One to another
Do you remember me
I feel so small
Are you listening, tonight

So temporary
The things that I have seen
I ran so far
Will you take me back again

Entertaining angels
By the light of my T.V. screen
24-7 you wait for me

Entertaining angels
By the time I fall to my knees
Host of heaven, sing over me

One to another
The feelings in between
I won't let go
Of all you taught me, alright

Close as a brother
The way we used to be
I'll hold my breath
And wait for you to breathe

Entertaining angels
By the light of my T.V. screen
24-7 you wait for me

Entertaining angels
While the night becomes history
Host of heaven, sing over me


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    General CommentIt sounds like a person who was once close to God, (maybe as a kid?)but then got too involved in the ways of the world. Now he has realized what he is doing is wrong, and wants to repent.
    notFRANKon April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTells of how a friend ran away from his problems and how his friend accepts him back.
    Protoon January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me, it seems to go deeper than the simplistic lyrics, as many of their songs do. I see several dynamic aspects of the writer's relationship with God lamented, yet the result is always the same, implying that God never changes, is always there, and still wants the relationship - no matter where the writer has been..
    spankdownon March 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey! Newsboys fans:

    Im a new fan myself. I got Shine the Hits for my B-day, and I want to know which albums you recomend. I also want to know who else you like (both christian and non-christian) Thanks! :)
    kmm630on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all kmm630, I recommend Thrive. Its a really good album with a lot of deep lyrics, and alot of fun songs. About this song, I believe that it is about a friendship, but it is about our friendship with God, and how the whole of Heaven, the angels included, celebrate and are thus "entertained" when someone accepts God as their Savior. This is just my opinion though. :)
    excaliburon August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song means that whatever we do (what we watch, say, listen to, do ) God is watching. His angles are watching us. We may be entertaining angels by our actions. The bible talks about this in Hebrews 13:2. Check it out!
    Gluasdi18on August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHebrews 13:2 has always been my personal favorite verse, so was ecstatic when I got the hits album and saw this title. The wistful sound got me, but it was the lyrics that really sucked me in. It reminds me of how I need to work on my relationship with God-- like you can do all His work and be His hand and feet and all He asks of you, but you have to be dedicated to *Him* above all. Very pretty song with a very good message.
    luckypairofshoeson April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIf you have ever been to a Newsboys concert, Peter Furler (the lead singer) will tell you that this song comes from Luke 15:10 that says "Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repents." This song is about someone who has just accepted Christ as their Savior.
    anna_was_hereon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentPhil said he wrote this song from an experence, probally more than one time, of just talking to God in front of his TV screen after the TV went out. He said that, that is when he discovered many importaint things.

    Has any one seen the Music Video to this? It is one of htose tha thas no real or definite meaning behind it. The 'boys themselves claim to not know what is the metaphore behind it.
    Lisa101on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like the references to god here.

    "Host of heaven, sing over me"
    and "24-7, you wait over me"

    Anyway I think it's just a song to god like newsboys often write, this one mentions someone who used to be closer to god then he is at the time.

    Close as a brother
    The way we used to be
    Matthew15on September 09, 2007   Link

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