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about

In 2005 the band started working on a new CD. By 2007 the project stalled out with very little getting
done on it. By 2011, after not having written a song in about 5 years I had thought I was done. I couldn’t
find inspiration and I just didn’t have any motivation to try. In the fall of 2011 that all changed, I finally
found my muse. (You know who you are)

I started writing some lyrics that ended up being the song “Muse” which is all about how I had shut
down and was finally rediscovering music and creativity. After finishing that song, others
started pouring out of me in a flood. It was actually hard to keep up with them.

Once I had the arrangements to 3 or 4 of the songs, I called my brother to
see if I could come by his studio and simply record them with an acoustic
guitar and vocal. The first song I recorded was “Guide You Home” and it
far exceeded my expectations. My brother suggested I record more
instruments on it and make it into a full band song. Once that song was
tracked my brother asked if I had any more songs. I told him I was
writing like crazy and he said “well, I think we need to do an album then,
don’t you?”.

This CD is a culmination of 8 new songs written in 2011
and 7 of the songs from the 2005-2007 sessions.

I want to give a big thanks to the people who also
contributed to this recording: To my brother Doug, thank
you so very much for opening up your home and studio to
me for this project. You made this project possible and I had
the absolute BEST TIME. I miss you brother! To Jeff Knudson for
everything you brought to this record. TONE, Engineering,
production and of course the incredible guitar work. To long time
KDB bassist and incredible friend, Rob Busey for the lowness. To Alex
Shakeri for the “keys of life”. To my long time horn players and closest
friends Caleb Denison (trumpet) and Clayton Daffron (tenor sax) for their
wonderful parts throughout this CD. To Steve Moretti for laying down some
of the tastiestdrums ever to grace a KDB CD. To LaRhonda Steele who has
honored me by being on a third CD with me. You are my favorite singer in the
world and it gives me great joy to work with you.

Thanks to the special guests on this CD: Rae Gordon and Tracy Klas for
their incredible harmonies on “This Too Shall Pass”. Gavin Bondy for
the beautiful Trumpet parts on “Guide You Home”. Mark Steele for his
super tasty keys on “No Do-Overs and to Marc Hutchinson for the great
solo’s on ”Tryin’ to Tell

A HUGE thanks to Macy Langley and Riot Photography for the beautiful
cover photos she took for this CD. Big thanks also to Tim Denison for the
photos of the current band from March 2013 - Ken DeRouchie

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This CD is dedicated to my brother, Doug DeRouchie. He was my inspiration to play
music when I was just 2 years old. He continued to encourage and support me as a
musician and artist my entire life and was a major reason this CD was made. He
engineered 8 of these songs in his studio, spent many many hours working with me and allowing me to work out all of the arrangements and had immense patients while I was working through writing and learning these songs.

Just days after the last track was laid down on This Too Shall Pass, my brother Doug
went in to the hospital with complications to a liver condition he had been fighting
for a few years. About two and a half weeks later he died. The death of my brother
was then, and is still, a profound loss to me. I miss him every day. I miss working in
the studio with him. I miss having dinner with he and his wife Angie. I miss playing
Eucher with them. I miss the laughter he brought out in every single person around him.

I miss his huge, gigantic, infectious laugh. I really just miss my big brother.

It is a deep regret for me that he didn’t get to hear this CD mixed and fully finished.
I think he would have liked it. Doug, where ever you are I hope you have a kick ass stereo so you can pop this in and listen to it at full volume. You did such an amazing job of recording this. Thank you for being my mentor, my friend, my brother and the one that brought music into my life. I will love you and miss you forever.

This CD is also largely due to a relationship I was in that started in October 2011. I know it’s cliche, but it was all about a girl I met and fell head over heals in love with. The songs I recorded at my brothers studio were all written about and for her. Even though we aren’t together anymore, I would like to thank her for being my muse and re-lighting the creative fire inside me. She helped me feel again, opened my eyes to the possibilities and showed me that I could love again. The result of my emotional re-awakening is this CD. It got me off my ass and back to doing what I do best, writing music. Thank you for that, I needed a jump start on my life and you gave it to me.
Ken DeRouchie - July 27th 2012 - Portland, OR

To Angie DeRouchie, you have never wavered in your support of me even when times
were so tough for you. You are a major inspiration in my life and I can’t thank you
enough.

To Pete Hansen, your support of me personally and of this band has gone on for
over 10 years. I will tell you all that Pete played a big role in this CD actually being
released. Thank you Pete, you really came through.

