Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Calling All Angels..."

A man is placed upon the steps, a baby cries
and high above the church bells start to ring

and as the heaviness the body
oh, the heaviness settles in
somewhere you can hear a mother sing.

Then it's one foot then the other
as you step out onto the road
how much weight? how much weight?
then it's how long? and how far?
and how many times before it's too late?

Calling all angels,
calling all angels.
Walk me through this one
don't leave me alone.

Calling all angels,
calling all angels
We're cryin' and we're hurtin'
and we're not sure why...

And every day you gaze upon the sunset
with such love and intensity
why it''s almost as if
if you could crack the code
then you'd finally understand what this all means.

But if you you think you would
trade it in
all the pain and suffering?
ah, but then you'd miss
the beauty of the light upon this earth
and the sweetness of leaving.

Calling all angels,
calling all angels
walk me through this one
don't leave me alone.

Callin' all angels,
callin' all angels
walk me through this one
don't leave me alone.

Callin' all angels
callin' all angels
we're tryin'
we're hopin'
we're hurtin'
we're lovin'
we're cryin'
we're callin'
'cause we're not sure how this goes...

Lyrics by Jane Silberry. All Rights Reserved. Photos courtesy of Google Images.


Cecilia said...

I love this song... Jane Siberry and kd lang sing it together in the version I have... so evocative, gentle and heartbreaking.

Pax, C.

Catherine + said...

Dear C+, I have that same recording and have added it to my list of sacred music in iTunes...I couldn't agree with you more. Thank you for gracing my blog with your presence.

Magdalene6127 said...

Catherine +, you asked for my email... it's my username at yahoo.

Grace and Peace,


soupablog said...

I've always loved that song. Played it live years ago... Thanks for visiting my blog.

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