The Captain

by The Minnesota Child

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Written & recorded over 9 months, this album is The Minnesota Child's second self-released record. "The Captain" is a dramatic soundscape of love, hope, and memory.

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released July 1, 2013

Music & Lyrics by Ethan Buckner
Featuring Louis Pappas (Bass), Sarah King (Violin), Jonny Walker (Vibes), & Ashley Nichole (Vocals)

Mixing & Mastering by Mark Dann
Special Thanks to Terry Champlin, Zebulon Wimsatt, & Kenzie Cook
Cover Art by Katharine Gripp

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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: Watercolors
take my breath keep it sealed inside a mason jar
toss in a bag over your shoulder back of your car
so i know that i'll be with you when you're far
take my breath keep it sealed inside a mason jar

take this pen let the inkwell be your guide
deep in your pocket with a notebook at your side
so your wildest dreams don't linger on inside
take this pen let the inkwell be your guide

take this match for the darkness in the night
when confidence crumbles and you're paralyzed in fright
so the flickering embers lead you to the light
take this match for the darkness in the night

a carousel of wonder
will whisk you down an unfamiliar road
despite the distant thunder
a watercolor spirit will lighten up your load
and every dead end, and every every dead end
and every dead end
is a chance to begin again

take this frame paint a portait with your eyes
dissolving like water as it drizzles from the skies
so i know that i don't have to say goodbye
take this frame paint a portrait with your eyes
Track Name: Concrete Jungle
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 ain't no time to linger

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

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

spend all of our lives not knowing what we're looking for
only then to find what we need is right outside our door
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 can make it better

spend all of our lives not knowing what we're looking for
only then to find what we need is right outside our door
outside our door...
Track Name: The Captain
i found you wading knee deep in the ocean
beckoning the tide to come back in
and the glimmer in your eye screams devotion
the sand is building castles in your skin

and the captain came knocking on your door
an envelope sealed with sweat and mud
and frozen as a glacier in the mountains
a million words to speak
lost in empty pages

are you afraid of getting old
december nights are getting cold
and the angel is creeping 'round the corner
but we're still here

the captain coming home to his daughter
eighteen months of february snow
with promises delivered from his father
an orchard full of seeds he longed to sow

sleepless nights befriend the restless days
memories and dreams blur his gaze
but the letter he delivered was his fortune
a million words to speak
lost in empty pages

are you afraid of getting old
december nights are getting cold
and the angel is creeping 'round the corner
but we're still here

the fever comes and passes in the morning
i found you lying naked on the floor
and electric skies deliver you a warning
but you're running through the rain along the shore

and the captain is calling out your name
beckoning for you to come along
and weeping as the raindrops in the ocean
together laying flowers at his bedside
resting as a peaceful winter evening
a million words to speak
lost in empty pages

are you afraid of getting old
december nights are getting cold
and the angel is creeping 'round the corner
and the angel
and the angel
but we're still here
we're still here
we're still here