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An old man passed away that lived below me. I never knew his name but I wrote this tune about him and all of the various destinations we are all taught about in the "what comes after."


Intro F F/E C C
Verse 1
Sirens were tearing, the silence to pieces.
D/F# G Gsus4 G
And it gave the location, to the scene I would find.
F Am
Dressed in their white robes, like a pack of Christmas angels.
D/F# F F/E C C
Walking behind him, with sweet knowing smiles.

Before His ascension, he called to the preacher.
Who had tried to forgive him, for the sins in his life.
Thanks for your efforts, thanks for your kindness.
But as for forgiveness, it comes from inside.

Dm Am
The Kingdom of Mystery, it rises above me.
D/F# G Gsus4 G
Could be below me, and on any side.
F Am Am/G
Allah and Jesus, and other fine beings.
D/F# F F/E C C
Are probably weeping, when they look through our eyes.

Keys Solo

Verse 3
White is the color I’ll always remember. When earthly possessions, fall to one side.
He never resisted, there was never a reason. The angels were singing, a song that he’d made.
Tag F F/E C C/B Am Am/G
Probably Weeping


from Songs About Trains and The People Inside, released April 28, 2011
4. The Ascension

Susan Wright - Keys
Michael McCarty – Drums
Chris Babcock – Bass
Katie Mariah – Harmony
Gregg – Acoustic and Vocals



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Gregg Standridge Norman, Oklahoma

Gregg Standridge is from Norman Oklahoma. He performs compositions from his own experiences. Standridge has a Masters in Classical Guitar which gives his writing a different twist. The core of his writing might be called folk rock but there are certain aspects of traditional country/bluegrass as well as jazz/blues. Punk funk and ska styles will even permeate his writing. ... more

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