U2 - Angel of Harlem Lyrics

U2 Rattle and Hum cover art
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It was a cold and wet December day
When we touched the ground at JFK
Snow was melting on the ground
On BLS I heard the sound
Of an angel

New York, like a Christmas tree
Tonight this city belongs to me
Angel

Soul love...this love won't let me go
So long...Angel of Harlem

Birdland on fifty-three
The street sounds like a symphony
We got John Coltrane and a love supreme
Miles says she's got to be an angel

Lady Day got diamond eyes
She sees the truth behind the lies
Angel

Soul love...this love won't let me go
So long...Angel of Harlem
Angel of Harlem

She says it's heart...heart and soul...
Yeah yeah...(yeah)
Yeah yeah...(right now)

Blue light on the avenue
God knows they got to you
An empty glass, the lady sings
Eyes swollen like a bee sting
Blinded you lost your way
Through the side streets and the alleyway
Like a star exploding in the night
Falling to the city in broad daylight
An angel in Devil's shoes
Salvation in the blues
You never looked like an angel
Yeah yeah...Angel of Harlem

Angel...Angel of Harlem...
[Repeat and fade]
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Helter Skelter (live)
  • 2 Van Diemen's Land
  • 3 Desire
  • 4 Hawkmoon 269
  • 5 All Along the Watchtower (live)
  • 6 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (live)
  • 7 Freedom for My People
  • 8 Silver and Gold (live)
  • 9 Pride (In the Name of Love) (live)
  • 10 Angel of Harlem
  • 11 Love Rescue Me
  • 12 When Love Comes to Town
  • 13 Heartland
  • 14 God, Part II
  • 15 The Star Spangled Banner
  • 16 Bullet the Blue Sky (live)
  • 17 All I Want Is You


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen, Paul Hewson
    album: Track 10 in album Rattle and Hum
    release date: 1988-7-14
    popularity : 180 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Arena Rock/Blues Rock/Classic Rock/New Wave/Pop Rock/Rhythm & Blues/Rock & Roll
    length: 3:49
    mixer: Shelly Yakus and Rob Jacobs
    recorded by: Dave Ferguson and Jack Clement
    organ: Joey Miskulin
    guest horn: The Memphis Horns
    assistant engineer: Randy Wine
    composer: U2
    lyricist: Bono
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5014474000720
    script: Latin