Angel

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Jeff Gates Band
2016
Jeff Gates Band

Story

I dreamed this song.
I had a nightmare, wherein something terrible happened that took me away from my family. I woke up and heard this song in my head. I sat at the desk, in the studio that my wife owns, for an entire day and night and I wrote, sang, and played every instrument and vocal on this. My wife put together the video, which includes some of our dearest friends. This is some of our best work. Please give a listen, and contact us if you ever need our help with one of your songs. The little Soul Shack Studio is a wonderful place. God bless.

-Jeff Gates

Lyrics

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