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"Send Me An Angel" Lyrics:
Chorus:
Send me an angel
Send me an angel
Right now, right now
Send me an angel
Send me an angel
Right now, right now
Do you believe in heaven above?
Do you believe in love?
Don't tell a lie, don't be false or untrue
It all comes back to you
Open fire!
On my burning heart
I've never been lucky in love
My defenses are down
A kiss or a frown
I can't survive on my own
If a girl walks in and draws her name in my heart
I'll turn and run away
Everyday we've all been led astray
It's hard to be lucky in love
It gets in your eyes
It's making you cry
Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do
You're looking for love
Calling heaven above
(Chorus)
Empty dreams can only disappoint
In a room behind your smile
But don't give up, don't give up
(give up, give up, give up)
You can be lucky in love
It gets in your eyes
It's making you cry
Don't know what to do
Don't know what to do
You're looking for love
Calling heaven above
(Chorus)
About Real Life:
Real Life was an Australian New Wave band that had hits with their debut single, "Send Me an Angel" (1983) and with "Catch Me, I'm Falling" (1984), both of which were featured on their debut album Heartland (1983). The band consisted of David Sterry (lead vocalsguitar), Richard Zatorski (violinkeyboard), Alan Johnson (bass), Danny Simcic (drums), and Steve Williams (keyboard). Following hit singles with 1983's "Send Me an Angel" and 1984's "Catch Me, I'm Falling", Real Life released the album, Flame (1985), which spawned one single, "One Blind Love".
Neither the album nor the single repeated their previous success. The first single No Shame failed to chart, a video was shot for the second single "Face to Face" and it got airplay in Australia but nothing in the way of success. In 1986, they recorded a song called "Babies", which was also less successful than their earlier hits, for a new North American release "Down Comes the Hammer". "Babies", was the first new recording by the band that was not written by David Sterry and Zatorski. There were two other new songs and a re-mix of "Send Me an Angel". Incredibly this was to be the first of 3 best of albums after the band had only recorded two studio LP's. Richard Zatorski left the band to attend law school and is now a practising lawyer in Melbourne Australia.
At some stage Richard Zatorski formed a new band called Zatorski, and recorded an updated version of "Send Me an Angel". In 1989, they released a new version of "Send me an Angel", titled "Send Me an Angel '89", which fared slightly better than the original in the USA. The video for the 1989 version was identical to the original except keyboardist Richard Zatorski was edited out of all shots. In 1990, they released Lifetime, their first album of all-new material in five years, which spawned a minor hit with the single "God Tonight".
Steve Williams (keyboard) was the post Zatorski musician and was followed by George Pappas. A falling out between Sterry and the remaining two original members Simcic and Johnson came to a head when words were not spoken for 9 months. According to the official website a meeting with all members of the band was held at a pub in Melbourne, this quickly turned into a boozy rehash of all old conflicts and Johnson and Simcic agreed to leave the band or were told to get out, depending on what your interpretation of the proceedings were.
In 1998, they released Happy, which was followed in 2004 by Imperfection, this time featuring only David Sterry and George Pappas. In November of 2005, George announced his departure from the band. David has continued to carry the band name on his own. In 2005 toured the West coast of the US to promote the album Imperfection with additional member Scott Ingram on drums. For this tour the band consisted of David Sterry, George Pappas and Scott Ingram.
n 2006, a new album of new mixes "Send Me an Angel" was released, bring the total number of versions of the song to approximately seventeen, including: * 1983: the original recording * 1983: the extended version * 1986: "Down Comes the Hammer" version * 1989: 4 versions in remix form on the "Send Me an Angel 89" single * 2006: 10 versions in remix form on the Send Me an Angel album which has the same cover as the 2004 release Send Me an Angel - Real Life's Greatest Hits, which has two 1989 versions of the song.