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Oceanship

 
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+ Dry Your Eyes +

Dry your eyes
My friend
You will soon
Begin again

Dry your eyes
Don’t waste another
Moment crying when you could be laughing
With your sister
Your brother

Dry your eyes
Dry your eyes tonight

 

+ Hotblack +

Took a big trip
With your old band
To your homeland
For the wrong man
Making big plans
For your own sake
Hope they don’t bend
Hope they don’t break

Took a tip from a rodeo show
Get a grip or you’re gonna get thrown
Take your aim when you take a shot
For the man under you will take everything you got

Take the pills that they give you mornings
Spit them out when they aren’t looking
Keep a smile but you burn it hot
It’s a mad, mad, world

Take the pills that they give you mornings
Spit them out when they aren’t looking
Fix a smile but you burn it hot
It’s a mad, mad, world

 

+ Excited +

Soul riding
Soul diving
So exciting
When I’m alone with you

A white fin
In hiding
Soul biting
Killer he wants you too

He waits for
You nightly
As I do
Jealous he’s of us two

And after the sky will fall
We’ll beat their night
We’ll beat them all

And after the sun is shining we’ll go riding again
And after the sun is shining we’ll go riding again

Soul diving straight to my heart, tell me what do I do
Oh as I wait
Oh as I wait for you
It’s getting harder not to say our goodbyes
Rising up to the test of our lives

My time, it seems, is all in the sea
It flows out of you and it flows in to me

And after the sky will fall
We’ll beat their night
We’ll beat them all

And after the sun is shining we’ll go riding again
And after the sun is shining we’ll go riding again
 

+ Don’t Wear Me Out +

All the fear and dust it covers
Grab your hats and take your lovers inside
All the fog and rain it ruins
Take your laughs and take your doings inside

Though all the nation’s chiefs divided
I can feel the rays still shining
I can feel the rainbows coming in

So don’t wear me out
Don’t leave me here
‘Cause I’m not giving up
So I’m giving in

All my life it seems is bottle angst, unbottled angst, and bottled angst
Through my life it seems I’m throttling, unthrottling, and throttling

Through the days and weeks of fighting
I can see the rays still shining
And I feel the rainbows coming in

So don’t wear me out
Don’t leave me here
‘Cause I’m not giving up
So I’m giving in


+ GO +

Once I had a ticket, was a slave in the line up
Had a ticket I was almost there
Almost had a life completely automated
All of this and more if I cooperated

I had a ticket, was a slave in the line up
Had a ticket I was almost there
But the philosophy wasn’t talking to me
Wasn’t filling the day, and so now I say

Go
Leave me alone
Let me be

I had a ticket, was a slave in the line up
Had a ticket it was in my hand
It sang and it danced but was not for me
And I thought they would understand

But they keep coming at me in waves
Try to bleed me and stand in my way
Tell me all I’ll feel is a little sting
When they put the barcode on me

Go
Leave me alone
Let me be
 

+ The Rest You Can Live Without +

I had this dream and in this dream I was walking and soon I was upon this man
This man was pointing he was screaming for help for The Reaper had captured this lamb
I said “What’s doing here?” He said, “It’s pretty clear, but not many people can see what is plain to see. 
So this advice I give, for you have much to live”.
And just then I noticed the lamb looked like me. 

Hey, return what you wanted
It’s not what you need kid
The rest you can live without

Where is the phone, the telephone is ringing again, and again, and again
I will be there in one second, hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on man
And if there’s someone there then please, I’m now in the know
So make it real, I’ll bear no more deceit    
It burns my soul

 

+ Anywhere at All +

She turns and says to me
Man you’d better find some peace
Honestly

But where is that to be
Where do I go to find
Some peace of mind

She said Anywhere at All

This weight upon my chest
Pushing papers on a desk
Back and forth

She said try to get to rest
But where can I go to reap
A little peace

She said Anywhere at All

It's always life
It makes no difference where
You choose to carry on out there
It's always life
It makes no difference where

This weight upon my chest
Pushing papers on a desk
Back and forth

She said anywhere at all

 

