"Archangel" as written by Rodney Roy Jerkins, Lashawn Ameen Daniels, Raymond Norwood, Freddie D Iii Jerkins and William Bevan....
Holding you,
Couldn't be alone,
Loving you,
Couldn't be alone
Kissing you

Holding you,
Couldn't be alone,
Loving you,
Couldn't be alone,
Kissing you,
Tell me how can you, tell me I belong, tell me I belong..

And if I trust you, if I trust you...

Tell me, how can you
Holding you,
Couldn't be alone,
Loving you,
Couldn't be alone,
Kissing you,
Tell me how can you, tell me I belong, tell me I belong


Lyrics submitted by da77yn, edited by Crane42

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  • +3
    General Commentnot a remix.... fucking great tune
    Calm Like a Bombon January 25, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThese lyrics don't seem correct. I'm pretty positive that it should be "couldn't be alone" rather than "good at being alone" and "could it be alone". My reasoning behind that is that it was sampled from the Ray J song "One Wish" and that's how it is.

    I also think the "tell me how can you" should just stay "tell me I belong" since I don't notice any change up in the sound of the words. "If I trust you" should be repeated rather than "it's not why I trust you" and "not why I trust you," as well. That's my piece. The Ray J bit is 100% correct, and the rest is not definitive but just seems right to my ears. Love the song. Cheers!
    optical_maseron February 18, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think burials meaning of this song is a guy is trying to tell a girl how he feels but he cant quite get the words out. thats why theres alot of repeating the words n stuttering, unfinished sentences etc.bt yes the samples from ray j - one wish. both banging tunes.
    cr1sw1lson January 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBurial wrote the track after he found out that his dog was dead. He was devastated by the loss. It took him 20 minutes to create Archangel. Such a genius
    Clauson February 21, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentso fucking romantic...
    blagguyon July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so fucking smooth and sexy, god damn. Not much i dea what it means, probably something about Burial's personality, the song seems to be talking about loneliness though its definitely talking about someone else aswell.
    platinum117on July 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentListen,

    I think the whole point behind skewing the tones and pitches of the lyrics from ray-j's One Wish, was to create a lyrical Ambiguity so that one takes it how one wishes.

    I feel that most accurately, the song promotes a more tender and sad subject of break ups in relationships.

    If it were meant to be seen as "good at being alone" one could see it from the perspective of the speaker saying 'It never works out for me, its like I'm good at being anti-social or having relationships not work out'

    From the other side of things, "couldn't be alone" makes everything seem like the speaker is saying something like, 'baby I can't live without you, don't break up with me.'

    Furthermore, I personally don't hear, "Its not why i trust you" but rather "He better trust you" as if the significant other in the relationship is leaving him for someone else. "He better trust you" in this case is synonymous to 'he better treat you well' sort of a bitter 'I hope you're happy!' kind of thing.

    But that's just my opinion.
    JohnGadoon February 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti hear "'til the afternoon".
    hyphonymon May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentchanged it, my bad, should have actually gone over it before i pasted it in.

    best song of 2007 hands down.
    da77ynon June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear "let it be alone"
    Stormxon February 01, 2009   Link

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