Lyrics & Ashes

by Rocky - Peter Dionne

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It's been quite a healing process after losing my dad in 2013. I decided some time ago to recreate some of my father's songs, as well as finish ones he never got to finish before his passing. It started with hearing him literally singing "IF YOU KNEW" to me in my head while planning his funeral and taking care of my mom. (If You Knew Is added to his original album) It was like his goodbye song from spirit.

Being around the LA music scene has inspired me to explore more of what I could have inherited from my dad, and if I had a musical ear. I have found myself learning more of his songs and even coming up with new music to his lost lyrics. I truly believe he is working through me and at the very least next to me, while I stumble and learn and cry and hear melodies out of the ether.

Some days, I talk or even travel with his ashes for more inspiration and connection. He always told me when he goes, he wanted to rest at sea. But for me, I feel like we have this journey to complete together before I have to say goodbye to him forever. And let's face it, anyone who knew him knows he loved attention! haha -

If nothing else this is my healing journey for my broken heart, and I hope for my family's too. I have asked a few of my amazingly talented singer/songwriter friends to help me build this album. Choosing songs that speak to them. I can not wait to see how this unfolds. Hope you enjoy where it takes us!

It has taken a few years to get here, and maybe it will take more. But grief and healing needs to run it's own course. I am learning to let go, trust, build patience, and honor my heart. And if this speaks to anyone else's heart then that's all the more reason for me to keep going.

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released May 31, 2016

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Track Name: Stand Up Man - Joel Eckels
Stand Up Man -

I'm a Standup Man I stand alone
All my so called friends are still back home
They sold me out to the G-man to be free
Set my sails, let my spirit be

I'll be doin time from day to day
While all my so-called friends have run away
Hell, they brought me down, brought me to my knees
Prison is the next place I will see

A Fisherman, my life at sea
A smuggler I just had to be
Times were hard through the seventies
Set my sail….set this pirate free

I'm doing my time, I do it well
All my so called friends can go to hell
Tell your snitches, this pirate will be free
I'm the Captain, and I will sail this sea

A Fisherman, my life at sea
A smuggler I just had to be
Times were hard through the seventies
Set my sail….this pirate free
A Fisherman, my life at sea
A smuggler I just had to be
Times were hard through the seventies
Set my sail….This pirate will be free

I'm a Standup Man I stand alone
All my so called friends are still back home
They sold me out to the G-man to be free
Set my sails, let my spirit be

I'm a stand up man, I stand alone