music and lyrics written by brod rob 
Miss Fortune lyrics by brod rob and John Khalil 
all instruments and programming by brod rob 
mix engineer: Nick Buford, Buford Sound, LLC 
mastered by Jimi Krystofiak 
recorded at The Rippin' Container, Puna District, Big Island of Hawaii 
Spruce Knob recorded at Shred Shed Studios, Emeryville, CA

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individual songs with lyrics

here comes the wind again

00:00 / 04:56

have you lost what you're looking for?

can't remember what to find?

have you yet to thread the needle in the haystack of your mind?

words don't mean a thing if you don't know what you're talking 'bout

the world keeps on turning whether you're tuned in or out

there's a wildfire in your mind, about to lose control

there's a force that's awakening, about to take it's toll

it's gonna be a long day...

are you missing part of the puzzle?

got to still fill in some cracks?

you can choose your own direction, any you like except for back

as the sky is turning orange the neon lights begin to buzz

it's the same as it's always been, but is not what it once was

it's a storm on the horizon, headed for the shore

it's a good time to be asking what you're really living for

'cuz we got a long way...

it's a storm on the horizon, headed for the shore

it's a good time to be asking what you're really living for

here comes the wind again...

vanished kiss

00:00 / 04:00

boldest blue is all I see

with cotton balls of clouds above me

a breeze blowin' across the sea

a kiss floatin' on that breeze

and in that kiss floatin' on that breeze

was all the love that I could squeeze

I sent it off five thousand miles

to hit your cheek and make you smile

I'm holdin' on...

the ocean don't ever stop making waves

the cemetery don't stop diggin' graves

well time has played it's little trick again

made us think we were safe

but for all men from time you can't escape

golden green melts on the morning

the birds relieve the cricket's symphony

a cardinal's song flowin' through the trees

got me wonderin' 'bout what could have been

and in that song flowin' through those trees

was the saddest line that put me on my knees

my kiss vanished in the atmosphere

only to find you're no longer here

I'm holdin' on...

the ocean don't ever stop making waves

the cemetery don't stop diggin' graves

well time has played it's little trick again

made us think we were safe

but for all men from time you can't escape

I light the evening candle in your name

it burns until the wax drowns out the flame

I'm holdin' on...

carry on

00:00 / 05:17

they dropped me off by the shoe tree out on old highway 50

soon enough I got picked up and made it to ely

crossing into mountain time on foot

with camp set, endless stars begin to shoot

I wander through the pale white maze and eat the bitter shroom

the hoodoos speak of reverence while wolves howl at the moon

the answer always seems to be concealed

but deep inside the desert you're revealed

'cuz we won't make it if we don't try

we got so far to go

the devil's plans, they don't make no sense

but neither does god's though...

carry on...

a crevice swallowed me up whole I marveled at it's jaws

the sculpted walls and sandy halls had prints of lion's paws

delivered unto me in this canyon

but off to where my tire sojourn begun

'cuz there's a place where the sun shines bright

and the people there all know

that beauty's found from every spot in town

way up high on the plateau

well what if I lose my mind here and never make it back?

there's a million different ways to lose my tracks

well things just weren't the same when I came down from the mountains

I never did find a more welcoming place

in this world...

