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Angel Of Harlem Lyrics

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Zoo TV Live From Sydney (1994)


Zoo2Live (2006)

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"Angel Of Harlem" (live from Sydney)

"We landed in JFK, and we were picked up in a limousine. We had never been in a limousine before, and with the din of punk rock not yet faded from our ears, there was sort of guilty pleasure as we stepped into the limousine. Followed by a sly grin, as you admit to yourself this is fun. We crossed Triborough Bridge and saw the Manhattan skyline. The limo driver was black and he had the radio turned to WBLS, a black music station. Billie Holiday was singing. And there it was, city of blinding lights, neon hearts. They were advertising in the skies for people like us, as London had been the year before. And it was snowing." - Bono, U2 By U2 2006

Party Sydney-style, yep
With an angel of Harlem

It was a cold a cold and wet December day
When we touched down at JFK
As the snow was melting all around
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 53,
The street sounds like a symphony
We got Jon Coltrane and a love supreme
Miles and she has 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

Mmm, love, sing now
She's heart and soul, yeah yeah

Blue light on the avenue, God knows the got to you
An empty glass, the lady sings, eyes swollen like a bee sting
Blinded, you lost your way on the side streets and the ally way
Like a star exploding in the night, falling through the city in broad daylight
Angel in Devil's shoes, salvation in the blues
You never looked like an angel
You were an Angel of Harlem
Angel of Harlem

Angel, Angel of Harlem
Angel, Angel of Harlem
Angel, Angel of Harlem
Angel, Angel of Harlem
Angel, Angel of Harlem

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