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Smile "Smile" EP

Lyrics

There, there ain’t nothing sweeter,
Than lying next to you on Sunday afternoon, can’t you feel it?

Oh, we could take today to let our worries fade away,
See we’ve got it all, if you just want to Smile.

There, there ain’t nothing sweeter,
Than being where we are and having what we have, don’t you see it?

Oh, let’s take today to let our worries fade away,
See we’ve got it all, if you just want to Smile.

There, there ain’t nothing sweeter,
Than being where you are, and having what you have, don’t you see it now?

Oh, you could take today to let your worries fade away,
See you’ve got it all, when you just want to Smile.

Yeah when you’ve got it all, you just want to Smile.


Written by Todd Forman and Kevin Miso
Produced by Warren Huart


Home "Smile" EP

Lyrics

I consider myself a lucky one.
I consider it fortunate, just knowing where I’m from.
But sometimes I can’t understand
Why people look so down, when they’re walking in the sand.

Cause we’re living where roads run to the ocean.
We’re living where new life can be found.
So I won’t let my worries hold me down, the time is now.

Come along, come along, life is short just take my hand
Come along, come along, it feels so good you can’t understand.
Come along, come along, if you want some change just take a chance
For Love, we’ll make it, cause you feel just like Home. 

Well I don’t want to waste my time, but I’ve gotta let it go
Cause if you hold on to peace of mind, then you never let it grow.

But if it’s not one thing, then it’s the other,
You got the bread and jelly, but not the peanut butter.
Sounds like a corny metaphor, but it’s true,
So ketchup with the rules or you’re playing to lose.

Come along, come along, life is short just take my hand
Come along, come along, it feels so good you can’t understand.
Come along, come along, if you want some change just take a chance
For Love, we’ll make it, cause you feel just like Home. 

Cause we’re living where roads run to the ocean.
We’re living where new love can be found.
So I won’t let my worries hold me down, the time is now.

Come along, come along, life is short just take my hand
Come along, come along, it feels so good you can’t understand.
Come along, come along, if you want some change just take a chance
For Love, we’ll make it, cause you feel just like Home. 

Written by Warren Huart and Kevin Miso
Produced by Warren Huart


Rise Up "Smile" EP

Lyrics

Oh, oh don’t you fight this feeling
Oh, oh this simple truth, reveal it
Oh, oh now’s the time for you to Rise Up.

This land’s become second-hand to the purposes and the progress of man.
A quick fix is a risky plan when playing it safe now means taking a chance.

But I know out of life comes truth, like out of darkness the light pokes through.
We can turn it around, it’s our choice to choose. 
Cause when you’ve got nothing, there’s nothing to lose. 

Oh, oh don’t you fight this feeling
Oh, oh this simple truth, reveal it
Oh, oh now’s the time for you to Rise Up.

Well I cannot find myself, the quiet life is somewhere else. 
See when these roads show no signs for home, then you must build your own.

So give it to me one time to spread the love.
Give it to me two times to bless those above.
Bring it back three times for the dreams we pursue.
And four for me, for you. 

Oh, oh don’t you fight this feeling
Oh, oh this simple truth, reveal it
Oh, oh now’s the time for you to Rise Up.

Oh, oh don’t you fight this feeling
Oh, oh this simple truth, reveal it
Oh, oh now’s the time for you to Rise Up.

Written by Kevin Miso
Produced by Warren Huart


Everybody Plays The Fool "Smile" EP

Lyrics

Everybody plays the fool, sometimes
There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
It may be factual, it may be cruel, I ain’t lying
Everybody plays the fool.

Falling in love is such an easy thing to do.
But there’s no guarantee that the one you love is gonna love you.

Lovin’ eyes they cannot see, a certain person could never be.
Love runs deeper than any ocean, it feels your heart with emotion.

Everybody plays the fool, sometimes
There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
It may be factual, it may be cruel, I ain’t lying
Everybody plays the fool.

What can you do once the music starts to play.
And your ability to reason is swept away.
Heaven on earth is all you see.  You’re out of touch with reality.
And then you cry, but when you do, next time around someone cries for you.

Everybody plays the fool, sometimes
There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
It may be factual, it may be cruel, I ain’t lying
Everybody plays the fool.

Everybody plays the fool, sometimes
There’s no exception to the rule, listen baby
It may be factual, it may be cruel, I ain’t lying
Everybody plays the fool.