Lastly, I would like to say a huge thank you to my band members. Rob, Caleb, Jeff,
LaRhonda, Clayton, Alex... you’ve all stuck with me and believed in me and this music.We have the most amazing chemistry when we make music together. You are my family, my friends, my teachers and musical cohorts and there is no other group I would want to make music with. I love and thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Ken DeRouchie June 11th 2013 - Portland, OR

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released July 12, 2013

All songs by Ken DeRouchie Except
Please Send Me by Percy Mayfield

* Recorded at
West Slope Recording
Oct 2011 - March 2012
** Recorded At
Primordial Soup Recording
2005 - 2012
www.primosoup.com


* Engineered by Doug DeRouchie
* Mixed by Ken DeRouchie
* Produced by Ken DeRouchie
** Engineered by Jeff Knudson
** Mixed by Jeff knudson with Ken DeRouchie
** Produced by Ken DeRouchie & Jeff Knudson
Mastered by Jeff Knudson
Copyright 2005 - 2013 Ken DeRouchie
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Track Name: Guide You Home
You fell asleep in my arms last night
The curve of you fit like a glove
My arms swallowed you up as I drifted off
And blissfully held you in love


I heard you cry out in the darkness
So I kissed you and I watched from above
The moon through the blind danced in your hair
And showed me the true face of love


I’ll be your safe place
I’ll be your light in a storm
Come let me guide you home, let me guide you home


November night, autumn chill in the air
Rain on the road and a troubled heart
You made your way to me, despite of it all
And poured out your soul in the dark


With your head in your hands and the tears in your eyes
You wept for a love long gone away
He doesn’t know the rare gift that you are
But I will for the rest of my days


I’ll be your safe place
I’ll be your light in a storm
Come let me guide you home, let me guide you home
Track Name: Unglued
I’m comin’ unglued, can’t deal at all
Tryin’ my best not to fall apart
Everything seems normal but there’s something not quite right
It’s like life has got me up against a wall

I’m doing 90 in a 35
Everything is blurring in my eyes
My inner radar tells me there’s trouble up ahead
But no one’s there to catch me as I fall

I gotta step back and take a breath
And get back to the place where I can be a man
I gotta try and find some peace of mind
And take back the control and go create again

Falling down in an empty space
I can’t tell what’s happened to this place
The world is spinning round so fast, don’t know how long I can last
This charade’s gone on for way too long

I want to be myself again
Many eyes are on my every move
I’m living in a fishbowl, tragedy on display
Like I’m trying to find my way out of a maze

I gotta step back and take a breath
And get back to the place where I can be a man
I gotta try and find some peace of mind
And take back the control and go create again
Track Name: Tryin' to Tell
My Darlin’, I got to say.
That I will love you, forever and a day.
And any time you need me, I’ll be around.
I’ll be there for you baby, you know I’m down.

Hey Sugar, I gotcho back.
I’ll be there for you, if you’re under attack.
You never gotta worry, about my love.
We fit together perfect, like hand in glove.

What I’m trying to tell you.
All I’m trying to say.
Any time any place any where….
If you need me, I’ll be there.
And just in case you’ve forgotten.
I’ll say it all again.
Every Day Every Night it’s alright…
Gonna take care of you baby

So Baby, when you get blue.
Here’s something’, that I will do for you.
I’ll stick right by ya baby, through thick and thin.
I’ll always be your partner, so count me in.

What I’m trying to tell you.
All I’m trying to say.
Any time any place any where….
If you need me, I’ll be there.
And just in case you’ve forgotten.
I’ll say it all again.
Every Day Every Night it’s alright…
Gonna be there for you baby
Track Name: All of You
Feed my soul, feed my mind.
Give me sight, I’ve been blind
Take my hand, touch my heart.
Touched my life, from the start

In my arms, been on your mind.
Not in my arms, I’m out my mind
Want you all, to my self.
Want it all, I’m in hell

To touch you, to feel you Be with you, All of you x4

You’re right there next to me ,
all day long you’re out of reach
Stolen glance, a longing touch.
Perfect lips, I love so much

Eyes of fire, bad girl grin.
Know exactly what you’re doin’
Heart rate race, short of breath.
Make me pant, what is next

To touch you, to feel you Be with you, All of you x4

Fuel the flame, or put it out.
Send me off, or leave no doubt
Renting space, up in my head.
Get out of there, and in my bed

Roll my eyes, up in my head.
I believe that’s what you said
How damn long must I wait.
Until then, contemplate

To touch you, to feel you Be with you, All of you
Track Name: No Do-Overs
We have been trying so hard for so long
Or maybe we haven’t tried at all
Lied to each other, but it no longer matters
I knew that we were headed for a fall.

