Fallen Angel

Album: Robbie Robertson (1987)
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  • Are you out there
    Can you hear me
    Can you see me in the dark

    I don't believe it's all for nothing
    It's not just written in the sand
    Sometimes I thought you felt too much
    And you crossed into the shadowland

    And the river was overflowing
    And the sky was fiery red
    You gotta play the hand that's dealt ya
    That's what the old man always said

    Fallen angel
    Casts a shadow up against the sun
    If my eyes could see
    The spirit of the chosen one

    In my dream the pipes were playing
    In my dream I lost a friend
    Come down Gabriel and blow your horn
    Cause some day we will meet again

    Fallen angel
    Casts a shadow up against the sun
    If my eyes could see
    The spirit of the chosen one

    All the tears
    All the rage
    All the blues in the night
    If my eyes could see
    You kneeling in the silver light

    Fallin', fallin', fallin' down
    Fallin', fallin' down
    Fallin', fallin', fallin' down
    Fallin', fallin' down
    Fallin', fallin', fallin' down
    Fallin', fallin' down

    Fallen angel
    Casts a shadow up against the sun
    If my eyes could see
    The spirit of the chosen one

    All the tears
    All the rage
    All the blues in the night
    If my eyes could see
    You kneeling in the silver light

    If you're out there can you touch me
    Can you see me I don't know
    If you're out there can you reach me
    Lay a flower in the snow

    Fallin' down, fallin' down
    Fallin' down, fallin' down
    Fallin' down, fallin' down Writer/s: BOUCHARD, ROBBINS
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Steve from Phliladelphia, PaNice tribute to a really great vocalist/musician/performer. I saw him and Rick Denko in Seaside NJ around 1976. They did a short gig in a seashore town. I have no idea why. He was great. I listened to the Band's music when I was in the Army in 1970-1972. Their music along with the Moody Blues music helped me get through. Loved all the work of the Band
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaKenny in LA. You are correct. Richard Manuel girl/wife was living in Santa Monica @ the time(late 80's)
  • Harrill from North Myrtle Beach,sc, ScManuel was reffered to by the other 2 singers in "The Band" as THE lead singer. He should be credited with that.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaI have to take a little exception to the "sometimes vocalist" description. It makes it sound as if Manuel do the odd vocal here or there. Not true! Manuel, Rick Danko and Leveon Helm were a unique three-pronged lead vocal attack. If you added up all the time spent singing on all of the group's songs, it would be about equal, with Manuel probably coming out on top. More importantly, he was the most accomplished singer in The Band and flat-out one of the best ballad singers ever in rock. His is the lead voice on "I Shall Be Released," "Right as Rain," "Chest Fever," "Shape I'm In," "Tears of Rage," and many, many others.
  • Kenny from Los Angeles, CaIn the late 80's my roommate worked at an Indian restaurant in Santa Monica. He knew i was a fan of the Band and one day told me that Manuel's wife was a hostess there. i think it was called Dharba. I never met her though
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