Written by J.R. Bailey, Rudy Clark, and Ken Williams (1972)
Produced by Warren Huart


All I Want "Smile" EP

Lyrics

He was lying by her side
Wondering if she’d stay, maybe just another day.
Wishing they just had more time
Or if something he could say would make it any other way. 

He said:  I don’t care if this won’t last forever, cause there’s nothing better than this
I don’t care if nothing lasts forever, cause there’s nothing better than this

To lay here all alone is to give you all I’ve got
This place could fall apart, and all I’d want is you

So she stopped to think of what he said
Cause she’d never felt a love like this.
There was hope and there was wonder, yeah
But it always came from other’s lips.

So she told him something he would never let go of
She said:  Before the summer ends there’s just one thing I should say

Well I don’t care if nothing lasts forever, cause there’s nothing better than this
See all I know is we could last forever, since there’s nothing better than this

To lay here all alone is to give you all my heart
This place could fall apart, man all I want is you

I don’t care if nothing lasts forever, cause there’s nothing better than this
I’ve got no doubt we’re gonna last forever, cause there’s nothing better than this

To lay here all alone is to give you all I’ve got
This place could fall apart, and all I’d want is you

To lay here all alone is to give you all my heart, now
This love is all I’ve got, and all I want is you.

Written by Kevin Miso
Produced by Warren Huart


Because "Kevin Miso" EP

Lyrics
There are times when I let my thoughts get the best of me now
Holding my head over my heart, as if to throw the recipe out
But then this comes back around and, well, I guess that’s destiny now
Cause you can’t convince yourself once you know deep down.

Because you give me good loving, baby keep it coming and
Because you heal me
I know life ain’t easy, at times it’s hard as could be
But this love lasts forever, it's just you and me

Well I remember the summer in Hermosa, when we found a place of our own
You’d rise early in the morning, about an hour after I got home
When we would give up our love for TV, and instead play records, even just for the week
Losing touch of the outside world, where the Temptations were talkin' bout my girl

Because you give me good loving, baby keep it coming and
Because you heal me,
I know life it ain’t easy, at times it’s hard as could be
But this love lasts forever, just you and me

Well I know we’ll have our reasons to pick at each other
And find our ways to feel alone
It’s only human to want some change
But true love beats that game.

Because you give me good loving, baby keep it coming and
Because you heal me
I know life ain’t easy, at times it’s hard as could be
But this love's gonna last forever, it's just you and me
You and me.

Reason "Kevin Miso" EP

Lyrics
Whenever there’s a reason to fight it, we could leave it alone
For every ocean of love, mountains of hurt come along
But I do see forgiveness as a way to move on,
If our hope won’t falter, we’ll find our way home

Because it’s darkest before the dawn
Not even time will last forever
And even when it seems like the whole world’s gone wrong,
I hope you will remember

Whenever there’s a reason to fight it, we could leave it alone
For every ocean of love, mountains of hurt come along
Well I do see forgiveness as a way to move on,
If our hope won’t falter, we’ll find our way home

Cause there’s differences between us, but nothing love won’t mend
And I don’t want to see you walk away again
And there’s pain amongst the broken, but words they seem to mend
And I don’t want to see you lonely my friend
No, I don’t want to see you lonely again.

Whenever there’s a reason to fight it, we could leave it alone
For every ocean of love, mountains of hurt come along
But I do see forgiveness as a way to move on,
If our hope won’t falter, we’ll find our way home,
If our hope don’t falter, we’ll find our way home,

Our hope won’t falter, we’ll find our way home.

Finally "Kevin Miso" EP

Lyrics

We had it all, yeah
You wanted more and
it tore us apart

There’s nothing I would
do to change you
if that’s who you are

But when we came undone,
it felt like we’d just begun.

Finally – hope this is what you wanted
Finally – you’ll be out on your own
Finally – I won’t be the one who loves you now
It was you who let me go.

Well the city lights, they stole her heart,
said she’d rather burn out than to never be a star
So she packed her bags, and hit the road,
in search of love and rock n’ roll
So high she never came down

Finally – Just like you’ve always wanted
Finally – you can be out on your own
Finally – I won’t be the one who loves you, no
It was you who let me go.