'cuz it's the journey where you learn the most

no matter where you go

I'll always roam but my heart's home

is back in colorado

miss fortune

00:00 / 03:36

you gathered all your diamonds and you gathered all your pearls

your silver and your gold and then you set of for the world

but who would have known that the truth would unfurl

on all of us tonight

you thought you had it all but then you gave it all away

you just waited to fail when you woke up everyday

waited for a letter but the letter never came

to you my friend this time

'cuz baby your fortune is gone

nothing left to sell, nothing left to pawn

well baby the west has been one

time to pack your things and keep movin' on

well I used to love a woman seven states from here

she called me sweetie pie, I called her my dear

but from this hemisphere she just up and disappeared

into the dark one night

well lord I got my troubles, and lord I got my woes

you know I got my good friends, and probably some foes

but as I'm standing here I'd like to raise a toast

to all of them tonight

'cuz baby your fortune is gone

nothing left to sell, nothing left to pawn

well baby you're my only son

just the bastard child of one miss fortune

well baby I tried to make this come back to where I had been

as long as I got you here I'm okay

shelter

00:00 / 05:39

well I've been down and out, I need shelter

gettin' dragged through the mud, I need shelter

got no roof over my head and the ground is my bed

won't you please help me get a lil' shelter

'cuz the rain is pouring down on me

and there won't be no sunshine out for weeks

got to build me a home where I won't be alone

and I'll build it stone by stone 'till it don't leak

I need shelter

well the fire just won't start, I need shelter

and the breaking of my heart, I need shelter

well they turned 'round all the ships, and the wind begins to whip

after such a draining trip, I need shelter

'cuz the forces of nature are so cruel

and the elements tryin' to play me for the fool

got to build me a place where I can live in peace

and I'll build it with a space to shelter you too

'cuz the rain is pouring down on me

and there won't be no sunshine out for weeks

got to build me a home where I won't be alone

and I'll build it stone by stone 'till my back breaks

I need shelter

the cast

00:00 / 07:18

I saved my pennies for a ticket back home to you

the trip took 12 hours, I got there at 1:42

a man in the station asked me, "how do you do?"

I told him my story, he seemed to be so intrigued

he told me he's a vet, and played in the minor league

"have yourself a good one kid," he gently said

"and don't look too far around here, 'cuz there's nothin' left."

right then I knew what I had to do

I rode that train to duluth

'cuz I now know this town's grown old

and I won't be trapped, I seek lands unmapped

so I'll roll with the punches

and I'll row every ocean

until I find my big fish callin'

'till my last line jumps the tracks

still got my guitar and lord how when I feel those blues

they sing of big lies wrapped in a thin veil of truth

but to each his own I guess, we're only one piece

I saw that man once again, sleepin' on the street

well I don't know how it's supposed to go

but I know I won't miss my boat

'cuz life is ours to live, always

so don't leave behind a trace of war lines

'cuz we owe to our forefathers

a simple goal of righting wrongs

and when the need of too much fades

then we'll see... see our way

you say you know, you know the greatest good

halfway on through, we knew

time to get out and reveal it, come so far just to feel it

standing on two legs was genius

wonder if something seen it

you say you know, you know the greatest good

halfway on through, we knew

well I don't know how it's supposed to go

but I know I won't miss my boat

pearls

00:00 / 04:10

well I saw you in the country store

dreaming through your daily chores

a bashful smile from behind your broom

was enough to illuminate the moon

and heads were turning 'round to see

but I knew that smile was just for me

and soon we lay beneath the mango tree...

we're an island in the ocean

cut off from the world

it's you and me and endless sea

we rock as the waves curl

and even in this sleepy town

there's still some magic going 'round

just simple beings with so much depth

reveling in each other's breath

well I can't recall the season when

a new part of my heart opened

and now it's beating for you...

we're an island in the ocean

cut off from the world

it's you and me and endless sea

a trove of pearls unfurls

well of all the days I've been alive

I won't forget the one you arrived

ventana

00:00 / 06:40

blinded by the glistening sea

dividing west and east

finding the solace I seek

climbing up cone peak

I begin to emerge from santa lucia firs, nowhere else observed

a morning dust of snow frosts redwoods down below, as the soft fog rolls on by

the rainbow circles 'round me on my island in the sky

best believe it baby, when you're up that high

the mountains fade below me, I'm floating in the clouds

I can see it baby, I can hear the sounds

 

guided on back down to earth

enlightened from this rebirth

inciting the thirst to learn

igniting fire, let it burn

 

