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RevengeBest Of Janis Ian: The Autobiography Collection

When Angels Cry

Janis Ian

Wait
Your tired arms must rest
Let this moment pass
Wait until the morning
Close your eyes and you will see
who you used to be
left without a warning
Who knew one so big could grow so small?
Lighter than the writing on the wall

When angels cry, can I stand by?
When stones weep, can my heart sleep?
Wish I'd never heard, wish I'd never heard
Wish I'd never heard
the power of a four letter word

'cause only love will matter in the end
For a woman or a man -
what's the difference now?
Here, we live with bottles
and needles and truth
Here is your living proof
that death cannot be proud
Some say it's a judgment on us all
I can't believe that God would be that small

When angels cry, can I stand by?
When stones weep, can my heart sleep?
Wish I'd never heard, wish I'd never heard
Wish I'd never heard
the power of a four letter word

If ever was a rose that longed to bloom
If ever was a heart that longed to fly
If ever was an angel, it was you
So close your eyes and say goodbye
Goodbye

When angels cry, I can't stand by
When stones weep, I can't sleep
Guess I've finally learned
Guess I've finally learned
Yes, I've finally learned
that love is just a four letter word
Hope is just a four letter word

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