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1.
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
2.
05:43
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
3.
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
4.
03:51
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
5.
04:59
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.
6.
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
7.
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
8.
03:37
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
9.
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.
10.
05:09
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
11.
05:47
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
12.
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.
13.
03:05
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
14.
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
15.
02:44

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

credits

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
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