"Angel, Won't You Call Me?" as written by and Colin Meloy....
Angel, won't you call me?
Could I be the only
though I am a lost cause,
Angel, won't you call me?

Waiting for a sweet breeze,
read it in the tea-leaves
Saw them crown you May Queen
Heard you sing the sweetest thing

But I been so unbridled
I fled at the face of my rival
when I felt his breath
at the back of my neck
Angel, won't you call me?

So here I am in corduroy
Catch it in your Polaroid
Thought it was an off night,
caught in such a warm light

But, Angel, won't you call me?
Could I be the only
though I am a lost cause
Angel, won't you call me?

But I been so unbridled
I fled at the face of my rival
when I felt his breath
at the back of my neck
Angel, won't you call me?


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"Angel, Won't You Call Me?" as written by Colin Meloy

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  • +1
    My OpinionIn my opinion, this song isn't sweet. Well, it is, but in the "endearingly creepy" found so often in the Decemberists' music.

    It is about a man watching his "love" from afar- he's a stalker, in other words.
    area17on March 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this not the cutest song ever?
    Gamaon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuite sure the last line in the first verse is "Heard you sing the sweetest lied," not "sweetest thing."
    erklieon April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I've been so unbridled
    I fled at the face of my rival
    when I felt his breath
    at the back of my neck,"

    I love that so much...
    this is my favorite decemberists song.
    delialon July 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere can i find this song? its not on picaresque her majesty of castaways and cutouts is it?
    WriterOfFictionson October 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWriter, it's on 5 Songs EP
    splainin2dooon November 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe uses corduroy here... that amuses me since corduroy was in Eli, the Barrow Boy.
    CynofChaoson September 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it:
    Waiting for a sweet breeze
    Read it in the tea-leaves
    Saw them crown you May Queen
    Heard you sing the sweetest thing
    canyoubelieveon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy friend who introduced me to The Decemberists always calls me angel so this song reminds me of him a lot.

    That fact and just the simple beauty of the song makes it one of my favourites :)
    coolbluereasonon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThough I am a lost cause
    Angel, won't you call me?

    That part could be a reference to a life of sin. "Fleeing from a rival" might imply Cowardice which could be taken as a sin. This is the only one I've found so far.
    isibison June 06, 2007   Link

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