City of Angels Song Lyrics

10,000 Maniacs

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Heaven, is this heaven where we are?
See them walking, if you dare, if you call that walking.
Stumble, stagger, fall and drag themselves along the streets of heaven.

Where is the blessed table to feed all who hunger on earth,
welcomed and seated each one joyfully served?
See them walking, if you dare, if you call that walking.
Stumble, stagger, fall and drag themselves along the streets of heaven.

Where is the halo that should glow 'round your face,
and where are the wings that should grow from your shoulder blades?
Show them to me.
These are sobering sights I've seen in the City of Angels
have all been one rude awakening that was dues to me in heaven.

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 What’s the Matter Here?
  • 2 Hey Jack Kerouac
  • 3 Like the Weather
  • 4 Cherry Tree
  • 5 The Painted Desert
  • 6 Don’t Talk
  • 7 Peace Train
  • 8 Gun Shy
  • 9 My Sister Rose
  • 10 A Campfire Song
  • 11 City of Angels
  • 12 Verdi Cries


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: James Maker, Peter Thomas, Richard Baker
    album: Track 11 in album In My Tribe
    release date: 1987-7-7
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:18
    producer: Peter Asher
    drums: Jerome Augustyniak
    vocal: Natalie Merchant
    mixer: George Massenburg and Frank Wolf
    recorded by: George Massenburg
    electric bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
    keyboard: Dennis Drew
    additional engineer: Sharon Rice
    percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
    assistant engineer: Shep Lonsdale and Duane Seykora
    assistant producer: Edd Kolakowski
    pedal steel guitar & mandolin & guitars: Robert Buck
    writer: Natalie Merchant, Robert Buck

    Album Information

    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075596073820
    script: Latin