+ Wait for Me +

Wait for me
Say you will
Patiently
Be there still

Be my one
By my orange sun
In the rain
Be my sage
Be my pilot through
All the rage

Wait for me
We’re saving years
A day of ours is worth ten of theirs

Be my lungs
When I buried deep
In the sea

Be my plan
Say we’ll all make out
In the end
And do it again, and again, and again

Be my lungs
When I’m buried deep
On the page
Be my plan
Say we’ll all be fine
On the stage
Be my scene
Be the side of me  
That’s all the rage
Be my one  
Be my orange sun


+ Mistake +

They say that life is a free thing and everybody
Has to find their way

They say that life is a free thing and everybody
Gets to find their space

But I’ll start walking, I’ll start talking
And I’ll start doing the things you want me to

And I’ll start saying, I’ll start praying
And I’ll behave the way you want me to

I’ll give it my all, I’ll give it my best, I’ll give it my mind
I’ll give it my heart, I’ll give it my soul, I’ll give it my life
Oh I made a mistake, dropped out of the race
Fell out of the line
I’ll give it my all, I’ll give it my best, I’ll do it this time

Talk all you like it’s gonna be there
‘Cause you cannot surround all that we care for
And if you want to fight
I can go all night
But we don’t spare

I’ll give it my all, I’ll give it my best, I’ll give it my mind
I’ll give it my heart, I’ll give it my soul, I’ll give it my life
Oh I made a mistake, dropped out of the race
Fell out of the line
I’ll give it my all, I’ll give it my best, I’ll do it this time

 

+ Pretty Things +

I want to buy you pretty things
Horses and castles and diamond rings
And we’ll go dancing in the spring
If you like

And we’ll be alright
Never have to beg or have to fight
For what we know is true
That’s what we’ll never do

Never
Ever

And if we breathe for one another, they will never suffocate us
And if we stay close to each other, they will never separate us
And if we support one another, they will never get beneath us

And if we try
And if we try
They will never ever stop us

 

Bella Blue

 
 
 

+ On My Way +

 

Wait for me my love

For I am on my way

Just wait for me my love

Just wait another day

 

And one day we will have

We’ll have a baby

And she will look like you

And she will look like me

 

So wait for me my love

Just wait another day

I’ll be there just as soon

As soon as I can be

 

+ Stay With Me +

 

Stay with me

Is there somewhere we can go

Is there somewhere we can hide away?

Is there something we can know?

 

And so many times I’ve tried

And so many times I’ve failed

Not enough to bring you back to me

On your memory impaled

 

Why?  Why Baby, why?

Aren’t I strong enough to keep you high?

 

Stay with me

Is there something I can eat?

Is there something I can drink my dear;

Something that will make me sleep;

For a thousand years or more;

I won’t have to see your face;

Every time I close my eyes;

Sees your memory erased?

 

Why?  Why Baby, why?

Aren’t I strong enough to keep you high?

And please.  Please Baby please.

Don’t you go away.

You stay with me.

 

Why?  Why Baby, why?

Aren’t I strong enough to give you up?

And please.  Please Baby please.

Don’t you go away.

You stay with me.

 

+ Never Going Back +

 

Some people like talking when they don’t know nothing and it’s clear the most they’ll do is decide.

Some people like walk’n on a wheel; though it goes nowhere, still they feel it’s doing them right.

And I don’t mind things they’re saying — games they’re playing — with my head

What I mind is when I can’t, when I can’t tell me from them

 

But I’m never going back there.  No, they’re gonna have to take me away

‘Cause I’m never going back there.  No I’m never going back there.

No, I’m never going back there. Ya, they’re gonna have to take me away

‘Cause I’m never going back there

 

Some people start running when they don’t see nothing in the mirror and the fear starts turning the knife.

Some people start building a wall ‘til it gets so big that it don’t let in any light.

But I don’t mind people walk’n — people stomping — on my grave

What I mind is when I find, I find one of those people is me.

 

But I’m never going back there.  No, they’re gonna have to take me away

‘Cause I’m never going back there.  No, I’m never going back there.

No, I’m never going back there. Ya, they’re gonna have to take me away

‘Cause I’m never going back there. No, I’m never going back there.

