Daily Archives: April 21, 2013

Radio XVIII, side B, track 9: “Angel” by Aerosmith

Aerosmith - AngelOh, Aerosmith, long before a couple of animal crackers and Ben Affleck kinda sorta ruined a pretty great love song by you, I was fortunate enough to have fallen in love with this song, which had the benefit of not being over-played due to a Michael Bay action flick.  I’ve said it before, but there’s always something more endearing about a love song sung by musicians who are more known for their hard rockin’ and/or horniness than for their sensitive sides.  Unfortunately for me, there was very little about this song that I could identify with when I first heard it.  Because for me to be begging someone to come back to me, I’d have had to have been with someone in the first place.  Believe me, Aerosmith, there were plenty of girls I would have loved to beg to take me, much less beg to take me back, but as I’ve made abundantly clear, I was not, how you say, attractive.

Heck, Aerosmith, I couldn’t even identify with that awesomely painful line “I’m sleepin’ in this bed alone”.  I’ve never slept in bed alone my whole life.  Don’t get any ideas, Aerosmith, nothin’ so scintillating.  No, when I was a kid I had a stuffed rabbit named Fluff who shared sleepy-time with me, and I slept with him all through high school and college (don’t judge).  After that there were a couple tabby cats named Jake and Elwood, and these days I’ve got a too-small king-size bed that holds me, my wife, two dogs, occasionally a couple cats and a Spider-man doll-pillow.  Probably not the stuff a great song like this is made of, Aerosmith, but hey, we can’t all be rock legends.

“Angel”

I’m alooone

Yeah, I don’t know if I can faaace the night

I’m in teeears
And the cryin’ that I do is for yoooooooooou

I want your love
Let’s break the walls between us
Don’t make it tough
I’ll put away my pride

Enough’s enough
I’ve suffered and I’ve seen the liiiiiight

Baaaaaaby, you’re my angel

Come and save me toniiiight

You’re my aaaangel

Come and make it all riiiiiiight

Don’t know what I’m gonna do

About this feelin’ inside

Yes, it’s true

Loneliness took me for a riiiiiiyeahyeahyeahyeah

Without your love
I’m nothin’ but a begger
Without your love
A dog without a bone
What can I do
I’m sleepin’ in this bed aloooooooone

Baaaaaaby, you’re my aaaangel

Come and save me toniiiight

You’re my aaaaaaangeeel
Come and make it all riiiiiiight
Come and save me tonight

<awesome Aerosmith jam>

You’re the reason I live
You’re the reason I die
You’re the reason I give
When I break down and cry
Don’t need no reason whyyyyyyyy

Baby
Baby
Baaaaaaby, you’re my aaangel

Come and save me toniiiight

You’re my aaaangel

Come and make it all riiiiiiight

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