"Angel Dressed In Black" as written by Warren Zevon, Julia Mueller and Robert T. Wachtel....
Written by Warren Zevon, Waddy Wachtel, and Julia Mueller
1991 Zevon Music/Leadsheetland BMI

Sitting on the sofa
Suckin' a bowl of crack
Thinkin' to myself about my
Angel dressed in black

I know she went out hours ago
I hope she's coming back
So I wait here patiently for my
Angel dressed in black

I don't want to go out in the rain
I don't want to go out in the rain
I don't want to go out in the rain

I wish she'd come home right now
So we could interact
I've got a big surprise for her
My angel dressed in black

My little angel
She's the Queen of Downtown
She gets around town
My angel dressed in black

I'm getting kind of paranoid
I'm going off the track
I'm starting to hallucinate my
Angel dressed in black

She might have been arrested
She might have been arrested
She might be lying dead somewhere
My angel dressed in black

I don't want to go out in the rain
I don't want to go out in the rain
I don't want to go out in the rain

Sitting on the sofa
Suckin' a bowl of crack
Thinkin' to myself about my
Angel dressed in black

My little angel
She's the Queen of Downtown
She gets around town
My angel dressed in black






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"Angel Dressed in Black" as written by Warren Zevon Waddy Wachtel

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    General CommentIs this guy a pimp?
    CeeJaion May 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentExcuse me while I bite my tongue out of respect for the dead.
    Defyenceon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its about falling in love with a prostitute.
    3ChordSpeedon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Suckin' on a bowl of crack"...?
    Only Warren could have written something this ambiguous, funny and chilling
    I love the way he gives blues a punk sensibility.
    Blues + Rock + Punk = Zevon
    It seems to be an obvious combination of styles, really
    But Warren was the only one to really take advantage of it
    The result being some of the greatest songs in American rock, blues, or punk.
    TheThornBirdson March 17, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    Well, Warren Zevon, what a guy! Anyway, I think the Angel Dressed in Black could be Death coming for him (partly due to the bad habit of "sucking on a bowl of crack") as well as the drug addled girlf.
    discombabulatedon April 12, 2009   Link

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