Take Me Away - EP

by The Minnesota Child

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This is the first album released by The Minnesota Child.

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released October 28, 2011

This album is dedicated to Mom and Dad, for more reasons than you'll ever understand.

Many thanks to Ben Perecman at Green River Recordings and Luke Harper at Audio Altimeter.

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The Minnesota Child Oakland, California

The Minnesota Child is a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and community organizer. His reflective and conscious music blends indie/folk with blues, pop, and rock. Melodic vocals, intricate riffs, and percussive guitar mark his unique style.

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Track Name: Take Me Away
take me away
from inside my head
take me away
from inside my head
pounds so loud
i can't get out of bed

take me away (x4)

try to escape
from my worries and doubts
try to escape
but there's no way out
demons crawl
and bring be to the ground

try to escape (x4)

can i conquer my dreams
can i master my fears
can i bring on the love
and thrive through the years
can i catch my breath
and smile through the tears

can i conquer my dreams (x4)

break me down so paralyzing
sun so strong, winter's rising
i can't say, whether or not i'm fine...

oh bring me back home
and soften my heart
bring me back home
i've traveled so far
'cus now and then
i head back to the start

oh bring me back home
bring me back home...
Track Name: Higher
you whisper softly
into my ear
your words are calming
like after a storm, when the air is clear

and you twist and bind me
show me when i am wrong, wrong
and your light is blinding
its been guiding me home, all along

like rain
you cool, you cool my fire
and i'll wait
'cus you take, you take me higher

the world it crumbles
falls to pieces at my feet, at my feet
but you keep me humble
you lift my chin, when i am weak

like rain
you cool, you cool my fire
and i'll wait
'cus you take, you take me higher

here in this moment
i'm on my knees, on my knees
and i can't control it
'cus you open my eyes, to all i see

like rain
you cool, you cool my fire
and i'll wait
'cus you take, you take me higher

like rain
you cool, you cool my fire
and i'll wait
'cus you take, you take me higher
Track Name: Hymn for the Road
throw away your cigarette
breathe the mountain air into your lungs
forget your broken language and
speak what's in your heart in ancient tounges

the people that surround you are
far more alive than you will ever know
so deep your roots connect with them
for other roots will surely help you grow

ah, ooh...
this is how the story goes
ah, ooh...
woah...

when fatigue sets on your muscles and
chains have withered down into your bones
oh brother i will bear the weight
if you open up the door into your home

when emptiness surrounds you and
hope is but a whisper in your ear
oh sister i will grab your hand
and shout the words of love you need to hear

ah, ooh...
this is how the story goes
ah, ooh...
woah...

and i will hold you in good company
until the dawning of the day...

the fire burns inside of you
illuminates the darkness in the night
you see the road that's guiding you
prepare yourself for long and bitter fights

no time for hesitation oh
the world will turn and pass another day
if life is for the living
we just cannot have it any other way

ah, ooh...
this is how the story goes
ah, ooh...
woah...

ah, ooh...
this is how the story goes
ah, ooh...
this is a hymn for the road

this is a hymn for the road
Track Name: Harvest Moon
autumn cools like the ocean
sinks deep beneath the roots
moon is full as the night comes
mystic miracle slips on through

winter winds try to whisper
the a change will never come
silky spring melts with summertime
hopes and dreams, soak in the sweaty sun

and the songs that we sing
are a perfect goodbye
'cus at dawn we're reborn
to the tangerine sky

think about all the lessons
that i learn every day
my past becomes a reflection of
my heartstrings, my heartstrings at play

and the songs that we sing
are a perfect goodbye
'cus at dawn we're reborn
to the tangerine sky

autumn cools like the river
flowing deep into the bay
moon is full as the giver
let her love, let her love guide our way

and the songs that we sing
are a perfect goodbye
'cus at dawn we're reborn
to the tangerine sky
tangerine sky
tangerine sky
tangerine sky
Track Name: A Goodbye Song
time flies, flies on by
drifting like the summer sky
i can't deny tears are dry
this is goodbye

plant a seed watch it grow
nurtured while the day grows old
then that seed becomes a tree
so strong and tall its finally free

don't cry
baby it's allright
it's just another chapter
in this crazy, crazy life

laugh and live, fall in love
carry on in the world above
change the world, pursue your dreams
'cus life is shorter than it seems

don't cry
baby it's allright
it's just another chapter
in this crazy, crazy life

if you find yourself alone
remember you always have a home
don't forget, please promise me
the roots that gave life to your tree

don't cry
baby it's allright
it's just another chapter
in this crazy, crazy life

don't cry
baby it's allright
it's just another chapter
in this crazy, crazy life
Track Name: Concrete Jungle (live feat. Ashley Nichole)
strolling through the snow windy in the dead of winter
i need someone to hold to loosen up these icy fingers
i see you standing over by the riverside
so baby inch on closer to me aint no time to linger

footprints in the snow no path to follow but our own
we could build a home forgetting all that we have known
as we grow older you'll still be there by my side
we'll be lookin back reflecting on how we have grown

woah... spend all of our lives not knowing what we're looking for
ohh... only then to find what we need is right outside our door

angels in the snow shadows from the city lights
devil from below haunts the lonely winter nights
concrete jungle get me out before i die
we can go and find ourselves some peace of mind

woah... spend all of our lives not knowing what we're looking for
ohh... only then to find what we need is right outside our door

dancing through the snow waltzing in the winter weather
wherever we may go we'll still have our home together
as we grow older you'll still be there by my side
as seasons pass only time will make it better

woah... spend all of our lives not knowing what we're looking for
ohh... only then to find what we need is right outside our door

woah... spend all of our lives not knowing what we're looking for
ohh... only then to find what we need is right outside our door
Track Name: Roses (live at Green River Recordings)
she is sliding down the stairs
purple roses in her hair
she looks into my eyes
tells me not to cry
its not goodbye

pull my honda into gear
i drive slow but not from fear
i just don't want this drive to end
a letter sealed to send
around the bend

won't you turn on back the clock
let the minutes, hours stop
and if you need, and if you need
anything at all
oh please
don't you hesitate to call

sometimes i can't sleep at night
tossing, turning wondering if you are alright
let my dreams lift me away
as if you could have stayed
one more day

won't you turn on back the clock
let the minutes, hours stop
and if you need, and if you need
anything at all
oh please
don't you hesitate to call

baby when you're feeling down
lonely, fearful when no one is around
let my spirit comfort you
like nothing else could do
to see you through

won't you turn on back the clock
let the minutes, hours stop
and if you need, and if you need
anything at all
oh please, oh please

won't you turn on back the clock
let the minutes, hours stop
and if you need anything at all
don't you hesitate to call

don't you hesitate to call