LP #1: Dedication

1. Tell Rachel I’m Sorry
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / John Collier – drums / Vince Ratti – guitar

Get “Tell Rachel I’m Sorry” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

She was my friend for a long time / who’d wait in a long line so she could be there for me / But abuse and neglect are all I’d come to expect / from all the girls I couldn’t please / Got no excuse to make but the chance that I take / wondering what there is I can give her / I just can’t bring myself so I need you to help / Here’s the message for you to deliver

Rachel, hope you know I’m sorry / Oh no, what is it about me / that made this the kind of thing I would do? / And it just wasn’t about you

Never even told her if I could do it all over / I’d treat her the way she deserved / I hope she’s doing ok but I’m not able to say / Please tell me what you’ve heard / Try though I might how can I make it right / when this is the best I can give her? / And I can’t bring myself, so I need you to help / Here’s the message for you to deliver

Rachel has it been too much time / for me to change your mind? / I let this go for far too long / and now I realize I was so wrong

If you see her around and she seems sort of down / please don’t pass her by / As soon as can be give her this for me / You’ve got to look her right in the eye, and say


2. One O’clock
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / John Collier – drums / Vince Ratti – background vocals

Get “One O’clock” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

All dressed up with nowhere to go / December gets so cold / When you’ve got nothing left to lose / everywhere can seem so far from you / It’s a sharp drop, but you can’t stop / the night from taking over

One o’clock and I’m feeling down / Then I stop and look around / Now I know what’s missing / Now I know what’s different / Do you remember when / the night never had to end? / I need to get that back because / if I sleep at all / it’s only in hopes that I see you

Who’d of thought you could drive so far / that even you won’t know where you are? /Sometimes you just can’t take it / Can’t get back all the time you wasted / You got lost and you dropped off / but there are things you can’t escape.

Whatever this was about it doesn’t matter now / It’s just a matter of turning things around / So don’t be scared, because I’ll be there / and you know I’ll never leave


3. Completed
Music by Shawn Mocey, John Collier, and Vince Ratti; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / Rachel Minton – vocals / John Collier – drums / Vince Ratti – keyboards

Get “Completed” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

We’ve all been on our own, and we hoped and we prayed / someone would come in our life and take the sadness away / But if that day never comes, don’t know what we would do / The wait is over for me. I think it’s over for you

Can you feel it? / We’re completed / Oh, we’ve been completed / Finally got everything we needed / We’ll never be alone again

It’s not about giving up. It’s about holding on / until you’re there face to face and everyone else is gone / Spent too much of our lives with this pain in our hearts / but that’s all over now and this is only the start

Never want to feel so incomplete / like the world is crashing in on me / Found the only way to escape it /  And no, you could never replace it


4. It Only Takes One
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar / John Collier – drums

Get “It Only Takes One” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

Made your bed without the sense / but what’s the point being hesitant / when the only one you’re waiting on is you?

How long has it been? / Are you counting the days? / How long has it been since you pushed them away?

From you at any distance / and you met with no resistance / because you never stepped outside your door

Are you counting the days it takes to make it right? / Because it only takes one


5. The End of the Dream
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / John Collier – drums

Get “The End of the Dream” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

Tell me it’s not too late. Tell me I still have time / Lately I’ve felt so far away, but it never left my mind

And if I want to move on will you just stay here? /  Or would it be so wrong if I disappear? / If it’s the end of the dream, the last letter you get / will you remember me or will you forget?

Please don’t forget.

What’s left for me to try? / I’ve done all that I can / It’s always been such a part of me, but I just can’t pretend

You know it always seemed just like me / to want something that’s just so out of reach / But if it can’t make my heart believe / then I can be sure that it just wasn’t meant to be


6. I’ll Never
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / John Collier – drums / Vince Ratti – guitar

Get “I’ll Never” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

We’ve been there, we’ve been back, we’ve been all around / And we thought

that we had it all figured out / Little did we know / how badly things would go / Made some calls, made some decisions, made a big mess / You made it hard until it felt like there was no one left / and eventually / it got the best of me

And I’ll never / never feel that way again / And I’ll never / never be the same again

You’ve been there, you’ve been back, you’ve been all around /And you thought that you had it all figured out / But can you be sure / you haven’t been here before? / I had my doubts when falling out that we would stay friends / A couple months and then you’re throwing someone out again / With what we went through / what does that prove?

