This is an obsession,
A kind of aggression with himself
It's the way he'll always be
He loves to rebel
To go against his ten commandments
For him, that's just being free

And he always will,
Get his thrills,
The only way he knows how
Well it might make you frown
But he just loves,
Being that dove,
Roaming where he cares to go
To a state of mind
Which no one knows

[Chorus]
Over there stands my angry angel
And he's shaking his head,
In disgrace with me
Over there stands my angry angel
And he's frowning like hell,
But I'm not feeling guilty

Over and over again,
More and more for the pain
To release himself, from this shell
Time after time, you may glare at
Him for the way he looks like something
Drawn up from hell

But that's just his cover
From what is under it
All his imagination,
His passion for a creation
Which he has discovered,
Uncovered a world,
Of amazing sensations
His own little nation

[Chorus]

I don't care, I don't care,
I don't care, I don't care,
I don't care, and I don't care
And I don't care, and I don't care
And I don't care, and I don't care
And I don't care

[Chorus: x2]

I'm not feeling guilty,
I'm not feeling guilty,
I'm not feeling guilty,
'Cause I don't care
I'm not feeling guilty,
I'm not feeling guilty,
Well I'm not feeling guilty,
'Cause I don't care.



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"Angry Angel" as written by Imogen Heap

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General Comment:to me this is about her liking/loving someone who is much disapproved of by others. he is careless and frivolous in the way he lives his life and the 'angry angel' she speaks of is basically her being concious that he is a loose canon, and that she is disappointing people by associating with him. all the same, she sees that people disapprove and still loves it.

    in the second verse, it almost sees like she envies the way that he simply doesn't care - she seems to admire him for his breaking free.

    it seems to me that a big part of what she likes about him is his incessant self destructive behaviour that momentarily feels good.
    there could be references here to some sort of drug abuse, but i'm not sure.

    either wayyy, amazeee song!
    eureka!on July 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:I have to say I dissagree with all of you actually. When I read this I didn't think of the angry angel as another person. From my point of view the angry angel is her inner anger.

    "He loves to rebel
    To go against his ten commandments
    For him, that's just being free"
    It's when she lets her anger outside and just feeds it.

    "But that's just his cover
    From what is under it
    All his imagination
    His passion for a creation
    Which he has discovered
    Uncovered a world
    Of amazing sensations
    His own little nation"
    I think that part says that inside the anger and frustration lies a great power that can be used in a good way. To be creative etc.

    "I'm not feeling guilty
    'Cause I don't care"
    That part, for me, means that she knows her inner anger and is fully aware of him wanting to get out. Still she can control him and use him in the way she wants to without feeling guilt, 'cause he's a part of her and she's in control of herself.

    Well, that's just the way I thought about it:)
    cammenon July 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think in this song, she means her "angry angel" is another part of herself. Perhaps her more destructive and careless side. Maybe when she say's "He's frowning like hell in disgrace of me" She means she didn't listen to her "bad' side, and when she say's "I'm not feeling guilty" she means she chose the right path.
    kyuuialisonon July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:She's talking about a boy that is careless about how he lives his life , " a kind of agression against himself"
    I see this comment as her saying this " agression against himself" can mean drug abuse, constant partners etc.
    She's saying he loves the thrill of doing all these destructive things to himself.
    She feels hurt , and probably has tryed to talk him out of it.
    Her " angry angel " that is looking at him with " discrace" Represents her Conscious inside .
    On the oustide she says " i'm not feelin guilty"
    because she has tryed her best to stop him.

    " To release himself from this shell"
    She's saying he's a shallow guy who abuses his body and soul so that he can feel real.
    From his maybe even " boring self"

    Her last line " I don't care i'm flying"

    She decides or already decided in the song that
    She's not going to care.
    Because she did all she could . And because she let that burden of watching over him trying to help him she's " flying".
    blissfuldoubton January 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is my favourite Imogen Heap song.
    x_hotelpaperon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i agree with "eureka!"

    when i read this, it reminded me of a situation of mine and i think she really is saying how there is this really destructive guy who isnt happy with himself and no matter how much her " good side" or her "friends" want her to stop shes " not feeling guilty"




    and i can relate
    TYFACEon March 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i wondered what "in disgrace of me" meant, and it led me to this interpretation of this song:

    she admires/loves this guy regardless of the fact that he is self-distructive. he finds complete happiness in going against the grain, as seen in the lyrics "...creation
    Which he has discovered
    Uncovered a world
    Of amazing sensations
    His own little nation"

    she seems to want him to be better, and be more accepted. yet at the same time she sees him as an angel and doesn't care that he's frowning or unhappy with his surroundings. she doesn't care because she knows the true happiness he is able to find by being independent of others' opinions. so he may think he's unhappy, but she views him as lucky in a way. get it? haha.

    "in disgrace of me" still needs some work, but i would guess he is losing respect for her because either she wants to be like him, or she is still stuck in confining to others' views. im guessing the former - she wants to be like him - because she doesn't feel guilty and she's flying at the end.

    and of course, a bit of self-relection went into this. i am in love with my friend who is so independent of opinions and so strong. but of course, he lets me see his weak side every now and then, and gets mad in a way when i tell him i would love to be like him haha.
    JustineByrrdon December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning:There are two people speaking in the song, one a troublemaker and a self-righeous person that are dating each other and arguing with each other.
    songofsongson July 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I don't think this helps much, but I think the printed lyrics are not quite right. I think she refers to the 'angry angel' as both male and female: the angel is 'he' in the first verse and 'she' in the second verse'. This is clearer in the live version from 2007 recently released on iTunes. In introducing the song she also says she is not going to explain it 'because my mum is in the audience'!
    DavidBon January 06, 2010   Link

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