"Real Life (Angel)" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner and Richard Barry Jupp....
If you wake in the quake in 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 the beat, darling
Time alone with the pounding of your heart
As it starts to heal you'll find a better mirror in another

You have never known dumbfounded
So out of reach and hollowed through
Blue and white the light and sound surrounded
As the music pulls you through
And on that hallelujah morning
In the arms of new love, the peace that you 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
Yes you were the eyes of a men 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 have never known dumbfounded
So out of reach and hollowed through
Blue and white the light and sound surrounded
As the music pulls you through
And on that hallelujah morning
In the arms of new love, the peace that you feel's real life

Angel
Angel
Angel
Angel

You with the eyes of the men not forgotten
You with the eyes for the lonely whoever
You with the life that could bring down a tenement
Talking your way through the hearts of the citadel
Up on the tables, or shoulders of strangers, or
Under my arms we add to the waterfall
My little sister with blazing common
You'll never need fear a thing in this world while
I have a breath in me; blood in my veins
You'll never need fear 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 have never known dumbfounded
So out of reach and hollowed through
Blue and white the light and sound surrounded
As the music pulls you through
And on that hallelujah morning
In the arms of new love, the peace that you feel's real life

Angel
Angel


Lyrics submitted by niteflite01, edited by georgeporter, stephen723

"Real Life (Angel)" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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  • +4
    Song MeaningThis song deals with a friend of Garvey's who was absolutely heartbroken. As the Elbow songwriter and lead singer says himself;

    "It's a heartbroken friend. It's very much about someone close to me who was heartbroken. It's me talking about them, giving them advice, telling them to dance it out. It's basically saying this is who you are; I am your friend; we are your friends. Do whatever you have to do to get through it, namely, dance away the heartaches."
    niteflite01on March 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song, very uplifting.
    Hiltsukon March 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"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"

    This seems an elegant way to say don't give in to the darkness/depression you are feeling, stay calm, we're here for you.

    Nice.
    jeffreeon April 30, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningWhen I saw Elbow in Boston on May 13th, I recall Guy Garvey saying this song was written for a heartbroken friend, and he was telling her to go out and get plastered, essentially, seems quite British to me.

    Either way, a very moving and beautiful song!
    FarnzCo530on May 26, 2014   Link

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