Ordinary Angels


About Ordinary Angels

"Ordinary Angels" is a song by Australian indie pop group, Frente!. The song was not released as single in Australia. It was released in North America and Europe in 1993 and included on their debut studio album Marvin the Album. The song won 'breakthrough artist' at the ARIA Music Awards of 1993


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you get the world for your birthday baby
open your eyes and say yes, no, maybe
the box ticks on, the core is a bomb
the world is silent
you listen like a lover to it

sometimes a mirror's a miracle
sometimes it's nothing at all
in this reflection even angels fall
you could fly anytime

ba-da-da-daa etc.
(even though you own your own comet)
ordinary people
it's okay
you don't have to wear those wings
they're stupid things

i know some dizzy, easy heights
don't stop your life at the lights
don't be smart, be a beginner
don't be wrong, even when it's right

ordinary people
it's okay
we're not watching anyway
it's okay

ba-da-da-daa etc.

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Frente! are an Australian alternative rock group, formed in 1991. The original lineup featured singer Angie Hart, founder and guitarist Simon Austin, bassist Tim O'Connor (later replaced by Bill McDonald), and drummer Mark Picton (later replaced by Alastair Barden). In 1992 they released the successful singles "Ordinary Angels" and "Accidently Kelly Street". more »

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11 facts about this song

Year of Release
"Ordinary Angels" was released by Frente! in 1992 on their debut EP 'Clunk'.
Chart Success
The song was a huge hit in Australia, reaching number 3 on the ARIA Singles Chart.
Band Origin
Frente! is an Australian indie pop and folk band that was formed in 1991.
Unique Style
The song is known for its distinctive acoustic sound and the captivating vocals of lead singer, Angie Hart.
Platinum Certification
The song did so well it helped their debut EP earn a platinum certification.
"Ordinary Angels" was co-written by all four original members of the band - Angie Hart, Simon Austin, Tim O'Connor, and Mark Picton.
The song's lyrics send a powerful message about self-worth and not waiting for extraordinary things to happen but realizing that ordinary angels or events can also bring happiness.
The song was later re-released on their first studio album, 'Marvin the Album' in November 1992.
Music Video
The music video for the song is simple yet captivating, featuring a performance by the band in a homey, vintage looking setting.
Later Appearances
"Ordinary Angels" appeared on the soundtrack of the Australian movie 'Hating Alison Ashley' in 2005.
"Ordinary Angels" won Frente! an ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Award in 1993 for Breakthrough Artist – Single.

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