Angels Just Before They Fell Funk

Released March 18, 2023

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Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")
Gowen MI USA
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Words an Music

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Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")
Gowen MI USA
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Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Mixing, Mastering
Pete Midipunk ("Midipunk")
Northern Kentucky USA
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Miguel Bella ("MikiBella")
Cabrils Barcelona Catalonia Spain
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Saxophone and Harmonica
Mario Licata ("MarioLicataBassist")
New Jersey USA
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Artist's Notes

This is a song that was inspired by a trip my wife and I took to New Orleans over the 2022 Christmas / New Years Holiday.

I was quite taken with all of the graffiti art around the city.  

I was reading two different New Orleans writers just before, and also during the trip.

Some of the lyrics were derived from the novel "Ballad of Perilous Graves" by Alex Jennings and from the poem "Dear Masoch" by Andrei Codrescu.




She had jet black hair locked into dreads

Hung with brass crescent moons and puka shells

Bright spots of color stood out on her cheeks

She sang songs about angels just before they fell


Verse 1

She was a girl in search of interpretation

Chasing dreams impossible to draw

The rapture of understanding nothing  at all

With no need to follow the Law


Instrumental Chorus


Verse 2: 

Her entire world was covered with graffiti

For no one to own or buy

High enough to even touch heaven

Her tags were designed to defy




Verse 3:

She was a girl living life in overdrive

Infected by illegal sales of pain

leaning on poetic exploitations of youth

She offered up a mirror to explain