 

No, we’re never going back there.  No, they’re gonna have to take us away

‘Cause we’re never going back there.  Ya, we’re never going back there.

No, we’re never going back there. No, they’re gonna have to take us away

‘Cause we’re never going back there.

 

+ Lost Together +  

 

And they say…  

And they say…  

 

And if this is lost

Then let’s be lost together

Let’s be lost together   

Let’s be lost like that  

And if this is lost

  Let’s stay lost forever

Let’s stay lost forever

  Let’s be lost like that 

By the time they catch up we'll be deep in the Poconos  

Far away from the masses

  Gazing at the stars in our glasses
Taking all the time we want

  And we’ll double our voice to say what we wanna say

  And we’ll open our hearts to be who we wanna be

  And if it’s us we see at the end of the day, we will be OK

 

+ Sorry That You Have To Be The One +

 

I’m sorry that you have to be the one

I’ll miss you now, I’ll miss you now, and then it’s done

I’m sorry that you have to be the one

I’ll miss you now, I’ll miss you now, and then it’s done

 

And for a while I’ll miss you in the summer sun

And for a while I’ll miss you in the rain

And for a while I’ll miss when the stars are out

And all day

 

I’m sorry that you have to be the one

I’ll miss you now, I’ll miss you now, and then it’s done

I’m sorry that you have to be the one

I’ll miss you now, I’ll miss you now, and then it’s done

 

And for a while I’ll miss you when I’m driving

I’ll talk to you as though you were still there

And for a while I’ll forget that I’m just talking to thin…

Air

 

And for a while I’ll stare into a void

For everywhere I look will be your face

And for a while I’ll just plain miss you

 

I’m sorry that you have to be the one

But then it’s done

For I won’t let you claim

The rest of my better days

 

+ No Tomorrow +

 

Warm covered skin.  Touched my heart; made me wince.

Fight for a day.  With is sun. Without; shade.

 

I want to celebrate my life, want to get on with

All the days I have to live

This fence sitting has turned my life to shit

So I’m off, but saying this:

 

If you won’t do this today

Will you think about tomorrow?

If you won’t do this today…

 

We will go about our lives; pretend

We are fine.  We are friends.

And when we meet we’ll say: Man you’re looking good

Outside smile

Inside soot

 

If you won’t do this today

Will you think about tomorrow?

If you won’t do this today…

 

This is what we never got to do

 

But if you won’t do this today

Will you think about tomorrow?

If you won’t do this today will you consider tomorrow

 

+ They Will Talk About Us +

 

And they will talk about us babe, from the sounds to the capes, on the native and the foreign shores

In Sarajevo we’ll be Ta Naranchasta Sunca, and in Rome we’ll be La Grande Amore

 

And in the south — way in the glades — they will sit in the shade, and proclaim our love bent space and time

Deep in the mountains of Nepal where they don’t speak at all, they’ll just smile and they will make this sign

 

And they will talk about our love in the story books my friend

And they will talk about our love in the story books my friend

 

And tales they’ll tell beneath the sky, with their fires beside, to their progeny ‘bout how we met

And some will say it was in Nice at a rally for peace, others on a train in Lafayette

 

And there will be a secret club called The Order of Stuff, comprised of mostly PhDs

And they will sit in remote stations and develop equations to explain the way you looked at me

 

And they will talk about our love in the story books my friend

And they will talk about our love in the story books my friend

 

There will be rivalries among powerful houses that run a thousand years, with no end in sight

And all because there were two brothers — who because of their lovers — disagreed the colour of your eyes

 

And some will say it never was, never happened because, a love like ours would die in a day

And some will say it was all staged by an alien race, or was cover for the CIA

 

And they will talk about our love in the story books my friend

And they will talk about our love in the story books my friend

And they will talk about our love in the story books my friend

And they will talk about us

 

+ My Brother +

 

  Love

  What is love?

  Do you know?  

Or have you just memorized this year’s love?

 Or one they preach is from above?

  Hey my brother, don’t know what to do?

  Well I say, " Hey my brother, what’ve you done for you?"

  And I say, " Hey my brother, you spend your time on me."

