If You’re Dying To See


It’s no secret that I love Owl City. 

This song means a lot to me, and has been a constant companion these past few weeks. I thought I’d share it with you. 

Angels

 

“Angels” by Owl City

From the album All Things Bright & Beautiful

Wake me if you’re out there!

 

Through the glass in my bedroom window,

In the bushes far below,

I thought I saw an unfamiliar shadow

Among the ones I so clearly know.

 

I’ve been sleeping with the nightlight unplugged,

With a note on the rocking chair

That says, “I’m dreaming of the life I once loved,

So wake me if you’re out there.”

 

Living close to the ground

Is seventh heaven ‘cause there are angels all around.

Among my frivolous thoughts

I believe there are beautiful things seen by the astronauts—

So wake me if you’re out there!

 

Wake me if you’re out there!

 

In the dust on my cellar staircase

A pair of footprints followed me.

I saw a flicker in the fake fireplace.

Blinked again, but there was nothing to see.

 

I’ve been leaving all the windows unlocked

With a basket by the oak tree

‘Cause I’ll be picking up the acorns that fall off

If you’ll be climbing up to meet me.

 

Living close to the ground

Is seventh heaven ‘cause there are angels all around.

Among my frivolous thoughts

I believe there are beautiful things seen by the astronauts—

So wake me if you’re out there!

 

I keep my knees black and blue

‘Cause they often hit the hardwood floor—

Wake me if you’re out there!

And I believe, so I’m not praying to the ceiling anymore.

 

I’ve been sleeping with the nightlight unplugged,

With a note on the rocking chair

That says, “I’m dreaming of the life I once loved,

So wake me if you’re out there.”

 

Living close to the ground

Is seventh heaven ‘cause there are angels all around.

Among my frivolous thoughts

I believe there are beautiful things seen by the astronauts.

 

The indications reveal—

Wake me if you’re out there!

—That few of us realize life is quite surreal,

So if you’re dying to see,

I guarantee there are angels around your vicinity.

 

So if you’re dying to see,

I guarantee there are angels around your vicinity.

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