Harmony Heals Harm

by KPH & The Canary Collective

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1.
Interruptor 04:12
Little bird, little bird, why you flying away? Did your home after the rain not feel the same? Pretty girl, pretty girl, why you crying, what'd they say? Did they say they don't believe you, wait one more day? Well, I hear you. Oh dear sun, dear sun, why are you burning All our castles and our palaces of ice Did the constant taking and the lack of giving Finally break you, finally no more Mrs. Nice? Well, I feel you. I hear you. I feel you. If I were in your shoes, I'd feel that way too. If I were going through that, I'd do what you do. Interruptor, interruptor why you screaming? Have the years been building word blocks on your chest? Did that man tell you, "Be quiet," but you just couldn't? Did you dream too long about living free to rest? Well I hear you. I feel you. I hear you. If I were in your shoes I'd feel that way too. If I were going through that, I'd do what you do. If I were in your shoes, I do what you do. If I were going through that, I'd feel that way too. If I were in your shoes...
2.
She stepped into this city with her heart aglow so fiercely in her name I sat beside the fire and the warming embers melted all my shame I think about the way her future felt like it was held up by her past And then it all went crumbling under every tiny blast Dear sister you You do not deserve what has come to be Whoever doesn’t see you clearly has a world to see She danced into the kitchen with her smile covering her tears up at the sink Poison fills the only pond they gave her from which to drink The aching in her voice from all the sadness is just hard to hear I wish that i had said something Why am i so tied to fear
3.
You Say 03:35
You say there are plenty of problems And honey, we've tried that before You say you never will solve them War's part of life and we're part of war They'll just move around you, but darlin, one day They'll bulldoze right over you so get outta their way But I say, I say let's stay standing anyway!! You say we're not making progress Look at history, we're doin it again You say, you might as well give up We're slaves to our patterns, my friend The flow of society's goin downstream You swim other ways just to follow a dream But I say, I say let's keep pushing anyway 'Cause who's gonna stand if not me? Who's gonna say it if not me? Who's gonna sing it with me? We're all gonna sing anyway. You say they never will listen They're boxed into lairs in DC You say your message won't matter Stick to feedin your friends and family The deeper the pockets, the darker the view And girl, don't you know they've got thick earmuffs too? But I say, I say let's keep singing anyway
4.
It's been a while, time's moved so fast I've sent you love in every single minute since i saw you last And in between those minutes i lived outside of our future in our past I hope for you the best the best even though away you're cast So now I'm going to move on and know that you now being gone is not like death And if I could I'd make sure all the dollars in the sand would pay the ocean of my debts I wish for you the freedom of the wind across the valleys of your new hometown And most of all I wish for you the knowledge that you're not alone Someday you'll see The sea Someday you'll feel the grief Someday you'll hear me Someday you'll finally be It came time for me to stand at the fountain To feel the coins in my gray coat again I picked it up to wish for you but then Instead I dropped it in the hands of needy friends I hope that someday you’ll finally hear this You said you have nothing good towards me to wish I know that your pain is bigger, bigger than me Well take your pennies throw them in the sea Someday you'll see The sea Someday you'll feel the grief Someday you'll hear me Someday you'll finally be
5.
My oldest and constant friend these days is pain. He sleeps with me every night and I pray for the day. But they tell me my body, it lives in my brain And the only way forward's on the element train. But I don't wanna go, I don't wanna go too If this runaway train takes me further from you...I...me Don't break it down, zoom out, and maybe you'll see The signs for the crossing, they're where we should be They keep pushing for more, but the tank's on empty Now I'm starting to learn I should listen to me 'Cause I wanna go, I wanna go to The place I was meant to be all these years through This runaway train takes me further from I Now I'm starting to listen to me I
6.
No More Room 04:10
When my head was a chest of drawers The dresses of my thoughts were all mismatched and all the colors strewn about When my life was a mess like yours I tried picking up all the leaves and dirt off from the carpet to keep inside from the out A shaken globe has hit the floor And we are no more Get out get out there’s no room Someone’s sitting there find somewhere else to bloom Get out get out this is my room I think it’s time to leave before I plant you When each day was an ocean shore The limits and the lines upon our map looked like a claw had scratched instructions from above When waking up seems like a chore I sleep a little more and dream of living with my arms and legs cooperating in the dance of love A dancing girl has hit the floor And we are no more We are no more I'm still in here somewhere...I'm still here now Get out, get out, this is my room.
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You tell me haters gonna hate That evil just won’t go away unless we shoot them You tell me some bad guys are bad Our lives are happy, theirs are sad, so let’s recruit them Killing is bad so let’s kill all the killers Kill all the killers (why?) Shooting is bad so let’s shoot all the shooters now An eye for an eye, now the whole world is blind Now what’s the world filled with? Does that thing really make you safe? I thought hate could not drive out hate Only love can do that His face looks different than mine I follow, I follow my own story most of the time I swallow, I swallow my pride
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She stepped into this city with her heart aglow so fiercely in her name I sat beside her fire and he warming embers melted all my shame I think about the way her future felt like it was held up by her past And then it all went crumbling under every tiny blast Dear sister you You do not deserve what has come to be Whoever doesn’t see you clearly has a world to see She danced into the kitchen with her smile covering her tears up at the sink Poison fills the only pond they gave her from which to drink The aching in her voice from all the sadness is just hard to hear I wish that i had said something Why am i so tied to fear

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Proceeds from this album go to Kaeley's medical bill fund. It was recorded in Seattle from couches, beds, and her parent's piano bench in Seattle while Kaeley has been undergoing long-term treatment for a late stage illness. Most of Kaeley's medical bills are not being covered by insurance and Kaeley is unable to do the social justice work she would like to do. Community support is greatly appreciated.

Become a sustainer of Kaeley's social justice-themed music at Patreon: www.patreon.com/KPH

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released December 11, 2015

Mixing and guitars: Conor Whelan
Piano, baritone ukulele, pennywhistle, vocals recording on Garageband: Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm
Drums on Interruptor: Sam Price-Waldman
Recording on Dear Sister You (Lo-fi ukuele version): Andrew Grossman

Special thanks to Conor Whelan for contributing to this project - and Kaeley's health - in more ways than is possible to count, from across the country in Washington, DC. Also, thanks go to drummer Sam Price-Waldman and sound engineer Andrew Grossman.

Family and friends - you've cleared the house so I could have some quiet time with the keys, you've driven me to doctors, you've rubbed my knees. Let me thank you and love you, please?

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KPH & The Canary Collective Seattle, Washington

KPH (Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm) is a singer who writes songs in hopes of helping heal the harms of the humans on this planet with harmony.

Fund my medical treatment monthly: patreon.com/kph

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