It was a cold and wet December day When we touched the ground at JFK Snow was melting on the ground On BLS I heard the sound Of an angel
New York, like a Christmas tree Tonight this city belongs to me Angel
Soul love, this love won't let me go So long, angel of Harlem
Birdland on fifty three The street sounds like a symphony We got John Coltrane and a love supreme Miles, and she's got to be an angel
Lady Day got diamond eyes She sees the truth behind the lies Angel
Soul love this love won't let me go So long angel of Harlem Angel of Harlem
She says it's heart, heart and soul Yeah yeah (yeah) Yeah yeah (right now)
Blue light on the avenue God knows they got to you An empty glass, the lady sings Eyes swollen like a bee sting Blinded you lost your way Through the side streets and the alleyway Like a star exploding in the night Falling to the city in broad daylight An angel in Devil's shoes Salvation in the blues You never looked like an angel Yeah yeah angel of Harlem
Angel angel of Harlem Angel angel of Harlem Angel angel of Harlem Angel angel of Harlem
Writer/s: ADAM CLAYTON, DAVID EVANS, LAURENCE MULLEN, PAUL HEWSON
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Chaosz from Amsterdam, Netherlands"Like a star exploding in the night Falling to the city in broad daylight An angel in Devil's shoes"
Nora from N/a, FlWOW ! This site is great !! I thought they were talking about a hooker...not a legend ! i feel dumb !
Pytlak from Bakersfield, CaAt the risk of being obvious, A Love Supreme was a 1964 John Coltrane album and "Miles" is almost certinly Miles Davis, another legendary jazz musician.
Acrobat from Adelaide, AustraliaU2 dedicated this to Kylie Minogue on their Australian Vertigo Tour Leg. The Aussie Pop Princess had just managed to beat breast cancer. Bono also popped up at one of Kylie's concerts and sang Kids with her
Mark from Worcester, MiJude, from Thomasville, GA-You were right. Billie Holiday doing 'Strange Fruit' is capable of making a grown man cry. I looked up the song on Wikipedia and I think there's an audio link. The photo that inspired the song 'Strange Fruit' will make a grown man cry too. Lord see us through...all of us please.
Homzd from O-town, NvOn "Rattle And Hum" blues great, B.B. King is very impressed with the powerful the lyrics of this song. If I remember correctly he tells Bono something to the effect, "Those are powerful lyrics from someone so young."
Johnny from Los Angeles, CaSomehow reminds me of "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan. And no, I am not using drugs.
Jude from Thomasville, GaI'm glad U2 paid tribute to the great Lady Day, If you ever want to know what a shivering fit feels like, listen to Billie Holiday sing "Strange Fruit." It near'bout makes me cry every time.
Nessie from Sapporo, JapanOne of the few good songs on Rattle and Hum. Hey, I just call it like it is, fellers.
Ryan from Albion, Nyi like the part in the rattle and hum dvd where they play this in the barbershop...pretty cool stuff
Josef from Corpus Christi, TxImmediate portrayal of U2's sudden downfall and sellout to the whimsical music industry. Although they have come back strong against the industry now with their latest album as well as Bono and Edge being known Free Music Activists for the fileshare industry. A Bono-Fide tale I must say...
Zach from ..., PaI love this song; I think that this is one of my favorite U2 songs... I also find this song to be very catchy.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.