Where Angels Play



Come with me to a place no eyes have ever seen
A million miles from here where no-one's ever been
God-given grace and a holy heaven face
I'm on the edge of something shattering
I'm coming through

'Ok let's fly' she says, 'This carpet's made for two'
'This ugly little box, no place for me and you'
Our carpet falls
On a dew-fresh dappled glade
Take a look around, there's something happening
All the colours fade

I don't want you now, bang bang bang, gone ooooh
I don't need you now, the seeds are sown ooooh
Bang bang pretty pretty
Bang bang

I don't think so, no no
I don't think so, no no
Bang bang
Bang bang

Far below the country rolls like a mighty boiling sea
The warm red sun gives up and sinks into the trees
But I'm no fool
I can't stand here betrayed
Take a look around there's something happening
All the colours fade

I don't want you now, bang bang bang, gone ooooh
I don't need you now, the seeds are sown ooooh
Bang bang pretty pretty
Bang bang

I don't think so, no no
I don't think so, no no
Bang bang
Bang bang


Demo version (1987):

Come with me to a place no eyes have ever seen
A world where all are free to sing out their dreams
Where angels play
Heart-shaped tambourines
And the birds sing out the sweetest song
You have ever seen

'Ok let's fly' she says, 'This carpet's made for two'
'This ugly little box, no place for me and you'
Our carpet falls
On a dew-fresh dappled glade
And the band strike up the sweetest song
That was ever made

I don't want you now
Bang bang bang gone
Ooh I don't need you now
I'm going home
Ooh bang bang chitty chitty bang bang
Ooh I don't think so no no
I don't think so no no
Bang bang
Bang bang

Far below the country rolls
Like a mighty boiling sea
The warm red sun creeps up
To play with you and me
Where angels play their heart-shaped tambourines
And the birds sing out the sweetest song
You have ever seen

I don't want you now
Bang bang bang gone
Ooh I don't need you now
I'm going home
Ooh bang bang chitty chitty bang bang
Ooh I don't think so no no
I don't think so no no
Bang bang
Bang bang


Live 1987 version:

Come with me to a place no eyes have ever seen
A world where all are free to sing out their dreams
Where angels play
Heart-shaped tambourines
And the birds sing out the sweetest song
You have ever seen

'Ok let's fly' she says, 'This carpet's made for two'
'This ugly little box, no place for me and you'
Our carpet falls
On a dew-fresh dappled glade
And the band strike up the sweetest song
That was ever made

And so we watched in awe
The wonders that unfurled
Tease with hair and twist with legs
We gave each other a pearl

Where angels play
Heart-shaped tambourines
And the band strike up the sweetest song
That there has ever been

And so we watched in awe
The wonders that unfurled
Tease with hair and twist with legs
we gave each other a pearl

Where angels play
Heart-shaped tambourines
And the birds sing out the sweetest song
That you have ever seen

Song
The sweetest song
It's the sweetest song
The sweetest song
The sweetest song
The sweetest song
Angels, angels, angels
Angels, angels, angels
Where angels play
Where angels play
Where angels play
Where the angels play, there's tambourines
Where the birds sing out the sweetest song we have seen


Lyrics by:
Squire / Brown

Music by:
Squire / Brown

Written:
1987

Personnel:
John Squire (guitar)
Ian Brown (vocals)
Gary Mounfield (bass)
Alan Wren (drums)

Produced by:
John Leckie

Available on:
I Wanna Be Adored single (b-side)
Turns Into Stone (4.15)
The Complete Stone Roses (4.15)

First live performance:
In 1987.

Pseudonyms:
'I Don't Want You Now'

Details:
Where Angels Play, recorded at Rockfield in January 1989, is one of the band's finest b-sides. The final minute of this song at Blackpool captures the band at their peak. John Leckie states in his interview with TITD that the released version was unfinished - Silvertone dug out a rough mix with a guide vocal.

For detailed analysis on the religious symbolism in this song, click here.


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