Angel
Jimi Hendrix Lyrics


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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 on to 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"

Overall Meaning

The song "Angel" by Jimi Hendrix tells a story of a heavenly figure who brings hope and rescue to the singer. In this narrative, the angel is portrayed as an other-worldly savior who imparts a message of love and freedom. The opening lines of the song "Angel came down from heaven yesterday, she stayed with me just long enough to rescue me" suggests that the singer is in a place of distress and needs divine intervention. The angel's arrival signifies a profound spiritual experience that brings moments of inner peace and comfort to the singer's life.


The lyrics of the song then move on to the angel's message, telling the singer "about the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea". This phrase is a metaphorical commentary on the universal power of love and how it overcomes the boundaries and differences that may exist between things that might seem irreconcilable. The final verse of the song describes the angel taking the singer to a higher place where he feels safe and protected. The lyrics elevate the listener's spirit and add to the song's uplifting and timeless quality.


Line by Line Meaning

Angel came down from heaven yesterday
A supernatural being, an angel, came down from heaven on the previous day.


She stayed with me just long enough to rescue me
The angel stayed with the author for a short amount of time, but that was enough time for the angel to save the author from something.


And she told me a story yesterday
The angel shared a story with the author on their first encounter.


About the sweet love between the moon and the deep blue sea
The story was about the romantic and beautiful relationship between the moon and the ocean.


And then she spread her wings high over me
The angel opened her wings wide and held them up above the author.


She said she's gonna come back tomorrow
The angel promised to return the following day.


And I said "Fly on my sweet angel
The author tells the angel to fly away, continuing their journey.


Fly on through the sky
The author urges the angel to fly up high into the sky.


Fly on my sweet angel
Once again, the author encourages the angel to fly away.


Tomorrow I'm gonna be by your side"
The author promises to accompany the angel on their journey the next day.


Sure enough this morning came on to me
The next morning arrived and the author was ready.


Silver wings silhouetted against the child's sunrise
The angel's wings appeared silver in color against the bright glow of the young morning sun.


And my angel she said unto me
The angel spoke to the author once again.


"Today is the day for you to rise
The angel tells the author that today is the day for them to stand up and be their best.


Take my hand, you're gonna be my man
The angel offers her hand to the author and expresses faith that the author will become a great figure, following her guidance.


You're gonna rise"
The angel confirms that the author will indeed become successful, whether literal or metaphorical, rising to great heights.


And then she took me high over yonder
The angel lifted the author up into the sky, presumably continuing their journey together.


And I said "Fly on my sweet angel
Once again, the author affirms the angel's ability to fly away.


Fly on through the sky
The author once again encourages the angel to fly high.


Fly on my sweet angel
Once again, the author tells the angel to continue their journey.


Forever I will be by your side"
The author promises to stay by the angel's side, forever accompanying them on their journey.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jimi Hendrix

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