Sarah McLachlan Angel

Spend all your time waiting

for that second chance

for a break that would make it okay

there’s always some reason

to feel not good enough

and it’s hard at the end of the day

I need some distraction

oh beautiful release

memories seep from my veins

let me be empty

and weightless and maybe

I’ll find some peace tonight

in the arms of the angel

fly away from here

from this dark cold hotel room

and the endlessness that you fear

you are pulled from the wreckage

of your silent reverie

you’re in the arms of the angel

may you find some comfort here

so tired of the straight line

and everywhere you turn

there’s vultures and thieves at your back

and the storm keeps on twisting

you keep on building the lies

that you make up for all that you lack

it don’t make no difference

escaping one last time

it’s easier to believe in this sweet madness oh

this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

in the arms of the angel

fly away from here

from this dark cold hotel room

and the endlessness that you fear

you are pulled from the wreckage

of your silent reverie

you’re in the arms of the angel

may you find some comfort here

you’re in the arms of the angel

may you find some comfort here

Sarah McLachlan Away In A Manger

Away in a manger

No crib for His bed

The little Lord Jesus

Laid down His sweet head

The stars in the bright sky

Looked down where He lay

The little Lord Jesus

Asleep on the hay

The cattle are lowing

The poor baby awakes

But little Lord Jesus

No crying He makes

I love Thee, Lord Jesus

Look down from the sky

And stay by my cradle

‘Til morning is nigh

Be near me, Lord Jesus

I ask Thee to stay

Close by me forever

And love me I pray

Bless all the dear children

In Thy tender care

And take us to heaven

To live with Thee there

Sarah McLachlan Ordinary Miracle

It’s not that unusual

When everything is beautiful

It’s just another

Ordinary miracle today

The sky knows when it’s time to snow

Don’t need to teach a seed to grow

It’s just another

Ordinary miracle today

Life is like a gift, they say

Wrapped up for you everyday

Open up, and find a way

To give some of your own

Isn’t it remarkable?

Like everytime a raindrop falls

It’s just another

Ordinary miracle today

The birds in winter have their fling

And always make it home by spring

It’s just another

Ordinary miracle today

When you wake up everyday

Please don’t throw your dreams away

Hold them close to your heart

‘Cause we are all a part

Of the ordinary miracle

Ordinary miracle

Do you want to see a miracle

It seems so exceptional

That things work out after all

It’s just another

Ordinary miracle today

The sun comes out and shines so bright

And disappears again at night

It’s just another

Ordinary miracle today

It’s just another

Ordinary miracle today

Sarah McLachlan Mary

Mary walks

down to the water’s edge

and there she hangs her head

to find herself faded

a shadow of what she once was

She said “How long have I been sleeping

and why do I feel so old

why do I feel so cold

my heart is saying one thing but my body won’t let go”

With trembling hands she reaches up

a stranger’s flesh is offered

and I would be the last to know

I would be the last the let it show

I would be the last to go

Take her hand

she will lead you through the fire

give you back hope

and hope that you won’t take too much

respecting what is left

she cradled us

she held us in her arms

unselfish in her suffering she could not understand

that no one seemed to have the time

to cherish what was given

and I would be the last to know

and I would be the last to let it show

I would be the last to go…

Mary walks…

Sarah McLachlan Trust

Somewhere deep inside me

I hold a picture of a time long gone

A time of ease and simple pleasures

And days in shadows not so long

Now with my mind I’m struggling

Holding on to what I believe

Listen to the fragments of my thoughts

That leave me broken and deceived

‘Cause I don’t know the way

He said “I can take you there,

I can show you places where our time has had no ware”

And as we walked the plains

The skies they opened wide

Revealing all the shame for what’s been lost inside us all

[CHORUS]

It’s a day in the life

In my mind I’ve seen it all

Sometime soon for all to see

The walls are slowly breaking down

In my mind I’ve seen it all

And someday we’ll be free

We’re searching for a message

Or so I thought but so it seems

The ignorance in the myths of others

Is easier to redeem

I’ve never questioned the answers given

To find the faith that’s been lost within

‘Cause where I lay my trust in others

Where it lies the ground is thin

‘Cause I don’t know the way

He said “I can take you there,

I can show you places where our time has had no ware”

