Angels Of Ashes
Scott Walker Lyrics


The Angels of Ashes
Will give back your passions
Again and again

Their light shafts
Will reach through the darkness
And touch you my friend

They'll fly in a mind dance
And blind you with wings
Wrapped in flame

If you're down to an echo
They just might remember
Your name

In the unbroken darkness
Where emptiness empties
Alone

There's no starting or stopping
Where there is no right or
No wrong

Well that's all right for some
Who can hang the absurd
On their wall

If your blind hands can't grope
Through these measureless waters
You'll fall

You've been following patterns
And fleeting sensations
Too long

And the fullness that fills up
The pulse of durations
Is gone

Let the great constellation
Of flickering ashes
Be heard

Let them burn with a fire
All it takes to confess
Is a word, just a word

I can recommend angels
I've watched as they've made a man strong
Oh so strong

If your humbleness shows
Then I'm sure that they'll take you
Along

You can tell them who sent you
It might help to get you
Above

You can say that he laughed
And he walked like St. Francis
With love

Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: SCOTT ENGEL

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The Angels of Ashes
Will give back your passions
Again and again

Their light shafts
Will reach through the darkness
And touch you my friend

They'll fly in a mind dance
And blind you with wings
Wrapped in flame

If you're down to an echo
They just might remember
Your name

In the unbroken darkness
Where emptiness empties
Alone

There's no starting or stopping
Where there is no right or
No wrong

Well that's all right for some
Who can hang the absurd
On their wall

If your blind hands can't grope
Through these measureless waters
You'll fall

You've been following patterns
And fleeting sensations
Too long

And the fullness that fills up
The pulse of durations
Is gone

Let the great constellation
Of flickering ashes
Be heard

Let them burn with a fire
All it takes to confess
Is a word, just a word

I can recommend angels
I've watched as they've made a man strong
Oh so strong

If your humbleness shows
Then I'm sure that they'll take you
Along

You can tell them who sent you
It might help to get you
Above

You can say that he laughed
And he walked like St. Francis
With love



All comments from YouTube:

Jerry Jones

Such a beautiful song. Sadly, I only discovered Scott after he died, now I have all his albums.

Dwayne Bouvia

I've been listening to him and the Walker brothers since late 60s

Out Of Ammo. Out Of Time

Me too!

David José

RIP Scott. This is my favorite song of all time. It is difficult to live in a world without your presence.

Jack Geitz

Amen my friend.....it is extremely difficult for me, I think of Scott often, next May will be very difficult for me... I will just have to play "Mrs MUrphy" to console myself here in Tasmania !

Jerry Jones

Yes David, this song is incredibly beautiful, you have great taste.

Steve Priest

Can’t think of a better song. Beautiful.

John Anthony

Yes Jose Scott demonstrated what human performance can reach. Be glad we still have his recordings.

Madeline Mitchell

I was missing him as soon as I heard. Like Bowie, he's left a void that no one else could ever fill.

tehee

I've had a few tokes tonight. And listening to this for the first time is mind-blowing. A masterpiece of a masterful pop voice. Why isn't this heard more?

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