Angel
by Grey Eye Glances

From the CD

"Eventide"
Universal/Polygram/Mercury/Parachute, 1997



Music and Lyrics by Dwayne Keith

"Angel" is one of the all time favorite GEG songs.  A live show rarely passes without it being played.  It is based on the movie "Wings of Desire" which was later remade as "City of Angels."  


Jen singing at the Tin Angel.
Philadelphia.  1997

Angel is on the album "Eventide", which is the first of GEG's nationally released albums.

GEG spent three months in Nashville recording it. It was during this time that Brett Kull and Paul Ramsey started playing with the band. They were supposed to play on a few tracks and other musicians who traveled with GEG would play guitar and percussion on other tracks. During the course of recording it became clear that Brett and Paul were so talented that they were used on every track, and they have been with GEG ever since.

Let the night be gone
Let it go without a sound
I have seen you twice before
Nothing by chance you said

I've heard it can be seen
In the places in between
Where the meek are said to seem
To be a part of it

You said everyone cries
You said everyone flies
And the joy I keep bound
Like a secret I hide
From the spirits that move
In the time that I bide
But it hurts sometimes

Float me past the night
Show me all the currents right
Leaning on a subtle light
That brings one back again

You said everyone cries
You said everyone flies
And the joy I keep bound
Like a secret I hide
From the spirits that move
In the time that I bide
But it hurts sometimes

When I dream it's never dark
When the moon is swirling through my head
Do you come to watch me too
Do you think of me as a part of you
Heart of you, start of you

Will this last that long
Though I know it can't be wrong
You repeat you're not that strong
But that's what angels do

You said everyone cries
You said everyone flies
And the joy I keep bound
Like a secret I hide
From the spirits that move
In the time that I bide

Did you know you could fly
When you opened your eyes
Does a miracle start
Even though no one tries
After all of this time
After all it's just fine
But it hurts sometimes