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Music Video Lesson - Sarah McLachlan 'Angel'

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Sarah McLachlan is a Canadian singer/songwriter known for her emotional music.

This song 'Angel' was released in 1997 and is one of her best known songs.

First, read through the lyrics and try to guess which word fits in which gap. Then listen and check your answers.

Note: Do you ever research the meanings of songs?

Websites such as wikepedia.org and songmeanings.net can give you a really fascinating insight into what the songs were written about.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Key Words

  • Tired
  • Chance
  • Empty
  • Silent
  • Distraction
  • Difference
  • Reason
  • Madness
  • Hotel

Sarah McLachlan - Angel Lyrics

Spend all your time waiting
For that second _1_
For a break that would make it okay
There's always some _2_
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some _3_
Oh beautiful release
Memory seeps from my veins
Let me be _4_
And weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of an angel
Fly away from here
From this dark cold _5_ room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your _6_ reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort there

So _7_ of the straight line
And everywhere you turn
There's vultures and thieves at your back
Storm keeps on twisting
You keep on building the lie
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no _8_
Escaping one last time
It’s easier to believe in this sweet _9_ oh
This glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

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