And as we walked the plains

The skies they opened wide

Revealing all the shame for what’s been lost inside us all

[CHORUS]

[CHORUS]

I know you say you love me

If what you say is true

So show me something that’s not deceiving

‘Cause I wouldn’t lie to you

[CHORUS]

Sarah McLachlan Song For A Winter’s Night

[Written and first sung by Gordon Lightfoot in 1975]

The lamp is burnin’ low upon my table top

The snow is softly fallin’

The air is still within the silence of my room

I hear your voice softly callin’

If I could only have you near

To breathe a sigh or two

I would be happy just to hold the hands I love

Upon this winter night with you

The smoke is rising in the shadows overhead

My glass is almost empty

I read again between the lines upon the page

The words of love you sent me

If I could know within my heart

That you were lonely too

I would be happy just to hold the hands I love

Upon this winter night with you

The fire is dying now, my lamp is growing dim

The shades of night are liftin’

The mornin’ light steals across my windowpane

Where webs of snow are driftin’

If I could only have you near

To breathe a sigh or two

I would be happy just to hold the hands I love

And to be once again with with you

To be once again with with you

Sarah McLachlan Silver Bells

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks

Dressed in holiday style

In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas

Children laughing, people passing

Meeting smile after smile

And on every street corner you’ll hear

Silver bells (silver bells), silver bells (silver bells)

It’s Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling (ring-a-ling), hear them sing (hear them sing)

Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights

Even stop lights

Blink a bright red and green

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures

Hear the snow crunch

See the kids bunch

This is Santa’s big scene

And above all this bustle you’ll hear

Silver bells (silver bells), silver bells (silver bells)

It’s Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling (ring-a-ling), hear them sing (hear them sing)

Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks

Dressed in holiday style

In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas

Children laughing, people passing

Meeting smile after smile

And on every street corner you’ll hear

Silver bells (silver bells), silver bells (silver bells)

Strings of street lights

Even stop lights

Blink a bright red and green

As the shoppers rush home with their treasures

Hear the snow crunch

See the kids bunch

This is Santa’s big scene

And above all this bustle you’ll hear

Silver bells (silver bells), silver bells (silver bells)

It’s Christmas time in the city

Ring-a-ling (ring-a-ling), hear them sing (hear them sing)

Soon it will be Christmas day

Silver bells

Silver bells

Silver bells

Silver bells

Sarah McLachlan Heartbreak

Before the night comes, before the city sleeps

I walk a lonely mile

I see you watching, I know you’re waiting

For me to make a sign

I know you’d like me to go and crumble

Reveal myself to you

I lost a wing and grew a shell on the wound

Oh so soon

And heartbreak no you can’t catch me

Hot on my heals but I move too fast

I know you think that I would make good company…at last

You always come ’round after your good friend love

Has gone and run aground

A heart in shambles oh it’s just what you need

Your purpose found

You turn the lights down and draw the curtains

You put the kettle on

Come over here, sit down tell me your troubles

You sing the saddest song

And heartbreak no you can’t catch me

Hot on my heals but I move too fast

I know you think that I would make good company…

yours at last

I’m free to wander so get up off of your knees

And find some other fool

Someone who’ll hold you when you’ve got no one to tease

It won’t be me

Sarah McLachlan Beautiful Girl

One thing that I know

It will get better

Each and every drought

Ends in the river

If I were a diviner, you’d be awash in rain to cool your fire

Oh to cool your fire

There could be winds of change in my auburn hair

But I’ll tie it back for now

And when the bitter breeze carries a trace of fear

We’ll persevere some how

We’re gonna push on through, pretty girl

Just like we always do, beautiful girl

I know the world can be cruel, pretty girl

You’re gonna make it ’cause you’ve got love on your side

The truth of letting go

Lies in the answer

That when the storm subsides

I’ll still be there to hold you

There’s beauty in your violence, and the dissonant melody I hear you sing

Oh I love to hear you sing

There could be winds of change in my auburn hair

But I’ll tie it back for now

And when the bitter breeze carries a trace of fear

We’ll persevere somehow

We’re gonna push on through, pretty girl

Just like we always do, beautiful girl

I know the world can be cruel, pretty girl

You’re gonna make it ’cause you got love on your side

Pretty girl

One thing that I know

Is it will get better…