"I'm No Angel" as written by and Pascal Richard Marcel Ghislain/statham Gabriel....
If you gave me just a coin for every time we say goodbye
Well I'd be rich beyond my dreams, I'm sorry for my weary life
I know I'm not perfect but I can smile
And I hope that you see this heart behind my tired eyes

If you tell me that I can't, I will, I will, I'll try all night
And if I say I'm coming home, I'll probably be out all night
I know I can be afraid but I'm alive
And I hope that you trust this heart behind my tired eyes

'Cause I'm no angel, but please don't think that I won't try and try
I'm no angel, but does that mean that I can't live my life
I'm no angel, but please don't think that I can't cry oh
I'm no angel, but does that mean that I won't fly

I know I'm not around each night
And I know I always think I'm right
And I can believe that you might look around

'Cause I'm no angel, but please don't think that I won't try and try
I'm no angel, but does that mean that I can't live my life
I'm no angel, but please don't think that I can't cry oh
I'm no angel, but does that mean that I won't fly.


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"I'm No Angel" as written by Pascal Gabriel Dido Armstrong

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    General Commentthat rude, i think its about a girl who knows that she fucks up, but she still has hope that shell do it right
    jelloon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment i think she just sumone who realises that perfection doesn't exist, but knows that effort is more important than the result.
    the other oneon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe knows she's not perfect but is asking not to dismiis her, she still is worthwhile knowing
    fadedon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment#1, the first comment from cryptide is apalling. But, i feel the song in how she sings it. It also describes me too. This song and It's My Life really describe me. Want to chat with me, ICQ: 158621011, AIM: sandyclaus2001, Yahoo! IM: cmiranda12000.
    simbaon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song but dont u find the voice at the beginning just totally doesnt fit?
    eatmorefruitandnuton July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn this song, Dido is trying to convey the feeling of messing up something beyond reason. How she isn't perfect (no one is) and isn't going to be chained.

    Personally, I can relate to this song, because I messed up in my current relationship. And he loves me more than anything, and I messed up and now he doesn't believe when I tell him I love him.

    When she says "And I hope that you see this heart behind my tired eyes," it could have a number of meanings. Is she physically tired? Emotionally tired of the relationship? Emotionally tired of her self? Or maybe all three?

    Have you ever messed up and wished you could take it back, wish you could make it better, but just don't know how?

    ::diveinpuddles8::
    diveinpuddles8on July 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because I can totally relate it it. Especially the first two lines because I am always throwing hissy fits and trying to end my relationship and then I realize I really want to be with him. In so many words, I've told him those lines a million times (I'm sorry I'm a mess). To me this song is telling her man that she is sometimes difficult and a pain, but she is human and she hopes he will still love her. I absolutely love this song and I know a lot of people can relate to it because we all mess up sometimes.
    sfgirl82on November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMaybe she's used to getting what she wants, maybe she's used to more attention, from more than one interested individual. She knows she doesn't need this one person to fawn over her, because she has others. At the same time however, even though she's tried to leave many times ... she realizes she cares more for him/her, and she's really not ready yet to leave it completely behind. "m no angel, but please don't think I won't try and try" --> She knows she's not perfect, never was, and probably never will be but she'll continue to strive to be better, she'll try her hardest to gain the other person's trust back. "I'm no angel, but please don't think that I can't cry," --> And I think this means that although she knows she's not perfect, she f*cks up, she is still regretful about having done that which pains the person, and it hurts her too. She's vulnerable, and probably just confused in the end.
    lz2108on January 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow...must say in my top 3 songs. anyways, here goes my interpretation:

    she lives a bit of a messy, untied life. she is very strong-willed yet is in a relationship. she needs to be herself which isn't perfect nor is it best for a relationship.

    basically, she is saying "babe, don't worry. i know i am a mess, but never forget how much i love you, and i would never do anything to harm that love"

    :)
    AnotherLonelyDayon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about trust in a relationship. Sometimes you commit mistakes but you try hard to comfort your love one and tell him/her: "Ok, I'm no angel but I will try and try".

    You can see clearly that having a lover that doesn't trust you is exhausting here: "And I hope that you trust this heart behind my tired eyes"

    It's wonderful.
    patreznoron June 07, 2008   Link

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