"Seven Spanish Angels' is a 1984 single written by Troy Seals and Eddie Setser and recorded by Ray Charles with Willie Nelson. "Seven Spanish Angels" would be the most successful of Ray Charles' eight hits...
He looked down into her brown eyes
And said "say a prayer for me"
She threw her arms around him
Whispered, "God will keep us free"
They could hear the riders comin'
He said, "this is my last fight
If they take me back to Texas
They won't take me back alive"

There were seven Spanish angels
At the altar of the sun
They were prayin' for the lovers
In the valley of the gun
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels
Took another angel home

She reached down and picked the gun up
That lay smokin' in his hand
She said, "Father, please forgive me
I can't make it without my man"
And she knew the gun was empty
And she knew she couldn't win
But her final prayer was answered
When the rifles fired again

There were seven Spanish angels
At the altar of the sun
They were prayin' for the lovers
In the valley of the gun
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels
Took another angel home

There were seven Spanish angels
At the altar of the sun
They were prayin' for the lovers
In the valley of the gun
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels
Took another angel home

There were seven Spanish angels
At the altar of the sun
They were prayin' for the lovers
In the valley of the gun
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared
There was thunder from the throne
And seven Spanish angels
Took another angel home


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"Seven Spanish Angels" as written by Troy Harold Seals Eddie F. Setser

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    General CommentI should note agreement with the earlier posting from "Imparied Casing" that, iIn the context of the song, the angels here are most likely priests, or fellow townsmen/women".

    Another reason for considering the references to seven angels to be different from the references in Revelations is because the song refers to seven *Spanish* angels, whereas Revelations 1:20 makes reference to "the angels of the seven churches" and Revelations 1:4 refers to "the seven churches which are in Asia". Apologies for now being obsessively analytical on this item. 'Nuff said. I'll focus on just enjoying the song itself.
    DeeSongson January 05, 2009   Link

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