ANGEL OF LYON
WRITTEN BY TOM RUSSELL AND STEVE YOUNG.
© 1992 BY FRONTERIA MUSIC(ASCAP), AND STARRY PYRAMID MUSIC, B.M.I.


HE HAD A VISION OF ANNE MARIE WITH A ROSARY IN HER HAND
SO ITS EXIT THE RAINMAKER,- THAT OLD GREY FLANNEL MAN...
WITH A CLOSET FULL OF BUISNESS SUITES, AND A LETTER BY THE PHONE,
HE SAID “I’M ON MY WAY TO PARIDISE, TO SEE THE ANGEL OF LYON.......”
 

THEN HE CAUGHT A TRAIN IN BRUSSELS, HE ORDERED COGNAC AND CROISSANTS,
AND HE MADE A MENTAL LIST OF THINGS HE OWNED BUT DID NOT WANT,
ALL THE BUILDINGS AND THE REAL ESTATE, THE ANTIQUE GLASS AND STONE,
HE’D TAKE A VOW OF POVERTY TO SEE THE ANGEL OF LYON...
 

AND HE SANG AVA MARIA, AT LEAST THE PARTS HE KNEW...
AND HE WATCHED THE SHADOW OF THE TRAIN
ON THE TOWNS THAT THEY ROLLED THROUGH...
AND HE CLOSED HID EYES AND SAW TWO RIVERS
THE RHONE AND THE SONNE..
THE MALE AND FEMALE SSPIRIT OF THE CITY OF LYON.......
 

THEN HE WAITED ON THE BRIDGE, WHERE THEY MET THE YEAR BEFORE...
AND THE DAYS TURNED INTO WEEKS TIL THE SEASONS NUMBERE FOUR,
AND HIS CLOTHES GREW WORN AND RAGGED AS THROUGH THE STREETS HE ROAMED,
SEARCHING EVERY OPEN WINDOW, FOR HIS ANGEL OF LYON.....
 

AND HE SANG “AVA MARIA”, AT LEAST THE PARTS HE KNEW,
AND HE WATCHED HIS SHADOW ON THE WALLS OF THE STREETS HE WALKED THROUGH,
AND HE CROSSED THOSE SACRED RIVERS, THE RHONE AND THE SONNE,
BUT THEY WOULD NOT GIVE HIM THE SECRET, OF THE ANGEL OF LYON.....
 

NOW THERES A THOUSAND CANDLES BURNING IN THE BASILICA TONIGHT,
WHERE SISTER EVE MARIA IS THE KEEPER OF THE LIGHT....
AND DOWN A DREAM OF ALLEYWAYS WALKS A SAINT OF RAG AND BONE,
A MADMAN TORN ASUNDER, BY THE ANGEL OF LYON......
 

AND HE SANG “AVA MARIA”, AT LEAST THE PARTS HE KNEW,
AND HE WATCHED HIS SHADOW ON THE WALLS OF THE STREETS THAT HE WALKED THROUGH....
AND HE CROSSED THOSE SACRED RIVERS, THE RHONE AND THE SONNE,
BUT THEY NEVER GAVE UP THE SECRET OF THE ANGEL OF LYON.......