YouTube lyrics of 12 Dec 2015: Drunken Angel by Lucinda Williams

  • Larry Chamberlin
    1 year ago

    "Drunken Angel"
    Written & performed by Lucinda Williams on Car Wheels on Gravel Road (1998)

    This song is a tribute to songwriter Blaze Foley. Townes Van Zandt once said of him, "Blaze only went crazy once, but he decided to stay there." Foley's songs have made the charts with covers by Merle Haggard, Lyle Lovett, Joe Prine and Van Zandt. Foley was killed by a friend's adult son who was acquitted on grounds of self-defense. He was known to put duct tape on his boot tips in mockery of the Urban Cowboy set.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=cckroKLPsqg

    Sun came up it was another day
    And the sun went down you were blown away
    Why'd you let go of your guitar
    Why'd you ever let it go that far
    Drunken Angel
    Could've held on to that long smooth neck
    Let your hand remember every fret
    Fingers touching each shiny string
    But you let go of everything
    Drunken Angel
    Drunken Angel
    You're on the other side
    Drunken Angel
    You're on the other side
    Followers would cling to you
    Hang around just to meet you
    Some threw roses at your feet
    And watch you pass out on the street
    Drunken Angel
    Feed you and pay off all your debts
    Kiss your brow taste your sweat
    Write about your soul your guts
    Criticize you and wish you luck
    Drunken Angel
    Drunken Angel
    You're on the other side
    Drunken Angel
    You're on the other side

    Some kind of savior singing the blues
    A derelict in your duct tape shoes
    Your orphan clothes and your long dark hair
    Looking like you didn't care

    Drunken Angel
    Blood spilled out from the hole in your heart
    Over the strings of your guitar
    The worn down places in the wood
    That once made you feel so good
    Drunken Angel
    Drunken Angel
    You're on the other side
    Drunken Angel
    You're on the other side
    Sun came up it was another day
    And the sun went down you were blown away
    Why'd you let go of your guitar
    Why'd you ever let it go that far
    Drunken Angel Drunken Angel

  • PnQ Mod Account
    1 year ago

    You know as I read this it brought the image of Whitney Houston...so sad to see someone so talented who can have anything and everything yet due to personal reasons or what its all thrown away...

    Meena