"Gabriel" as written by Louise Ann Rhodes, Andrew John Barlow and Guy Sigsworth....
I can fly
But I want his wings
I can shine even in the darkness
But I crave the light that he brings
Revel in the songs that he sings
My angel Gabriel

I can love
But I need his heart
I am strong even on my own
But from him I never want to part
He's been there since the very start
My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel

Bless the day he came to be
Angel's wings carried him to me
Heavenly
I can fly
But I want his wings
I can shine even in the darkness
But I crave the light that he brings
Revel in the songs that he sings
My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel
My angel Gabriel


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"Gabriel" as written by Andrew John Barlow Louise Ann Rhodes

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is so hauntingly sad for some reason...I really love it. Her voice is from Heaven.
    CRYROLFEon April 19, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentGod, this song is so brilliant. When she says "wings" and it echoes, it sends shivers down my spine and I feel all goosebump-y wonderful. XD

    So, what I think this song is about is the speaker (not necessarily the lady singing, god forgive me that I don't know her name) has found the one she feels that she's destined to be with, this "Gabriel" fella, but she's a strong woman and she doesn't want to change her lifestyle. She knows that she can make it without him even though she wants to be with him, thus the "I am strong even on my own / But from him I never want to part ".
    She's torn between giving in to what she really wants, a life with him, and the comfort of the life she's lived because she knows she'll be fine by herself. She also knows though, that being with him will give her something she's never had before, "I can love / But I need his heart ".
    So, I think it's ultimately about the speaker lady struggling to deny the love she feels for this man and failing in the end. After all, how could you deny your love for an angel?

    ^_^ And that's my little bit...
    Jerilon December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI concur with everygeek . she has quite a few songs that pertain to her child, pregnancy and miscariage. I beleive that the theme of this song is "unconditional love" the kind a mother has for her child. She is an adult that can shine, fly, love, stand without him, a parent is not suppose to be dependent on a child, it's the other way around. But still she craves to be with him, to hear his babbles, cries and songs...She is already complete but she loves and needs him by her side. I just had a baby and for me it was like falling in love with an angel God sent just for me, so I can see how this interpretation would fit.
    quaosqueenon October 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about being in denial about something that happened to you, and trying to get over it, by convincing yourself that you are better than you think you are. (I also think it is truly about the angel Gabriel)
    limehearton March 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wrote the definity meaning of that song here:
    musicbanter.com/lyrics/…

    If you read it, it's that clear as posible! Amazing lyrics
    deMischaon February 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentindeed,
    nice song to dream away with
    only,
    im wondering
    who's gabriel.....
    Freak_like_meon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song brought me to tears...i don't know...it just did. i can relate to it right now....
    happy bananaon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song brought me to tears...i don't know...it just did. i can relate to it right now....
    happy bananaon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSame here, this song just makes me cry over and over. I really wish I could be the Gabriel for someone, but hey... it's just a song.
    MDMasteron June 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGabriel, if i'm not wrong, was the messenger angel God sent to tell Virgin Mary about Jesus going to be born..
    oliverkahnon July 13, 2002   Link

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