"Visions Of Angels" as written by Peter Gabriel, Anthony Banks, Anthony Edwin Phillips and Michael Rutherford....
Standing in a forest gazing at the sun
Looking at the trees but there's not even one
See a rippling stream that smiles and then goes by
Run to feel its comfort but the water's dry.

I see her face and run to take her hand
Why she's never there I just don't understand
The trumpets sound my whole world crumbles down

Visions of angels all around
Dance in the sky.
Leaving me here
Forever goodbye.

As the leaves will crumble so will fall my love
For the fragile beauty of our lives must fade
Though I once remember echoes of my youth
Now I sense no past, no love that ends in love

Take this dream the stars have filled with light
As the blossom glides like snowflakes from the trees
In vengeance to a god no-one can reach

Visions of angels all around
Dance in the sky.
Leaving me here
Forever goodbye.

Ice is moving and the world's begun to freeze
See the sunlight stopped and deadned by the breeze
Minds are empty bodies more insensitive
Some believe that when they die they really live

I believe there never is an end
God gave up the world its people long ago
Why she's never there I still don't understand

Visions of angels all around
Dance in the sky.
Leaving me here
Forever goodbye.


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Visions of Angels" as written by Peter Gabriel Anthony Banks

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., CARLIN AMERICA INC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Visions Of Angels song meanings
Add your thoughts

6 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics were written Anthony Phillips. Apparently, and this is just a rumour though seems quite possible. Phillips was bessoted with Gabriel's wife and had a problem dealing with it because of the band situation. Hence..."Visions of angles all around dance in the sky leaving me here forever goodbye"
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song recognizes some female, apparently God, is not with us, and has given up on the world. Also, that all pleasures of the world have been lost "water's dry", "no past, no love".

    It is as if this song was about the apocalypse or hell. That is because everything in this song is from a dream, but not joy can be received.
    ConradSSon April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttimbo.h's version would be awesome for some reason. i don't know why :D
    carrotkinson April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe it's about dying, and you see visions of angels. Beautiful lyrics.
    Ummagumma69on June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnthony Phillips wrote the song. I've seen sources that said he had feelings for Pete's then girlfriend and later wife Jill Moore, but the song was actually written during the making of "From Genesis To Revelation" when Ant was still with his old girlfriend Lucy Burge, who he now claims was very much into Pete and sort of took him on as a second best. Yet Mike said in his book that when Ant and Lucy split, he'd never seen anyone take a breakup so badly. It's a bit like "Layla" in a way.
    vtrc1220on May 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnthony Phillips wrote the song. I've seen sources that said he had feelings for Pete's then girlfriend and later wife Jill Moore, but the song was actually written during the making of "From Genesis To Revelation" when Ant was still with his old girlfriend Lucy Burge, who he now claims was very much into Pete and sort of took him on as a second best. Yet Mike said in his book that when Ant and Lucy split, he'd never seen anyone take a breakup so badly. It's a bit like "Layla" in a way.
    vtrc1220on May 16, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain