When I'm down on my luck
And I'm searching for my soul
When I'm feeling too much
And I start to lose control
When I'm down so low
That even enemies don't wanna know
You still care for me
Say a prayer for me
And I know

Ooh I like you hanging around
'Cause you lift me up when I am upside down
Ooh you are my favourite sound
'Cause you're always down for lifting me up
Like an angel when I hit the ground
Throw your arms all around me when I'm feeling down
Lift me up like an angel when I hit my low
When your arms are around me I don't wanna let you go

When I'm lost along the way
And I can't face another day
And if I stumble on the road
And if I can't carry a load
And if I lose my faith in kindness
And generosity
Would you hold my hand
Say you understand my pain

Ooh I like you hanging around
'Cause you lift me up when I am upside down
Ooh you are my favourite sound
'Cause you're always down for lifting me up
Like an angel when I hit the ground
Throw your arms all around me when I'm feeling down
Lift me up like an angel when I hit my low
When your arms are around me I don't wanna let you go

It's been a long hard road
And it's only just begun my friend and this time I know
You help me carry the load

'Cause you're always down for lifting me up
Like an angel when I hit the ground
Feel your arms all around me when I'm feeling down
Lift me up like an angel when I hit my low
When you're always around
You're my favourite sound
Lift me up like an angel when I hit the ground
Feel your arms all around me when I'm feeling down
Lift me up like an angel when I hit my low
When your arms are around me I don't wanna let you go
I don't wanna let you go
'Cause you lift me up now
Well you're always around
You're my favourite sound
Lift me up now
You lift me up
Lift me up now
Yeah you're always around
You're my favourite sound
Lift me up
Oh yeah


Lyrics submitted by Mina-dupe

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    General CommentThis is for my angel. He lifts me so when I am down. I love him very much.
    mandyjayon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Darren wrote this for the Backstreet Boys' new album, but they ended up not using it. Their mistake because this song is just so adorable. I believe the lyrics are pretty self-explanitory, and it's just so sweet. Just being appreciative of that someone in your life that it seems you couldn't go on without, because they help you so much and bring you everything you need in every sense of the word.
    Misseveruson March 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't comment on this one lol. I remember listening to it in 2003 and thinking it was on the same line as "What You Like" and "Falling At Your Feet". Sweet adorable songs about a love that makes you feel good. Ahhh make me want to fall in love again...
    I love it when Darren talks about "It's been a long hard road, and it's only just began my friend..." I love it when he calls his lover "friend"...because that seems the way it was for him, from friends to lovers (What you like: "Never knew my journey began and ended with you my friend..."). Just like love should be...
    Gabigson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYES! Wow, nailed it right there, again! You are amazing at this, or maybe we just have the exact same pattern of thinking!
    It is the most adorable and romantic thing in the whole world when he uses the word "friend" in his love songs.... I can't ever get enough of it. Makes me want to cry my eyes out because I want that kind of relationship so much.
    Misseveruson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaha...I feel you!!. I'm dying for that kind of relationship as well...I am guessing you have the same "issue" as me, maybe guys are attracted to you physically first and that's when they stop, they don't try to go deeper. And we both wish we had someone who would really like to be there all the time and help us, to make our days brighter and worth-living. A reason to smile after a bad day.

    It will surely come Miss :) You're so young and nice. You just have to be sure your eyes are open and you're ready as well :) .
    Gabigson March 12, 2006   Link
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    My Interpretationthough i agree with most of the comments about darren thinking of his lovers as 'friends,' i also think he probably uses that word (early on before he came out) so as not to distinguish between male or female. you'll notice that he *rarely* ever uses female pronouns. i don't think he wanted to use the word 'she' or 'her' because then he would be lying about who he is, but he couldn't use 'he' or 'him' because he hadn't come out yet.
    chained2darrenon February 06, 2010   Link

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