The Lumineers: “Angela” is probably the only song that was really written IN the studio.

The Lumineers:  “”Angela” is probably the only song that was really written IN the studio. Most of the songs we ever record are demo’d and rewritten countless times before being immortalized on a record. But this song was different.”

“Angela” is taken from the group’s second studio album, Cleopatra, and was released as the album’s third single on April 1, 2016.  The song is about “a small town beauty struggling to escape her past” and has the distinction of being about lead singer Wesley Schultz’s ex-girlfriend, Angela Henard.

“Although we didn’t work out, she still holds a place in my heart,” Schultz explained.  “This is why she is brought up in multiple songs.”

Lyrics:
When you left this town, with your windows down
And the wilderness inside
Let the exits pass, all the tar and glass
‘Til the road and sky align
The strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it’s a long time coming
And your Volvo lights lit up green and white
With the cities on the signs
But you held your course to some distant war
In the corners of your mind
From the second time around
The only love I ever found
Oh Angela it’s a long time coming
Home at last
Were you safe and warm in your coat of arms
With your fingers in a fist
Did you hear the notes, all those static codes
In the radio abyss?
Strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it’s a long time coming
Oh Angela spent your whole life running
Home at last
Home at last
Vacancy, hotel room, lost in me, lost in you
Angela, on my knees, I belong, I believe
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last, hmm

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