"That Night" as written by Sean Michael Daley and Anthony Jerome Davis....
Don't even know if I can write this song
Caught on a beam between right and wrong
Gotta keep forward, keep straight
For the sake of why we stay awake all night long
Its not up for interpret
Paranoid of exploiting the verdict
But in the same breath
I got thoughts that I wanna express and let surface
This ain't for props or the pop culture
Its about a balloon that got punctured
The sunshine'S fun til it burns someone
And we all got burnt that summer
She was sixteen.
Another young angel with clipped wings
She came to the shows
But I never met her, don't even know if she was listening
That night, we lost a supporter
That night, somebody lost their daughter
He raped and killed her at the venue
Can't comprehend what her friends must have went through
That night the sun went dark
Now watch everyone on the tourbus fall apart
That night, lord have mercy
The music died, that night, in Alberquerque

Stop, it can't be true right
This type of real deaont happen to you right?
Crescent, Murs, Dibbs, Jaybird
I wanna go home now and start a new life
Wish I could protect the kids
I guess safety's a hit or miss
With a prior convicted sex-offense against a 4 year old
Why we let you live?
Don't know what I'm trying to write
But there's a part of me that keeps dyin at night
When I think about her mother
I become another number that wants you to suffer
You're locked up for now, you have no more chances to steal the children's laughs
And if you ever find God
Better pray to her and ask that we never cross paths


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"That Night (Sunshine Blues)" as written by Anthony Jerome Davis Sean Michael Daley

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  • +1
    General CommentI love how Slug refers to God as a "she"

    Just read the story behind this song and it all makes sense.
    fLuiDLiQuiDFLoWon January 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAs reported in SF Critic:

    The murder of Marissa Mathy-Zvaifler forever changed the rapper Slug of Atmosphere. In June of 2003, Marissa, age 16, attended Atmosphere’s concert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That night the venue’s janitor promised he would introduce Marissa to Slug, luring her backstage where he proceeded to rape and then murder her. Slug knew he wasn’t responsible. Rather his feelings of remorse, his sympathy for the family, his fans from that night, the murderer and those readers of the event’s headlines, he realized he was connected to all of them. After the event, Slug explained he concluded, “It’s not just really about me getting on the stage and having the time of my life talking about how cool I am. It’s bigger than that.”

    Source: sfcritic.com/2011/05/interview-with-atmospheres-slug-explaining-how-the-murder-of-a-girl-in-new-mexico-changed-his-music-forever/
    whoisjanedoe89on May 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt seems like something big happened for real and he wrote about it, but I haven't been able to find anything out. If it did, it's really sad.
    kenomaon May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentweb.abqtrib.com/archives/news03/…
    free-webspace.biz/thevictims/…
    sfgenerationnext.com/features/…

    It's a bout a woman raped and killed at one of his concerts, literally.
    blurpon May 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at that concert, very disconcerting to know that was happening directly above me while I was having a good time.
    Then just by coincidence I lived with one of her best friends in a dorm room together the next year
    Teggyon April 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at this show. I was standing right next to a group of girls. One cut her foot on a broken corona bottle on the floor and she went upstairs to wash it off and a worker at the venue who was a convicted sex offender took her into a back room and raped and killed her and stuffed her body into a closet and moved a vending machine in front of it. When I heard it on the news the next day I knew exactly who it was. I saw her in her last moments. Very real. Very scary. Great tribute.
    bjn714on May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about Marissa Mathy-Zvaifler who was raped and killed at a show at the Sunshine Theater on July 16, 2003. crazy sad.
    live*love*dreamon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is horrible.. This song gives me the creeps everytime
    maffy06on July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone know what the Crescent, Murs, Dibbs, and Jaybird is all about?
    JonasSanteriaon January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCrescent Moon, Murs, Mr. Dibbs and Jaybird from Rhymesayers were all performing with Atmosphere that night.
    bjn714on February 23, 2008   Link

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