The Porchdog Choir

The Porchdog Choir

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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We are a band of veteran Toronto musicians who are creating new, timeless music. With two principal songwriters and two lead vocalists, plus all four members often singing together, our songs each have a distinct voice. We also put on a great show!

Biography

The Porchdog Choir

The Porchdog Choir is a new Toronto band made up of: drummer Bill Hedefine, guitarist / harmonica player John Keating, bassist Gary Krantz and guitarist Stephen Neale.

We've quickly progressed from an informal musical workshop to having our debut, self-titled CD of fourteen original songs available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Spotify and more.

With two principal songwriters and two lead vocalists, plus all four members often singing together, each of our songs has a distinct voice. Our music is a melting pot of rock and roll, country, blues, jazz, folk, rock, even pop yet we've developed a unique sound all our own. Our 100% Canadian content CD showcases our strong, timeless songs. We call it "original music with roots".

Our live shows are tight, energetic and dynamic. We are promoting our music at various venues around Toronto.

Keep an eye out for The Porchdog Choir!

Visit our website, message us through our Facebook group or email us at: info@theporchdogchoir.com

Lyrics

Crazy Love

Written By: Stephen Neale

You say you love me then you say you don't
You say you love me, baby, then you say you don't
You say you will now, honey, then you say you won't

I'm stuck in the middle of your crazy love
In the middle baby, of your crazy love

You say you like it fast, baby, then you like it slow
You like it fast, baby, then you like it slow
You tell me to hold you tight, then you show me the door

I'm stuck in the middle of your crazy love
In the middle baby of your crazy love, baby

Can’t you see what it’s doin’ to me?
Won’t you please make up your mind?
Hold me tight or set me free

You like it cool, baby, then you like it hot
You like it cool, baby, then you like it hot
You tell me you love me, baby, but you won't give me what you've got

I'm stuck in the middle of your crazy love
In the middle, baby, of your crazy love

What Do We Do

Written By: John Keating

See the old grocer’s gone
Couldn’t make ends meet
Big box store on the edge of town
You can’t compete

The butcher down on Lower Main
Told me he’s had enough
Bills they all went up again
Can’t pay ‘em when times get tough
Can’t pay ‘em when times get tough

What do we do now that it’s ending
The small-town life we knew
What do we do, do we keep pretending
That the old days are still new?

Feels like this town’s being taken away
Sold out from under our feet
Watchin’ it disappear day after day
Only memories live on these streets

Better hold onto the way things are when they’re right
Keep 'em safe from those who will try
To bury them and put up cheap, flashing lights
They’ll turn them into days gone by
They’ll turn them into days gone by

What do we do now that it’s ending
The small-town life we knew
What do we do, do we keep pretending
That the old days are still new?

Or do we move away and start again?
In a big, strange, lonely place
Where people keep their eyes tight to the ground
And nobody sees your face
Nobody sees your face

What do we do, now that it’s ending
The small-town life we knew
What do we do, do we keep pretending
That the old days are still new?
That the old days are still new?
That the old days are still new?

Yippi Ki Yay

Written By: Stephen Neale

I wanna be a cowboy, but I ain't got no range to ride
I wanna go to Louisiana, with my baby settin' by my side
I wanna lay my head where I can see the stars
and hear them ole doggies cry
I wanna be a cowboy just once before I die
And I'd sing:

Hey hey, yippi ki yay, I just want to ride away
When the sun goes down, when the sun goes down
Hey hey, yippi ki yay, I just want to ride away
When the sun goes down, when the sun goes down

I wish I had a pony, just one to call my own
We'd ride on past that fence line, right up to the mountain snow
Travel on down to the ocean shore, and listen to the breeze
Sit and watch the sunset, then I'd sing us both to sleep
And I'd sing:

Hey hey, yippi ki yay, I just want to ride away
When the sun goes down, when the sun goes down
Hey hey, yippi ki yay, I just want to ride away
When the sun goes down, when the sun goes down

Hey mister, I've got nothin' to lose,
Just tryin' to shake these big city blues
Lord knows it's draggin' me down
I'm up to my neck in concrete,
It's wearin' the boots right off of my feet
Just got to find my way out of this town

I wanna be a cowboy, but I ain't got no range to ride
I wanna go to Louisiana, with my baby settin' by my side
I wanna lay my head where I can see
The stars and hear them ole doggies cry
I wanna be a cowboy just once before I die
And I'd sing:

