Shelter and the Sea

from by Mike McCarthy

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    The music is a compilation of Mike McCarthy songs written and recorded for surf films between 2001 and 2013.
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A new version of an old song recorded especially for SEASIDE.


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


from Seaside, released December 1, 2013
Vocals/Resonator and Acoustic Guitars - Mike McCarthy
Recorded and Mixed at Le Bunker by Mike McCarthy 12th November 2013.



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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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