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You say you're down on your luck
Hey baby, it's a long, long way up
Hold back now, hold back your fears
You say you're really down and out
And you feel like there's no way out now
Let go now let go of your tears some more

How many times have you asked yourself
Is this the hand of fate that I've been dealt?
You're so disillusioned this can't be real
And you can't stand now the way you feel

I don't care about what they say
I won't live or die that way
Tired of figuring out things on my own
Angel's wings wont you carry me home

[Chorus:]
And when you're down on your luck
Hey baby, it's a long, long way up
Hold back now, hold back your fears
And when you're really down and out
And you feel like there's no way out now
Let go now let go of your tears some more

[Repeat Chorus]

I triumphed in the face of adversity
And I became the man I never thought I'd be
And now my biggest challenge, a thing called love
I guess I'm not as tough as I thought I was

I don't care about what they say
I'm gonna marry you some day
Go ahead and wake up, it's a brand new day
Angel's wings gonna carry you away
Angel's wings are going to carry me away
Angel's wings are going to carry us away



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    UnregisteredAug 13, 2012 at 8:00 am
    To me, mike ness, is talking about life and the impact it has on us, what he's saying helps those who feel this way... He's basically wishing for all of us that someone or something takes away to a better place...
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    UnregisteredFeb 8, 2012 at 3:07 am
    To me in symbolized a bad time in my life. My wife came along and turned it all around and made me a better person. She helped me let my guard down and become a better person. I used to sing this song to her. She passed away at age 29 after giving birth to our daughter. Ironically i feel like my life is at the beginning of the song again. I sing my daughter to sleep everynight to this song.

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