Angel

by Jeff Gates Band

Released 2016
Released 2016
JGB is Southern as He--, well you get the drift.
  • 05:58 Story Lyrics
    Angel

    Maybe I’ll become an angel

    When all my earthly work is through

    Maybe I’ll become an angel

    So I can keep watch over you

     

    I’ve always lived a hard life

    I’ve done my runnin’ round

    I’ve taken things I knew weren’t mine

    I’ve put people in the ground

     

    They say that there’s forgiveness

    For even men who live like me

    As I step into this last fight

    God’s grace is all I need

     

    Maybe I’ll become an angel

    When all my earthly work is through

    Maybe I’ll become an angel

    So I can keep watch over you

     

    And when I saw the darkest night

    Still it bore a shining star

    And If I can get myself back upright

    I know I’ll wonder where you are

     

    You’re all the hope this bad life’s shown me

    You’re every good thing that I knew

    Well I deserve whatever comes to me

    But I can’t bear not seeing you

     

    Maybe I’ll become an angel

    When all these earthly bonds are loosed

    I hope I become and angel

    So I can keep watch over you

     

    Maybe I’ll become an angel

    When all my earthly work is through

    I hope God lets me be an angel

    So I can keep watch over you

     

    I wanna be an angel

    When all my earthly work is through

    God, please let me be an angel

    I wanna keep watch over you

NOTES
Southern to the core, Jeff has recorded 'Secession', an edgy album that says,"...you don't have to take their crap - you can always secede." These tunes are funky Southern Rock with punchy guitar licks, excellent mixes and lyrics to make you think. Born and raised in South Carolina, the South has a special place in Jeff's heart. This patriotism shines through in these songs, as does his intellect regarding current international events. All of the songs on this album were created, recorded and mastered in his own studio, the Soul Shack, in Gaffney, SC. Wanting a way to continue making music, but not be away from his wife and seven children, the studio seemed a great way to do it. Without outside pressures, Jeff was able to create works of art that truly express himself, and master them until just right.
Jeff has written and performed volumes of tunes that run the gamut from good ol’ back porch blues to 80’s hair band rock. His two previous CDs, ‘You Make Me’ (2011) and ‘Colorblind Blues’ (2012), mix funky blues with pop rock.
From an early age, Jeff knew that he wanted to play music, and because of his drive and determination, has done just that. Jeff is a musician…not just someone who plays in a band occasionally, but a true musician. As the owner of a recording studio, he can usually be found recording a band, teaching his students, or writing his own music. When he is not in the studio, Jeff is performing; entertaining audiences with his brilliance on the guitar and his amusing banter on the mic. His guitar style has been compared to Hendrix, Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and his voice likened to the raspy sounds of Bob Seger and Bryan Adams. Jeff’s style may bring to mind these other musicians, but his original songs and his passion for music set him aside as a one-of-a-kind. There certainly is a wealth of talent contained in this enthusiastic individual.