Angel of Harlem

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate infl… more »

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 
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 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 diamond eyes
She sees the truth behind the lies Angel 
Soul love this love won't let me go
So long angel of Harlem Angel of Harlem 
She says it's heart, heart and soul
Yeah yeah (yeah)
Yeah yeah (right now)

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  Angel angel of Harlem Angel angel of Harlem Angel angel of Harlem Angel angel of Harlem


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