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U2 — Angel Of Harlem
Album: Rattle & Hum
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Total ratings: 161









Released: 1988
Length: 3:44
Plays (last 30 days): 0
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...
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 RobRyan wrote:
this is THE ONLY U2 song i like. other than reggae, my biggest carp about radio paradise is the necessity to play U2 at least once an hour.
 
I have to agree with you. I like at most 5 songs of U2 too, This one belongs to that odd group.
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 DBCinCA wrote:
Who gave this song a 10? If this song is a 10, then 10 is meaningless.
 
Not necessarily. It just means we all have a different idea of perfection.

 rgj13 wrote:
Almost worthy of Billie, and a pretty good song in its own right. Fun horns!
 
Evocative lyrics:

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


 orpheus wrote:

Xtremely Bad, though this album did have a few good tracks. This reminds me of "Refugee" off of "War" though besides that stinker, that album totally rules! :grouphug: :D/ :D :) :goodvibes:
 
What? This song is great! I'm giving it a 9.

DBCinCA wrote:
Who gave this song a 10? If this song is a 10, then 10 is meaningless.
Sans doubt. C'est merde!
this is THE ONLY U2 song i like. other than reggae, my biggest carp about radio paradise is the necessity to play U2 at least once an hour.
Oh Hell Yeah!!!!! :bounce:
Who gave this song a 10? If this song is a 10, then 10 is meaningless.
dolfoxxx wrote:
bad song on a bad album
Xtremely Bad, :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :moon: :puke: :puke: :puke: :crashcomp: :crashcomp: :drunk: though this album did have a few good tracks. This reminds me of "Refugee" off of "War" though besides that stinker, that album totally rules! :sunny: :flamed: :grouphug: :guitarist: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: :D/ :jump: :kiss: :heartkiss: :hug: :D :) :goodvibes:
bad song on a bad album
Almost worthy of Billie, and a pretty good song in its own right. :clap: Fun horns!