Angel

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Musician Allison Crowe performs, live-off-the-floor, one of her favourite songs by Sarah McLachlan, also a Canuck - and an early inspiration to the singer-songwriter from Canada's most western shores.

“Angel” appears on Allison Crowe's "Tidings" CD album.

In featuring her musical force, the UNESCO-endorsed New Songs For Peace Project says: "Allison Crowe may not be well-known now but this young woman has the voice and talent to be the next Alanis or Norah. The raw emotions in her hauntingly beautiful rendition of 'Angel' should convince you of her potential."

Music journalist Teri McIntyre, in a nod to the artist's iconoclastic approach, writes: "Crowe manages to give the song a refreshing, blown-out emotional take that, for some, may surpass the original."

This performance video for "Angel" is from the live-off-the-floor session at Turtle Recording studio in White Rock, BC, Canada.

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Angel

Words & Music by Sarah McLachlan
As performed by Allison Crowe

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
need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps through my veins
that may be empty
and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of an 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 there

So tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back
storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lie
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escape for 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

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from Tidings, released November 11, 2004

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Allison Crowe Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

"Why music?" "Why breathing?"

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