"Misguided Angel" as written by Margo Timmins and Michael Edward Timmins....
I said "Mama, he's crazy and he scares me
But I want him by my side
Though he's wild and he's bad
And sometimes just plain mad
I need him to keep me satisfied"

I said "Papa, don't cry 'cause it's alright
And I see you in some of his ways
Though he might not give me the life that you wanted
I'll love him the rest of my days"

Misguided angel hangin' over me
Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory
Soul like a Lucifer, black and cold like a piece of lead
Misguided angel, love you 'til I'm dead

I said "Brother, you speak to me of passion
You said never to settle for nothing less
Well, it's in the way he walks
It's in the way he talks
His smile, his anger and his kisses"

I said "Sister, don't you understand?
He's all I ever wanted in a man
I'm tired of sittin' around the T.V. every night
Hoping I'm finding a Mr. Right"

Misguided angel hangin' over me
Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory
Soul like a Lucifer
Black and cold like a piece of lead
Misguided angel, love you 'til I'm dead

He says "Baby, don't listen to what they say
There comes a time when you have to break away"
He says "Baby, there are things we all cling to all our life
It's time to let them go and become my wife"

Misguided angel hangin' over me
Heart like a Gabriel, pure and white as ivory
Soul like a Lucifer
Black and cold like a piece of lead
Misguided angel, love you 'til I'm dead


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"Misguided Angel" as written by Michael Edward Timmins Margo Timmins

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  • +3
    General CommentThis song is all about falling for the bad boy...and trying to explain to your family why you love him.
    soapyon November 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYup, Soapy.

    You hit the nail on the head.

    Sly
    SLYcraftson July 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always interpreted this song as being the voice of a woman involved in an abusive, possessive relationship ("his smile, his anger", "soul like a lucifer", "love you 'til I'm dead") trying to rationalize her inability to walk away to her family.
    caitmaryon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about an abusive relationship. Read the lyrics. Just because someone is angry doesn't automatically mean violent.

    It's clearly about loving someone despite them being imperfect. Or even especially *because* they're imperfect. (Conventional is boring.) He has a tortured soul (like a Lucifer) which can make a person seem black and cold on the surface, but a beautiful heart (like a Gabriel) that she obviously feels in the way he loves her.

    I also don't think it's about explaining to the family, I think addressing the family members is more symbolic than literal. It's about finding someone who makes you happy, and disregarding what others' feel are best for you and deciding for yourself what makes you whole.

    Basically it's an anti-Mr. Right song. There's no such thing anyway.
    artsluton November 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's the myth of the bad boy with a heart of gold -- and he is a myth. I loved this song when I was an adolescent. Women who grow up realize that this kind of man (physically abusive or not) just isn't worth it. It's still a beautiful song, but I no longer want to relate to her point of view.
    sharkycharmingon February 21, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe saddest song ever written.
    Meskalinkoon April 08, 2007   Link

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