Undercover Angel

Album: Appetizers (1977)
Charted: 43 1
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  • Yeah yeah

    Cryin' on my pillow
    Lonely in my bed
    Then I heard a voice beside me
    And she softly said
    "Thunder is your night light
    "Magic is your dream"
    And as I held her
    She said, "See what I mean?"

    I said "Whaaaat?"
    She said "Ooo-ooo-ooo-wee"
    I said "All right!"
    She said "Love me, love me, love me"

    Undercover angel
    Midnight fantasy
    I never had a dream that made sweet love to me
    Undercover angel
    The answer to my prayer
    You made me know that there's a love for me out there

    (Somewhere)
    Yeah, somewhere

    Heavenly surrender
    Sweet afterglow
    Undercover)
    Givin' up my heart to you
    Now, angel, don't go
    She said, "Go find the right one
    "Love her and then
    "When you look into her eyes
    "You'll see me again"

    I said "Whaaaat?"
    She said "Ooo-ooo-ooo-wee"
    I said "All right!"
    She said "Love me, love me, love me"

    Undercover angel
    Midnight fantasy
    I never had a dream that made sweet love to me
    Undercover angel
    The answer to my prayer
    You made me know that there's a love for me out there

    (Somewhere)
    Oh, somewhere

    Now you know my story
    And girl, if it's right
    I'm gonna take you in my arms
    And love you tonight
    Underneath the covers
    The answer lies
    Lookin' for my angel
    In your sweet lovin' eyes

    She said, "Whaaat?"
    I said, "Ooo-oo-oo-wee"
    She said, "All right!"
    I said, "Love me, love me, love me"
    She said, "Whaaat?"
    I said, "Ooo-oo-oo-wee"
    She said, "All right!"
    I said, "Love me, love me, love me"

    Undercover angel
    Midnight fantasy
    I never had a dream that made sweet love to me
    Undercover angel
    The answer to my prayer

    Love me, love me, love me

    Undercover angel
    Midnight fantasy
    I never had a dream that made sweet love to me
    Undercover angel
    The answer to my prayer
    You made me know that there's a love for me out there Writer/s: ALAN EARLE O'DAY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 13

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyFor: Jennie P.
    Carol Parks is the female singing back-up on the record, she also provided vocals for "Desiderata", "It Never Rains In Southern California", "Rock Me Gently", "The Goodbye Girl", "Little Green Apples", "That's The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" and "Delta Dawn"...
    Ms. Parks passed away on October 21st, 2010 at the age of 60...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 28th 1977, Alan O'Day performed "Undercover Angel" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Two months earlier on March 27th it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #98; and on July 3rd it peaked at #1 (for 1 week) and spent almost a half-year on the Top 100 (25 weeks, and for 7 of those 25 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    On July 9th it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
    He had one other Top 100 record, "Started Out Dancing, Ended Up Making Love", it peaked at #73 on the chart...
    R.I.P. Mr. O'Day (1940 - 2013).
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxWhen it was out, I called it 'Undercover Airhead.' And it deserved such a barb.
  • Grant from Port Pirie, AustraliaWhat about 'Skinny Girls', a great 80's song, made it to # 11 in the Australian charts, very catchy tune. quintessential 80's.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI love this song.It's on one of my cds.
  • Paul from Kennewick, WaReminds me mof my first ever summer love-hope you're doing good Claudette, wherever ya are!That was in a different era, but it's still one of my Top 10, but oddly enough, I never could find a copy of the .45.
  • Mary from Phoenix, AzI always loved this song as a kid (although I never knew what the lyrics meant). To me, at 7 years old, it was just a good song to listen to! I still have the 45 somewhere.
  • Greatnorthwestguy from Cottage Grove, OrWow I just purchased the 1997 and 2001 versions on I-tunes and the female back up singer must be Dolly Parton.
  • Drew from B'ham, AlI forgot about "Come Sail Away". I never knew about "Angel" by Aerosmith. It seems ironic, Aerosmith of all bands, to use the word "angel". As for Styx, I'm not the least bit surprised.
  • Dale from Santa Fe, NmAndrew, the Styx song "Come Sail Away" mentions angels. Aerosmith has a song titled "Angel" etc.
  • Andrew from Birmingham, United StatesThis song sounds like someone mixing the disco beat and Golden 50's lyrics. I mean think about it: "Undercover Angel". About "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate, the same thing. I haven't otherwise heard Rock-genre lyrics include the word "angel" any later than the early '60s. I always thought that the Tokens were the last Rock-genre group whose lyrics included the word "angel".
  • Jeannie B. from Rochester, NyI just heard "Undercover Angel" on the radio. Who is the girl singing backup with Alan? Sounds a lot like Dolly Parton....
  • Dave from Oak Park, MiSome "K-Tel Big-Hits by Various-Artists of The Day" record, advertised on late-night TV, featuring this song, had O'Day dub "Midnight TENNESSEE" over "Midnight FANTASY"... It was played in a completely different key, too!

    Thought, then, the song was more of an "undercover woman-spy song", than, of course what it's really about...
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