Misguided Angel

cowboy-junkiesHere are the lyrics of a song.  ‘Misguided Angel’ is about a young woman telling the other members of her family about her boyfriend.   Trouble ahead? These lyrics could be the opening of a great story or even a novel.

Here is a live performance of Misguided Angel by the Cowboy Junkies from Toronto Canada  with Margo Timmins singing her song.

            Misguided Angel

 Songwriters: Margo Timmins and Michael Edward Timmins 

I said ‘mama, he’s crazy and he scares me
But I want him by my side
Though he’s wild and he’s bad

And sometimes just plain mad
I need him to keep me satisfied’

I said ‘papa, don’t cry cause it’s alright
And I see you in some of his ways
Though he might not give me the life that you wanted
I’ll love him the rest of my days’

Misguided angel hangin’ over me
Heart like a gabriel, pure and white as ivory
Soul like a lucifer, black and cold like a piece of lead
Misguided angel, love you ’til I’m dead

I said ‘brother, you speak to me of passion
You said never to settle for nothing less
Well, it’s in the way he walks,
It’s in the way he talks
His smile, his anger and his kisses’

I said ‘sister, don’t you understand?
He’s all I ever wanted in a man
I’m tired of sittin’ around the t.v. every night
Hoping I’m finding a mr. right’

Misguided angel hangin’ over me
Heart like a gabriel, pure and white as ivory
Soul like a lucifer
Black and cold like a piece of lead
Misguided angel, love you ’til I’m dead

He says ‘baby, don’t listen to what they say
There comes a time when you have to break away’
He says ‘baby there are things we all cling to all our life
It’s time to let them go and become my wife’

Misguided angel hangin’ over me
Heart like a gabriel, pure and white as ivory
Soul like a lucifer
Black and cold like a piece of lead
Misguided angel, love you ’til I’m dead

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2 responses to this post.

  1. One of my favorite songs – can listen to it again and again and … again. Love your blog.

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    • Hi Fig & Quince,
      Yes, Misguided Angel is a song I can listen to forever. The album ‘Best of Cowboy Junkies’ is a particular favorite of mine. Thanks for stopping by.

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