Funky Little Groover

by Brea Robertson

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'Funky Little Groover' was written as a response to the death of a dear friend. When one loses someone unexpectedly, it shakes your world, awakens questions that have laid dormant, and strips everything back to what's really important.

My Berlin community was shocked and shattered after hearing about the loss of our friend Adzee. He was unlike anyone we had met before...a spirit of joy, love, generosity and ridiculousness. Like some beautiful, magical creature.

And he danced. He danced every day. Moving and dancing was a part of everything he did. Shortly before he died, he started an online channel called 'Funky Little Groover' and posted a few videos of himself dancing freestyle. He also started to collaborate with Berlin based musicians and performed one gig. It was the last time I saw him. He lived his life full and well, inspiring others around him to take themselves less seriously and enjoy the journey.

I wrote this song as a memorial...to somehow solidify who he was to me and his friends. I didn't want the memories to dry up, or become less magical over time. I didn't want to think that I had dreamt him up, or that I wasn't remembering our times together correctly.

After his death, Adzee's family created a foundation in his honour to support charities he believed in. All proceeds made from the song on this link will go to that foundation.

I hope that if you knew Adzee, this song brings back special memories and helps you to remember the times you shared with him. If you didn't know Adzee, I hope that somehow this song reminds you to cherish the times with your loved ones and to reflect on memories you have shared with people you've lost.

With love,
Brea

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Funky Little Groover
by Brea Robertson


‘Oh you bullock’ he said as he fell off the bench
On his arse he was down in a pile
And the night he had paint all over his face
Dancing wildly around the kitchen island

Telling stories by the fire, covered in smoke
Until we realized we were the only ones
I went up early to bed and when he came in he said I said
‘You can use my shampoo if you want’

You danced in the forest under the howl of the moon
You danced with tattered costumes and curls flowing true
You danced covered in glitter while the lights flashed blue
And now we’ll be dancing…dancing as we bid you adieu.

Dressing friends in short shorts and floral tank tops
And the night we made friends with a lonely hedgehog
A home made booty he twerked to widening eyes
And a funeral for a mouse in a box

Dancing with tea towels to 80s best
In a red wig through the forest he raged
Learning German in the tipi, our secrets we shared
And your ‘Ol Rattlin Bog, no one can compare

You danced in the forest under the howl of the moon
You danced with tattered costumes and curls flowing true
You danced covered in glitter while the lights flashed blue
And now we’ll be dancing…dancing as we bid you adieu.

The last time I saw you, you danced for us all
At your first gig in Berlin, hoping there would be more
But there’ll be no more for you, dear friend now we know
You lived to the end, much better than most

credits

released March 14, 2019
For Adzee

Recorded by the lovely Freddie Dickson
Dreamy electric guitar by Max Selby
Mixed and Mastered by John Davies @ GOLDAKSOUND
Vocals and Guitar by Brea Robertson

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Brea Robertson Berlin, Germany

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Brea Robertson is an original singer songwriter from the mountains of Maleny, in the Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. Brea's style fuses heartfelt soul with folk rhythms and bluesy tones. Her voice is the centre-piece of her songs, reaching from rich depths, to angelic heights, stirring the hearts of her listeners. ... more

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