Hey hey, yippi ki yay, I just want to ride away
When the sun goes down, when the sun goes down
Hey hey, yippi ki yay, I just want to ride away
When the sun goes down, when the sun goes down
When the sun goes down, when the sun goes down

Cleat My Mind

Written By: John Keating

Clatter of the big steel wheels
Takes me far away
Through the fields and plains that roll on by
I pass through but I don’t stay
If I stop the pain comes back again
It’s the movin’ that sets me free
From these broken-hearted memories
That just won’t let me be

I need to run to clear my mind
Good bye old thoughts of yesterday
I roll on, they fall behind
Soon enough, they fade away

Told me that she loved me
I treated her like I should
She got up one day,
walked out the door
I know she’s gone for good
Told me she was happy
Keep my house and home
But she stole my heart, my money too
And now I’m all alone

I need to run to clear my mind
Good bye old thoughts of yesterday
I roll on, they fall behind
Soon enough, they fade away

Clatter of the big steel wheels
Always soothes my soul
Heartache mends itself with miles
So on and on I go
If I stop the dream comes to an end
It’s the movin’ that takes me there
To touch the sky, the mountain tops
Breathe the cool clean air

I need to run to clear my mind
Good bye old thoughts of yesterday
I roll on, they fall behind
Soon enough, they fade away
Sure enough, they fade away

Changed Man

Written By: Stephen Neale

Hangin' out by the old town hall,
Sittin' the sun we thought we had it all
But if I knew then, what I know now
Well who the hell's to say it's just the way life goes?

Down by the river early one night
Watched the sun go down,
watched the clouds roll by
Said goodnight when we faced the dawn
And when you smiled at me
I swear the moment just froze

And I'm a changed, I'm a changed man
For havin' known you
I'm a changed, I'm a changed man
For havin' known you
I'm a changed, I'm a changed man
For havin' known you
I'm a changed, I'm a changed man

Sometimes, when I'm just layin'
there awake at night
I let a smile steal across my face
'Cuz everything turned out just fine

We walked that road, had some fun,
in the long cool grass in the midnight sun
The ripplin' water was singin' its song
We thought it was forever but I guess
we were wrong

Now I'm a changed, I'm a changed man
For havin' known you
I'm a changed, I'm a changed man
For havin' known you
I'm a changed, I'm a changed man
For havin' known you
I'm a changed, I'm a changed man

Hangin' out by the old town hall,
Sittin' the sun we thought we had it all
But if I knew then, what I know now
Well who the hell's to say
it's just the way life goes?

Baby Won't You Let Me

Written By: John Keating

Baby, won’t you let me stay out all night?
I promise I’ll be home before the morning light
Oh, baby, won’t you let me stay out all night?

Baby, won’t you let me sleep all day?
I need to close my eyes so the pain goes away
Oh, baby, won’t you let me sleep all day?

I’m asking your permission and you know why
I hate to see you cry
I treat you right, you can’t deny
But I need to go for a little ride, so

Baby, won’t you let me take you car downtown?
I gotta’ meet somebody and they don’t fool around
Oh, baby, won’t you let me take you car downtown?

Well I’m asking your permission and you know why
I hate to see you cry
I treat you right, you can’t deny
But I need to go for a little ride, so

Baby, won’t you let me take you car downtown?
I gotta’ meet somebody and they don’t fool around
Oh, baby won’t you let me take you car downtown?

Baby won’t you let me go to the peeler bar?
There’s a girl down there and she’s a super star
Oh, baby won’t you let me go to the peeler bar?
Oh, baby, won’t you let me stay out all night?
Oh, baby, won’t you let me sleep all day?
Oh, baby, won’t you let me go to the peeler bar?

Set List

Typical 10:00pm-2:00am club show - original songs unless otherwise noted.

No Regrets
Say Yes
Must Be Crazy
Keep It Simple
Low Hand Blues
Pink Cadillac (cover)
Angel
Clear My Mind
Waitin' On The Moon
Open Season
Daddy
Ain't No Use
Crazy Love

Chains (cover)
Trucker Girl
Coal Miner's Lament (cover)
Cover Me (cover)
Run To you
Slow Down (cover)
Yippi Ki Yay
Hearts Roll On
See Her Now
What Do We Do
Sweet Temptation (cover)
Way Too tired
I Need It More Than Her

Little White Line
No time For Tears
Nine Pound Hammer (cover)
Seven nights To Rock (cover)
Country Road (cover)
Baby Won't You Let Me
I Don't Wanna Feel
Into The Mystic (cover)
Changed Man
Soul Kitchen (cover)