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Album name: just me

The Just Me collection of songs is a six song one story EP.

Credits: All vocals, instrumental  work, lyrics, studio recordings and this web-site was created by me. (Ray Asaph).

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Feature video

Happy International Daughters Day!. 

I wrote and recorded this song the other day for my oldest daughters birthday but decided to post it now as I felt it would be a fitting tribute to Happy International Daughters Day. 


Just Me

Growing up was simple until boy meets girl.


Just a teenage boy.

Simple things brought him joy

Just smelling the brisk mountian air.

He followed mother’s ways

Long fishing days.

On a river bank with no cares.

With no cares.


Just to smell the clean mountian air.

Living in a world of no cares.

Born to be wild and free.

That just me.

Verse 2.

Then he came of age.

Then a  girls was the rage.

He got more than he bargined for.

A tight lipped smile.

Held his throughs for awhile.

Through strings of his heart it tore.

But as if by fait.

She could no longer wait.

As the young lad searched for more.

He wasn’t sure what fore.


Verse 3

As hurt as it may.

He had to go his own way

A lure he could not explain.
With tears in his eyes
He couldn’t say goodbye

Leaving sure cost him pain.

Can’t explain.

Let It Hurt

A meaning conversation and loving advice between a father and son.

Verse 1

A young lad, love sick

My eyes were red as the rain came down.

Dad read me like a book,

Life can  get you down.

I will never, love again

The best I can be, is be a friend.

My dreams of love are dead.

With a gentle smile dad said.


Let it hurt, don’t run.

That’s the thing that makes you strong.

Learn from your mistakes.

Admit, when you did wrong.     

Hurt will pass, you will see

It won’t be there, when you are old like me.

Keep loving without fear.

Learn to love your precious tears.

Always keep your memories near.

verse 2

Two girls, of my own.

Their eyes were red,  when they got home.

Their dreams of love were dead.

So I told them what dad had said.


My Cape Breton Home.

A broken hearted teenage lad leaves home to embark on his life’s journey.


Red sky in the morning sailor take warning

The storms in my, mind, I miss Cape Breton, so.

Red sky in the night, sailors delight.

I want to I sailed my way back to my cape breton home.


Verus 1

When I was a young lad I loved my home land.

But I wanted to make money and grow as a man.

I jumped on an airplane and off to B.C.

I worked for my brother in mud to my knees.

Then I got recued by old love back home.

I followed her to the place I once roamed.

Was hard to make a living no matter how hard we tried.

So we left Cape Breton with tears in our eyes.


Verus 2

We got good jobs had two lovely girls.

Parents came to see our new world.

No matter of money, no matter of greed.

It couldn’t take the Cape Breton boy out of me.

Now the children have grown and our hair has turned grey.

Our heart is now torn our girls moved way.

We suffered the pain of a now empty nest.

We headed to Cape Breton to live out the rest.


Red sky in the morning sailor take warning

No storm in my mind missing Cape Breton so.

Red sky in the night, sailors delight.

We sailed our way back to our Cape Breton home.

I’m glad I sailed my way back to my Cape Breton home.


This ballad is a nostalgic reminisce of those precious high school years and my deepest well wishes to all my high school friends. Coincidently this album is being released on a year that marks my 40th high school reunion.

Verse 1

Hello my friends it’s been awhile.

I recognize your smile.

We since traveled many miles.

Reminiscing of high school years.

We shared laughs, love and fear.

All those thing I hold dear.

And I know, it is still hard to bare.

High school  lovers that once cared.

Broken hearts beyond repair.


I’m sitting wanting to know.

When you left, where did you go.

Did you make the best of every day.

Hope life went your way.

On and on we go.

Verse 2.

We never though we would see the end.

But senior year began.

Life was hard to comprehend.

And on our senior year.

We searched for our career.

Said goodbyes with lasting tears.

Prom songs echo amoung our ears.

Doesn’t seem like 40 years.

Since we wiped away those tears.


Verse 3

And I know it’s hard to say.

Some of us have passed away

Others live another day.

So our youthful days are gone.

With  memories we carry on.

But we share a special bond.

I wish you all the best.

Joy, love and happiness.

I hope your life is blessed.