Living the Child's Dream (1967)

By The Masters Apprentices

Lyrics

See the windows of the green house,

Their painted yellow like doors.
See the child who sits in wonder,

At this brightly colored scene.

See the clown who makes the children laugh,

As he spins around and
Shows them all his tricks.
Oh how I wish I were a little boy again,

Living in a child's dream.

See the mountains made of ice cream,

With cherries doted on their slopes.
And over there's a chocolate tree trunk,

Mint leaves are hanging from the boughs.

See the clown who makes the children laugh,

As he spins around and
Shows them all his tricks.
Oh how I wish I were a little boy again,

Living in a child's dream.

A land of fairy tales and good things,

Is all a child will dream all day.
And while he's young he'll have no reason,

To cry for someone gone away.

See the clown who makes the children laugh,

As he spins around and
Shows them all his tricks.
Oh how I wish I were a little boy again,

Living in a child's dream



Biography

The Masters Apprentices (first known as The Mustangs) are an Australian band founded in 1965, in Adelaide, South Australia, with Jim Keays as lead vocalist, Mick Bower on guitar, Rick Morrison on guitar, Brian Vaughton on drums and David Webb on bass.


By the end of 1965, The mustangs started establishing themselves as a popular live act, now pursuing a distinct beat influenced style of music and had built themselves quite a following in their local base of Adelaide. They then renamed themselves as The Masters Apprentices - the name a homage to the masters of the blues apparently - and the defensive highlight of the year for the band was a tv appearance on the Good Friday show as well as landing third place in the band contest Hoadley’s Battle of the Sounds.


In 1966, they decided to record a demo tape, with two of them later in the year becoming singles, sporting the tune Undecided and the A side. The singles were given loads of interest in their local Adelaide scene. In 1967, the band decided to move to Melbourne, Vaughton decided to stay in Adelaide and Steve Hopgood (drums) followed the move. With their singles slowly on a popular rise in both Adelaide, Melbourne and around Australia, one rather impressed DJ stated “The Masters are to Australia what the Rolling Stones are to England, and The Doors are to America.”


The Undecided singles sold well in Melbourne, ultimately peaking no. 9 in the local charts, and the band got themselves further attention with their second single Buried and Dead, for which they also made a promotional footage - one of the first rock videos ever made in Australia. This lead the band being picked up by Astor Records, who issued their self-titled debut album.



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The Master's Apprentices - Living In A Child's Dream