from Open Road by Brodi Valos Band

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price



A dingy tale of life and death in Philadelphia's most notorious ghetto, "The Badlands"


Walk past the abandoned cars
The drug deals
And the go-go bars
Murder- to my left
Right hand- rape & theft
In the alley someone's shooting dope
Is she running from reality?
Or just trying to cope?
She says,
"If there ain't no Jesus there ain't no hope,
'Cause nobody gets to heaven
On a golden rope."

Thru The Badlands

A body was found
It was the girl next door
Daddy's little angel
Died a ten dollar whore
Face down naked
In a broken home
She dreamt of being famous
Yet died unknown

The sirens broke the silence
In the middle of the night
A son and a daughter
A husband and a wife
The neighbors fought with courage
An effort lost in vain
Another burned out building
To remind us of the pain

Thru The Badlands


from Open Road, released October 13, 2013
Performed by…
Brodi Valos ~ Vocals & Guitar
Rick Rubinson ~ Guitar
Mazz ~ Drums
Skip Brandes ~ Bass

Engineered by…
Jesse Gimbel

Written by...
Brodi Valos

Produced By...
Brodi Valos Band

Executive Producers
Brodi Valos, Rick Rubinson & Dan Mazz


all rights reserved



Brodi Valos Band Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Brodi was raised on pop, folk, and R&B. Vocally inspired by legendary groups like The Eagles, AC/DC and Black Sabbath, as well as the storytelling of Springsteen and Dylan, Brodi is recognized for his powerful roots rock sense of style.
... more

contact / help

Contact Brodi Valos Band

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account

If you like Brodi Valos Band, you may also like: