They say it's me that makes you do things
You might not have done if I was away
And that it's me that likes to talk to you
And watches you as you walk away

Don't say it's useless, don't say forget it
Don't bring me wishes of silly dreams
Just save us all from too much freedom
Too many fingers in too many things

They say it's you that washes the weary
And brings the night into the day
If you won't notice, how can I show you
All of your worries have all gone away?

Don't leave me lonely, don't leave me unhappy
Just bring me up into your faith
If you don't need me, then don't deceive me
Letting my freedom turn into stone

Just be my angel if you love me
Be my angel, in the night
Be my angel, 'cause you need me
Be my angel, and treat me right

Don't say you love me if you don't need me
Don't send me roses on your behalf
Just take me down, and walk through your river
Down in the middle and make it last

Holding on to you, holding on to me
Holding on tight 'til my love is crossed
Don't say it's useless, and don't say forget it
You are my spirit, and now you are gone


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  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs of all time. Hope's voice just fills my heart in some way. Beautiful song, on a great album. Kinda a shame they never got popular, but at the same time I like that they didn't, it's like a hidden gem.
    Kale Casablancason September 26, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me it sounds like it is one of those impossible relationships, they want each other, they lust after each other, it is so crazy it makes them feel things they never felt before, makes them do things they wouldn't do if they were not inlove.

    At the same time it sounds as though she feels like he is playing her, like it is all a game, she wants it to be total and she doesn't want him to give up on them even if it is hard sometimes. but he should not deceive her he should just admit that he needs her just like she needs him.
    dpanicaon December 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great. though its very similar in the begining to "fade into you" i think this song is about lusting over someone.
    Adscititiouson December 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do love the song. I think it's about man's relationship with god. And, perhaps, it criticizes those whose faith is gain based, or those who keep their faith out of fear or simply tradition or habit. Though, I do think either the last two verses should be cut, or maybe just the second to last verse should be cut (the one starting with "just be my angel"), the song seems to suffer from unnecessary ending lyrics.
    The BKon October 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the first person is correct. It's about lusting after someone. And I think it's the singer of the song who's being lusted after. When she says "be my angel," she's accepting his invitation. She doesn't want the man to think his efforts are in vain; she doesn't want him to think it's useless or to forget it. She has an effect on him and makes him do things he otherwise wouldn't. Maybe she's been hurt in the past, and that's why she asks him to be kind to her.
    WhyDoWeFighton December 10, 2007   Link

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