Prodigal Son, Promo EP

by Steve Kouba

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Promotional EP

“…attention grabbing throughout with his unique storytelling style."
- Indie Band Guru

“…a roots rock album dripping with personality and sincerity.”
- Hands Off Promotions

“…witty and intuitive…”
- Independent Music Promotions (IMP)


released May 20, 2014

Music and Lyrics by Steve Kouba
Piano, Keyboards and Vocals by Steve Kouba
Guitars by Mike O'Cull, John Scholvin and Steve Kouba
Bass by Adam Johnson, Mark Beringer, and Scottish McMillian
Drums by Earl Talbot, Vance Okrasczewski and Derek Crawford.
Mixed by Scottish McMillian and Steve Kouba
Cover photo by Steve Kouba
Cover art by Troy Neihardt

A Single Song, Prodigal Son and Fiat Lux recorded at IV Labs.
Fake It 'til You Make It recorded at Uptown Recorders and KoubaStudio.
I'm Your Man and Love Paradoxical recorded at KoubaStudio



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Track Name: Love Paradoxical
The dreams I never had, would come true
When everything went black, I saw you
When my mind went numb, it was then I truly knew
You were the only one for me

With every lie you tell, I trust you
If you ever come clean, I'll bust you
How you find the strength to never do what you must do
Truly amazes me
It feels so wrong it has to be

This Love, Paradoxical.
So impossible
My unyielding force
Your immovable obstacle
So plain that it's beautiful
This lie is irrefutable,
This mistake inscrutable
The whole thing, inexcusable
Track Name: Prodigal Son (single)
I overeat, I overspend, I gamble and I smoke
I overdrink, I overdrug, I'll tell a racist joke
I curse invoking Jesus, I judge everyone I meet
And women, bring me women from the penthouse to the street
I am overcome by my weakness for a fall
spend my power on my pleasure and my time loving it all
I stumble through my life like a drunkard to the dawn
I am always breaking form, and forever moving on...

Hello everybody I am the Prodigal Son
and you cannot begrudge me if I have a little fun
The fight is not yet finished, the race is not yet won
It's a battle to the bitter end, it's only just begun.
Track Name: Fiat Lux
There is a star I have in mind
It has no form It has no kind
It is the source of all I am
It is the source I am the man

There is a star so deep in space
Where lives another sacred race
And like them we ask ourselves
Are we in heaven or is this hell?

Let there be light, let it shine on me
I'm in the dark, but I want to see
If there is a god, in god I trust
Oh let there be light, Fiat Lux.