The Godspeed Society

The Godspeed Society

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A young woman dies at the hands of a boyfriend, whose face she never met and comes back, in spirit, to pursue him. A friend of the deceased investigates her death in an obscure town by the river called Bloody City. These are the outlines of Killing Tale, a musical creation by The Godspeed Society.

Biography

One day a chord was born. Mysterious, dark and smelling like drama and death. It reminded deserted streets and a dark moonlit night in a city far from here and in an uncertain time.
The chord was joined by a voice humming a tune. The voice was joined by a guitar, a saxophone and a piano ... to all that joined the beginning of a story of love and revenge.
Thus "Dark River" was born marking the beginning of The Godspeed Society.

In the winter of 2008, The Godspeed Society, who were represented by Baby (Sylvia Guerreiro - voice), NoFace (Luís Filipe - bass) and Jack (Manuel Silva - keyboards, guitar) were in search of the rest of the cast. Later that year Father Mac (Amaral Rolando - guitar) and Louie (Pedro Calhas - drums) joined the band. While the plot of Killing Tale was being written, new characters were born and the project was on its way. Shortly after, Peggy (Ana Sofia Campeã - accordion) and Mr. Whistler (Paulo Pereira - sax and flute) completed the cast.

The year 2009 was a year of composition and the first three chapters of the story and their songs were being revealed little by little in the band's Myspace site. It was also a year of work development to define the scenic and theatrical component for live presentations of the show.

In early 2010, Paulo Pereira said goodbye to his character of Mr. Whistler and Gustavo Teixeira replaced him.

The Godspeed Society decided to live debut in July 2010.

Today the band continues to work on what will be their first album, Killing Tale.

Lyrics

Dark River

Written By: The Godspeed Society

I don’t remember ever seeing you in the sun light
Always felt your kisses in the night
Those moonwalks in the Dark River
My cat walks away in shiver

You told me one day I’ll kill you
I was feeling down
Now that your knife killed me
You’re feeling down

My body’s cold and floating
On this dark river
Your soul and your heart’s floating
With me in the Dark River

You told me one day I’ll kill you
I was feeling down
Now that your knife killed me
You’re feeling down

You told me one day I’ll kill you
I was feeling down
Now that your knife killed me
You’re feeling down

Jack

Written By: The Godspeed Society

He’s got a fair heart but a settled mind
He hates injustice and fights the crime
In the Red Bar you’ll always find him
Between a bourbon or a shot of gin

Hey Jack!
Who’s Jack?
That’s Jack!

Jack…
Hey Jack!
Who’s Jack?

He captures thieves and murderers
He’s got a gun against the criminals
There’s blood all over in his home town
And a no face man to hunt down

Hey Jack!
Who’s Jack?
That’s Jack!

Jack…
Hey Jack!
Who’s Jack?
Jack!

Till Death

Written By: The Godspeed Society

I cried for a moment
A bottle as a friend
My life was over
In a dead end
He came to my life
As a river flows to the sea
He gave me his hand
Suddenly I felt free

He told me:
“Baby, let’s run away
We don’t need anyone
I will be yours
You will be mine
Till death tear us apart”

In a black and white world
I waited in my bed
In my cotton pearly sheets
Till one night they turned red
How could he have me
Forever in a cage?
No, he won’t have me
Now I’ll lead the stage

He told me:
“Baby, let’s run away
We don’t need anyone
I will be yours
You will be mine
Till death tear us apart”

Discography

First album to be released by the end of 2011.

Set List

DARK RIVER
JACK
TILL DEATH
FATHER MAC
RED STAIN
CATS WALK
THE PURSUIT
YOURS
CAUCHEMAR
GRAND FINALE

SANGUE
JOHNNY
YOU WERE MEANT FOR ME
SCAMP
ROSE LITHIUM
PERFECT CRIME
BLOODY CITY