Crickets rhythmically sing
Their mournful melodies
A monotone by request
But they fail, they fail
To soothe the mess

Hands rhythmically grope
The sheets again for you
And off-rhythm the time slows
To make moments eternal
Moments eternal

Is this some kind of holy test
To stitch the treadmarks off my chest
To get up and walk outside my head
On a holy search for angeltread

Now I've lost my fear
So I pray that you come near
With a million sparkly lights
And help me, help me through the night

The milky prints of spirits near
I pray that they have lost their fear
A million wisps of sparkly light
Weaving through the walls

Lyrics submitted by Nelly, edited by SkyPyro

Angeltread Lyrics as written by Matthew Preston Slocum

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment
    This song could mean so many things. That's the thing about poetry--it attempts to verbalize something that can't really be described. Searching. Searching for what? Well, maybe each listener can decide that for him/herself. Linc
    LincolnIvoryon August 25, 2002   Link
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    I agree these are some of the most vague lyrics I have ever heard. I have been a Sixpence fan for six years and I’m not sure I am any closer to deciphering this song. The only thing I have been able to gather is that this song is about longing in general. The subject wants get outside of his head and search for Angle tread, where God has left his fingerprints. I also think the verse about crickets singing could be an allusion to the scripture about creation groaning in labor pains to be made new. After six years this is all I have. Can someone help me out?
    divinediscontenton November 24, 2004   Link
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    Am I the only one who doesn't find the song THAT ambiguous? 1 - monotone; trying to distract herself, calm down, stop thinking about it, but even listening to something as simple as crickets isn't soothing her. 2 - she's sleeping alone, missing someone--most likely a romantic partner or something--and at night, with nothing else to distract her, it's like infinite time to miss him. 3 - did God send this as some kind of test, to see if she has what it takes to get back up and keep going? 4 - still lying in bed, now observing the moonlight, thoughts idling around and feeling her spirit lilt--not happiness exactly, but acceptance, maybe. 5 - she's not afraid of being alone anymore, but she still doesn't know how to cope, so she prays for God to help her deal with the loneliness. 6 - now she's healed to the point where she can even think about others and hope that THEY have lost their fear as well.
    Mondenkindon November 04, 2006   Link
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    Ye it definitely is a Christian song, Sixpence none the richer are a Christian band, lol I know what not being about to stay calm is like, something I think every Christian experiences at some point, fear of their faith collapsing or not being strong/passionate enough
    simtech113on September 18, 2007   Link

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