U​.​S. War Veterans: Remembering Rutherford Garry

by USS Leland

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USS Leland is a project by Leland Lewis who dedicated this home recorded EP to his grandfather Rutherford Garry. While at home going through his dead grandfather's things he came across his grandfather's old accordian. He then utilized his limited access to instruments (accordian, flute, guitar) and recorded this 3-song EP for the grandfather he admires so much.

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released September 21, 2010

Recorded at home with accordian, flute and guitar on Garageband.

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Drew Danburry Provo, Utah

Drew Danburry is a musician who played over 750 live shows around the world and released records independently from 2004- 2010. He received attention from blogs and websites such as NPR, Stereogum, Daytrotter, Magnet Magazine, Said the Gramophone, and the 405.

In 2011, he opened the Danburry Barber Shop in Provo, Utah and currently works full time as a barber. He still records and releases music.
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Track Name: Eulogy
Oh the roots, below entangled round your body.
Are just arms that hold, they aren't hurting nobody.
And you've had a long and lonely life, and you've raised us all so well.
Rutherford, with your surname lost and buried.
Well I researched, through my mother's line of Garry.
There you were living in my hands and eyes, and initialed here and there.
And the bark can decay for all we're worried.
Cause your love, is worth some scars and aching.
Though we knew we wouldn't be left in the cold, you never stood for no disgrace.
Track Name: Rebirth
This all began, with the memoir of a man.
Another name on a wall, another grave in a line.
Never mentioned in your biased history books, but found alive, in the memory of my mother.
It's with this purpose, that I'm reciting lines and verses,
dedicated to a person worth remembering more,
than the meaningless slogans so many companies form,
with the sole purpose of making a dime.
The man you were, the man I want to be.
But it gets so confusing in this modern age, sometimes my displaced passion turns to rage.
Wonder what kind of man you would be, wonder if you'd be like me.
I imagine, you would tell me to keep my faith, that all things work out and tend to go our way.
If we are just patient we will get the prize, did you think that when you died?
Wonder what kind of man you would be, I wonder if you would be anything like me.
If we are just patient we will get the prize, did you think that still when you died?
Track Name: Redemption
Alight, with every ounce we have inside.
With every hopeful dream denied.
With every bleeding beaten ego, we'll take it all by storm and ride.
With sacrifices that suffice, with humbled kneeling honest cries.
With every inch of everything we have, we'll make it there or fail while trying.
I'll gladly fail while I'm still trying.
Oh, but to be like you.
Though it may take a lifetime and I may never get it right.
You've given purpose and design, to a struggling slave to strife.
They'll come a day, where I'll see your love shining through.
If I can give my love unto others as you do.
And I know I'll never be perfect.
But to try to be like you.