Angels of the Silences

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"Angels of the Silences"
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Single by Counting Crows
from the album Recovering the Satellites
ReleasedSeptember 23, 1996
FormatCD single
Songwriter(s)David Bryson, Adam Duritz, Charlie Gillingham, Matt Malley, Ben Mize, Dan Vickrey.
Producer(s)Gil Norton
Counting Crows singles chronology
"A Murder of One"
"Angels of the Silences"
"A Long December"

"Angels of the Silences" is a song by American alternative rock band Counting Crows. It is the lead single and second track from their second album, Recovering the Satellites. The song peaked at number three on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart, making it the highest-placing single from the album.

Adam Duritz said about that song (from Storytellers):

I write quite a few songs where the sort of issue is faith–having faith, keeping faith. And this song in particular is about the difficulty in having faith in things, and finding things to have faith in, in yourself, in God, in like he said, a woman. Faith is a weird thing, it in a sense it is all about waiting. It's not actually about getting anything, you know, faith is about the wait, because once you get something there is no need anymore. So a lot about faith is just the willingness to sort of throw yourself on a fence and hang there for a while. That's a very difficult and bitter thing, you know. In this song, I keep saying the main character, *I*, I said, "All my sins, I would pay for them if I could come back to you." It's not just about finding things to believe in, it's about wanting to be able to believe in anything too. And it's about all the voices that get inside your head and whisper for you to do it or not to do it as well. And it's called "Angels of the Silences."

"Angels of the Silences" is a playable song in the music video game Band Hero.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[2]
1."Angels of the Silences"3:39
2."Recovering the Satellites"5:23
3."Round Here" (live)11:53


Chart (1996) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 77
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 8
Canadian RPM Alternative 30 8
UK Singles Chart[4] 41
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 45
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3


  1. ^ "Angels of the Silences". Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Angels of the Silences". Retrieved August 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988-2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing.
  4. ^ "Official Charts > Counting Crows". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved March 14, 2016.

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