Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

SONG DEMOS

EVEN ANGELS (FALL) - Country/Spiritual

01:30
Kay Bell/Wendy Ford
Artist - Wendy Ford

Story

This song is the result of my first collaboration outside of songwriting workshop groups. The lyrics were written late one night during a sweltering summer heat wave when off in the distance, several blocks away from my home, I could hear screaming. It made me consider what might be happening—what distress other souls might be dealing with—behind the privacy of brick walls.

 

(Verse two; line one) 'I hear distant screams of torture', started the idea flowing... and at a much later date, Wendy very kindly put her melody to them, finishing the song.

Lyrics

V1

Are you frightened of rejection?

Kissing bottles till they’re empty

Liquid/liquor is your poison that

Numbs away your pain

Moments of perfection are

Drowned by floods of sadness

I’m trying to steer your spirit free

Stop pulling on the reins

CH/TAG

Even angels take a tumble when they fly into walls, but

There’s a cushion of love that saves them when they fall

V2

I hear distant screams of torture

Someone else’s choking

They’re trying to float on water but

The fire’s closing in, and

There’s oil on the surface of

The liquid that surrounds them

They’ll soon be suffocating on

The fumes of smoke and gin

CH/TAG

Even angels take a tumble when they fly into walls, but

There’s a cushion of love that saves them when they fall

Bridge

Put the past to bed tonight; just let it be

Free your troubled mind and walk beside me

CH/TAG

Even angels take a tumble when they fly into walls, but

There’s a cushion of love that saves them when they fall

V3

Aren’t you tired of riding

A round-a-bout to nowhere?

You’ve been around and back again

A million times or more

Leave that baggage here

There’s too much guilt to carry

The sun will rise tomorrow with

A new day to explore

CH/TAG

Even angels take a tumble when they fly into walls, but

There’s a cushion of love that saves them when they fall

OUTRO

Even angels

Even angels

Even angels