Real Life (Angel)
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If you wake in the quake and the roll of the heartbroken
Pounding the ground in a sawn off ballet
Bring us in an indigo dawn with the lovelorn and renegade
You always found peace in the grip of a beat darling
Time alone with the pounding of your heart
As it starts to heal you'll find a better mirror in another

You I've never known dumbfounded
So out of reach and hollowed through
Blue and white the light and sound surrounding
As the music pulls you through
And on that hallelujah morning
In the arms of new love
The peace that you'll feel's real life

Go straight to the place where you first lost your balance
And find your feet with the people that you love and
Bring us in an indigo dawn with the lovelorn and renegade
You with the eyes ever met not forgotten
Get hold of the night that rises in your blood
Focus on your pulse, focus on your breath
Know that we're never far away

You I've never known dumbfounded
So out of reach and hollowed through
Blue and white the light and sound surrounding
As the music pulls you through
And on that hallelujah morning
In the arms of new love
The peace that you'll feel's real life

(Angel...)
You with the eyes ever met not forgotten
You with the arms for the lonely whoever
You with the laugh that could bring down a tenement
Talking your way to the heart of the citadel
Up on the tables or shouldering strangers
Or under my arm as we add to the waterfall
My little sister with brothers in common
You never need fear a thing in this world
While I have a breath in me, blood in my veins
You never need fear a thing in this world
While I have a breath in me, blood in my veins
You never need fear a thing in this blue world

You I've never known dumbfounded
So out of reach and hollowed through
Blue and white the light and sound surrounding
As the music pulls you through
And on that hallelujah morning
In the arms of new love
The peace that you'll feel's real life

Song facts

"Craig wrote the music to this one. Being powerless to help a heartbroken friend tells you how much they mean to you. One of my oldest mates "danced away the heartache". The second appearance of the Hallé. It is quite extraordinary to have musicians of that calibre playing your arrangements, ridiculous in fact. And we finished half an hour early which meant I could drag them to the pub for one. Love 'em we do." - Guy Garvey

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