"Miller's Angels" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Matthew Malley, Charles Gillingham, David Bryson, Adam Duritz and Ben G Mize....
Miller's angels in black and white
Welcome everyone in
Children dreaming of wrong and right
Wrapped in grace and in sin

They come out of the blue sky
They come out of the blue
They come out of the blue sky
But you never know where they're gonna go
Hey Romeo

Miller's fingers are traveling down the length of her thigh
But Miller's mind is still wandering
Staring up at the sky

They come out of the blue sky
They come out of the blue
They come out of the blue sky
But you never know where they're gonna go
Hey Romeo

Don't come around here

Miller's angels are hovering in between the earth and the sun
In the shadow of God's unwavering love
I am a fortunate son

They come out of the blue sky
They come out of the blue
They come out of the blue sky
But you never know where they're gonna go
Hey Romeo



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"Miller's Angels" as written by Adam Fredric Duritz David Lynn Bryson

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    General CommentSad, but beautiful
    Tito4687on March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe bulk of the song - the first verses and everything - were written for the film Miller's Crossing, directed by Sean Penn (hence the dedication "for Sean and me" in the album notes). But Duritz added the coda after the song was rejected by the movie producers. So, the bit "Can't you hear me?" is a personal complaint, very typical of Duritz at this period in his career, saying simply "I hate being famous, I can't go outside, I'm a nervous wreck, leave me alone!". So, the first 2/3 of the song relate to the movie, and the final bit is Duritz.
    cravenmonketon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThere's a real innocence to this song for some reason. And although I have no idea what the song is about, I think that it's probably about corruption and a loose of yourself throught life; like as you go through it, thing just come flying at you and you very early realize how little control you really have. Anyway, it's justa really beautiful song
    txsnowbunnyon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentok, i think this is about when people die, and fate. Its the idea that angels just pick people when it is there turn to die. And it says how they come "out of the blue", and it shows how they can just watch and flirt with the people on the earth, yet theres nothing we can do about it. I think its mostly to do with fate.
    sambo28on April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentok, i think this is about when people die, and fate. Its the idea that angels just pick people when it is there turn to die. And it says how they come "out of the blue", and it shows how they can just watch and flirt with the people on the earth, yet theres nothing we can do about it. I think its mostly to do with fate.
    sambo28on April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentok, i think this is about when people die, and fate. Its the idea that angels just pick people when it is there turn to die. And it says how they come "out of the blue", and it shows how they can just watch and flirt with the people on the earth, yet theres nothing we can do about it. I think its mostly to do with fate.
    sambo28on April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoops
    sambo28on April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThere is more to this song than what has been posted. At the end he says:

    Can't you hear me
    cause I'm screaming
    I did not go outside yesterday
    Don't wake me
    please don't wake me
    cause I was dreaming
    and I might just stay inside again today
    I don't go out much these days
    yes sometimes I stay inside all day
    Won't you leave me alone

    This is the best part of the whole song! But it's so sad.
    Tito4687on July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThank you Tito, I was going to say that exact same thing, the last part is the nest. Whoever posted this needs to listen harder. Anyway... this song is easily one of CC's best, I absolutely love it. Beautiful
    pyros411on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Miller's angels in black and white
    Welcome everyone in
    Children dreaming of wrong and right'

    do you not notice a similarity with the lyrics in round here:

    'Step out the front door like a ghost,
    into the fog, where no-one notices the contrast of white on white.
    And inbetweeen the moon and you
    the angels get a better view
    of the crumbling difference between wrong and right'

    ?
    phil_FFFon November 11, 2006   Link

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