John Velghe & His Prodigal Sons - Live at The Midwestern Musical Co.

by John Velghe and His Prodigal Sons

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This EP contains four songs from the debut performance of John Velghe & His Prodigal Sons. It was recored by Matt Kesler at The Midwestern Musical Co. on November 5th, 2010.

All songs were performed with shaky hands and full hearts. Blood was shed, chords were blown, and lyrics were botched.

It is us.

Thanks,
Mike, Dan, Chris and John

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released February 15, 2011

John Velghe - vocals and guitar (right), Mike Alexander - lead guitar (left), Dan Dumit - drums (left and right), Chris Wagner - backing vocals and bass (center)

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John Velghe Kansas City, Missouri

John Velghe (pronounced Vel-jee) writes songs leaning towards personal narratives and accounts of people he’s met over 20 years of playing and touring. From a friends fre ex-wife in Austin to a 4-year-old waitress in Lucas, KS to a transvestite railroad worker in Duluth, MN; Velghe populates his songs with real characters who’ve informed personal allegories about escape, transformation and fear. ... more

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Track Name: John Velghe and His Prodigal Sons - Owe My Soul
They see my face and there they go
Broke down, busted
They've seen my heart enough to know
I can't be trusted
I pay my alms in withered tones
A shotgun mortal
I keep my hands inside my home
In case their idle

Owe my soul
Sold my river to cross

They sing me songs and leave me notes
I don't heed them
Told me lies to give me hope
I don't need it

Bon Secours is in my arms
She'll be my treatment
An honest man can have no charms
They fall for treason

Owe my soul
Sold my river to cross
Track Name: Big Tent Revival
We'll charm the copperheads in reverse
Drive them out of the fields, chapter and verse

We'll be alright tonight
We'll make our home
We'll be alright tonight
In our big tent revival

In a city of poverty and love
Stretch out a canvas like a motorcycle glove

Vagabonds
We'll make our way
We get lost
So we'll wake up

In a city of poverty and hate
Light a candle 'til we curse this blessed fate

We'll be alright tonight
We'll make our home
We'll be alright tonight
In our big tent revival