U2 Angel Of Harlem cover

Angel Of Harlem
by U2
Lyrics and Meaning

Oct 10, 1988

Angel Of Harlem Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
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
Verse 2
New York, like a Christmas tree
Tonight this city belongs to me
Verse 3
Soul love, this love won't let me go
So long, angel of Harlem
Verse 4
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
Verse 5
Lady Day got diamond eyes
She sees the truth behind the lies
Verse 6
Soul love this love won't let me go
So long angel of Harlem
Angel of Harlem
Verse 7
She says it's heart, heart and soul
Yeah yeah (yeah)
Yeah yeah (right now)
Verse 8
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
Verse 9
Angel angel of Harlem
Angel angel of Harlem
Angel angel of Harlem
Angel angel of Harlem

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