"13 Angels" as written by and Keenan/weatherman/mullin/dean....
Sleep, sleep, sleep, oh sleep for me
And rest your soul, just like the roses at your feet
Dream, dream, dream, dream awhile for me
And travel far away 'till the distance is complete

There's thirteen angels standing on display
I think they're gonna take you away
One life time gone and now your soul is dead
The angels just shake their heads

Oh faith, faith, faith, have faith for me
I lost it long ago somewhere I shouldn't be
Heart heart heart, save your heart for me
It's the only place I've been with everything I need

There's thirteen angels standing on display
I think they're gonna throw me away
One life time gone and now my soul is dead
The angels just shake their heads

Oh, maybe I'm a life time soldier never dying, never gettin' older
Maybe I'm a life time soldier lost along the way
High, high, high, stay high for me
And let me see the things I never thought I'd be
Wait, wait, wait, please wait for me
I've traveled far and wide without a destiny

There's thirteen angels standing on display
I think they're gonna take you away
One life time gone and now my soul is dead
The angels just shake their heads

Oh, maybe I'm a life time soldier never dying, never gettin' older
Maybe I'm a life time soldier lost along the way


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

"13 Angels" as written by Keenan/weatherman/mullin/dean

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    General CommentI think lifetime soldier refers to a man on a chosen path, like a preacher or Pepper himself, a poet and frontman..on the road, the bad shit he gets involved with. The fact that he can't remain faithful, nor clean..so his angels are his family and they just look down in disgust.

    Just a thought.

    paulbrowneart.co.uk
    one who waitson July 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who thinks that they've fallen from light, someone who's tried to do good and has failed, someone just not living up to what they could be. Something like that.
    LordRetardon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think you are both on the right track. The subject has fallen from his ideals. He is ashamed of himself for doing so. He wishes for death, the angels say no. He wishes for support from his beloved, the angels say no. Then he just wants people to travel or search for him, the angels say no. He ends the song contemplating his existence having no purpose, the lifetime soldier always searching for his self, but never finding what he's looking for...his own personal heaven. The Angels, being representatives of heaven keep turning him away. The fact that there are 13 Angels is significant, 13 the unlucky number for the unlucky man.

    Pepper is a great songwriter, I love all of his work. Beautiful song by an extraordinary band.
    Cloudconnectedon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song and great lyrics, as we'r use to hear from this guy......
    runfuson May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree with Cloudconnected...the lyrics just say it...there are 13 angles standing on display. this number is an expressive one and explains it all...so those angels bring bad luck to him...they shake their heads and don't want to take him away nor help him...he's between being dead and alive and he can't find his place because he's lost along the way. also he says the heart's the only place he'd been with everything he needed...so it's everything's about this...the soul
    Ruxion June 25, 2007   Link

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