Where Are The Angels

from by Rob Halligan



Commissioned by the Bishop of Coventry as a lament for knife crime.


Bm G
Where were the angels tonight
When the darkest shadow seem to swallow up the light
And the fragile thread of life
Is cut short by a knife
Where were the angels

Where were the angels tonight
When just one word of love would have put fear to flight
And darkness would have fled
And no-one would have bled
Where were the angels

Em Bm
And where are the hands that threw the stars into space
F#m G
The hands that drew the smile on the innocent face
Em Bm
Where are the arms of eternal embrace
F#m G
Where are the angels tonight

Where are the angels today
As the sun shines down on where the children used to play
And the world carries on
As if there’s nothing wrong
Where are the angels

I know there is a light that reaches the heart
That’s been broken by this world and left torn apart
There’s a love that can heal the deepest of scars
I know there are angels tonight

I saw an angel tonight
I saw a love that cut deeper than a knife
How long before we see this love
Running through our streets
We need the angels


from Psalm, released April 24, 2019


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Rob Halligan coventry

Award winning international artist who has worked with Graeme Duffin,Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet), Bob Halligan Jr (Judas Priest, Cher), After The Fire, and Paul Evans (Delirious). His CD Best Thing that Happened was nominated Contemporary Album Of The Year and his latest album, The Perils the Grace and The Way has appeared on BBC Radio 2, BBC1 TV, ITV’s Daybreak and many local radio stations. ... more

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