The Ship

by Pete Dubuc

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On Tuesday, January 24th, my mother suffered a major stroke and passed away. She was seemingly in great health, an active hiker and snowshoer. This was just days before 'the plan' had me and my friends recording a new Gunther Brown album. Plans change. The day after she passed, I wrote a song in her memory (The Ship) and thought it important that I keep the studio time and record this song for her. The time in the studio would result in 7 songs which I am releasing as a way to raise money for the American Cancer Society. While mom was taken by a stroke, the doctors told us that it was brought on by a large tumor on her brain. Her mother - my grandmother - was taken by cancer at the early age of 65. So, now here I am, looking at a pretty legit family history of cancer. It's everywhere. It effects everyone. I hope, in this small way, to help.

Given the personal nature of this new recording, I've decided to release, The Ship, under my name rather than under the Gunther Brown banner. I hope you'll check it out and purchase it.

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released May 22, 2012

Pete Dubuc - acoustic guitar, vocals
Eric Heintz - electric guitar on tracks 2,3,4,6,7
Ethan Gamage - bass guitar on tracks 3,4

Recorded and mixed by Jonathan Wyman thissoundsgood.com

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Pete Dubuc Portland, Maine

"'The Ship' will tear your heart out with its honesty.

"...an emotional ride, one of great testimony to love, relationships and death."

"In a world where new musicians seem to be trying every little trick in the book to get noticed, Dubuc's style is a welcome, simple one."

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Track Name: (Don't Forget To) Don't Go
Well it's not the way you planned it so you don't understand it anymore, no
Planted flowers in your garden but now you have forgotten what they are

Don't forget to
Don't forget to
Don't forget to
Don't go

Run a flag up every mountain just for those who doubted who you were
And in canyons and in valleys you've hidden and you've buried all you own
Track Name: The Ship
Now the ship has sailed
Now the ship has sailed

To some other beautiful harbor
To some other port in the storm
She raises her mast
The wind is her breath
As she gracefully sails the sea

Now the ship has sailed
Now the ship has sailed

We stand on the shore to watch her
And applaud as she sails away
As strong in the storm as she is in the calm
Steady, strong and true

Now the ship has sailed
Now the ship has sailed

I remember her anchored in the harbor and covered with birds
While the waves crashed around her still she sat on top of the world

Now the ship has sailed
Now the ship has sailed
Track Name: In The Spring
Seasons change
After the rains you've seen
You sure think you deserve a little sun
I'll get by cause I remember times
just living loud and singing songs

Love you more in the spring when my frozen heart can sing
And I hope today that summer never comes
Love you more in the fall after the heat of it all and I hope today that winter never comes
Yes I hope today that winter never comes

And I know too
That all of the things I do
Are telling me to stay another day
I'll be fine cause I know sun will shine
and carry all this grey away.

People got their reasons
Me I've got my seasons
Track Name: Same Place, Same Time
How does your hair fall
So perfect each time
And how do we get to
the same place, same time

I never was a man who
had a winning first line
I knew when I saw you
I had to make you mine

How can a smle
weaken a man's heart
and how do we get where
we were at the start

So dance with me darlin'
I'll spin you around
The world will stop turning
You won't hear a sound

How does your hair fall
so perfect each time
and how do we get to
the same place, same time
Track Name: Should Have Seen It Coming
Little sugar maple growing up tall
Down falls a branch and it kills them all
Well you couldn't no you couldn't have seen it coming
When you leave this world you can't take nothing at all
When you leave this world you can't take nothing at all

I was undertaken by the undertow
Water starts to rise and the wind began to blow
Well I could have yeah I could have seen it coming
When the rooster crows the third time you know it's time to go
When the rooster crows the third time you know it's time to go

Forty barefoot children throwing their stones
While forty kings of business ascend to the throne
Well we should have yeah we should have seen it coming
Cause when cash is king you're losing everything
Yeah when cash is king you're losing everything
Track Name: If You Don't Ask
Love
It wasn't ours
But it was the kind of love
for which you would die
Love
It wasn't ours
It wasn't ours

I know what you're gonna say
before it ever leaves your mouth
And I know how you haven't felt
In way too many months
I know what you used to be
And it isn't who you are
I know what you're gonna say
And it's killing me

If you don't ask
I won't have to break your heart
If you don't ask
I won't have to break your
Heart

Love
It wasn't ours
But it was the kind of love
for which you would die
Love
It wasn't ours
It wasn't ours

If you don't ask
I won't have to break your heart
If you don't ask
I won't have to break your
Heart
Track Name: So Long Friend
About the wisest man I ever met
A man whose name I don't recall
Only met him once or twice I guess
Never really knew the man at all
He said son don't ever say goodbye
To someone you hope to see again
He just shook my hand and said I'll see you in a while
He just smiled and said try this instead of saying goodbye

Just say
So long friend until we meet again
cause I know it's not our time to say goodbye
Just say
So long friend until we meet again
cause I know it's not our time to say goodbye

Always swore that I would write it down
And tell my friends just how I feel
But someday turned into yesteryear
A million sunsets away from here
Now I never ever say goodbye
to someone I hope to see again
I just shake their hand and say see you in a while
I just smile and I say this instead of saying goodbye

Just say
So long friend until we meet again
cause I know it's not our time to say goodbye
Just say
So long friend until we meet again
cause I know it's not our time to say goodbye