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Why do I deserve such a visit
From the one I thought I'd never meet.
Beyond my greatest expectations.
You exceeded everything.
Well here I am

Take me for what you see
For I'm transparent in the light of you.
And look inside,
See that fire burning bright
The same one that you rekindled inside me

My mouth was dry
Only you quenched my thirst
I thought I was last
You told me I was first.

And I thought I was seeing Angels
And now I know I was.
Your wings around me
Feel good they always does.

So there I was
Ain't the same man I used to be
But do you still like what you see in me.

Still see through,
Always will be with you.
Can you stand to see my vulnerability

For I am frightened
Shed so much I clung onto
The only things I have left is this guitar and you.

Nowhere to run
Been out here too long
Under the sun.
Am I too afraid
To get some.
To afraid to give myself some shade
I hope and pray I do some day.

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    In my understanding, seeing angels is about a guy who goes through his life lonely because he had not yet found his soulmate and couldn't be with anyone who wasn't her. And then when he's thinking that maybe she isn't in this plane of reality during this lifetime, and that he must wait to meet her again in the afterlife. But, then like a miracle he sees her standing there and everything inside of him clicks because he already knows who she is, and it feels so good to finally see her with your eyes instead of in your dreams, she appears as an angel.
    But the song also discusses how scary true love can seem when you are standing on the threshold of a whole new life. Because when you start to comprehend that the lonely life you knew is going to be gone and if you can let yourself actually be happy with true love because it is so much greater than anything else.

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