Knew it was over, this time for sure
Figured you for walking out the door
Wish our fence was mended, we shouldn't have pretended
Our life together should have been much more

Wish I could go back, and take back and back track
A million little things, but there’s no do-overs
Wish I could un-say, and undo the bad days
And all of the harsh words, but there’s no do-overs
I’m tired of hidin’ and lyin’ and tryin’ so
Very very hard
to be the man that made you fall in love with me.

Been feeling out of the loop of your life
Like I’m the one that’s getting in the way
Everyone else is, on the top of your list
I’ve known for a long time I’d see this day

I know it’s too late, and I’ll try, not to hate
You for the way I feel, but there’s no do-overs.
You want to walk out, all talked out, there’s no doubt
There’s nothing more to say, and there’s no do-overs
I am no longer, the one that’s, your lover
You just want to be friends,
but my friends would never turn their back on me.
Track Name: This Too Shall Pass
Trials and tribulations, life’s hittin’ you hard
you’re all in your head and I hate to see you down
you have so much strength when you don’t doubt yourself
so baby be strong for this too shall pass


I see the pain in your eyes, wish I could heal it today
I feel it all and want to steal you away
and even though this is your cross to bare
I can be strong with you, this too shall pass


I offer my words of strength and comfort
I offer you my shoulder to cry on
I will lift you up when you start to fall
and if no one else will listen, it’s me..........you can rely on


Girl get out of your head and look forward
Focus on the good and let down your guard
You deserve all that life can give to you
but you gotta be open to it, so it can get on through


You need the faith of a child
With eyes full of wonder, all beautiful and wild
so lift your head up, tell life to bring it on
It’s your time to shine, grab it before it’s gone


I offer my words of strength and comfort
I offer you my shoulder to cry on
I will lift you up when you start to fall
and if no one else will listen, it’s me..........you can rely on
Track Name: Please Send Me Someone To Love
Heaven please send to all mankind
understanding and peace of mind
but if it's not asking too much
please send me someone to love

show the world how to get along
peace will enter, when hate is gone
but if it's not asking too much
please send me someone to love

I lay awake at night and ponder world troubles
and my answer is always the same
that unless man put an end to this terrible, terrible sin.
hate will put the world in a flame what a shame

Just because I'm in misery
I don't beg for no sympathy
but if it's not asking too much
please send me someone to love
Track Name: Muse
Though the bells would ring, I couldn't hear them.
Though the choirs would sing, I couldn't feel them.
children on their feet, jumping, playing in the street,
I couldn't see them.

So my senses dulled, I couldn't use them.
So I closed my eyes, what did I see then?
heart and ears and eyes, tucked away and out of site, someone abused them.

Where is my muse? Why has she left me?
Why has she gone? Did she reject me?
What have I done? I'll be reflecting.
I need my muse.

Before my eyes, you just appeared there.
Caught by surprise, right out of thin air.
Woke me up from a deep sleep, so that a promise I could keep To be who I am.

Where is my muse? I think I found you.
Are you for real? Don’t want to be fooled.
I’ve been unglued for far too long, it’s time Move my shit along
You are my muse
Track Name: Sexual Chocolate
Shut’cho mouth baby, you closed the deal 10 minutes ago.
Your sweet talkin’’, has started a fire down below.
I need some good lovin’, and I need it all night long.
I’m gonna rock your world, but you’re gonna have to be strong.

Just let go of your senses.
And let your body go.
We’ll spend the night, pleasing each other.
I’ll show you lovin’ like you never ever had before.

I once knew a man that used to like to work out.
I said “Come on over to LaRhonda, baby!” and I’ll show you what it’s all about.
After an hour or so, he said he needed a break.
I had so much to give, but it was all he could take.

Just let go of your senses.
And let your body go.
We’ll spend the night, pleasing each other.
I’ll show you lovin’ like you never ever had before.

I once had a man that used to like to call me Hershey.
He called me that, because I was his sexual chocolate.
He liked to peal off my wrapper, and get get get right down to business.
He must have had a degree.
He never came up for air.
He gave me freaky, funky love until dawn.

