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Mild West

March 1st, 2016



The bills come rolling
They say the rent’s past due
I don’t try to challenge authority
I don’t dispute

I don’t want to worry
Money ain’t no object

They make it easy on me
Don’t have to visit the store
No need to speak to anyone
Then it’s at my door

Wonder what all the rest of my friends do
I bet they don’t ignore the problem
Confront what they need to

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals
Glenn Shipps - Electric Guitar
Bill Pollock - Drums
Alex Chapman - Bass


The seventh wonder of the world
Took me so long to find it
Too much attention from the girl
We got lost and neverminded

The softest mention of the word
Cuts me off
So undecided

If one of us isn’t guilty
Then one of us is to blame

Nobody tells you when you’ve got it
Everybody tells you when you’re wrong

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals
Glenn Shipps - Electric Guitar, Bass
Bill Pollock - Drums

Kind of Gentleman

Start pouring the drinks that nobody wants me to
Keep them around for a little while
"Shut up, you don’t know anything anyone wants to hear”
Dial it down and manage a smile

Be my own kind of gentleman
When I don’t belong
I know I’m taking too much / Can’t seem like I’m losing my touch

Just settle the room and wait until things are done
That elephant can’t catch a break
I try to choose the battles that already have been won
Pretending there’s so much at stake

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, 12 String Acoustic Guitar, Synths, Shaker
Glenn Shipps - Electric Guitar
Bill Pollock - Drums
Alex Chapman - Bass

No Keys

Traveling could be real
If you had a set of wheels
That you could consider your own
Visit me anytime
Leave your hometown for mine
I’m guessing you probably won’t

With no keys, no car
When times are hard
Stay where you are
No keys, no car

I can blame time and space
For keeping me from your face
Sometimes I wish it would end Maybe it’s not so bad
Thinking of talks we’ve had
We’re keeping pretty good friends

Ross Brown - 6 Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Synth
Glenn Shipps - 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Vocals
Bill Pollock - Drums

Anima Mundi

Open channels here
Echoing in my head
When you lean against
My side
Steady nerves appear
Hardly a word is said
Can you be consoled
by the things that I can’t hide?

Anima Mundi all around
I want to know what you’re giving to me now

Curse the rising tide
A fisher of stormy seas
When I cast the line,
To What depth?
Peering into my
Every reality
Fragile as the time
That passes between each breath

Ross Brown - Electric Guitars, Synths, Bass, Vocals
Bill Pollock - Drums

Is This a Locked Room?

Wasting on the couch
I was asked if I’d like to go out
Nonsense, man
I’m still watching movies

I know what it’s about
I’m a slave to the habit of doubt
Like my best friends
I’m still chasing groupies

So when a leaf falls
Does it touch the ground?
And when the sun is out
Does it warm my skin? When the bride calls
Does she receive her groom?
Or is this a locked room?

The jury sure is grim
But the the final verdict is in
Guess I’m guilty now
Thank you all for asking
Stands to reason when
I forfeit before I begin
That I wonder why
Nothing ever happens

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals, Shaker, Tambourine
Glenn Shipps - Electric Guitars, 12 String Acoustic Guitars
Bill Pollock - Drums
Alex Chapman - Bass

Caught a Feeling

Startled by your nervous reaction
Compromised my attitude

Who knows how any of this happens?
Who knows what any of this means?

Caught a feeling
Made it mine

Stood in line for the latest attraction
Wondered why it made me blue

Don't mind emotions
Most of the times
But I like to choose which ones
Distract me from just being fine

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Shipps - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Bill Pollock - Drums
Alex Chapman - Bass

Shrimp Etouffee

Face your true north now
Can you keep it the same without a fight?
Taste has faded out
Do you think it can change your appetite?

Shrimp etouffee
Easy going down
Shrimp etouffee
Look who's working now

Ain't that so high brow
You just follow your own home recipe
Bite the hand that feeds
Because it is meat, man
Tastes so good

You've got a full cup
Drink it all up
Steady diet of eating your own
Just so you know

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals, Percussion
Glenn Shipps - Electric Guitar, Bass
Bill Pollock - Drums

Winter Coat

Pull the thread
Looking straight ahead
You think it's a bad trick
To only see
What you want to see
It’s magic

I treat you like a winter coat
I need you when it's cold
And nothing else can keep me warm
But come summertime
I'm leaving you behind
There's nothing else I need you for

You want to stay
That's okay
It's a habit
You set the scene
You want the dream
You can have it

We could make a little home
Where it's just us two
Love in a vacuum
And when I want to be alone
All that I'd have to do
Is look away from you

You looks the same when I shut the door
You're my favorite winter coat

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals, Bass, Drums

New Generation

Make some space in your mind for the finer things
And adjust what's important to you
Set aside all the dull and the boring
All of this will be passing soon

When the new generation comes
Don't you want to live forever?

All your time spent recording the finer things
In some hopes that we'd see it as you
What's the cost of a life stored in memory?
Can we put you together again?

All the output of your mind
Does it define you?
Is it really you?

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals
Bill Pollock - Drums

Air Conditioner

Turn on my air conditioner
Put my jacket on
Enjoy the world I've created
It won't last for long

I'll be in my bedroom
Where my bourbon hides
Don't need more of the great outdoors
It feels good inside

I don't take vacations
My summers don't last that long
I went away somewhere to stay
But I don't know where I've gone

Feel like a cowboy
on the lonesome trail
in the Mild West
where I belong
It's a stupid feeling
I know
But I'm old enough
To realize
That it's not what's going on

Ross Brown - Electric Guitar, Synths, Vocals, Drums
Glenn Shipps - Farfisa
David Seume - Bass


Engineered by Mike Nolte at Westend Studios in Kansas City, Kansas.
Additional tracking by Ross Brown at home in Kansas City, MO.
Mixed by Fullbloods at Westend Studios
Mastered by Mike Nolte at Eureka Mastering

Artwork by Shelby Keierleber, photographed by Chris Daharsh
Photographs by Stacey Schmitz

Special thanks to Jerad Tomasino, Mike Nolte, David Seume, The ACBs, and friends + families

All songs written by Ross Brown (©2015 Bargain Hunt Music /ASCAP)

Instruments used:

  • Rickenbacker 325 (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9,10,11,12)
  • FrankenStrat (1,2,3,4,5,7,9)
  • Gretsch Duo Jet (6,11)
  • Martin D-12 (4,5,8)
  • Mirage B6-E (8,10)
  • Fender Bullet Bass (1,3,4,5,7)
  • Fender Musicmaster Bass (2,6,8,9,10)
  • Rogers Drums (all)
  • Roland Juno 6 (1,2,4,6,8,9,10,11)
  • Moog Minitaur (11)
  • Moog Sub Phatty (1,2,3,4,6)
  • Farfisa Fast 5 (12)
  • Fender and Gibson amps