The Patchwork Band EP

by P K D

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These songs took their time. I almost didn't think they'd ever get recorded and released.

It's titled The Patchwork Band EP because it took different musicians to tie each song together. Just like the patches in a quilt, each piece could stand alone, but together they make something even more unique.

Thanks for taking the time to listen!


released October 18, 2015

All songs (except the Tom Waits cover) written by Patrick Durkee.

Engineered by Lawrence Paul Menard @ Mantle Records
Drums engineered by Loren James

The Patchwork Band is:
Mike Kimchi - Drums
William "The BAMF" Bamford - Bass

Kevin "the dad" Durkee - Electric Guitar on "Bittersweet Release"
Lawrence Paul Menard - Accordion on "Jockey Full Of Bourbon"
Faraaz "It's a trap" Akbar - Electric Guitar on "Anything"



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Track Name: Anything
There's a rock in my shoe that I can't shake out
Am I too far on this trek to keep questioning the route?
My head is getting heavy from this spiritual drought
I can't see anything

Like a fighter struggling to make it through his title bout
round after round trying not to go down like a clown
My eyes are getting swollen, they're bleeding and bruised
I can't see anything turning out how I wanted it to be

The earth's been spinning round and round
It's getting awfully hard to keep my stomach down
The lights blur by and I'm passing out
I can't see anything

Nothing is ever gonna be the way I wanted it to be

Is everything falling apart?
Track Name: Bittersweet Release
It's too early for bad news, so I ignore the phone
still death finds me (sweet voice through the wall)
I close my eyes for the numbness of sleep,
but the memories come flooding back to me
the memories I recall

Mr. Green drove a yellow Cadillac
from the California grass to the red desert sands
where the blue sky turns purple when the orange sun sets

In Ajo, Arizona
Desert peace
Bittersweet release

Bears with no teeth, sequoia trees
from holes in the wall to fine cuisine
long drives, titanium knees
growing gardens, alien memories

Though memories are ours and ours alone,
if we share them earnestly and join in remembering,
we set them free
Dark clouds need silver linings
when time healed the wounds,
I found wisdom in the scars that ensued

Death is not my, death is not my enemy
It is something in-between
Bittersweet release