Seaside

by Mike McCarthy

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Kenn Holmes
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Kenn Holmes Brilliant album, so relaxing but still fun! Great work Mike! Favorite track: Seaside.
Andrew Palmer
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Andrew Palmer Seaside is my favourite summer album. BBQ by the beach, golden ale and Seaside.

Unbeatable.

"Closer to Thee" may be my favourite open D tune of all time. Favorite track: Closer to Thee.
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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
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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
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Summer&Winter I am parched and dry in the summertime I wait for rain in the wintertime
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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about

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 December 1, 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 Macmasters Beach, Australia

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. ... more

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