"Angela" as written by and Simone Felice Wesley Schultz....
When you left this town, with your windows down
And the wilderness inside

Let the exits pass, all the tar and glass
'Til the road and sky align

The strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming

And your Volvo lights lit up green and white
With the cities on the signs

But you held your course to some distant war
In the corners of your mind

From the second time around
The only love I ever found
Oh Angela it's a long time coming

Home at last

Were you safe and warm in your coat of arms
With your fingers in a fist

Did you hear the notes, all those static codes
In the radio abyss?

Strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
Oh Angela spent your whole life running

Home at last
Home at last

Vacancy, hotel room, lost in me, lost in you
Angela, on my knees, I belong, I believe

Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last

Home at last, hmm


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"Angela" as written by Simone Felice Wesley Schultz

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    My InterpretationAt first glance it seems to be sort of a coming of age, leaving your home town kind of story.

    There also may be references to mental illness. Most specifically in the lines: "Did you hear the notes, all those static codes
    In the radio abyss". -Schizophrenic auditory hallucinations can be triggered (or more intense) when the person is hearing white noise. Also the lines about the "wars in your mind" and "wilderness inside" may generally reference the persons battle with the onset of this mental illness, thinking that the problems lies in the town itself but ultimately finding out that this problems will follow her. The wilderness being the new unknown territory her brain has created. She may also be experiencing paranoia: "The strangers in this town,
    They raise you up just to cut you down". These "strangers" may only be perceived by Angela as cutting her down.

    Anyway, this is a great song. I like to think the narrator loved this person and is seeing them flee from her problems both physically and mentally, hoping she eventually finds "home" or peace. Pretty tragic.

    Thanks for reading!
    Treehouzzon May 17, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationI don't think it is so much about schizophrenia as it is about the inevitable doubt we will all find in our lives as we look back.

    We know that the album focuses on the story of Cleopatra and the reflection back on her life. The album seems to tell a real array of emotions invoked by this story, with "Angela" focusing on the idea of living with regrets and the questions that come along with it, such as wondering if you made the right choice or not. It is a struggle we will all face with as our own stories unfold through our lives.
    Tse7en5on September 04, 2017   Link

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