The autumn howled around the heads
That hung so slack, with lips so red
The blooms had withered leaves were shed
Tongues stuck in jaws, sad clowns parade
The crushing whine began its call
And pointed fingers at us all

In Angle Park, the lights are dimmed
The statues grin
In Angle Park, the fountains crack
In Angle Park

The beaten cry behind white dress
The clowns stuck fast upon the mesh
While mothers wring their hands of tears
The spelling books are in arrears

The evil genius hugs his wife
As tiles ring with fear of life
The window fills with beating hearts
Beat on blindly beat it all

In Angle Park, the lights are dimmed
The statues grin
In Angle Park, the fountains crack
In Angle Park

In Angle Park, the lights are dimmed
The statues grin
In Angle Park, the fountains crack
In Angle Park


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Angle Park Lyrics as written by Stuart Adamson Bruce William Watson

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    Perhaps this is Angle Park in Penicuik. Though he was born in Manchester, Stuart Adamson had Scottish connections. The statues and fountains could well be situated in the park named above. I would need to analyse carefully the more obscure sections of lyrics to try and evaluate what is meant. Some kind of sadness is apparent.

    Icon6386on September 21, 2018   Link
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    Great song that deserves a comment even though I'm not at all sure what it's about!

    Many of Stuart Adamson's early lyrics were concerned with the possibilities of nuclear apocalypse which often seemed very real to those of us who were young back then, so I am guessing this lyric may have something to do with Cold War fears paralysing people, and the last verse perhaps urging the listener not to let this stuff stop them from living?

    TheMinstrelBoyon March 29, 2015   Link
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    Angle park is a house near where the band first formed. It’s in Dunfermline and can be easily seen on google maps, on the corner of Chamberfield Road and Townhill road it’s the big White House on the South East corner/bend in the road. It was the inspiration for this song as they used to walk passed it on a regular basis.

    Solo4126on January 27, 2022   Link

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