Angie, Angie
When will those clouds all disappear?
Angie, Angie
Where will it lead us from here?
With no lovin' in our souls
And no money in our coats
You can't say we're satisfied
Angie, Angie
You can't say we never tried

Angie, you're beautiful, yeah
But ain't it time we said goodbye?
Angie, I still love you
Remember all those nights we cried?
All the dreams were held so close
Seemed to all go up in smoke
Let me whisper in your ear
Angie, Angie
Where will it lead us from here

Oh, Angie, don't you weep
Oh, your kisses still taste sweet
I hate that sadness in your eyes
But Angie, Angie
Ain't it time we said goodbye? Yeah

With no lovin' in our souls
And no money in our coats
You can't say we're satisfied
Angie, I still love you, baby
Everywhere I look, I see your eyes
There ain't a woman that comes close to you
Come on, baby, dry your eyes
Angie, Angie
Ain't it good to be alive?
Angie, Angie
They can't say we never tried


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Angie Lyrics as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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  • +6
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    I think this song is about a man and a woman who love each other very much eventhough they fight a lot, they don't have a lot of money and they just can't have a very good life.. So it's better if they split up and go seperate ways eventhough deep inside they still love each other..

    Ireen_on March 27, 2005   Link
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    I think in the beginning of the song, the couple has come to a point in their relationship where all they do is fight all the time and they have no money to do anything or go anywhere and they are driving each other crazy being around each other so much. They eventually get to the point where they feel that they have tried everything and don't know what to do anymore other than be apart...the song goes on and the last part of the lyrics seem happy to me, it sounds to me like when he comes back and says "everywhere I look i see your eyes, there ain't a woman that comes close to you, come on baby dry your eyes" i think he has realized that there is nothing else out there for him and that she is the one, he says "come on baby dry your eyes" because he is back and she has nothing to be sad about anymore because he is back and then the end "they can't say we never tried" means everyone can't say they never tried splitting up and living separate lives without each other, because they did try that, and in the end realized that they were meant to be together.

    AubreyPaigeon February 06, 2012   Link
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    I LOVE the Stones AND Bowie!And this is one of their greatest ever!Anyway,It is definately about Angie Bowie.So says Mick,Bill Wyman,David AND Angie Bowie!

    banneleeon November 18, 2004   Link
  • +3
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    This song is like the conversation you have with someone who you do love and you don't want to break up with. But you know that you need to because it just won't work although you would love it to work, it just won't. This song captures how that feeling must be.

    athanathioson May 30, 2006   Link
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    this song has held a lot more meaning for me in the past few months. i think that it just hurts him too much to try to love her. i know what that's like. i don't think that this song could have ever been bowies, listen to mick jaggers voice and tell me that he hasn't lived every word of that song.

    CeeJaion October 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    It's about an intense relationship, so passionate (everywhere I look I see your eyes); but totally untenable in the eyes of the world, this hidden relationship would never work out in real life.(thus the comments about money in our coats) He WANTS it to work, he really does...and even in its ending it brings a bittersweet joy (aint it good to be alive?)

    kindofblueon September 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
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    A mostly simple song, but one that does an incredible job of communicating deep, all-encompassing alienation. It's a song that could only be sung by someone who had ceased to believe in anything, and now he has to get away from the last person he is connected to, because everything has gone up in smoke, and he has even run out of love in his soul, and doesn't even believe it exists in her anymore. You have to wonder if the question "Ain't it good to be alive?" is meant to be sarcastic and ironic. An incredibly eloquent communication of sadness and disillusionment.

    JT1968on December 07, 2016   Link
  • +1
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    Women are like Cocaine - Perhaps Mick and Bowie Can agree on this point?

    MilesSmileson February 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    perhaps my 3rd fav stones song after sympathy for the devil and doo doo doo doo (heartbreaker); could b best love song of all time

    ledhed4everon January 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    Taken from Wikipedia (So treat with caution) - Popular belief has it that the song was about David Bowie's first wife Angela or even about actress Angie Dickinson. Another belief was that the song was about Richards' daughter Dandelion Angela who had just been born.[3] The song was written almost entirely both lyrically and musically by Keith Richards and in Richards' own biography he claims that the name Angie is a pseudonym for heroin and his attempt to quit while detoxing in Switzerland. +++++++++++++++++++++ 2 days ago, I had absolutely no interest in this song but found a tutorial DVD and learnt to play it before I'd even heard the song (which I love BTW).

    MarkCox11on February 22, 2012   Link

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