"Evangeline" as written by and Matthew / Sweet....
She's on another planet
She's in my dream
She's some kind of angel
If you know what I mean
Try her on
She fits like a glove
Too bad she only thinks about
The lord above

Evangeline Evangeline
I think I love you
But Evangeline Evangeline
I want you

Now if I called you up
Do you think you
Could deliver my soul?
Won't you take a drink
Little darlin'
The cup is full

And every night I bow to pray
But I'll feel a whole lot better
Once you're coming my way

Evangeline Evangeline
I think I love you
But Evangeline Evangeline
I want you

So come on down

So tell me how you want it
Come on, tell me how you want it
Just tell me how you want it

Just tell me how you want it
We won't be seen
You can tell your father
It was all a dream
[try her on she fits like a glove]
Too bad the only man you trust
Is god above

Evangeline Evangeline
I think I love you
But Evangeline Evangeline
I want you

Now Evangeline Evangeline
I think I love you
But Evangeline Evangeline
I want you

She's some kind of angel
If you know what I mean
Evangeline



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"Evangeline" as written by Matthew Sweet

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    General CommentThe male first person speaking in this song is being naughty and a little nasty, though it is cloaked in a love song. He is falling in love/preoccupied with a girl who is a Christian and he is frustrated by her pious celibate ways. By his words he is applying a bit of pressure, tempting and taunting her (...do you think you could deliver my soul?). This song is similar to Billy Joel's Only the Good Die Young, in which a Catholic girl is being fed a line. There is also a Paul Simon song which touches on this theme called "Duncan". Its an old, old story.

    The 'speaker' is a religious skeptic and does not really respect/share this girl's faith, the words lord and god are not capitalized - he doesn't truly recognize God's authority. Perhaps he tries, each night he 'bows to pray' - more likely, he is posing as a believer. When he writes, "she's some kind of angel, if you know what I mean" he may be saying the devil kind of angel - she's a tease, 'devil in a blue dress' ie. is driving him crazy. "I think I love you" is the good news, "but" (there is a catch) "I want you" ie his love cannot be chaste. He is only human, not "from another planet" and is frustrated with her values/virginity.

    "We won't be seen, You can tell your father it was all a dream" I believe refers to her Holy Father, God, and here he is suggesting she violate her beliefs by acting against them and then deny this to herself and God and other people. In other words, he is suggesting to her she join him in bed then in self-deceit and hypocrisy, a selfish and evil 'suggestion'. Feel some sympathy for his character and his very human predicament, he is truly in love, but more so for the object of his affections who appears to be an innocent girl! Real love (the kind Jesus demonstrated and taught) puts the best interests of the beloved first, even if it means self-sacrifice. The situation is left unresolved, wonder what happened to this romance? Doubt it worked out!
    songuru125on January 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just so cute. :)
    Speaker is in love with a pious sweet girl Evangeline.

    "She's some kind of angel
    If you know what I mean...
    Too bad she only thinks about
    The lord above"
    anna118kon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written about a comic book character whose name was Evangeline. She's a nun who plays clean-up for the vatican, and her 'code name' is "The Magdelina". She's been featured in a comic with Vampirella, though I don't know if they're on the same label. "The Magdelina" is a pretty old book.
    jceon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought this was about masterbation.
    pton August 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think he wants this girl but she is a committed christian and lives the celibate life until marriage...
    Try her on
    She fits like a glove
    Too bad she only thinks about
    The lord above
    (he can have a taste but can't go all the way...he can 'try her on'. The rest of this verse is self-explanatory)

    Evangeline Evangeline
    I think I love you
    But Evangeline Evangeline
    I want you
    (he can't tell if he really loves her enough to marry her or if he just wants to sleep with her)

    Won't you take a drink
    Little darlin'
    The cup is full
    (trying to intoxicate her...it's the easy way out)

    Just tell me how you want it
    We won't be seen
    You can tell your father
    It was all a dream
    (the consequences would be tremendous if her father found out because of their strong beliefs)

    That's how I interpreted anyway. Although it just sounds like a cute little love song I think the lyrics show that he is actually quite self-centred and not on a quest for love but for sex. Especially because it would be something to brag about becasue she is so hard to get.
    black&greenon December 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! Evangeline is the best name for a girl ever. I'm going to name my daughter that...
    Ted Bannanaon September 27, 2007   Link

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