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Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay

There's always some reason
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day

I need some distraction
A beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins

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

So tired of this straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back

The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack

It don't make no difference
Escape them one last time
It's easier to believe

In this sweet madness
Oh, this glorious sadness
That brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
Fly away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you feel
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here



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    ENNISApr 27, 2008 at 2:41 am
    If you read into it i see a person that life has been never good to them. iI see the lack of hope, love,understanding, acceptance , and of them self. to verse "memories seep from my veins" to me is an act of suicide. where the person is leaving the earthly life to the live we all pray for no problems , hurting, and the peace death brings . this person has slit their wrists and as the vale of death overcomes them they feel the lightness , the warmth of living someplace else . your in the "arms of an angel". leaving the emptiness, cold feelings not fitting in, not able to handle life as an every day person. as life slips away there are no more " vultures at your back"the "lies" stop and all becomes peaceful and the pain and suffering slowly flow away ,never to be hurt again.
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    ChrisFishA-CrossRiffJun 2, 2008 at 8:28 pm
    Ennis gave a VERY good explanation of the song.

    You spend all your days waiting, hoping things will get better. But each day is the same. It gets worse at the end of the day because then there's nothing to keep you from thinking. You decide to end your life in hopes that the "other side" will be better. You get tired of life's twists and turns and everyone being against you. She's describing the death as bittersweet.

    I don't condone suicide. However this is a very poetic song and a great way to explain that even though someone does kill themselves, it's not definite that they suffer eternal torture for the rest of their days.
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    UnregisteredOct 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    When I found out the horrible news about PUPPY DOE, KIYA, I broke down and cried! The candle light vigil was too far away and I was heart broken, so my dad invited some folks over to have my own personal candle light vigil for PUPPY DOE, KIYA. It's heart breaking how something so evil and cruel would happen to such an innocent puppy! Years ago, when I first heard this song, I cried. And now I still cry for the loss of an innocent puppy, even though I know KIYA is in a much better place. Her body may be gone, but her spirit will remain forever. I will never forget this sweet baby! I did not know KIYA; never met her, but in my heart and in my spirit, I have known her forever. I am praying every day, the jerk that did that torture to KIYA, is found! MAY JUSTICE BE SERVED FOR PUPPY DOE, KIYA!
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    Jennifer G. WilliamsMay 7, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Beautiful song by Sarah McLaughlin! Sarah Simmons sang it beautifully on the voice last night, also. Her voice is such a gift! I love to hear her sing!
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    chloewinter-morseOct 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    well my bf ex brandi u may have seen her on the news well i blame my self for her death. this song was played at her funeral and she also learnt how to play it on the piano wen she was 2. wen they say " you are pulled for the recage of your silent revery" i can see her beeing lifted out of the water her ice cold body and pale white skin. you also may have herd about bradi angles to me she is the only beautiful angle that has a gud heart. r.i.p im sorrry brandi form chloe

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