Ask the Angels

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About Ask the Angels

"Ask the Angels" is a rock song written by Patti Smith and Ivan Kral, and released as a third single from Patti Smith Group 1976 album Radio Ethiopia. In 2000 The Distillers released a cover of the song on their debut album. Chemical People released a cover on their 1990 EP Angels & Devils.


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Move! Ask the angels who they're calling, 
Go ask the angels if they're calling to thee 
Ask the angels while they're falling 
Who that person could possibly be 

And I know you got the feeling, 
You know, I feel it crawl across the floor 
And I know it got you reelin' 
And honey honey the call is for war 
And it's wild wild wild wild. 

Everybody got the feelin' 
You know the feeling and it's stronger each day 
Everybody wants to be reelin' 
And baby baby I'll show you the way 

And I know it's hard sometimes, 
You got a piece and hit across the sky 
And I know it's hard sometimes 
And world war is the battle cry 
And it's wild wild wild wild 

Across the country through the fields 
You know I see it written 'cross the sky 
People rising from the highway 
And war war is the battle cry 
And it's wild wild wild wild. 

Armageddon, it's gotten 
No savior jailer can take it from me 
World ending, it's just beginning 
And rock and roll is what I'm born to be 
And it's wild wild wild wild 
Wild wild wild wild 
Wild wild wild wild 
Wild wild wild wild 

Ask the angels if they're startin' to move 
Comin' in droves in from L.A. 
Ask the angels if they're starting to groove 
Lightning as armor and it's today 
It's wild wild wild wild 
Wild wild wild wild 
Wild wild wild wild 
Wild wild wild wild.

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Patti Smith

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. more »

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