Wings of a Dove

Madness

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"Wings of a Dove" (also known as "Wings of a Dove (A Celebratory Song)") is a song by Madness. It was released in 1983 as a stand-alone single and later in 1984 it was included on the American version of their album Keep Moving. The single spent 10 weeks in British charts peaking at number 2. It peaked at number 1 in Ireland. "Wings of a Dove" was written by Suggs and Chas Smash and they also share lead vocals here. The song is quite unusual for Madness, featuring steel drums by Creighton Steel Sounds and the gospel choir The Inspirational Choir of the Pentecostal First Born Church of the Living God. In 1985, Madness offered the song as their contribution to the multi-artist compilation Greenpeace – The Album. The song enjoyed a brief resurgence in popularity in 1999 when it was featured in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. Madness performed a version live on BBC1 on New Year's Eve, 2018. 


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Take time for your pleasure
And laugh with love
Take the hand of another
And sing for the wings of a dove

Woah woah, for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove

Look up at the rooftops
When you're walking 'round
Don't think for a moment
Of looking down

Woah woah, (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove

Ha-lellujah (lellujah)
Ha-lellujah (lellujah)

Look up at the rooftops (the roof)
When you're walking 'round
Don't think for a moment
Of looking down

At a room at the top
Where we're not allowed
Cheer to the echo 
Can you hear the sound

Woah woah, (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, (Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove

Yeah yeah yeah (etc.)
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove
Woah woah, for the wings of a dove
Et cetera

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Blue train taking me from you....

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Madness are an English ska band from Camden Town, London, that formed in 1976. One of the most prominent bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s 2 Tone ska revival, they continue to perform with their most recognised line-up of seven members. more »

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Written by: CATHAL SMYTH, CHRISTOPHER JOHN FOREMAN, DANIEL MARK WOODGATE, GRAHAM MCPHERSON, LEE JAY THOMPSON, MARK WILLIAM BEDFORD, MICHAEL BARSON

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