"Looking For Angels" as written by and John Cooper....
Walk this world alone try to stay on my feet

Sometimes crawl, fall, but I stand up cause I'm afraid to sleep
And open my eyes to a new day, with all new problems 4. and all new pain
All the faces are filled with so much anger
Losing our dignity and hope from fear of danger
After all the wars, after settling the scores, at the break of dawn we will be deaf to the answers

There's so much bigotry, misunderstanding and fear
With eyes squinted and fists clinched we reach out for what is dear
We want it we want
We want a reason to live

We're on a pilgrimage
A crusade for hope
'Cause in our hearts and minds and souls we know
We need it we need
We need more than this

Going through this life looking for angels
People passing by looking for angels

Walking down the streets looking for angels
Everyone I meet looking for angels

So many nations with so many hungry people
So many homeless scrounging around for dirty needles
On the rise, teen suicide, when we will realize
We've been desensitized by the lies of the world

We're oppressed and impressed by the greedy
Whose hands squeeze the life out of the needy
When will we learn that wars, threats,
And regrets are the cause and effect of living in fear

Who can help protect the innocence of our children
Stolen on the internet with images they can't forget
We want it we want
We want a reason to live

We represent a generation that wants to turn back a nation
To let love be our light and salvation
We need it we need

We need more than this
I became a savior to some kids I'll never meet
Sent a check in the mail to buy them something to eat
What will you do to make a difference, to make a change?

What will you do to help someone along the way?
Just a touch, a smile as you turn the other cheek
Pray for your enemies, humble yourself, love's staring back at me
In the midst of the most painful faces
Angels show up in the strangest of places

Lyrics submitted by sens_freak_18, edited by tnicole

"Looking for Angels" as written by John Landrum Cooper John Cooper

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    General CommentI can't believe no one's commented this song yet!! It so rocks!! anyways... the meaning is pretty clear. We're living in a terrible world but most people are hoping that it will get better. And everyone's hoping they'll meet an angel to help them, and you never know who's an angel and stuff... sorry, I'm not real good at explaining myself. It's such a sweet song, in a sense... so.. yeah =]
    mus1c r0xon February 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, love this song, the explanation sounded good, we could need a angel. yeah most of skillets lyrics are awesome, love that they are christian also. rock on!
    oqhyreon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song explains everything that is going on in the world today.I think its really awsome, and John has a really nice voice. -lol- genaflores
    genafloreson March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song just adds to Skillet's reputation as extremely versatile! On Comatose, this song is a spoken-word track, because the lyrical content might sound cheesy when song. The song is so hopeful and honest--we want a purpose, a reason to be, and to love! Thanks Skillet for showing that Christians can rock your face off too!
    The_panhead_girlon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the way the chorus
    but the spoken-word verses make me slightly fidgety, but pan-head girl is right, you have this is sing-song it would be corny.
    Arian Caldonon June 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReally Beautiful and so true song. Lyrically awesome and the music is great too.

    This is exactly my view on our actual world.
    AutumnInAsheson September 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLuv the song! It's so true!
    YourHeroesAreDeadon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    It's my favorite by Skillet.
    I love the part:
    What will you do to help someone along the way?
    Just a touch, a smile as you turn the other cheek
    Pray for your enemies, humble yourself, love's staring back at me
    It really speaks to me and when i heard it i decided to let everyone know how much i care for them.
    RedneckxrockerxChicon April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFreemasonry in potilics... The New World Order (Zion, the Elite, Masons) want Jesus dead, so LOVE won't be spread.

    Pray for everyone... :-)
    Edboyon June 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont think theyre talking about literal angels....theyre saying how WE can be angels by getting involved in organizations like compassion international or teen help center, he even refers to sponsoring a child in the song...

    its a very true message that i write on all the time. this world is falling apart. what are you doing to keep it together?
    headbangforjesuson August 09, 2008   Link

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