GO TO SLEEP WITH THE ANGELS

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by: bill mallonee
written shortly after Muriah and I moved to Santa Fe

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GO TO SLEEP WITH THE ANGELS
music/lyrics: bill mallonee

It’s good to see you old friend
I couldn’t track you down for days
I heard you disappeared for spell
just outside Santa Fe
Did you go there for a new scene?
Did your train tracks get all crossed?
Did you go there for mystics?
Did you go there to get lost?

Chorus:
and burn out like a sunset
o’er high deserts out west
burn out with every colour
leaping from your breast
and go to sleep with the angels
sleep with the secrets they tell (sell)
burn out like an old star
...and collapse on yourself

25 North and the snow cascades...
and for a moment I forget
just how good I had become
at dealing from the bottom of the deck
there’s a well I almost drowned in...
and were it not for love
you can fall pretty far and pretty hard...
but there’s always blue sky up above.

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop....
I was employed there every day
sifting through those sad remains...
for a lil’ something I might save
So, I stole what there was left to steal...
from an altar made of bones
took back all those gifts I gave...
they were never your’s to own

credits

from THE POWER & THE GLORY (2011), track released October 2, 2011
Bill: all guitars, vocals
Bert Shoaff: bass
Kevin Heuer: drums

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Bill Mallonee

Bill Mallonee is an Americana artist w/ 75 plus albums over a 25 year career. Voted by Paste Music Magazine #65 in their "Top 100 Living Songwriters" poll. He was the
founding member of Vigilantes of Love. He has worked with Mark Heard, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, & Peter Buck from REM.
His most recent work, "The Rags of Absence" released in Jan. 2017.
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