City of Angels – Song and Lyrics by 10,000 Maniacs

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘City of Angels’ by 10,000 Maniacs. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of 10,000 Maniacs or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Heaven, is this heaven where we are?
See them walking, if you dare, if you call that walking
Stumble, stagger, fall and drag themselves along the streets of heaven

Where is the blessed table to feed all who hunger on earth
Welcomed and seated each one joyfully served?
See them walking, if you dare, if you call that walking
Stumble, stagger, fall and drag themselves along the streets of heaven

Where is the halo that should glow ’round your face
And where are the wings that should grow from your shoulder blades?
Show them to me
These are sobering sights I’ve seen in the city of angels
Have all been one rude awakening that was dues to me in heaven

There would have been heavenly music I was convinced before
A host of the dearly to meet me with hosannas sung at the door
But these are sobering sights I’ve seen in the city of angels
Have all been one rude awakening that was dues to me in heaven
In this city of fallen angels