelight ballads.

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releases November 30, 2017

Produced by Mike McCarthy
Recorded and Mastered by Jeff McCormack at The Music Cellar and Mike McCarthy at Le Bunker, Central Coast NSW
Mixed by Mike McCarthy except for 'Serious Face' mixed by Roger Mars
Musicians - Mike McCarthy (Guitars/Lap Slide/Vocals) Michael Carney (Fender Rhodes/Keys), Syd Green (Drums/Percussion) Jeff McCormack (Bass Guitar) Tim Woods (Bass Guitar - Tracks 4 & 9) Raymond Richards (Pedal Steel - Tracks 4 & 10) Roger Mars (Wurlitzer/Percussion/Guitar/Vocals/Bass -Track 1) Sophie McCarthy (Backing Vocals) Coral Latella (Backing Vocals) Chris Gleeson (Backing Vocals – Track 8) Beth Gleeson (Backing Vocals – Track 8)

Artwork and Direction - Shaun Gonzalez & Jimmy Slide @TCSS

Thanks to all the musicians, friends and family involved in making this record. Hope you enjoy! Mike

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Track Name: Serious Face
SERIOUS FACE

Serious face
On a Monday morning
Hit the switch
Pump the music

Wake up great on a
Tuesday morning
Shot of Caffeine
Quit the talking

Hold my hand
Wednesday morning
Kiss your lips
Tuck my shirt in

Fill up the tank on a
Thursday morning
Turn on the news
But the news is boring

Game face
Happy face
Wide-eyed, silver & refined face in the mirror

Wrong face
Right face
Not enough time for a holiday face in the mirror

Serious face
Friday morning
Spill the coffee
Hold the music

Up so early on a
Saturday morning
Rip the cord
(Just to) ease the falling

Feel a little blurry on
Sunday morning
Take some deep breaths
Run into the water

Serious face
Monday morning
Hit the switch
Pump the music

Game face
Happy face
Wide-eyed silver & refined face in the mirror

Wrong face
Right face
Secret and heavy lined face in the mirror

M E McCarthy
Avoca Beach 13/2/17
Track Name: Satisfy My Soul
SATISFY MY SOUL

Birdcall
Water running
No other sound
But the wind humming

No cars
No static
Just a blue sky
River to satisfy

Satisfy my soul

I’m with you
You’re here with me
Get stuck
Get free

Wood fire
Dirt road
Stars at night
To satisfy my

Satisfy my soul

Take time
Breathe it in
Don’t forget
To release

Troubles come
Troubles go
Need you near
To satisfy my

Satisfy my soul

2/3/2015
Buckland River Valley VIC
M E McCarthy
Track Name: On Your Mind
ON YOUR MIND

Summonsed the spirit of James Dean
But your swagger was all out of line
Kicked against depression and your fears
Words never come out right

Such a sad old situation
A road with no end
With this lack of communication
The enemy is in your own head

Tell me what’s on your mind
Tell you what’s going around in mine
We could be balanced baby we could be kind
Just have to take it one step at a time

So she landed down in Melbourne
Where all the seasons form into one
Paid a dollar on the street for a poem
Says the weary tide is on the run

Well we’re all holding out for something
Just a word, a look, a little touch
When the riverbed dries to nothing
We can never think of giving up

Tell me what’s on your mind
Tell you what’s going around in mine
We could be balanced baby we could be kind
Just have to take it one step at a time

Summonsed the spirit of James Dean
But your swagger was all out of line
Kicked against depression and your fears
And the words never come out right

2016
M E McCarthy