Angel

Album: Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky) (1973)
Charted: 37 20
  • I got a call the other day
    It was my sister Carolyn, saying
    "Aretha, come by when you can
    I've got something that I wanna say"
    And when I got there, she said
    "You know rather than go through a long drawn out thing
    I think the melody on the box will help me explain"

    Gotta find me an angel
    To fly away with me
    Gotta find me an angel
    Ooh and set me free

    My heart is without a home
    I don't want to be alone
    I gotta find me an angel
    In my life, in my life
    Too long have I loved
    So unattached within
    So much that I know
    That I need somebody so
    So I'll just go on
    Hoping that I find me someone
    Gotta find me an angel
    In my life, in my life

    I know there must be someone
    Somewhere for me
    Oh, I've lived too long
    Without the love of someone
    And there's no misery
    Oh oh, like the misery
    I feel in me

    Gotta find me an angel
    In my life
    (You'll meet him, now don't you worry)
    In my life
    (Keep looking and just keep cooking)
    In my life
    (He'll be there, now don't you worry)
    In my life Writer/s: Carolyn Ann Franklin, William Nelson Sanders
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Jetman from South CarolinaOne of the most hauntingly beautiful songs ever written or sung...depicting the human search for love.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn July 1st 1973, "Angel" by Aretha Franklin entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #77; and on August 26th, 1973 it peaked at #20 (for 1 week) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on July 29th, 1973 it reached #1 (for 2 weeks) on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart...
    Her next two releases would also peaked at #1 on the Hot R&B chart; "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)" for 1 week and I'm in Love" for 2 weeks.
  • John from Nashville, Tn"Angel" was the biggest hit from the commercially disappointing album HEY NOW HEY...THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SKY, then Aretha's lowest selling Atlantic album during her heyday.
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