Patched Apart

Patched Apart

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Hailing from Madison, WI Patched Apart boasts an alternative/pop punk sound featuring piano and inspired vocals creating a fresh sound and catchy melodies. Just out of the studio from recording their debut album at DNA Studios, Patched Apart is taking their music to the next level.

Biography

Patched-up heart. This homophone for the band's name is the meaning behind and the reason for their music. The band realizes that the world consists of those who are broken and beaten, and they strive to use music as a way of reaching out a hand of comfort and hope.

Inspired by artists such as Relient K and Weezer, lead singer/guitarist Peter Heyn brings a whole new taste of alternative/pop punk melodies with faith-based lyrics. Having written his songs for years now, Peter masterfully mixes the haunted with the beautiful. The track “Down With Masochism” is a perfect example. Introducing itself with a haunted piano-line, the song drives into a huge wall of sound, filled out with guitars and drums. Even as the verse acts out the pain left by haunted memories, the listener is ultimately grabbed by the chorus, “It's getting hard for me to sleep/So why do I still sleep with these pictures of you by my bed?” sung with the most haunted, yet catchiest of vocal melodies.

With bass player Aaron Schmidt, drummer Greg Dietsche, and pianist Amy Boerneke, they’ve teamed up to form the tight group known as Patched Apart. The comradery between Aaron and Greg is quickly apparent as they provide the powerful rhythm that drives Peter's infectious melodies. The topping of Amy's strong female vocals and piano arrangements gives the listener a unique experience, full of haunted dreams, but also smiles of reconciliation and hope. In addition to their musicianship, it is this positive message that makes Patched Apart a driving force.

Having recorded their self-titled debut album at DNA Studios with sound engineer/producer Brian Lanier, Patched Apart is ready to take the Wisconsin music scene by storm.

Lyrics

Down With Masochism

Written By: Peter Heyn

Beneath your skin
I'm breaking into another day that I'm with you
The memory
Of a tragedy and we'll write the words on our old tree
That we built when we were much stronger
And I don't think I can go any longer
Without you...

It's getting hard for me to sleep
So why do I still keep all these pictures of you by my bed when
The pain is much more than I can bear
So why do I still care what I did when I'm just a kid
And I will never do it again

This always happens to me in the end and it always happens to me again
I'm left with a smile that does me no good and it hurts 'cuz
I know that there should have been so much more that I held in my hands
And 'cuz I know how to fly but I never learned how to land

It's getting hard for me to sleep
So why do I still keep all these pictures of you by my bed when
The pain is much more than I can bear
So why do I still care what I did when I'm just a kid
And I will never do it again

It's getting hard for me to breathe
So why do I still sleep with these pictures of you by my bed when
The pain is much more than I can bear
So why do I still care what I did when I'm just a kid
And I will never do it again

Who I Am

Written By: Peter Heyn

Why do you spend your time thinking about ways that I spend mine
It's flattering I guess
But you are selling short all your precious time spent here on earth
Do you think this is the best

Way to live
There's so much life to give and I don't care
If I'm not the same
And if I'm not the way, not the way you'd have me be

This is who I am, and this is who I'm going to be
I want to change the world, but it won't change me
From being who I am, maybe someday you will see
That there is only one of each of us and only one chance to be me

And so I'll drive away
Not to say I wanted things this way
It's tearing me apart
'Cause there is so much more
Than the scene that you are living for
With remnants of a heart
Left unattended...

I don't care I will not be scared by the ones who live without
This faith that I have
When I cry, when I laugh, this is what my life's about
Being...

This is who I am, and this is who I'm going to be
I want to change the world, but it won't change me
From being who I am, maybe someday you will see
That there is only one of each of us and only one chance to be me

And don't you ever find it odd
You could live forever in facade
Think about the choice you make
Don't live a lie, don't be a fake

Things fall apart, you know I will
I'll end up on a window sill
Then all that's left is who I've been
Who I was is who I am

And maybe then you'll realize
That it only matters in one's eyes
The others close, go up in smoke
So don't forget the words you spoke

That I will never change I swear
I'm pretty sure we've all been there
The test will come and when it does
Don't forget...

