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You Blew Away 

Music & Lyrics by Dammit Eugene

(Click arrow on left to listen to the audio of You Blew Away.)

“I’m a 55 year old guy looking for purpose in the world – trying to make sense of things.  One of the ways I cope is to write music.  My song, You Blew Away, references the scattering of ashes and was written partly with a young lady in mind.  Her name was Joellen Mauch.  She sadly took her life in Oct 2016, at 23 years young.  She was an amazing light, but as I found out later, her life behind the scenes was hard.  We need to be ever vigilant to the quiet suffering of others.” Dammit Eugene

Lyrics to You Blew Away:

When your mind fades to gray, Shadows are your friend. Life’s a blur upside down.

Closed your eyes to no surprise, That’s just how things unfurled. Something’s amiss in your world.

All God’s creatures, great and small, They’re on their knees, pulling for you.

Can anyone make out the sign ahead? It’s certainly nothing I’ve ever read, before.

Of all the days you had to live, you picked this one to die. What do we say to your friends?

Trees are still with winter chill, Day just idles away. Wondering when the pain ends.

All God’s creatures, great and small, They’re on their knees, pulling for you.

Last I checked the phone was on. No calls just yet, but maybe one soon.

Can anyone make out the sign ahead? It’s certainly nothing we’ve ever read, before.

(Refrain:) Watch the Moon part the clouds, life just spinning around. You blew away with the wind.

No Resolve 

Music & Lyrics by Dennis Liegghio

Performed by the Student Driver Band

(Click arrow in center to view video performance of No Resolve.)

Dennis Liegghio was 14 years old when he lost his father to suicide and their last words were in anger. Dennis struggled for many years with guilt, shame, anger, depression and his own thoughts of suicide. It was a song called No Resolve that he wrote about this loss that was a turning point towards healing, and the inspiration for founding KnowResolve, a non-profit organization dedicated to mental health awareness and youth suicide prevention, in the spring of 2007.  Click here for more information.