There'll be no strings to bind your hands
Not if my love can't bind your heart
And there's no need to take a stand
For it was I who chose to start
I see no need to take me home
I'm old enough to face the dawn

Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby
Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Then slowly turn away

Maybe the sun's light will be dim
And it won't matter anyhow
If morning's echo says we've sinned
Well, it was what I wanted now
And if we're victims of the night
I won't be blinded by the light

Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby
Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)
Then slowly turn away
I won't beg you to stay with me
Through the tears of the day, of the years
Baby, baby, baby
Just call me angel of the morning, (angel)


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Angel of the Morning [Original Version; Previously Unreleased Track] Lyrics as written by Chip Taylor

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    I think this song is pretty self-explanatory. I first saw it in an episode of Friends and I fell in love with it, 'cause Chrissy Hynde sung it and like every kind of emotion poured out of her. I love this song. Like seriously. I think it says everything... how helpless you feel when someone leaves you, and also how you feel strong enough to carry on. Brilliant.

    astepcloser24on March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is about a woman who is mature enough to handle a "one night stand".

    stacielee76on April 06, 2010   Link
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    "And if we're victims of the night/I won't be blinded by the light." In other words, if we die before sunrise, that's cool, because I won't have to live with my raw grief. It IS one of those one-night stands - the kind you don't get over for years. What would life be without 'em?

    JanetSwon January 23, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning

    The song is about premarital sex. The song was written in the 1960's when, at that time premarital sex was viewed as taboo. It has nothing to do with a one night stand; her being dumped, or slutty. Go to "singfacts" and read up on what the song writer and his explanation to the meaning of the song.

    candeeroseon June 03, 2018   Link
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    i also heard this song on friends. its such a beautiful song.

    twilightbeautyon November 10, 2009   Link
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    i dont believe this song is truly about a "one night stand" bc she says towards the end "through the tears of the day, of the years baby" i think its about a woman who was in lovebut he didnt feel the same way anymore and she new it was going to end oneday and she jus didnt know how to stop it, but she can let him go and try and move on.

    alex3896on June 27, 2010   Link
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    The second to last section is "Just call me angel of the morning angel, just touch my cheek before you leave me oh baby, just call me angel of the morning angel, then slowly turn away, I won't beg you to stay, with me, through the tears of the pain, of the years, oh baby baby baby baby"

    Seafaerieon December 18, 2010   Link
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    The second to last section is "Just call me angel of the morning angel, just touch my cheek before you leave me oh baby, just call me angel of the morning angel, then slowly turn away, I won't beg you to stay, with me, through the tears of the pain, of the years, oh baby baby baby baby"

    Seafaerieon December 18, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correction

    The second to last section is "Just call me angel of the morning angel, just touch my cheek before you leave me oh baby, just call me angel of the morning angel, then slowly turn away, I won't beg you to stay, with me, through the tears of the pain, of the years, oh baby baby baby baby"

    Seafaerieon December 18, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correction

    The second to last section is "Just call me angel of the morning angel, just touch my cheek before you leave me oh baby, just call me angel of the morning angel, then slowly turn away, I won't beg you to stay, with me, through the tears of the pain, of the years, oh baby baby baby baby"

    Seafaerieon December 18, 2010   Link

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