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