I met this girl
She's walking through one of my dreams
She kissed my eyes
And everything that she said
Made so much sense to me
That I still feel like I'm half asleep

My dark angel
She gave me diamonds for eyes
She walked by
Now I'm hypnotised
By this dream
That just won't stop
And I feel
Like I've always been lost in this dream

The rumours of heaven
Only speed the truth on earth
My dark angel
Shine your light on my curse
You are the other that I have to find
Until I do
I guess I'll see you 'round my mind

So Colorado
Is a place I have to go
I heard a rumour
She loves the mountains and the snow
My dark angel
She gave me diamonds for eyes
My dark angel
I offer you my heart
My dark angel
I think I loved you from the start

'Cause there is this face I know
That I've never seen
Sometimes I feel I'm living in
Someone else's dream
Still I'd like to thank you
For stopping to talk
And I wonder
Just into who's dream did who walk
Oh my dark angel
Shine your light on me
Shine your light
Shine your light
Shine your light on me


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    General CommentWow can't believe there are no comments on this. This has to be one of my absolute favorite slow songs.

    Its about a guy who dreams about his true love in his dreams and is always searching for her.

    'Cause there is this face I know
    That I've never seen
    Sometimes I feel I'm living in
    Someone else's dream
    Still I'd like to thank you
    For stopping to talk
    And I wonder
    Just into who's dream did who walk

    Saw these guys live once and they did this song. Very few dry eyes in the audience.
    Robson74on May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat do you think they mean by

    She gave me diamonds for eyes

    ????
    addieon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI went to the 5 Days In July tour back in '93 where Greg Keelor performed this song and forgot the lyrics right after the line "That I still feel like I'm half asleep". He told the band to stop, went and sat on the set couch and had a cigarette, never saying a word. After about 3 or 4 long drags he got up and performed the whole song without a problem.
    fundyfogon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReally!maybe this song means a lot to him, and it's kinda bothering him at that moment.
    bear_hug20on October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI found this song by accident, I was searching for a electronic house song called dark angel and I downloaded this by accident. That wonderful accident changed my outlook on many things permanently. 9 years ago I was traveling between college and my hometown to see my then girlfriend. This song I went ahead and threw on a mix CD came across my speakers somewhere in Central Oregon and it hit me, this was the song that I had been looking for, chasing a dream while fixating on something that may or may not be real.

    So to tie it all together I think this song is about more than just a girl, its about a dream, about fantasy that may never come true but he keeps searching, never giving up. It gives me solace in tough times and spurs me on as I search for something. Thanks guys for writing such a great song.
    mttruthon August 25, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningI stumbled across an interview with Greg published by CBC Music where he specifically addresses the genesis of this wonderful song (link below).

    In short, he was in love with a ballerina who performed the dark angel in Balanchine's Serenade with the National Ballet of Canada. It was apparently written while they were together, but by the time it came to record it, she was in another relationship.

    youtube.com/…
    joe1139454on March 17, 2017   Link

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