Little Child

by Indio Saravanja

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Recorded in Southern Alberta in the spring of 2011, Little Child is Indio Saravanja’s fourth full album, and marks a return to the full band sound that catapulted his first record onto the Canadian music scene.
 
With Indio once again in the production chair, Little Child was lovingly and generously recorded, mixed, and overseen by his friend Leeroy Stagger at his very own Rebeltone Studios, with Leeroy and Evan Uschenko manning the controls. Contributing musicians include Evan Uschenko (Bass and Lap Steel) Kyle Harmon (Drums), Tyson Maiko (Bass), Daniel Lapp (Fiddle), Jay Burr (Horns), Matthew Robinson (Vox) and Indio on everything else.
 
Little Child unites an exuberant roots rock prairie sound with Indio’s Argentine heritage, debuting the haunting beauty of the Andean Charango. Here there are songs of love and fear, jubilant optimism in the face of a dark night in the soul of winter, celebrating first time fatherhood, and looking for the child within. 

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released October 29, 2011

Producer: Indio Saravanja
Executive Producer: Leeroy Stagger
Engineers: Leeroy Stagger and Evan Uschenko
Musicians:
Indio Saravanja (6 and 12 string guitars, electric and acoustic, bass, piano, organ, keyboards, dulcimer, charango, vocals)
Evan Uschenko (Bass, Lap Steel)
Kyle Harmon (Drums)
Tyson Maiko (Bass)
Daniel Lapp (Fiddle)
Jay Burr (Horns)
Matthew Robinson (Vox)

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Indio Saravanja Toronto, Ontario

Argentine born, Arctic Canada raised, Indio Saravanja is a poetic songwriter, talented multi-instrumentalist, and adventurous composer, whose poignant, honest words cut to the bone. A dynamic performer who charms the crowd with his candid and often humorous tales, he is an also an exciting musician - solo or with a band, acoustic or electric. ... more

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Track Name: Hand Of The Man
Hand Of The Man Indio Saravanja 2011

Please little child take me
where I need to go
to the hand of the man
to the hand of the man
please little child take me
where I need to go
to the hand of the man
that made it all so

I need to fly now like a
bird in the sky
don't want to sit around and cry
these ancient tears
something inside me sees
there's something there in your eyes
that makes me want to get up and try
to finally face my fears

please little child take me
where I need to go
to the hand of the man
to the hand of the man
who made it all so

I have been running from my
self all along
afraid of turning round to find he was gone
running from me
what makes a grown man feel
the things that I'm feeling today
why was daddy always so far away
but never once free

please little child take me
where I need to go
to the hand of the man
the hand of the man

please little child take me
where I need to go
to the hand of the man
put my hand in his hand
the hand of the man
I'll never let you go
Track Name: Silver Wheels
Silver Wheels Indio Saravanja 2011

I'm gonna miss these silver wheels
i'm gonna miss the place to place
but i've had it with the deal
that makes a grown man wear this face
well a young man loves the highway
where an older man gets sore
and i guess i did it my way
but it don't matter anymore

I can sell your kid my guitar
it sounds better in my head
but if he doesn't really want it
let him kick a ball instead
cause he'll probably make more money
and he'll always know the score
and he just might find a woman
that won't walk right out the door

cause i'm laying down the dream now
feeling lighter than the air
when you don't know where you're going
any road will take you there
i ain't got no more ambition
that's a fact i can't ignore
i'll take any old direction
it don't matter anymore

maybe someday in the future
they'll be digging up my bones
and they'll find the things I couldn't
in a heart that was alone
and they'll find out why we're dying
like a bunch of dinosaurs
all the ones who played for bread
and left some good songs on our floors

cause i'm laying down the dream now
feeling lighter than the air
when you don't know where you're going
any road will take you there
i ain't got no more ambition
that's a fact i can't ignore
i'll take any old direction
it don't matter anymore

it don't matter anymore
Track Name: The Road
The Road Indio Saravanja 2011

Can you tell me what I’m supposed to do
with this load
when my line has pulled me through
to the road

I love you but keep hurting you each time
I explode
why it happens now and then
I don’t know and can’t pretend
it never showed

since I came upon our time
missing friends and my own mind
and the work I left behind
to hold your love

from the warmth inside our bed
to the storms inside my head
all the words that have been said
don’t change my love

Why the young man wants to hit the road
I don’t know
does he miss the emptiness
does he miss it more
than kisses from his girl

Something bout the way it stretches on
from show to show
and he’ll drive it til the dawn
thinking of you all along
becomes his world

still I just can’t find the words
and it’s less than you deserve
I know it takes a lot of nerve
to hold my love

but tonight I’m moving on
keeping all these feelings strong
just because I’m here and gone
don’t change my love
Track Name: Joy Of My Life
You Are The Joy Of My Life Indio Saravanja 2011

