Hi From Pillows (EP)

by Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm

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Hi. I've been laying down on pillows for a long time because I'm sick, and I believe everyone deserves to be able to afford healthcare. - KPH

You can purchase this EP for $4 here on Bandcamp, but the PREFERRED option is for you to saunter on over to patreon.com/kph and pledge $1 or more on Patreon, which will sustain Kaeley's years-long medical treatment with monthly support. Kaeley will send you a free bandcamp download code after you pledge. You will not only get the "Hi From Pillows" EP to download but you will also get access to scores of songs she posted in 2016 too! It's like a subscription service for Kaeley's body working enough to do music.

Why: Once upon a time, Kaeley was struck by an arrow of illness and was suddenly too sick to work. Insurance companies and doctors did not catch her when she fell - community did. She still needs $1,000/month to keep her body upright amidst nervous system malfunction. She recorded some songs from bed, some in studio thanks to friends' help, and decided to ask people to pledge to sustain her work for $1 or more per month on Patreon in exchange for some tunes.

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released June 2, 2017

Record label: Local Woman Records
Special thanks to Sara Curtin of Local Woman Records, Conor Whelan, Peter Larkin, Sam Price-Waldman, and everyone else who donated their time, talents, and energy to putting out this record with this rookie gal

Thorns, Temporary Me, and Customers Only recorded by Peter Larkin at The Lighthouse Recording Studio in Del Ray, VA
Music, lyrics, piano, vocals, djembe, cajon, autoharp, keyboard computer sounds, GarageBand recording and editing for Forgot to Mention, Believe Her, and The Undertow - Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm
Bass: Peter Larkin on Thorns, Conor Whelan on Temporary Me, Nick Stavely on Believe Her
Banjo, Electric and Acoustic Guitar: Conor Whelan (Eduardo Rivera on electric guitar on Temporary Me)
Drums: Sam Price-Waldman on Thorns, Conor Whelan on Believe Her, The Undertow
Violin: Kelly Servick on Thorns and Temporary Me
Album art: Kayla Childs
Pre-Master album art: The Sissy Bas

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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: Thorns
I live in a body surrounded by thorns
They wrap around limbs and they sound a dull horn
wherever I stand and wherever I fall
they cut from under my skin and I crawl


I watch as a deer, looking into the light
Gets struck by an arrow, it must have struck right
her knees they have buckled and her heart it is racing
the herd it has left and the lions are pacing

I look in her eyes and I see all the signs
I see where her courage resides and resigns
Oh how helplessly she waits to die
her breathing it slows as she watches me walk on by


Bye
I ask you
Thorn in my side
The poison tip spreads but what does it hide?
is it too late or should I still try?

But something about about how I obey the moon
Is instructing my feet to turn back to her doom
And when I return I lay down by her side
It isn’t too late, finally I have realized
Track Name: Temporary Me
I don't want to start making a big deal

About what is sitting in my mind

But i want to pay my dues in heaven

With slips of hell that i find



I don't want to be what's standing

Between you and what is true

I don't want to increase your affection

For that feeling of being used



So I'll try to sit tight

I will try to just be

A useful fixture in your life now

A temporary me



I don't wanna be too much now

To fit inside your nook you made

Since my heart started to wither

It feels like i take up so much space



So I’ll hang on to the walls now

‘Cause I don’t know what else to do

It feels like we’re gonna slip now

From a temporary you



So I will try to sit tight

Let the spoon come up to feed

I'll try not to remember

You are everything that i need

You are everything that i need

You are everything that i need

You are everything that i need

I’m not everything that you need

I’m not everything that you need
Track Name: Believe Her
Woman you come to me
Hoping for answers
Crying for help
From something that’s like cancer
But I look inside you
I search for invaders
Probably your own heart
Is the real traitor
You say that you feel touched
Affected all over
But all that i see
Is a scratch on your shoulder
You swear that he crossed you
Your boundaries are broken
Why not say no then
To games of red rover
Based on the actions
From what I can see
You're overreacting
The world's looking perfect to me
He was a good man
From a good family
That he would do bad things
Is so hard to believe
Believe
Look round the corner
There's nobody coming
Now open your mouth wide
And take this for numbing
Listen to silence
There's nobody screaming
If your ears are pounding
Girl you must be dreaming
He said “All that I'm seeing
Is just not that bad
You should be thankful
For all that you have
You are a good girl
With a good family
You're overreacting
And you're hard to believe
Believe
Hard to believe
When I don't see”
You never give up
Well turns out it happened
You took down a man on his throne
With your passion
For truth and redemption
How can we repay you?
Just keep an eye on kings
So they don’t play you
And believe me
Track Name: Customers Only
All I’m askin for
All I’m lookin for
All I’m searchin for
Is a place to rest my head

It’s in the walls and floors
Even behind closed doors
It’s in my lungs before
I was my mother’s child

It’s in the sprouting seed
Be careful what you breathe
What secrets wind carries
And mutes you when you’re wild

All I’m askin for
All I’m cryin for
All I’m singin for
Is a place to rest my head

All I’m askin for
All I’m cryin for
All I’m singin for
Is a place to rest my head
Is safety in my bed
Is love not hate instead
Track Name: Forgot to Mention
In the morning
A light will be shining
Finally with timing
They’ll have time for you

No more wastin
Your heart will glisten
Finally they’ll listen
To your point of view

We’ll grab their attention
The things that they forgot to mention
The things we already know

Look girl now, you made em
Reconnect with things they were estranged from
The sun and earth - we told them so

In the morning
With patience we’ll be free now
This is a patient’s dream now
They’re coming through

It may be years
Before our cries reach the right ears
But when they do, I will cry for you

The day we
Get recognition
And don’t need any man’s permission
We’ll know just what to do

Can you feel it? No more drownin
I’m shouting high above the mountains
I feel it, I’m healin too


In the morning
A light will be shining
Finally with timing
They’ll have time for you

It may be years
Before our cries reach the right ears
But when they do, I will cry for you

The day we
Get recognition
And don’t need any man’s permission
We’ll know just what to do

Can you feel it? No more drownin
I’m shouting high above the mountains
I feel it, I’m healin too
Track Name: The Undertow
I know that it's been nice to see
A tiny glimpse of what I'd be
If we had made it to that beach

But I can feel it pulling me
A tug of something at my feet
I knew we weren't out of the weeds

So soak it in before I leave
I'm going down, stay in the trees
No you can't go don't follow me

So here I go
Here I go
I hope you know
I'll be back from the undertow
Have hope

Before I go now let me breathe
A gulp of love and keep it clean
hold on dear lungs and heart please beat deep

It may be easy to lose sight
The horizon looks just like a line
But I will surface back in time

So here I go
Here I go
I hope you know
I'll be back from the undertow
Have hope

I will be back in victory
Over this disease
I have to believe

So here I go
Here I go
I hope you know
I'll be back from the undertow
Have hope

Before I go now, now, now...leave