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Ocean's Breath (single)

by Jacqueline Cates Johnny Burgess

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Ocean’s Breath - Prologue

Listen to the eternal rhythm of ocean waves rolling in the shore one after the other. The rhythm of your breath, changes. Brisk winds seem to ride the waves of the pacific ocean that ends along the Washington coastline. You are fully alive and know this moment is the treasure you came to find. Whether sunny, misty, or raining, you can still sense the ancient in the ocean itself. Pebbles from far off lands travel with the currents and end up in places like Ruby Beach, Moclips, or Ocean Shores. The song’s title “Ocean’s Breath”came from my co-worker Lynne Roberts, who stated: “The ocean is a living thing, it breathes”. I believe the Ocean is alive. It so generously breathes new life in us all.


Ocean’s Breath

Sandpipers race, across the shore
Crashing waves forevermore
Sun spilling down from the sky
Alone here you and I

Sundials in the sand
Pebbles from another land
Seagulls soaring on ocean breeze
Driftwood, seashells - to see

Leave your cares, follow me
At the ocean, we are free
To be alive …and only be

Hand in hand, along the beach
Starfish seen within our reach
Beauty for us to behold
We leave the starfish alone

Sea stacks rise from ocean's floor
Home to otters and Douglas fir
Tide Pools on our right and left
Windblown trees from ocean’s breath

Leave your cares, follow me
At the ocean, we are free
To be alive …and only be


released May 31, 2020
Lyrics and Vocals by Jacqueline Cates, Music composed and arranged by Johnny Burgess. All instrumentation and backing vocals by Johnny Burgess. Recorded at Cinderblock Studio, Ruston WA, spring of 2020.
Mastered by Mark Simmons, Pacific Studios, Tacoma WA (via cloud) May, 2020.
Cover art: Water color painting by Paul Burgess, Ruston, WA
Thanks Paul!


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Jacqueline Cates Johnny Burgess Tacoma, Washington

From Tacoma WA, Jacqueline & Johnny have collaborated writing songs since 2009. Jacqueline, formerly a technical writer and trainer for Carlson Marketing Inc, began writing lyrics for Johnny's style of music.
Johnny enjoys
composing and arranging the music for Jackie's lyrics.
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