Michael Morgan & Alex Cook: Angels are everywhere

Angels . . . everywhere . . . everyONE . . . you know it’s true!

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LYRICS
By Michael Morgan & Alex Cook

Chorus
Angels entertaining me unaware
we’re all in the city
we’re all in the city
Angels entertaining me unaware
we’re all in the city
we’re all in the city
Angels are everywhere
Open up your eyes and you’ll see them
Angels are everywhere
Open up your heart and you’ll free them
Angels are everywhere
Open up your eyes and you’ll see them
Angels are everywhere
Open up your heart and you’ll free them

In the darkest places people fighting for their lives
learning to strive instead of connive
hoping for some goodness
praying it will arrive
a single drink from the fountain of life
that will revive
this man, this woman, rising up from the depths
everyday like a gift thank God I haven’t died
yet it takes so much courage just to take a single step
but these angels of the Lord are breaking free from the net
they’re showing life like a fire burning bright
despite a human history of tragedy, addiction, and fist fights
Now necessity has thrown them up against the wall
so they stop trying to run before they learn how to crawl
and now they’re taking each step as if it really mattered
drawing up the pieces of a life that once was shattered
now there’s nothing to stand on but the rock
now there’s nothing to do but walk the walk
Here we go . . .

Chorus

God’s thoughts passing to woman,
God’s thoughts passing to man,
Open up your hearts.
Open up your hands.
Can we ever really be outside the great I AM?
On every blade of grass
They sing to make ‘em grow.
Muses, Genius, Don’t you know?
I was once lost in the wilderness,
“Let my people go!”
But like hard-hearted Pharaoh
My ego just said no.
My thoughts formed evil fiends that said they were friends
So I danced down a dead end street with them.
But a few feet in — I met my first angel.
Holding up a cup for change, filthy, holes in his hands, looking in his eyes I thought — is this the son of man?
He asked if I had something to spare, I said nothing, he touched me, I lost all fear, and saw clearly for the first time, angels are everywhere.
All around me. Angels are everywhere.
Chopping carrots, sitting in traffic, checking in the mirror, paying bills, begging for change, playing in the park, watering someone else’s lawn, crying their eyes out, dancing in the street, praying to the Lord.
Angels are everywhere.

Musicians’ websites:
http://itsaboutgood.bandcamp.com/
http://www.alexcookmusic.com/

Comments

  1. Carolyn says:

    This is a beautiful song and the lyrics are equally beautiful.  I loved listening to it.  Thank you

  2. Tessa says:

    Alex and Michael, I just LOVE this song and the sentiment. Thank you both for making it glow! Reading through the lyrics today was exactly what I needed to switch my uneasiness over the unknown to sincere eagerness to see all of the angels in this new city that I’m blessed to be living in!  Thank you!!

  3. Paul Scott says:

    Thanks for reminding me that angels – and goodness – abound all around us and in the most unlikely places!

  4. Ige says:

    Yes,that is true!

  5. Amy Brice says:

    Michael and Alex, I’m so glad to see this song shared here and want to thank you so much for writing it and sharing it with all of us. Lately, it is my “go to song” in my car, and I am feeling the healing waters of the lyrics…and I know I’m not the only one. :) This song rocks! Much love to you, brothers.

    • itsaboutgood says:

      Ahhhh! God is good! Thank you so much for your beautiful support, Amy. Angels love cars – lots of opportunities for seeing the good in others, in spiritual movement, and in the beauty of God’s creation.

      Angels are everywhere – even “sitting in traffic!” hahaha.

      :)

  6. GrannyJoy says:

    So gritty, so right on, so good! Thanks !!!!!!

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