"Angel From Montgomery" as written by and John Prine....
I am an old woman
Named after my mother
My old man is another
Child who's grown old

If dreams were thunder
And lightning was desire
This old house would've burned down
A long time ago

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl
I had me a cowboy
He wasn't much to look at
Just a free ramblin' man
That was a long time
And no matter how I tried
Those years just flown by
Like a broken down dam

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

And there's flies in the kitchen
I can hear all their buzzin'
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today
How the hell can a person
Go to work in the morning
Come home in the evening
And have nothing to say

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go


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"Angel From Montgomery" as written by John Prine

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    General CommentI have to agree with muzeecal.

    Every time I hear this song I see mind-pictures of some 'white-trash' woman in a scruffy shack looking back on the train-wreck of her life.

    The track just oozes melancholy and regret, which Bonnie captures perfectly in her performance. Wonderful.
    PhilMarshon October 26, 2011   Link
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    My Opinionit is instantly recogniseable and her interpretation is second to none To me this song is one of Bonnie Raitts great ' anthems
    CBD43on May 27, 2016   Link
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    General CommentSome of this songs theme was reworked here songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858582918/
    SusanBassPlayeron November 23, 2017   Link
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    General CommentBonnie Raitt is THE SINGLE GREATEST INTERPRETER of songs written by someone else. Uncanny ability to infuse a living breathing soul into the words. This song, written by John Prine, is a perfect example. Add to this, her ability to find these songs.
    muzeecalon July 02, 2011   Link

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