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please check the video!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyytSMYAARo

I wrote this song about my father and Dementia/Alzheimer’s over a year and a half ago. We just finished the song and video, kind of surreal because Dad is in a nursing home at the moment. Was rushed to the hospital a week ago and then sent to nursing… This song has been through a lot of changes with different musicians helping ….this final version was produced by Ken Horanoff (our bass player in Sunset Dadeze) I sent the lyrics to Art in Krakow and he wrote a new chord progression. I just was not happy with the music I wrote and his version fit better for the song. I tried to sing it but just couldn’t get it right so I asked Lindy McNutt from our band to sing it. Bob Sturgill added 12 string guitar and I played lead guitar and screams!!! you will here my wife Suzanne talking in the intro telling Dad to get up…please share this with anyone who has felt the sadness of Dementia or Alzheimer’s if you like it lots of early pictures of dad and some of me and mom
Best compliment so far….Greg Connor (who wrote Takin Home the Pretty one for Dirty Thump) said he really loves Art’s guitar playing on this…Had to tell him it was all me…Art wrote the chord progression and inspired me to play my ass off…Thanks Art and Greg for you friendship and collaboration!! I hope this is not to depressing for you all share it with anyone who takes care of a loved one with this terrible disease Thanks!!!

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cousin harold got this far ,but can't view video, cause I am too dumb to figure out how

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oldfolks2 said

A sad but a great song, having watched my Mother in law suffer that dreadful disease ... and a powerful video, sending love to all of you.

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KCsGroove said

Really good song heavy lyrics KC

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thetworegs said

My mother recently died of Alzheimer’s after a long illness and I can say you’ve certainly captured the disease with this track, the desperate confusion, the fear and loss an excellent bit of work . My heart goes out to you or anyone who has to deal with Dementia it’s a horror You grieve while the loved one is still alive.

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Colleen Dillon said

This song is so heart wrenching. Your friend singing these lyrics did an amazing job getting the feelings of anger and frustration in. I’m sending you and your dad and your family a lot of love. These are the toughest of times. Hugs to you!!!

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Greg Connor said

Poignant and well delivered message! Sorry to hear that your Dad is in a nursing facility now. There are a lot of us dealing with aging parents right now. From what you have shared with me regarding his personality, he’s probably making friends and enjoying himself.

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Andrew Russe said

Cool video too

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Andrew Russe said

And Greg's right... Art's guitar playing on this is incredible ;)

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Andrew Russe said

I read the blurb first, and then I was worried that might prove a mistake... but no, the song is a STUNNER. I couldn't imagine how you'd work the subject... and it's just fabulous - you tackled it head on and there's no sentimentality... you captured the anger, the confusion, wow... SO powerful.

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