I don’t want to go back to that place / I don’t want to go back again / I don’t want to go back to that place / if this is how it ends

I don’t want to be the same again


7. Will You Go With Me?
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, trumpet / John Collier – drums

Get “Will You Go With Me?” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

I want to call you baby / and I don’t mean any harm / I want to call you baby / and have you on my arm / So won’t you / stop making it so hard / for me to know how you feel? / I need to know what’s in your heart / and that our love is real

You know I’m begging you please / will you go with me? / You know I’m down on my knees / Will you go with me?

There’s something that I’ve been feeling / since you came on the scene / And this is some kind of feeling / that you wouldn’t believe / So now I’m / I’m taking my chance girl / I’m laying it all on the line / Oh yeah I’m taking my chance girl / I’m asking you to be mine

Oh won’t you say you will / and stop this pain / that I’ve been feeling? / Oh if you’ll go with me / we’ll both have something / to believe in


8. If They Could See You Now
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass / John Collier – drums

Get “If They Could See You Now” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

The stories would change so fast / They’d line up just to ask / What did kids ever know anyhow?

If they could see you now

They’d know how it must seem / And everyone says things they don’t mean / Who knew what any of it was about?

But you don’t need anything from them / It’s over / This is now that was then / And what people do / has a way / of coming back around


9. For What It’s Worth
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / John Collier – drums

Get “For What It’s Worth” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

For what it’s worth / I think I know you feel / It’s not the first time / that I’ve heard the appeal / to better days coming our way / Thought it couldn’t happen / but we were wrong

It can’t get so bad that we can’t / make it right the way that we planned / Don’t worry about today / because we’ve got the rest of our lives.

For what it’s worth / I think that I understand / that you’re unsure and / you don’t think that you can / see the way past and that it could last / Couldn’t believe it / but we were wrong

I know it can be so hard to live / when all the walls feel like they’re closing in / But you never know


10. Light, Heat, and Sound
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / John Collier – drums

Get “Light, Heat, and Sound” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

Maybe it’s not fair / the way you float in on the air / But I don’t care about the rules / I don’t think they apply to you / Oh no

I’m a fire: light, heat, and sound / You’re a breeze that just blew in to town / So won’t you come and put me out?

Maybe it’s not right / for me to sit alone at night / Someone gets close and they get burned / I don’t think that’s what they deserve / but I can’t keep hold

Out of control, better off on my own / Because if I explode I’ll hit everyone I

know / And I didn’t want to hurt anyone / but that’s the only thing I’ve been able to do


11. Cross My Heart
Music by Shawn Mocey and John Collier; Lyrics by Shawn Mocey

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards / John Collier – drums / Ann O’Brien – vocals / Dana Heinz – vocals / Tim Zaprala – vocals

Get “Cross My Heart” on iTunes or Amazon.

Lyrics

I keep an ear to the ground / I don’t miss a single sound / So if the earth shakes beneath your feet / I’ll be there for your disaster relief

I’m making a promise / and I’ll cross my heart on it / So you can have no doubt / that I won’t let you down

I keep my head in the clouds / That way I know just what they’re talking about / So if the sky decides to fall / I’ll be there before you’re in danger at all

Don’t worry and rest assured / There’s no reason to be sad anymore


Dedication Performers

Shawn Mocey – vocals, guitar, bass, keys, trumpet

John Collier – drums

Vince Ratti – guitar on 1 and 6, keys on 1 and 3, back-up vocals on 2

Rachel Minton – back-up vocals on 3

Ann O’Brien – group vocals on 11

Dana Heinz – group vocals on 11

Tim Zaprala – group vocals on 11

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Vince Ratti at the Skylight Studio in Fairless Hills, PA

Mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music in New Windsor, NY

All music and lyrics written by Shawn Mocey

Published by Kiera Plan Music, BMI

Arrangement by Shawn Mocey and John Collier

Cover art pencils and inks by Michael Avon Oeming

Cover art colors by Rob Reilly and Val Staples

Logo and layout by Doug Capper

This album is dedicated to the friends and family whose love and support have made it possible.

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