  And I say, "Hey my brother"

  I know now that there are two of us here

  One Courage, one Fear

  And how they fight for my heart

  Yeah, they fight for my heart

  It gets me down, down, down, sometimes right to the ground

  To the point where I almost relent

  But then I glean their love

  It’s a rotten hull

  So I leave them to die with their dead and recall all for which I’ve bled

 Hey my brother, don’t know what to do?

  Well I say, " Hey my brother, what’ve you done for you?"

  And I say, " Hey my brother, you spend your time on me."

  And I say, "Hey my brother, It’s killing you, can’t you see?"

  And you say, "Hey my brother, there is no I in Team."

  But I say, "Hey my brother, there is one/I found one in alive."

  And I say, "Hey my brother, so are you doing it right?  And I say, "Hey my brother".

 

+ I Was In Love +

 

I bathed in light from under lidded skies

I was the scourge of all the ways to die

I was in love

 

I rode a wave onto a fated shore

And there I lived without a want for more

I was in love

 

I was Apollo.  I was Burning Sun

I was the voice of all melodies sung

I was the sea, and the earth, and the sky up above

I was in love

 

We built a watermelon sugar house

And my breath in was her breath out

I was in love

 

And she said: Baby

I said: What?

She said: Time is a wave, and it’s drowning us

I was in love

 

I told her: All we need is you and me

She said: we need more baby, can’t you see?

I said: No. Just us, our blood, and the air in our lungs

I was in love

 

Then it all went bad

 

He tried to deny it

There was no way he could fight it

There was no way he could fight it

There was no way he could

Though he tried so

 

She tried to forget him

There was no way to forget him

There was no way to forget him

So she buried him deep in the sea

 

He belonged with her

And she belonged with he

 

They were in love

 

+ Far Away +

 

Far away

On a cloud

Far away

In a field

 

In a boat

On the sea

Far away

You and Me

 

Far away

And we will never die

Far away

You and I

Where the waves

Will crash and roll our names

In the sand

In a sound

Far away

 

 

Credits

Oceanship LP

 
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1. Dry Your Eyes

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboard: Carly Paradis

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

 

2. Hotblack

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons, Carly Paradis and gang (Erin Troubridge
Kelly Hogan, Riley Marks, Mackenzie Marks, Kathy Duschl
Kevin Dworak, Claire Sherman, Andrea Chan, Andy Simpson)

Piano and keyboards: Carly Paradis

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

Bass: Dan Coniglio

Drums: Noel Webb

 

3. Excited

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship, Noel Webb

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons, Carly Paradis

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboards: Carly Paradis, Noel Webb

Horn arrangement: Brad Lyons, Noel Webb 

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

Bass: Dan Coniglio

Drums: Noel Webb

 

 

4. Don’t Wear Me Out

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboards: Carly Paradis

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

Bass: Drew Birston

Drums: Noel Webb

Orchestral arrangement: Carly Paradis

 

5. GO

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons, Carly Paradis

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboards: Carly Paradis

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

Bass: Dan Coniglio

Drums: Noel Webb

 

6. The Rest You Can Live Without

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons, Carly Paradis

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Percussion: Noel Webb

 

7. Anywhere at All

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship, Noel Webb

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons, Carly Paradis

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboards: Carly Paradis

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

Bass: Dan Coniglio

Drums: Noel Webb

 

8. Danny

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons, Carly Paradis

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboards: Carly Paradis

Orchestral arrangement: Carly Paradis

 

 

9. Wait for Me

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Trumpet: 

Electric Guitar: John Lawson

 

 

10. Mistake

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley, Noel Webb

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons, Carly Paradis

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboards: Carly Paradis

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

Bass: Dan Coniglio

Drums: Noel Webb

Orchestral arrangement: Carly Paradis

 

11. (…)

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

12. Pretty Things

Written by: Oceanship

Produced by: Oceanship

Engineered by: Brad Lyons, Sean Riley

Mixed by: Matthew von Wagner

 

Vocals: Brad Lyons

Acoustic Guitar: Brad Lyons

Piano: Carly Paradis

Keyboards: Carly Paradis

Electric Guitar: Kevin Dworak

Bass: Dan Coniglio

Drums: Noel Webb

Orchestral arrangement: Carly Paradis

 

Bella Blue

 
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Thank you to all players and technical creatives for leaning into this album.  I think you sound wonderful.

