Fleetwood Mac, EP, Extended Play (2013)

Sad Angel

“Sad Angel” is Track 1 on Fleetwood Mac’s 2013 digital release Extended Play (EP).

About the Song

Lindsey Buckingham: “I was writing a lot of stuff. I was thinking about Stevie when I was putting these together. Many of the songs I came up with were directed at Stevie. They were a dialog to her. Both those are very much that. ‘Sad Angel’ – I think of her in all her traumatic splendor as having quite a bit of sadness that she still deals with. At the moment that it was being written I really was thinking about the fact that she and I were not agreeing on the idea of an album. The chorus is ‘Hello, sad angel, have you come to fight the war?’ It goes on to talk about ‘the crowd’s calling out for more.’ It’s sort of a cyclical look at our lives, the competitiveness of it yet the underlying unity of it. Each of our journeys has never been not a little about the other.”

Lyrics

My eyes were consumed
By the silence in the room
Your dreams would not wake
From the words that we break

Hello, hello, sad angel
Have you come to fight the war
The drums, a fire, a calling
My soul marches out the door
We fall to earth together
The crowd calling out for more
Hello, hello, sad angel
Have you come to fight the war

My eyes saw the words
With a prayer and a curse
Your pain had to sleep
With a sword that it keeps

Hello, hello, sad angel
Have you come to fight the war
The drums, a fire, a calling
My soul marches out the door
We fall to earth together
The crowd calling out for more
Hello, hello, sad angel
Have you come to fight the war

Hello, hello, sad angel
Have you come to fight the war
The drums, a fire, a calling
My soul marches out the door
We fall to earth together
The crowd calling out for more
Hello hello, sad angel
Have you come to fight the war
Come to fight the war
Come to fight the war

Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello

(Lindsey Buckingham) © 2013 Now Sounds Music (ASCAP)

Produced by Lindsey Buckingham and Mitchell Froom. ℗ 2013 LMJS Production, LLC.

EP: Sad Angel | Without You | It Takes Time | Miss Fantasy

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