You hold on to me, you say that we could maybe
just take what’s left and make it better, baby
But it’s so hard to mend a heart that’s broken
when all your love was all I would ever need

Finally – I hope this is what you wanted
Finally – you’ll be out on your own
Finally – I won’t be the one who loves you now
It was you who let me go.
You let this go…


Harder (Live) "Kevin Miso" EP

Lyrics
It’s getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning.
It’s getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning.

I find myself feeling lazy, when I’ve been waiting for my baby
She told me hun, I think you need a higher paying job
But I am a musician, here with my guitar,
I write some songs then I sing at the bars
I had myself a salary when I wore a suit, but that’s not for me,
Maybe that’s just for you.

It’s getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning.
It’s getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning.

Well maybe it’s you, or maybe it’s me, or maybe it’s cause we were out past three
Or maybe it’s the way that we’ve been running our lives,
Cause keeping up can keep you down sometimes…

It’s getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning.
It’s getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning.

Realize (Live) "Kevin Miso" EP

Lyrics

You’re falling down, thought you had it all figured out
Cause it felt like flying, till you reached the ground.
Now here we are, we’re not sure whether this love is growing,
Or if it’s all gone.

But you must realize:  Even on a day like this, we could still find a way
You must realize: Even in a place like this, there will be room for change
You must realize:  Even at a time like this, maybe we could find the faith
You must realize: Baby with a love like this, we will never fade away

You had a way of thinking this was all a game,
Until you found out just what was at stake.
And all those dreams that were held inside were like a warning sign, no no
Of just what you choose to believe.

But you must realize:  Even on a day like this, we could still find a way
You must realize: Even in a place like this, there will be room for change
You must realize:  Even at a time like this, maybe we could find the faith
You must realize: Baby with a love like this, we will never fade away

How long will you wait?
You can take your time, till it’s too late.

When all our arms are stretched out,
And all we have is hope.

But you must realize:  Even on a day like this, we could still find a way
You must realize: Even in a place like this, there will be room for change
You must realize:  Even at a time like this, maybe we could find the faith
You must realize: Baby with a love like this, we will never fade away


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"Kevin Miso - Rise Up (Live at The Coach House)"
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Kevin Miso @ The Coach House, April 1st, 2012

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Directed by Matt Weddle

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image Kevin Miso is a Southern California singer/songwriter.  Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Miso’s music is very much a product of his background and upbringing.  His father is of Hawaiian descent and his mother is full-blooded Irish.  When describing his music, Kevin explains, “There’s a duality to my songs for sure.  There’s definitely that laid-back surf feel to a lot of the tunes; but there’s also this contrasting, more folk-influenced element that comes out one way or another.”

The youngest of four children, Miso is a natural entertainer and picked up on music right away.  “As a kid, I remember the upright piano in the dining room, and guitars would always be on the couch,” he recalls, “And at any family function, you HAD to perform something!”  After teaching himself guitar, Kevin started to focus on his own music while attending college at UCSB in Santa Barbara.

Since then, Miso has taken to music full-time.  As an independent musician he has averaged over 170 shows per year, sharing the stages with artists as varied as Augustana, Sublime with Rome, The English Beat, and John Cruz.  Equipped with a loop pedal and an array of toys, Miso showcases as a multi-instrumentalist – playing guitars, bongos, djembe, keyboards, and an occasional harmonica.

Recently, Miso collaborated with producer Warren Huart (The Fray, Matisyahu, Colbie Caillat) to record his eponymous debut EP.  Along with 3 studio singles, Kevin chose to feature live, filmed, in-studio takes on the EP as well.  Miso explains, “I wanted to capture the feeling of my live shows… so I figured we’d just do the tracks live.”

Influenced by 70s-era songwriters such as James Taylor and Paul Simon, as well as current artists like Ray Lamontagne and Jack Johnson, Kevin Miso’s authenticity comes in his diversity.  “It’s Pop music… period.  But I play with the format a bit,” he admits, “You won’t get the same sound over and over, cause that’s just not who I am.  These songs are about my life, and are in the context of my lifestyle; but there’s a universal message in there that I think relates to everyone.  I guess to really get it, you’ll just have to listen.”

Kevin’s debut EP was released on Feb 8th, 2011.  His follow-up Summer EP “Smile” was released July 22nd, 2011.

Recently, Miso has been working with Marc Ford (lead guitarist of The Black Crowes, Ben Harper, and Booker T. Jones) as well as with Warren Huart to put together a full-length album.  The expected release date has not been announced, although tentatively slated for 2014.

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Aloha,

 

Kevin