 

Written by: Brad Lyons

Lyrics by: Brad Lyons 

Produced by: Brad Lyons, Saam Hashemi 

Engineered by: Saam Hashemi, Chris James Ryan, Brad Lyons, Dusty Emer

Additional engineering by: Matt Wagner, Sean Riley

Mixed by: Don Srygley, assisted by Spencer Coats

Mastered by: Don Srygley

Child Choir for Stay With Me, I Was In Love: Cassandra Pearse, Stephanie Glenney, Serena Fraser, Journie Kerr, Jordan Patterson, Sara Kroll, Taylor Walker, David Sams, Sarah Wright, Kaitlin Thorn, Jocelyn Bryan, Sophie McCann, Belicia Vanderkamp.

 

+ On My Way +  

Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons.  Bowed guitar: Saam Hashemi.  Girl Choir: Kate Fullerton, Jen Murphy, Sarah Haller, Athena Leone, Jenny Thuss, Felecia Labriola, Beth Parker. Assistant (for girl choir recording): Graham Bergstra.

 

+ Stay With Me + 

Drums: Noel Webb. Bass: Dan Coniglio.  Intro guitar: Steve Krecklo.  Piano: Olli Cunningham. Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons.  Electric guitar: Richard Barrett, Saam Hashemi.  Programming: Saam Hashemi. String arrangement: Saam Hashemi.

 

+ Never Going Back +

Drums: Noel Webb.  Bass: Dan Coniglio. Piano: Olli Cunningham.  Strings play/arrangement: Stevie Blacke.  Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons. Electric guitar: Richard Barrett, Saam Hashemi, Pete Rinaldi, Andy Vickery.  Female harmony: Sarah Haller.  Programming: Saam Hashemi, Kennie Takahashi. 

 

+ Lost Together +

Bass: Vinzenz Benjamin. Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons.  Electric guitar: Saam Hashemi.  String arrangement: Chris James Ryan (outro), Saam Hashemi (up to outro).  Analog synth: Saam Hashemi.  Female harmony: Sarah Haller.  Programming: Chris James Ryan, Don Srygley, Kennie Takahashi.

 

+ Sorry That You Have To Be The One +

Electric guitar: Richard Barrett, Saam Hashemi, Don Srygley, Andy Vickery.  Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons.  Piano: Brad Lyons.  Analog Synth: Chris James Ryan, Kennie Takahashi, Saam Hashemi.  Pipe Organ: Olli Cunningham.  Female vocal:  Jennifer Vasseur, Alanna Clarke.  Drums: Lavien Lee.

 

+ No Tomorrow +

Drums: Mike Alonzo.  Horn arrangment: Mike Alonzo.  Bass: Dan Coniglio. Piano: Olli Cunningham. Electric guitar: Richard Barrett, Saam Hashemi.   Trumpet & Flugel Horn: Troy Dowding.

 

+ Prelude To A Ride +

Violin/Viola/Cello: Stevie Blacke.   String arrangement: Saam Hashemi.

 

+ They Will Talk About Us +

Electric guitars: Saam Hashemi, Richard Barrett, Pete Rinaldi. Bass: Tyler Emond. Lead guitar (pre-bridge): Dusty Emer.  Piano: Hallie Sinclair.  Programming: Dusty Emer.  Farfisa: Dusty Emer.

 

+ My Brother +

Drums: Saam Hashemi.  Intro acoustic guitar: Saam Hashemi.  Electric guitar: Richard Barrett, Saam Hashemi, Steve Krecklo, Matt Wagner (verse tremolo).  Lapsteel: Steve Krecklo.  Bass: Vinzenz Benjamin. Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons.  Male gang vocal: TJ Kennedy, Brock Wilson, Michael Poulsen-Maye, Brad Lyons.

 

+ Bella Blue +

Electric guitar: Mike Alonzo.