and what this does expose is the holiest of notes are the most remote

ventana always shows that the window's never closed, often presupposed

the waterfalls are hidden deep within the gorge

but I'll see them baby, with the path I've forged

the cars are all just small dots down on highway one

they don't see it baby, though they have begun

cities shelter sorrow they don't know where it comes from

time targets tomorrow, only now's when peace can come

and on and on corporations just desecrate the land

a moment to stop and review could make you understand

could it be that we need to proceed without  heed

to the dream of our streams being clean and redeemed

could we find humankind has been blind to devine natural healing

well they smeared and they speared our once clear atmosphere

engineered to revere all the dear financiers

while the press played their chess to digress and supress the consequence

spruce knob

00:00 / 05:08

seasons swirled around the spruce

a sweeping mountain's ring

I saw Bip flying over us

we drank from Judy's spring

sleeping in a barn with a stranger

a drunken man awakes in the manger

flowin' 'round potomac's bends

smoke sleeps below the ridge

the cops had shut the highway down

'cuz Jess jumped off the bridge

the men who built these roads

are all gone now

the leaves are breathing fire

in the sods now

well it's hard to see these veins

so many stained and gone

your whispers have significance

when you're dying all along

well the ferry's leaving soon

and if I don't get on

I'm bound to reaffiliate

with the demons in my arms

the sun glows off the chimney top

the moon stares through the trees

the mist hat lives inside my dreams

parades on through the leaves

Barb was there when life was so painful

a possibility she's an angel

well it's hard to stick around

so many moving on

the danger in staying here is

you'll likely soon be gone

well these mountains are a bitch

that made me who I am

and the chance for our deliverance

is cupped inside her hands

steel town

00:00 / 04:46

ditchin' out on the trolley fare

gettin' off at station square

the hack of all time there at the river's edge

gettin' loose on the south side

hit up slacker and the beehive

what an age and time to be alive

marble park to go from low to high

and the buildings scrape the sky

make a kid feel wise and terrified

a zipper tongue to hide the stash

savin' up our camel cash

party at the slags later tonight

monongahela, allegheny

to the good times, there are many

the place where I first heard the sounds

born and raised in this old steel town

out the back door at one o'clock

across the field and past the rocks

recalling younger days at old markham

swiftly sliding through the dark

knew every trail in bird park

as if a map were written on my hand

I knew that it would be all good

once I got to inglewood

caitlin'd have a joint fired on the porch

and in those hours we were most alive

and talked 'till the dawn arrived

does anybody still carry that torch?

the rusted rivers flowing down

past the point, ohio bound

a pride nowhere else to be found

born and raised in this old steel town

though I've traveled all around

the feeling that takes home the crown

is through the tunnel bursting dahn

born and raised in this old steel town

the place where i belong

00:00 / 05:03

for many years, I've been fighting with my ego

many tears I shed so I could let go

now my eyes have finally seen the prize

for in my mind is the only paradise

and I say oh, I was so gone

I was not sure I could go on

and I say oh, the road was so long

but I endured, and stayed strong

and I finally found the place where I belong

if you had seen me not too long ago

you might think I was someone you don't know

but I'd forgive if you made that assumption

for at the time I was consumed by consumption

and I say oh, I had no regard

for those I love, made easy things hard

and I say oh now, the pain is gone

and I'm still here, singing this song

and I finally found the place where I belong

there will come a day when I must help my brother

for I know to stay in this place I must help another

so them finally find the place where them belong

I hope you finally find the place where you belong

discovery

00:00 / 05:11

there's plants out there growing that we have never seen

there's animals a-roamin' that we have never seen

there's fish out there swimming that we have never seen

there's birds out there flyin' that we have never seen

and I like it that way

leaves a little mystery

yes I love it that way

leaves room for discovery

there's so many places to wander

that we'll never find in our time

but while we're still here we'll keep searching

for there's more than meets the eye

there's rivers in the jungle where we have never been

there's mountaintops in these ranges where we have never been

there's floors in every ocean where we have never been

there's caves tunnelin' trough the earth where we have never been

and I like it that way

keeps things from getting boring

yes I love it that way

makes for good exploring

there's so many questions to answer

that we'll never know in our time

but while we're still here we'll keep searching

for the reason why we're alive

there's so much on this planet that we don't understand

there's so much in this sun's orbit we don't understand

there's so much in this galaxy that we don't understand

there's so much in the universe we don't understand

and I like it that way

'cuz we'll keep trying anyways

yes I love it that way

means one day you could make a discovery

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