Joshua Tree Inn Americana

Released December 13, 2019

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Composition

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

Sound Recording

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Smokey Fennell ("smokinsteel")
Edmonton Alberta Canada
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Pedal Steel Guitar
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Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")
Gowen MI USA
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Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mixing, Mastering
Derek Barlas ("bagpipe")
Kanata Ontario Canada
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Lap Steel Guitar
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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 Tambourine
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Miguel Bella ("MikiBella")
Cabrils Barcelona Catalonia Spain
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Harmonica
Artist's Notes

Just came back from a road trip out west.

One of the highlights of the trip was staying in Room #8 of the Joshua Tree Inn.  This is the room that Gram Parsons OD'd in back in 1973.   The Inn has set up a shrine to Gram outside the room and the room itself is filled with memorabilia.   It is a beautiful hacienda style motel inn.

I wrote this song for Gram and the Inn while staying there on 10/15/19.

Lyrics

Joshua Tree Inn 

By Brent Godfrey   ©   2019  

            

Verse 1:

Seeking refuge in the Joshua Trees

That reach out to heaven where spirits are free

You felt too much you burned too bright

Three chords and the truth your guiding light

 

Chorus:

Is your ghost here waiting or were you set free?

From the demons that stole you,  Whiskey and Morphine                     

Sing me a sad song from Room Number Eight

In the land of the living, It?s never too late

 

Verse 2:

Your songs live on.  Your spirit is here

The stars in the desert sky wish you were near

When memories live on  you never really die

Sing me a sad song.  Bring tears to my eyes.

 

Chorus

Instrumental Verse

Chorus

 

Verse 3:

You?re safe at home here.   The songs will never die.

In California under the desert sky

There?s a place of beauty called Joshua Tree

The Inn?s preserving your memory

 

Yes, the Inn?s preserving your memory