Jimi Hendrix — Angel
Album: Cry Of Love
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Released: 1971
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Angel came down from heaven yesterday
She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me
And she told me a story yesterday
About the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea
And then she spread her wings high over me
She said she's gonna come back tomorrow

And I said, "Fly on, my sweet angel
Fly on through the sky
Fly on, my sweet angel
Tomorrow I'm gonna be by your side"

Sure enough, this morning came unto me
Silver wings silhouetted against the child's sunrise
And my angel, she said unto me
"Today is the day for you to rise
Take my hand, you're gonna be my man
You're gonna rise"
And then she took me high over yonder

And I said, "Fly on, my sweet angel
Fly on through the sky
Fly on, my sweet angel
Forever I will be by your side"
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 LizK wrote:

Where does one start? The horrendous mortality - one person dies in the US from OD every 19 minutes.  The waste of human talent- lives that might have produced wonderful art, or engineering, or just a better filing system - never realized.  The destruction of families, including the deaths of children and overburdening of grandparents who take up parental responsibilities from irresponsible, addicted offspring. Overloading institutions - hospitals, police, social services, DEA.  Disruption of our foreign policy - with Afghanistan, Mexico, Colombia & Peru - to deal with the wrenches created by the economic impact of drugs. Not good or bad?  Hard to think of any good.

 
Maybe one shouldn't start?

One person dies as a result of alcohol abuse every 5.7 minutes.  The waste of human talent that might have been, never realized.  All of the aforementioned institutions are also overburdened by the abuse of alcohol.   

....and yet alcohol is legally consumed. 



 ARTICULA wrote:
Why do some people give a rat's ass whether someome used or uses drugs (or not). Louie Armstrong smoked pot, Ray Charles used heroin. They were amazing and wonderful human beings, great artists and productive citizens. Drugs are part of the universe just like anything else. They are not good or bad.

 
Where does one start? The horrendous mortality - one person dies in the US from OD every 19 minutes.  The waste of human talent- lives that might have produced wonderful art, or engineering, or just a better filing system - never realized.  The destruction of families, including the deaths of children and overburdening of grandparents who take up parental responsibilities from irresponsible, addicted offspring. Overloading institutions - hospitals, police, social services, DEA.  Disruption of our foreign policy - with Afghanistan, Mexico, Colombia & Peru - to deal with the wrenches created by the economic impact of drugs. Not good or bad?  Hard to think of any good.
 ARTICULA wrote:
Why do some people give a rat's ass whether someome used or uses drugs (or not). Louie Armstrong smoked pot, Ray Charles used heroin. They were amazing and wonderful human beings, great artists and productive citizens. Drugs are part of the universe just like anything else. They are not good or bad.

 

I guess you don't know any heroin addicts or their mothers.  They might tell you differently.

Prophetic song of Jimmy's untimely death
 MassivRuss wrote:

Age-ist much? Damn dude, we over(mumbles a number) crowd come here to hear what you young rascals are listening to. Grant us the same open consideration for these inspired classics.

Now get off our lawn, before I get my varmint gun!

 
The "young rascal" you were responding to appears to be about eight years older than you are, if the information on the profile pages for you and him is accurate.  Maybe you're on the wrong lawn.
a shame Hendrix couldn't finish this album 
and i wonder where he would have gone next 
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from what i have heard on his last live recordings and some of what's on this album i think we would have liked it 
 SmileOnADog wrote:

As a grey haired dude who has seen Kansas, Yes, and the Doobies in the last year, yes I'd have to say our intergenerational critic is on to something...  

{#Clap} 

 
As a soon to be grey hair (pushing 60) I'd have to say that I stopped seeing the older bands due to them being way past their "freshness date" and in general being an embarrassment. There are way too many newer bands to listen to now and to enjoy. Having said that, I still love this song and gave it an 9.
 rdo wrote:

{#Shhh}, you have just told the truth.

 
As a grey haired dude who has seen Kansas, Yes, and the Doobies in the last year, yes I'd have to say our intergenerational critic is on to something...  

{#Clap} 
Funny, but of all JH songs, it's songs like Angel, Drifting, that now sound best to me of all.
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this song...
Just watched the American Masters on Jimi - the thing you walk away with is that the guy never went anywhere sansaxe.
 BrightonGuy wrote:
 Poacher wrote:

Well I have given it a generous 4 - does that help? 

I seriously can't understand peoples appeal of this track. I'll defend their right to have their opinion of course, but compared to, well, virtually anything played on RP this (to me) is flat, dull, and drones on and on and on.  

i'm not being intentionally rude but I assume that a great many folks who listen to RP are of a certain age, and that it's simply misty-eyed nostalgia that drives vintage tracks like this one to the top of the ratings, while newer, innovative and adventurous music routinely gets a rough ride from the silver-haired brigade and languishes undeservedly lower down. What say you Bill?

 
{#Shhh}, you have just told the truth.
 Dosequis wrote:
This guy is OK. 
                         But man, Jeff Beck is my guitar God!!

 
...... agree, JB is the best rock guitarist of his generation
Thank you for giving us such an awesome song Jimi, and thanks for playing it Bill!
This guy is OK. 
                         But man, Jeff Beck is my guitar God!!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful.  Actually, freakin' wonderful.
 BrightonGuy wrote:
 Poacher wrote:

Well I have given it a generous 4 - does that help? 

I seriously can't understand peoples appeal of this track. I'll defend their right to have their opinion of course, but compared to, well, virtually anything played on RP this (to me) is flat, dull, and drones on and on and on.  

i'm not being intentionally rude but I assume that a great many folks who listen to RP are of a certain age, and that it's simply misty-eyed nostalgia that drives vintage tracks like this one to the top of the ratings, while newer, innovative and adventurous music routinely gets a rough ride from the silver-haired brigade and languishes undeservedly lower down. What say you Bill?

 
Age-ist much? Damn dude, we over(mumbles a number) crowd come here to hear what you young rascals are listening to. Grant us the same open consideration for these inspired classics.

Now get off our lawn, before I get my varmint gun!
I oftentimes think that Jimi Hendrix's brilliance was not in any way his technical skills with the guitar, but rather his fearlessness to just go out there.  Often it worked, but to my ear, not always.  Yes, he was a great contributor to what rock has become today but I'm ambivalent when it comes to his music.
 Poacher wrote:

Well I have given it a generous 4 - does that help? 

I seriously can't understand peoples appeal of this track. I'll defend their right to have their opinion of course, but compared to, well, virtually anything played on RP this (to me) is flat, dull, and drones on and on and on.  

i'm not being intentionally rude but I assume that a great many folks who listen to RP are of a certain age, and that it's simply misty-eyed nostalgia that drives vintage tracks like this one to the top of the ratings, while newer, innovative and adventurous music routinely gets a rough ride from the silver-haired brigade and languishes undeservedly lower down. What say you Bill?