Steve Brosky

Steve Brosky

 Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
BandAmericanaAdult Contemporary

Roots rocker from Allentown, PA with licks and lyrics that stay with you like the way your clothes smell the morning after a really good night out.

Biography

Growing up in the shadows of the industrial smoke stacks in the working class city of Allentown, Pa,.
Steve has been writing songs and playing his songs to audiences in Philadelphia, New York, and his native Lehigh Valley for the past 20 some years now.

He’s shared the big stage with the likes of Warren Zevon, Bo Diddley, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, Richie Havens, Johnny Winter, Robert Hazard, Al Stewart, and the Beach Boys, but his real home is in the small clubs and local watering holes where he’s been drawing inspiration and perfecting his craft for over twenty years. He’s been recording material since the early eighties. His 1995 release, “Any Minute Now,” coincided with a one-man show where Steve portrayed characters based in part on Steve’s experiences.

His studio and live bands always include the area’s best musicians - it’s become a local rite
of passage to have played with Steve over the years.

His music is based in blues and R&B, and he’s got an alternately gritty and plaintive voice
that brings to mind Springsteen, Van Morrison, and Tom Waits. His songs are often
populated with characters that are partly autobiographical and partly based on the
denizens of the bar scene he’s immersed in. The songs present these characters with a
mix of real empathy and humor, two indispensable elements of Steve’s music that have
grown out of his years spent behind a mike and a guitar, in the dim spotlight of the corner bar.

Lyrics

cadillac radio

Written By: brosky/dymond

I got a beat ol'caddy
With upholstery to match
She got duct tape on the muffler
And her paints a little scratched
She'd climb the highest mountain
If I take her real slow
But thing that I love most about her
Is her Cadallic radio

She's something on the streets
And really knows this town
Shes might be loud and ugly
But she'd never let me down
She can handle the weight
From any heavy load
Ya can hear it when she's happy
On her Cadillac radio

thats when i drove
my baby back home

thats when i heard
the beatles and the stones

unusual n'cruel

Written By: steve brosky

SHE WAS A STEREO TYPE
BUT SHE WAS NEVER ON THE RADIO
SHE WAS ROCK N ROLL AT NIGHT
BUT SHE HAD TO PLAY IT REAL LOW
WITH HER OLD FRIEND NAMED JACK
TOGETHER ON STREETS OF OLD SKIDROW
SHE LED JACK ON THE ATTACK
THEY ALWAYS PUT ON QUITE A SHOW

THEY'D CUT EM' STRAIGHT TO THE BONE
THEN INTO LITTLE PIECES
AND THEY ALWAYS TOOK EM' ALL HOME

MAN...THIS IS UNUSUAL AND CRUEL

SUN BURNS THE DESERT SAND
IN SOME FAR OFF FORGIEN LAND
STANDS A SOLDIER AMERICAN MAN
IN A UNIFORM NOW HE'S IN COMMAND
HE'S THERE TO MAKE IT ALRIGHT
MAKE IT BETTER OVERNITE
BUT IT JUST AIN’T GOIN’ THAT WAY
NO MATTER WHAT HIS MAJA GSTY SAY

NOW THEIR BOOTS ARE SINKING DEEPER IN THE SAND
CUZ THE ONE’S IN CHARGE NEVER NEVER HAD A PLAN

AND THATS UNUSAL AND CRUEL

IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL YARD
A SCHOOL BOY CAUGHT OFF GUARD
BY A BULLY KID THAT COMES ALONG
SEZ YOUR LUNCH MONEY OR A SCAR
THE BOY FIGHTS BACK WITH ALL HIS MIGHT
BUT THE SCHOOL BOY LOSES THIS FIGHT
BOY CAN’T BELIEVE THE THIEVING
SWEARS SOMEDAY HE’LL GET EVEN

YEARS LATER THE SCHOOL BOY JOINS THE BLOOD
THE BULLY BOY BECOMES A JUDGE

AND THATS UNUSAL AND CRUEL

MY FATHER HE WAS A COMPANY MAN
WORKED 30 YEARS BUILDING THIS LAND
BUT NOW THE COMPANY DON'T GIVE SHIT
THERE’RE JUST GLAD HE MADE EM’ RICH
THE BOTTOM LINE IS ALL THEY UNDERSTAND
THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT HIM OR HIS FELLOW WORKING MAN

HE WORKED HIS FINGERS TO THE BONE
AND HE SITS THEIR ALL ALONE

AND THATS UNUSAL AND CRUEL

you mean the world to me

Written By: steve brosky

YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME WORDS&MUSIC;STEVE BROSKY
WHEN I GET UP IN THE MORNIN`
I SEE YOUR SMILIN` FACE
AFTER STRETCHIN` AN A YAWNIN`
I KNOW THAT I`M IN THE RIIGHT PLACE
YOUR LIKE A FLOWER IN THE GARDN`
KISSED BY SUNSHINE
I KNOW YOU ARE MY DARLIN`
AN YOU`LL BE TO THE END OF TIME

CH…CAUSE YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME
IT`S SO E-Z TO SEE
YOU ARE MY EVERY THING
YOU MEAN THE WORLD TOO ME

MAY IT WAS THE CANDLELIGHT
MAYBE THE CHAMAPAGNE
WHEN WE`RE ALONE AT NIGHT
I KNOW YOU FEEL THE SAME
I`M GONNA WRITE IT UP IN THE SKY
FOR ALL TO SEE
I KNOW THAT THIS IS LOVE
AN IT WILL BE FOR ETERINITY

CH…..

BRIGDE… I GOT YOUR PICTURE
UP ON MY WALL
MY TELEPHONE
IS WAITING ON YOUR CALL
WE’RE LIKE TO OLD SINGERS
FROM THOSE BEER HALLS
SINGING IN HARMONY

CH…..

Momma don’t you worry

Written By: steve brosky

Mommas in the kitchen cooking up a stew
Pitching fuse and she don’t know what to do
Everythings wrong and shes coming unglued
Momma don’t you worry so much(2x)

Poppas in the parlor losing his mind
Elvis on the radio forgetting his lines
Momma walks in wishing she was blind
Momma don’t you worry so much(2x)

Momma don’t you worry ( 4x)

Sisters at the docks cuz her ship is coming in
She’ll be home tonite sinking of gin
Poppa hates the sinner brother hates the sin
Momma don’t you worry so much(2x)

Momma don’t you worry ( 4x)

I guitar and I’ll make it big
Forget this job driving that old rig
I’m playing the stuff that all the cats dig

the dixie chicks had it right

Written By: steve brosky

The Dixie chicks had it right

When they called GW out that

nite

They had bigger balls…….than

that country

singer

The Dixie chicks had it right

The Dixie chicks took the heat

From all the short

peop

[

le that they meet

DJ’s wouldn’t play

em

’ on the radio

They got picked on everywhere they’d go

The Dixie chicks took the heat

The Dixie chicks…….rock

I said, hey you go

girl ,

don’t

yous

stop

Cuz

we’d like to know who ask for this war

And I’d like to know what they’re dying for

The Dixie chicks

man they

rock

Discography

CHRONICLES
TROUBLE
LIMESTONE AND JAMES
ANY MINUTE NOW
HEY NOW! SONGS FROM ALLENTOWN

Set List

Originals from all the Brosky albums, tossed with cool covers that vary depending on the mood of the crowd.