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Angel of Harlem

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 says 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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Uploaded on February 16, 2006