 

+ I Was In Love +

Drums: Noel Webb.  Bass: Dan Coniglio. Violin/Viola/Cello: Stevie Blacke.  Additional Strings: Chris James Ryan. Organ: Chris James Ryan.  Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons.  Electric guitar: Saam Hashemi, Don Srygley, Richard Barrett.  Acoustic picking guitar: Saam Hashemi.  Horns: Olli Cunningham.  Girl Choir (end build): Kate Fullerton, Jen Murphy, Sarah Haller, Athena Leone, Jenny Thuss, Felecia Labriola, Beth Parker.  Assistant (girl choir recording): Graham Bergstra.

 

+ Far Away +

Organ, bass, lead guitar: Dusty Emer. Electric guitar: Saam Hashemi. Strings and Horns: Olli Cunningham  Analog Synth: Saam Hashemi. Acoustic guitar: Brad Lyons.  Humpback Whales: Anonymous Males.  Humpback Whale recording: Phil Cothran.  Thunder recording: Martin Erdtmann. 

Album booklet cover: Marshall/Lyons/Safos

 

Thank you to:

Jim and Kathy Duschl — for the lifelong support and encouragement.  For the enthusiasm instead of pessimism.  For never saddling me with fear.  Jennifer Vasseur — for your unwavering support, kindness and patience.  Paul and Jacqui Lyons — for your encouragement and support.  Don Srygley — for giving this album all that you had.  “Let’s do what’s best for the album”, no matter how many revamps, was always your goal.  This record would not sound as good as I feel it does without your kindness and dedication.  Gus Kandilas — for your osteopathic sponsorship.  Your generosity and expertise helped return me to singing function, making this album — and those to come — possible and better.  Ed Wingrove — for your best rates, and great care.  They've helped considerably.  John P. Strohm — for your seemingly endless generosity and patience (especially during the highly litigious end of an era).  Allison Brown — for your years of assistance with all things Oceanship.  Riva Zietsoff — for your help with graphic design.  Izabela Ciesinska — for your help with all things graphic, and for help at shows.  Denise Foresteire and Nikola Rackovic — for the Serbian lyric translation.  Belinda Stronach — for the tuning of, and use of, your piano, and for the many offers of assistance.  Nelson Stewart — for the access to your classroom, and for prepping your students for recording.  Jay Abraham — for your financial guidance.  Mike Alonzo — for loaning me gear to record.  Sharon Dewaard — for your computer help.  Martin Streek — for going to the wall for Oceanship.  Ben Chan — for the publishing assistance.  Kat Long — for the always support and encouragement.  Dusty Emer — for the technical assistance, and finding that key vocal at the last moment.  Chris Greef — for your audio/video help, and best rates for.  Delgis Mustafa — for your web help.  Greg Chan — for computer help at a moment’s notice.  Cherrie Yeo — for your many hours of web and technical help.  Scott Register — for the on-the-ground advice and offers to connect.  Derek Mitchell — for the photography.  Catherine Bratcher — for your hopsitality.  James Orr — for all things technical and musical, and often at a moment’s notice.  William F. Miles — for the running of guitar ideas.  Jon Lawson — for your stellar guitar help as always.  David Wellington — for your support, and for placing my music in your works for the fairest price possible.  You came along at just the right time.  Cheryl Skirving — for your understanding.  David R. Coombs — for the always ear and sage advice.  Lavien Lee — for the last minute additions and production input.  Jay Johnson & Sandy Phillips Johnson — for your hospitality.  Cherrie Yeo — for the many hours of web help.  Jodi Lynn Correia — for the outreach hand you're lending.  Erasmus Hilland — for the ear, web help, and arrangements.  Mark Watson — for the industrial advice.  Alyssa Marshall — for your help with graphic design, and for the beautiful paintings.  T.J. Kennedy — for your help at shows, and for the ear.  Aristidis Safos — for the fire and graphics help.  All Friends And Family Who've Helped Along The Way — for your encouragement.  Chris James Ryan — for your generosity in the restorative engineering of much of this album.  This album would not sound as good as I feel it does without your efforts.                        

And to all those who honour artist's wishes with respect to acquiring and/or using their art — thank you.  You are the ones who truly love the artist and art.