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Angel Of Harlem - Live From Dublin 1989 Lyrics

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The Complete U2 (2004)

Love: Live From The Point Depot (2004)

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"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

On guitar, the Angel of Harlem
I'm a joker

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
It's Dublin City that belongs to me, angel

Soul love, well 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 blood-shot eyes
She sees the truth behind the lies, angel

Soul love, well this love won't let me go
So long Angel of Harlem

She's heart and soul
Yeah, yeah, alright
Yeah, yeah, alright
Here she comes

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
Angel in her Devil's shoes
Salvation in the blues
You never looked like an angel
Yeah yeah, Angel of Harlem
Angel of Harlem

Sing for me
Angel, Angel of Harlem
Angel, Angel of Harlem
Everybody sing
Angel, Angel of Harlem
Thank you, Angel of Harlem