Monday, November 12, 2007

It's time for ... Sharing Meaningful Lyrics with Tara!

So anyone who has spent any time with me knows I occasionally get all wound up about some artistic type thing or another... and those who know me well know I am a complete closet cornball. I had a nice jog today and started thinking about this particular song, so I thought I would share some thoughts about it with you now.

The song: "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan

A little background: loving this song is somehow a secret shame for me. It is so dated, in some ways, and I actually am not a big fan of this style of music, but this one hits me everytime.

The Lyrics: It is really just the first verse and then the chorus that I love...

You spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For that break that would make it OK
There's always some reason to feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day

I need some distraction, oh, beautiful release
Memory seep from my veins
Let me be empty, oh, and weightless
And maybe I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

My response: I guess everyone has some "angel" that they turn to for comfort, and for me that is... music. There are certain pieces that just seem to wrap me up and clean off my soul. Do you know that feeling when your heart is so full you might burst and almost anything can be too painful and/or beautiful for you to bear? This is how I feel about some music. And the lyrics of this particular song kind of express that for me.


  1. My senior year of HS, I had a 78 Bonneville (boat!) and my dad installed a tape player in it. Oh, yeah. I bought the single- (Angel on one side and Adia on the other). I wore that sucker OUT! The mood is so unique and moody and beautiful. Now when I hear it I am back in my Bonnie driving around the streets of my hometown! Glad you like it too.

  2. love this song too. and i never really took note of the words until now. thanks for posting it.