Sarah McLachlan: Angel

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Angel

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There's always some reason to feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction, oh beautiful release
Memory seeps from my veins and makes me empty
Oh and weightless and maybe I'll find some peace tonight

CHORUS: In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and theives at your back
The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference escaping one last time
It's easier to believe in this sweet madness
Oh this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

CHORUS: In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room and the Endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
In the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here












songwriter: Sarah McLachlan

performed by: Sarah McLachlan

date released: 1999 by Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan wrote and recorded 'Angel' in memoriam for a former band member from Smashing Pumpkins who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996. In 'Angel', she paints in bold strokes the deadly emptiness of touring life, where nothing is constant and everything becomes a blur from hotel room to hotel room. "I need some distraction, oh, beautiful release" describes the self-medication professional musicians turn to in an effort to decompress from the highs of performing. Since the song's mainstream success, it has become symbolic of struggles with psychological difficulties such as addiction to drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, self-harm, etc.

Sarah McLachlan was born and adopted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968. As a young child, she took lessons in classical piano and guitar as well as voice lessons. She completed high school and one year at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before she decided to move to Vancouver.

It was on the West Coast in 1988 that McLachlan began her recording career with the album containing the hit single, 'Vox'.

McLachlan's career would culminate in twenty-one Juno Award nominations and eight awards. She has also won three prestigious Grammy Awards. In 1999, she was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada by then Governor-General, Adrienne Clarkson. In 2001, she was inducted into the Order of British Columbia.

In more recent years, McLachlan opened her philanthropic heart by performing for free benefit concerts for tsunami victims relief. In addition, she founded the Sarah McLachlan Musical Outreach Choir & Percussion Ensemble for inner city at-risk youth. She also is an avid supporter of the ASPCA and animal welfare where she filmed a two-minute advertisement with her song, 'Angel'. It raised 30 million dollars for the ASPCA.

























Angel

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For a break that would make it okay
There's always some reason to feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction, oh beautiful release
Memory seeps from my veins and makes me empty
Oh and weightless and maybe I'll find some peace tonight

CHORUS: In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room and the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

So tired of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and theives at your back
The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference escaping one last time
It's easier to believe in this sweet madness
Oh this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

CHORUS: In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room and the Endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
In the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here












songwriter: Sarah McLachlan

performed by: Sarah McLachlan

date released: 1999 by Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan wrote and recorded 'Angel' in memoriam for a former band member from Smashing Pumpkins who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996. In 'Angel', she paints in bold strokes the deadly emptiness of touring life, where nothing is constant and everything becomes a blur from hotel room to hotel room. "I need some distraction, oh, beautiful release" describes the self-medication professional musicians turn to in an effort to decompress from the highs of performing. Since the song's mainstream success, it has become symbolic of struggles with psychological difficulties such as addiction to drugs and alcohol, suicidal ideation, self-harm, etc.

Sarah McLachlan was born and adopted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1968. As a young child, she took lessons in classical piano and guitar as well as voice lessons. She completed high school and one year at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design before she decided to move to Vancouver.

It was on the West Coast in 1988 that McLachlan began her recording career with the album containing the hit single, 'Vox'.

McLachlan's career would culminate in twenty-one Juno Award nominations and eight awards. She has also won three prestigious Grammy Awards. In 1999, she was appointed as Officer of the Order of Canada by then Governor-General, Adrienne Clarkson. In 2001, she was inducted into the Order of British Columbia.

In more recent years, McLachlan opened her philanthropic heart by performing for free benefit concerts for tsunami victims relief. In addition, she founded the Sarah McLachlan Musical Outreach Choir & Percussion Ensemble for inner city at-risk youth. She also is an avid supporter of the ASPCA and animal welfare where she filmed a two-minute advertisement with her song, 'Angel'. It raised 30 million dollars for the ASPCA.

























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Quiz #: 2583
Vancouver singer-songwriter, Sarah MacLachlan takes the wings off an angel and puts them on a shelf.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
High Intermediate

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