Harmony Heals Harm

by Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm

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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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Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm Seattle, Washington

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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Track Name: Interruptor
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...
Track Name: Dear Sister You
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
Track Name: You Say
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
Track Name: Pennies in the Sea
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
Track Name: Element Train
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
Track Name: No More Room
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.
Track Name: Only Love Can Do That
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
Track Name: Dear Sister You (Lo-fi ukulele bonus track)
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