This is who I am, and this is who I'm going to be
I want to change the world, but it won't change me
From being who I am, maybe someday you will see
That there is only one of each of us and only one chance to be me

Pleas

Written By: Peter Heyn

Everything that I believe
All the things that I can't see
Morals that hardly never make sense
Can't I just live for me

And why don't I get a sign
Maybe your words are enough for my mind
But sometimes I'm still not okay
Please remind me that you're here all the way

Will you take my hand I need something to hold onto
Help me understand all that you do for me
Is it all true?
Skies that are blue?
Painted for me?
Please help me believe

Questions arise with each passing day
Questions on all of the words that you say
Why do my thoughts always end up in doubt?
And why can't I ever figure it out?

Will you take my hand I need something to hold onto
Help me understand all that you do for me
Is it all true?
Skies that are blue?
Painted for me?
Please help me believe

The Usual Cost

Written By: Peter Heyn

Prick my finger so that I may bleed
And hopefully it scars the skin for that is what I need
A constant reminder of this frail human shell
Oh how I wish that I didn't, but I know it so well

I told you all that I would never fall, I swear I tried
But that's the point at which we feel the sinful itch start to swell up inside

I know you told me that this was coming
That this would happen if I kept on running
Away from you, from what I know to be true
But I kept running through all the hazard signs
To the flames where I made the wrong decision
God, I know I have been forgiven
But just once I wish I could learn
Without the usual cost of getting burned

You told me that as the daylight fades
That you would pick me up and I would be remade
I cling to this promise for it is my sure defense
And I will hold onto this when I lose my confidence

But I know these words / That they will never serve / To start again
Another cheap regret / Now can we please forget / The pain it cost me in the end

I know you told me that this was coming
That this would happen if I kept on running
Away from you, from what I know to be true
But I kept running through all the hazard signs
To the flames where I made the wrong decision
God, I know I have been forgiven
But just once I wish I could learn
Without the usual cost of getting burned

Father, I know I have sinned
Please hold me now and make me whole again
And I will follow in all of your ways
And not tomorrow, no I am starting today
Because I see now that your blueprint for my life is so much better
Than the one that I have drawn – the one I've proven flawed
And I will face the consequence that I've reaped by my own actions
I guess sometimes I'm hard to teach
And getting burned, well it gets through to me
Even when it makes life hurt and it makes life hard to live
It's still a double-sided knife and what the world can never give
I have forever – the burns on these bones
They make life better because they bring me back to the road to you

This City

Written By: Peter Heyn

Close your eyes and tell me what you see
Hold on tightly to that memory then
Let it go for everything must end
This is where I'm weakest once again

In this city
It's getting old
You were so pretty
But these pages must unfold

Understand that I gave my heart
Never planned that I might play the part
Of the man who might leave this town
I will hold the sun so that it won't go down today

Write a letter and promise you will stay
The same forever, even far away
These city lights will always burn so red
And bring me back to every word you said

In this city
It's getting cold
You were so pretty
And your story must be told

Understand that I gave my heart
Never planned that I might play the part
Of the man who might leave this town
I will hold the sun so that it won't go down today

Understand that I gave my heart
Never planned that I might play the part
Of the man who might leave this town
Will you hold my hand as the sun goes down today

Discography

Patched Apart (self-titled)-- release date - 5/4/07

Set List

ORIGINALS
Who I Am
Pleas
Down With Masochism
Say a Prayer
Trusting in You
Bachelor's Manifesto
No Worries, Mate
Let It Go
All of My Pride
Right Now
Summer Skies
2000 Years Later
The Usual Cost
Falling

COVERS
I Can See Clearly (Jimmy Cliff)
Be My Escape (Relient K)
Hello McFly (Relient K)
We're So Far Away (MAE)

Set length: ~1.25 hour