I was always running in shadows
I'd been alone for so many years
never thought that I'd be father
and still sometimes I'm so full of fear

but you are the joy of my life
you are the joy of my life
you are the joy of my life
you are the joy
you are the joy
of my life

you came into our lives without warning
you always seem to get your own way
pushing us around on a daily basis
if you could talk I bet you would say

you are the joy of my life
you are the joy of my life
you are the joy of my life
you are the joy
you are the joy
of my life

you are the joy baby
the joy of my life
you are the joy baby
of my life

tomorrow dad has gotta be leaving
the money's gonna take him away
it's gonna fill my heart with such grieving
to miss you like a sweet sunny day

cause you are the joy of my life
you are the joy of my life
you are the joy of my life
you are the joy
you are the joy
of my life
Track Name: Carry On (Wait And See)
Carry On (Wait And See) Indio Saravanja 2011

sometimes i wonder why i left my happy home
maybe i was just getting tired of feeling alone
with the crazy knowledge of the broken things i'd seen
growing up fast in a Northern Town cold as a scream

chorus:
but i don't want to think about it
i don't want to talk about it
cause I can't see it helping me
lying in my bed tonight
this living's giving me an awful fright
well i guess we'll have to carry on and wait and see

this world is changing way too fast for me
it seems like everyday they build a new way of killing what's free
and it takes everything you got to just keep hanging on
well i'm doing what i can to get the feeling back to help me along

chorus

what if everything that you ever wanted started coming your way
just when you figured that you didn't want it anyway
what if there was nothing left in life to light up your song
i bet you wouldn't want to hang around for very long

my mama used to say her little prayers for me
and now i'm doing it myself i feel a power in the mystery
i've got no problems with the notion of a higher power
sometimes I ask for help all day sometimes I fall apart for hours and hours
(and hours and hours)

chorus
Track Name: The Rain Will Fall Tomorrow
The Rain Will Fall Tomorrow Indio Saravanja 2011

Our love is like a wind
blows in my heart now
brings to me so many things
we'll never lose somehow

and when i said
I only want you to be free
I knew that you could be the one for me
I only want you to be free
I know I said it honestly

the rain will fall tomorrow and then be gone
and we will float away again
the rain will fall tomorrow and then be gone
there's only so much time to carry on

and live a life that's right
while taking every chance
to work towards the light
and know we'll make it there

the rain will tomorrow and then be gone
will fall tomorrow and be gone
Track Name: Winter Panic
Winter Panic Indio Saravanja 2011

Oh the summer light is dying
the nights are getting cold and crisp
and our sunshine hours like gentle flowers
are closing like a fist
we cover up our naked arms
just like the dark sky on the land
left overnight like shiny marbles in
a game played in the sand

My little baby laughs
while looking deep into my eyes
and her mother stands before the stove
quietly cooking while she sighs
and an old dog barks outside
between my pickup and the moon
I wonder how much gas is left in it
Lord I need a job real soon

But by the grace of you I go
when the answers come too slow
and I don’t know what I’m going to do
or if I’ll ever know
with winter panic setting in
and all it’s friends dressed up to kill
that’s when I’ve only got one prayer for you
oh can you keep me still

At night I stumble to our room
and feel the quiet stillness there
in the dark where love’s a baby girl
sleeping in her mother’s hair
and there’s nothing left to fight
and there’s no strength left to my cares
and I thank you for the gift of wine
and sleep to take me where

By the grace of you I go
when the answers come too slow
and I don’t know what I’m going to do
or if I’ll ever know
we’ve probably got all that we need
but winter panics’ dressed to kill
and I’ve only got one prayer for you
keep me calm and strong and true
and faithful as the morning dew
oh can you keep me still
Track Name: Peace In My Time
Peace In My Time Indio Saravanja 2011

If i could go home
you know i would
go back to that place
and try to find the good
i’d think about you
in a whole new way
try to find the good
just like we did that day

Peace in my time
is all i’m asking
it’s all i want
it’s all i really need
peace in my time
is all i pray for
but i could be wrong
that’s why i sing this song

Now you were so fine
when you gave me your love
it brought me somewhere
so high above
and now that I know
how it is to live without you
I can see you weren’t good for me
but what can you do

Peace in my time
is all i’m asking
it’s all i want
i it’s all i really need
peace in my time
is all i hope for
but i could be wrong
that’s why i sing this song

you know i could be wrong
that’s why i sing this song
Track Name: Violeta Child
Violeta Child Indio Saravanja 2011

I love to make you smile
and to make you look at me
you make it all worthwhile
without saying a thing to me
you’re a dream to me

Oh Violeta Child
mom and dad we love you so
we’re here with you right now
and we’ll always let you know
wherever you may go

And I’ll know the taste of life is sweet
the taste of life is sweet
and I’ll know the taste of life is sweet
from now on

I smell your mama’s cooking
making magic while we sing
you may not know it yet
but she’ll give you everything
give you everything

and I love when you’re awake
and I love when you’re asleep
you’re like a dream to me
I can hold and I can keep
I can hold and keep

And I’ll know the taste of life is sweet
the taste of life is sweet
and I’ll know the taste of life is sweet
from now on
Track Name: That February Song (Bonus Track)
That Febrary Song
(A Sun That Shines-aka-Song For The Road)
Indio Saravanja 2011

Songs for the road
and a song for this life
song for the baby and me
and a song for the wife

We've got some good food on the table
a pretty good truck in the yard
we've got clean clothes to wear today
the fires goin' and my socks ain't hard
she knows that i love her
and i know she loves me
the only thing missing is a sun that shines
but soon enough it will be

Singing songs for the road...

Now winter is the time when anything still living
is hiding or just taking a nap
and every February brings the same old feeling
that your life is just a load of crap
nothing seems to move and you just keep on pushing
wishing there was action downtown
but everything is closed and you're the only one rushing
trying to push your load of crap around

Singing songs for the road...

(spoken)
If you were thinking like a squirrel you wouldn't act so crazy
you'd be sleeping on your little stash
if you were thinking like a bear you'd let yourself get lazy
instead of scratching at yourself you'd probably find somewhere's to crash

We've got some good food on the table
a pretty good truck in the yard
we've got clean clothes to wear today
the fires goin' and my socks ain't hard
she knows that i love her
and i know she loves me
the only thing missing is a sun that shines
but soon enough it will be

the only thing missing is a sun that shines
but soon enough it will be