Ghost of Jimi Classic Rock

Released June 30, 2019

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Composition

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Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")
Gowen MI USA
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Lyrics and Music

Sound Recording

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Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")
Gowen MI USA
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Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Mixing, Mastering
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James Fraser ("offthewall")
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
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Bass
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Alex Zulaika ("alyo")
Donostia Gipuzkoa Spain
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Drums and Percussion
francois Graiouf ("Graiouf")
France
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Electric Guitar
Artist's Notes

I was in Toronto eating at an outside table in Chinatown when I saw a homeless man that was a dead ringer for Jimi Hendrix.

It brought to mind the Islamic tradition of giving alms to the poor. Was the figure really a homeless man or an angel in disguise testing our generosity?

Lyrics

Ghost of Jimi

Words & Music by Brent L. Godfrey 2008

V 1At a street-side table of a Chinese restaurant we had just started to eat.

When a figure that looked vaguely familiar stumbled up from the street.

He had an Afro straight from the sixties the back of his pants were ripped and torn

He had far away eyes and splotchy black skin. The waiter looked at him with scorn.

He held out his hand begging for change and everyone just looked away.

Once idolized now unrecognized two different worlds another day.

Chorus 1:

Be careful how you treat the lost soul that you meet could be an angel in disguise

May look like a beggar out on the street. No one knows where we go when we die.

We may call heaven home or wander all alone for all eternity

We may reincarnate or just evaporate. It?s the same for you and me.

V2Can I help you sir the waiter asked the ghost of Jimi Hendrix

He pointed at the plate in front of a man who was trying to eat with chopsticks.

That costs 10 dollars said the waiter. Jimi just moaned and turned away.

How long had he wandered how long since he ate. When did he loose his way?

And the city swallowed him up as he wandered off into his purple haze.

Once idolized now unrecognized two different worlds another day.

Instrumental Chorus

Chorus 2:

Be careful how you treat the lost souls that you meet they could be an angel in disguise

They may look like beggars out on the street. No one knows where we go when we die.

Alms for the poor or do you just ignore the lost souls out on the street

Alms for the poor can you just ignore desperate faces that you meet