Kevin F. Montague | Speckled Sands

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Speckled Sands

by Kevin F. Montague

SINGLE: Easy listening, by the beach song. Spiritual, yet down to Earth multi-track arrangement.
Genre: Easy Listening: Easy Pop
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LYRICS AND LINER NOTES:
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Speckled Sands on a soft damp floor
Touched by droplets of a rolling wave.
Purple folds in the orange clay
Wet my feet on a summer’s day.

And the air is cool;
Filled with salt and breeze.
Speckled clouds in a soft blue sky
Reflect the sand and sea.

Soft lit sun with a yellow glow
Melts the sky into the vast red sea.
A reflection of its face is shown
A hundred times into infinity.

On the sand I lie
With neither smile nor frown.
Just a part of the drifting view
In a quiet shrine.

Gentle thoughts in a quiet mind
Move my heart into the scenery.
Caught in rhythm with the move of time;
A gentle flow that has set me free.

And so the sand and sea
Are truly a part of me.
Sunlit sky to end the day
Takes my heart to fly away.

Fly away, fly away
Fly away, fly away
Fly away, fly away.

LINER NOTES:
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When I was first learning the guitar, around age 15, I finally started finding my own style and sound, once I started to study music, as I entered into Loyola University at age 17 and pursued a second major in music. My songs were simple to start back then, unlike the complexity used in my more advanced arrangements and compositions, as I excelled in music, once I entered my University years. Originally, I had been born a prodigy, but my mother was a restless spirit, who was not too happy with her own life. So I never got the piano lessons I wanted when I asked her for them at age 5. I had to wait until my late teens to finally get the instruction I wanted at a young age. So I missed out on my time during the 1960’s and 1970’s as a result of her ilk in my own life. Too bad I had not been born to parents like Ethan Bortnick has these days. Like him, I was a fast learner and very advanced for my age. So I had to wait until I was in my teens, before I could pursue music on my own, having come from a broken home my mother created for us all.

This little song was inspired by the photo you see as the cover art in this offer. I was sitting in my bedroom one day, home from college for the summer, while staying with my dad and the idea of this beautiful little number came into my mind while I looked upon the poster this image was taken from so long ago, which is now in the public domain. I had nothing more than the new 12 string guitar my mother and my best friend at the time, Don Malin, had picked out for me as a birthday gift. Don is a Catholic, Diocesan priest these days in Colorado.

My mother was a beach kid, who grew up in Rockaway beach, in the first half of the 20th Century. While she had many fears from the kids in her neighborhoods, she would find solace in her nearness to the sea. She was full of many fears which caused her to do many bad things. While she was always good to her friends, she was hardly good or kind to her own family she helped birth through her husband, my father. To this day, I never did learn why the ocean was so important to her. I grew to appreciate this part of her interest regardless, it seems, having always loved to take long walks by the ocean side myself. In my case, I always felt closest to God when walking the ocean, because it is the place where all the four elements of creation come together; land, sea, sky and sun. I was no "Earth, Wind and Fire", like the song group, but I did love God's creation with all my being. You can not love God and hate life in other words, even though life for me has been full of too much pain, especially to my body having endured much sickness over a life time. Death and I are always walking close to each other hand in hand all the time. Hard to account why my destiny has played out that way when I was shown in death at age 25, it was not the original plan for my life. I’m an NDE to you reading this: A Near Death Experience.

When I entered into Loyola University at age 17, I found Dockwhiler Beach near the school, which is just South of Venice Beach, California, my special spot to get away from everyone, pray, talk to God, sort my thoughts out or just write songs while I sat with my seagulls, who would visit me and not run from me. I was the real Jonathan Livingston Seagull in those days when I look back at it all.

I was starting a spiritual awakening apart from the religions of the world at age 14 and was also getting a good taste of the secular world once I got into college. Still, there was a part of me that had nothing to do with this world, a part I brought with me when I was born. Call it an ethereal or spiritual light in my personality, but I often wrote songs to cheer myself up spiritually when life would get me down. This is one of those songs. Nothing in my life had been easy and most kids had been cruel to me growing up even though all I wanted to do was love everyone I met. I always had trouble getting close to other kids, because I was so advanced as a child. I was very different from most children, as I'm sure you'll hear in this song, as I express myself through my music.

The word "prodigy" means "living master in child form" you should know. My mother knew I was vastly different from most kids she had known and knew I was special, but never really knew how to deal with me. Always I was kind, forgiving, loving, yet dynamic in personality and always with health issues. I was a born sensitive and an empath, but she had no experience with such a soul before.

While I was raised Catholic Christian, I've noted as I look over my past, I'm more Buddhist in my thinking these days, yet I've read the Bible to death. Two full death encounters helped change me, as I was shown the truth about the Universe and why we are all here. All of us are old souls who have been around in many life times, regardless of the issue of Christ’s resurrection talked about in the Bible. In fact, as I got my life’s review, I saw my last life’s journey was in the Civil war. I was some unknown solder leading the North against the South. I was shot in the pubic bone area while screaming for a medic and died within 60 seconds. If you try to share this kind of experience in death with the Church, unconditional love goes out the window on the part of those who listen to you I’ve learned through painful experience. But if you are open to my experiences, I don’t mind sharing some of it with you in this write up. It might help you better appreciate where I’m coming from as I write my music. All my stuff is spiritually centered, even my secular works. The physical is only a shell over what is truly important and it is spiritual existence that is truly real, not the flesh bodies we live in.

No one religion has it all you should know and the full truth is so simple when you see it in death, a child could understand it all. I do not fear death, but will embrace it with love when it finally comes for me, knowing it will free me to better things our God has prepared for me, to help me become more pure in heart and more divine in nature as one of his children. Having been dead twice already, it's no big deal to me at my current age of 54 to die. No one likes “dying”. That’s painful, but death itself is nothing more than a doorway out of the body back into the what is truly real. The physical universe is just a shell over the spirit I was shown, nothing more. It isn’t even real life, but stories God plays out for his education and our pleasure as well.

This website is dedicated to a life time of interesting music works I was able to make time to write amidst all the battles of my life. Many never got finished and doubtful will ever appear on this site because my health makes it impossible to finish them, but the ones that did get recorded, will be offered for sale on CDbaby to help me gain support in these latter years of my life.

So, do purchase my songs and instrumental works. Tell your friends about me and encourage them to support me. Your contribution will help me to write more music and also help me with my scientific work I'm doing to help the sick and dying.

Feel free to write a review, but do make it upbeat and let me know you liked what I wrote. I need the encouragement and love too. Isn’t real love what life is all about?

© Kevin F. Montague 1976 ● All Rights Reserved

Thoughtfully,
Kevin F. Montague
Music & Lyrics
Composer and Arranger

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Scar Jay

Nice
Very very nice song. especially the end part ,fly away. thank you
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