"Waiting On An Angel" as written by and Ben Harper....
Waiting on an angel
One to carry me home
Hope you come to see me soon
Cause I don't want to go alone
I don' t want to go alone

Now angel won't you come by me
Angel hear my plea
Take my hand lift me up
So that I can fly with thee
So that I can fly with thee

And I'm waiting on an angel
And I know it won' t be long
To find myself a resting place
In my angel's arms
In my angel's arms

So speak kind to a stranger
Cause you'll never know
It just might be an angel come
Knockin' at your door
Knockin' at your door

And I'm waiting on an angel
And I know it won't be long
To find myself a resting place
In my angel's arms
In my angel's arms

Waiting on an angel
One to carry me home
Hope you come and see me soon
Cause I don' t want to go alone
I don't want to go alone
Don't want to go
I don't want to go alone


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"Waiting on an Angel" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General CommentThis song just speaks for itself, i feel as though he is waiting for someone to complete him from his loneliness, i think everyone can relate to this song at one point in their lives
    BrassMunkee05on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAccording to me this song is not what you are making it out to be. Ben harper himself says that this is a gospel. So my version goes like this. the guy is dead. He is waiting for the past life to begin. he has to get to the gates of heaven. but he doesnt want to go there alone. He wants his angel to fly him there. he wants to feel safe and secure and he believes that with his angel holding his hands he will feel that way.

    So speak kind to a stranger
    Cause you'll never know
    It just might be an angel come
    Knockin' at your door

    In these lines he is kinda preaching..afterlife awareness hits him and he tells us to be good and kind.


    Other than this i think that if u want to look deeper into this song then yeah the interpretation about THE ONE comes in handy.
    theresurrecton July 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentobviously this song is about dying, but i like to also see it as waiting for that one person that will make your life complete and therefore, death all that more bareable, i like this song b/c that's where i find myself, "waiting on an angel" b/c "i don't want to go alone"
    ribion May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the Brass Munkee...I too think that this song is about waiting for that one person to walk with you on your way through life.
    depecheon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttotally. also that part "so speak kind to a stranger" just shows that you'll never know who your "angel" might be...makes you think.
    yourprivateeyeon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBen has many good points in this song. He talks about being kind to strangers meaning nobody knows who there guardian angel is. It could be anybody. He is saying "waiting on an angel" as sort of a plea for some help. He doesnt want to keep living life by himself.
    phish15on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful~ it gives me chills every time i hear it
    blueied14on June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so beautiful~ it gives me chills every time i hear it
    blueied14on June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI sang this song at my highschool Baccalauret service...it will forever be a powerfully chilling song for me...I love Ben Harper
    DuffDuff77on July 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti dont believe this song has anything to do with dying.

    the referance to 'angel' is just a way of saying that 'special someone.'

    I think it is about finding 'the one' in your life...you never know who it will be, but you will find them:

    So speak kind to a stranger
    Cause you'll never know
    It just might be an angel come
    Knockin' at your door
    Knockin' at your door

    to me it is about the person you love in your life, Ben is waiting for the right person to step into his life, pick him up, and carry him through life.
    AnotherLonelyDayon November 03, 2004   Link

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