Crooked Soul

by Porch Cat

supported by
/
  • Immediate download of 9-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more). Paying supporters also get unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.

     name your price

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    I'll hand write (maybe even draw!) the title on each CD with a permanent marker, put it in a paper envelope, then put the envelope in another envelope, and mail it to you! This album doesn't come with cool album art or inserts because I'm cheap.

    Includes immediate download of 9-track album in the high-quality format of your choice (MP3, FLAC, and more), plus unlimited mobile access using the free Bandcamp listening app.
    ships out within 7 days
    5 remaining

     $7 USD or more

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel

    Made with my own two hands out of fabric from some old clothes.
    ships out within 5 days

     $1 USD or more

     

1.
04:10
2.
3.
4.
5.

about

A whole lot of love and thanks to The Fairweather Family.

credits

released 14 June 2013
The Fairweather Family
Alex Minneker: Guitar, bass, vocals, "mandolin"
Sarah Anne Wheatley: Fiddle, vocals
Jordan Hamilton: Banjo, harmonica

Queer Experience casts: Chorus
Kaitlin Walsh: Vocals, glockenspiel
Claire Jones, Julia K. Parkey, Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm, Aaron Shay: Vocals
Taylor Snyder: Tambourine

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Porch Cat Bellingham, Washington

I'm a folk musician from Washington. Generally, I write about ghosts, the devil, and wine. More specifically, my songs are about my experiences with queerness, race, mental illness, and social change.

I'm part of a band called The Fairweather Family, and if you go to one of our shows you'll probably hear some Porch Cat songs.

Everything is DIY and free, but anything helps.
... more

contact / help

Contact Porch Cat

Download help

Shipping and returns

Track Name: Crooked Soul
For the crooked souls, in every which way: the sad, the lonely, the mentally ill, the alcoholics, the racial, sexual, and gender minorities, the addicts, the worried, the scared, the homeless, the anarchists, the radicals, the poets, the brown, the wandering.

Porch Cat and The Fairweather Family

Vocals, rhythm guitar: Porch Cat
Guitar, harmonies: Alex Minneker
Fiddle, harmonies: Sarah Anne Wheatley
Banjo: Jordan Hamilton

Featuring harmonies from members of the 2012 and 2013 Queer Experience cast

-

My bones are cold
And I haven’t been feeling like myself
And I’ve been away
I’ve been screaming at night and dreaming all day

And I have found that I am scared
And I’ve been pulling out my hair
A empty spot to fit my crooked soul
Crooked soul
Crooked soul

My sleep is wrecked
But it’s never been normal anyway
And I’ve been down
I’ve been filling my mind with colors and sound

And I have found that I’m a ghost
Grinding my teeth like I’ve done most my life
Trying to smooth out my crooked soul
Crooked soul
Crooked soul

And once again
I’m drinking whiskey from my mug
The things in my head
Keep me at home, keep me in bed

And I have found I’m not alone
And we could call the streets our home
A revolution for the crooked souls
Crooked souls
Crooked souls
Track Name: Man of Few Words
Song for the silenced, the oppressed, the quiet, and the scared.

Porch Cat and The Fairweather Family

Vocals, rhythm guitar: Porch Cat
Guitar, bass, harmonies: Alex Minneker
Fiddle: Sarah Anne Wheatley
Banjo, harmonica: Jordan Hamilton

-

I’m quiet ‘til I start singing
And folks don’t trust me ‘cause I’m a man of few words
And I don’t trust the ones who talk too much
Cause the loudest voices always get heard

But you know
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

I don’t trust anyone
I don’t trust anyone
I don’t trust anyone
Do you?

We stand back to back, take ten steps
And your hand, it shakes ‘cause I’ve got a quiet tongue
You’ve lost track of your bullets
Now you’re aiming with an empty gun

But you know
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

I don’t trust anyone
I don’t trust anyone
But me
Track Name: The Lentil Song (Who's Gonna Love Me?)
Porch Cat and The Fairweather Family

Vocals, rhythm guitar, saw, glockenspiel: Porch Cat
Guitar, harmonies: Alex Minneker
Harmonica: Jordan Hamilton

-

The more I drink, the more I find
That my words don’t match my mind
And my knuckles have cracked, now
And that last shot’s got me thinking

About that time I meant to catch the bus home
But I caught the one that goes thirty miles south
And my lips are chapped, now
And I’d keep going if I could

Who
Who’s gonna love me when I’m broke?
When I’m broke

I read somewhere that lentils heal the heart
And you know, anything’s a start
But when sand’s all you got inside
It’s hard to fix a drought

It rains too much for the comfort of my head
The roof leaks at the foot of my bed
Well, I’m a desert through and through
At least I’ve got the sun

Who
Who’s gonna love me when I’m broke?
When I’m broke
Track Name: You Are Whole
Song for two of the most beautiful humans I've had the pleasure to meet - Ling and Nathan. Thank you for being wonderful and radical and inspiring. You remind me that even if I feel like I'm not whole, I am, and I can make change happen.

This is for the radical minds, beautiful hearts, and life changers.

Vocals, guitar, saw: Porch Cat
Harmonies: Julia K Parkey, Kaitlin Walsh, Claire Jones

-

You burned down the church
Not before it burned you down first
But now you’re building
From the ground

You were told that you’re wrong
Deafened ears couldn’t hear your song
But now you’re singing
A holy sound

Oh, you are whole
Oh, you are whole

You burned down the school
Not before it took away your tools
But now you’re building
With your hands

You were told you’re not right
Blind eyes that could only see white
But now you’re present
Where you stand

Oh, you are whole
Oh, you are whole
Track Name: When I'm a Ghost
Some dirty trash folk. No fancy microphones this time - all live with the exception of the saw which I added later.

For the shape-shifters, gender-benders, anti-gender, body transcenders.

Vocals, guitar, saw: Porch Cat
Tambourine: Taylor Snyder
Glockenspiel: Kaitlin Walsh

-

WHEN I DIE I WON'T BE
MUCH OF ANYTHING
I'LL BE FLOATING IN THE WIND
BUT I WON'T BE MUCH OF ANYTHING

I'LL BE A SPECTER
BUT I WONT HAVE A GENDER
I'LL BE FLOATING IN THE SOUNDS
BUT I WONT BE MUCH OF ANYTHING

I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE
I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE
I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE
I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE

WHEN I'M A GHOST I WONT BE
INHABITING A BODY
I'LL BE HAUNTING EVERY HOUSE
BUT I WONT BE MUCH OF ANYTHING

I'LL BE A LOST SOUL
BUT HONEY ILL PLAY NO ROLE
LORD KNOWS THAT ILL BE FEELING FREE
NO I WONT BE MUCH OF ANYTHING

I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE
I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE
I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE
I’LL JUST PLAY THE TAMBOURINE