The Jazz Butcher Lyrics Angels
99 documented performances (click to explore)
1985 1 (JBC)
1986 7 (JBC)
1987 22
1 (Pat Solo)
21 (JBC)
1988 7 (JBC)
1989 13
4 (Pat Solo)
9 (JBC)
1990 5 (JBC)
1991 3 (JBC)
1992 17 (JBC)
1993 7
4 (Pat Solo)
3 (JBC)
1994 3 (JBC)
1995 1 (JBC)
1997 2 (JBC)
1998 1 (JBC)
1999 7
1 (Pat Solo)
6 (JBC)
2005 1 (Pat Solo)
2009 1 (JBC)
2011 1 (Pat Solo)

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Distressed Gentlefolk .. Angels .. Unconditional .. Western Family .. Draining The Glass 1982 - 86
30 second sampler
The Butcher Says..
International caller on my line;
Tomorrow's just another distance.
Put in a call to a friend of mine
Just to say hello
What if there were angels?
Oh, sometimes i swear that I can see them there:

Making jokes and wearing black
And speaking English just like me;
Bright and kind and young and good,
So come on, you,
I know that we could still be that way.
What do you say?

It's two a.m. and I'm feeling fine,
Staying up late with these men of mine.
I've seen the angels and the things they do and every one
Just makes me think of you.
So come on.

Making jokes and wearing black
And wearing black and wearing black
And they're right and good and wearing black
And just like you
Always on my mind.
Just the whole time.

I can see them.
Here they come now.
There's thousands of them.
They're bearing you up.
They're holding you up.
I want to hold you in my arms.

The Butcher Says..
Written on the morning that news broke about Reagan's bombing of Tripoli.
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  • Video Version
    Scottlebowski[at] - C.C. 95
    12Dec2016 1:31 PM (106 days 17 hours ago)
    Video Version is a truncated version of the song...
    And in my opinion, the edit removes all the build and punch that the full version has. (For maximum impact)
    A gorgeous tune.
  • angels
    annakin40[at] - mark smith, braintree
    1Dec2008 7:54 AM (8 years 119 days ago)
    absolutely amazing track, i lost the original in a house fire and would love to get a copy
  • funny?
    jgibbin[at] - want
    8Feb2007 1:26 PM (10 years 51 days ago)
    funny, I made a somewhat similarly obscure connection with "Wings of Desire"
  • lynch, soul coughing, modest mouse
    clentlocon[at] - clentlocon, tacoma
    1Apr2006 10:02 PM (10 years 364 days ago)
    "workin' on leavin the livin'" off the album "building nothing out of something" by modest mouse also contains the lyric "in heaven, everything is fine," with the addition "in heaven everything's alright.
    some vague connections to lynch and soul coughing: the girl in the furnace who sings "in heaven.." looks somewhat familiar to a girl on the cover of "ruby vroom" an ablum of soul coughing. i've found intuitive connections between this album and "mulholland drive" i.e. references to los angeles and cadillacs "overturning down a cliff on televsision." these connections are more subliminal, or superliminal at that, but interesting none the less.
  • Angels - the video
    Griffon - Michigan
    27Oct2005 8:43 PM (11 years 155 days ago)
    The video for Angels was memorable - black & white if I recall. I wonder if it's viewable on the web these days.