Just let go of your senses.
And let your body go.
We’ll spend the night, pleasing each other.
I’ll show you lovin’ like you never ever had before.
Track Name: True to You
The wind is whistling as the rain hits the ground
It’s warm inside but the dark of night is all around
It’s late and I’m tired but I’m all tight wound
My mind’s in a whirl and just won’t shut down

Me and Jack did some talking last night
and your name, well it kept coming up
Drunken epiphanies and moonlight insight
wisdom now hazy in the early morning light

I’m no knight in armor, I can’t offer salvation
but I can be true, I can be true to you
I can wave no wand, don’t know an incantation
but I can be true, I can be true to you

I’m not so arrogant to think I’m a prize
but my love is pure and I can see in your eyes
that you know I’m for real, no malice intended
but when I speak of love, you say I should be committed

windshield wipers thumping a heart beat rhythm
the pre-dawn light steals it’s way into my morning
Rain falling hard, the way I fell for you
bitter cold shiver, like I quiver with you

I’m no knight in armor, I can’t offer salvation
but I can be true, I can be true to you
I can wave no wand, don’t know an incantation
but I can be true, I can be true to you
Track Name: Family Life
My Mamma, always showed me that she cared
My Papa love me too, but he was always never there
My sisters, were busy putting flowers in there hair
My brothers were in the war, fightin’ Charlie over there

Growin’ up, I never had too many friends
My music, was a means to my end.
My family, told me it would be OK
To make my music, each and every single day

Family Life

Getting’ older life turning on a dime
My first band never really had the time
They were my brothers, but they didn’t have the drive
3 long years and I had to say goodbye

Jump forward to 96, many bands are in my past
The future, and the funk is here at last
Can’t tell you what this music means to me
My new family, and I spell t KDB

Family Life

I try to be the best man I can be
Husband and father too
Provide a home, that’s full of love
I do all that I can do

My daddy, always treated me so good
He gave us all the things, that a good daddy should
Now I’m trying to be all he was to me
Fulfilling my parental destiny
Track Name: Where Do We Go Now?
It’s 6 AM on a Sunday
I tried to drink you out of my night.
Didn’t help, cause I went to sleep still thinking about you.

Woke again without you
Just the memory of being with you
Melancholy morning, full of solitude

I opened my eyes in the darkness
And for a moment I saw you
Head on the pillow, then you were gone

I don’t know the next move
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
Baby take my hand and pull me close
And tell me it’s time to go
Cause the life you’re in is killing you, and without you it’s killing me
You asked me how we got here. I ask you, where do we go now.

I Save your message recordings
Play them back where you’re not there
When I need to hear your voice it’s all that I have

What is it that I want?
Nothing short of everything.
I want all of you and to give you all of me

I don’t know the next move
I don’t know what I’m supposed to do
Baby take my hand and pull me close
And tell me it’s time to go
Cause the life you’re in is killing you, and without you it’s killing me
You asked me how we got here. I ask you, where do we go now.
Track Name: Hey Baby
Hey Baby, get into your car
and get over here, it couldn’t be that far.
I just wanna get next to you.

I can’t wait just to see your face
Because without your smile I feel out of place
What would I do with out you.

All my friends say I’m a lucky man
Why don’t they tell me something I don’t know.
All of the changes, and the heartaches
And tears that been in my life
The one thing that I’m sure of
Is that I’m glad you’re in my life
Hey baby

Hey baby, I recall the time
When we fought all night I was outta my mind
I’m so glad we got passed that.

All the things we share and our baby too
You’re so good for me, am I good for you?
It’s all good

All my friends say I’m a lucky man
Why don’t they tell me something I don’t know.
All of the changes, and the heartaches
And tears that been in my life
The one thing that I’m sure of
Is that I’m glad you’re in my life
Hey baby
Track Name: Learn to Live
VS 1.
I once heard someone say, “Everything done in the dark comes to light”
We live in the shadows and I pray to end the night
baby don’t be afraid, rise up and take flight
Nothing good comes easy and for this we gotta fight

VS - Bridge
All you need to do is decide
All you need to do is make the choice
I know this is hard for you
but just listen to my voice

CH.
My love, you got to learn to live
you have settled so long, and I’ve got so much to give
break the chains that are keeping you tied
tear down the wall and let me inside

VS 2
there’s something better out there,
but you need to tune out the noise
It’s time to reconcile your fear and desire,
you need to raise up your voice

VS - Bridge
All you need to do is decide
All you need to do is make the choice
I know this is hard for you
but just listen to my voice

CH.
My love, you got to learn to live
you have settled so long, and I’ve got so much to give
break the chains that are keeping you tied
tear down the wall and let me inside