You are my angel
Come from way above to bring me love
Her eyes, she's on the dark side
Neutralize every man in sight

To love you, love you, love you

You are my angel
Come from way above

To love you, love you, love you

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Angel Lyrics as written by Robert Del Naja Horace Keith Hinds

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  • +12
    General Commentit's not really about her "beauty" as everyone is thinking. Imagine a man using crack, it gives him so much pleasure but at the same time he is wasting away; dying. Well the song is about a relationship that you want, and need so much that you are literally wasting away from it, you are dying because of a woman. If you listen to the guitars in the song, you can actually "hear" pain. It's about the detriment of our relationships. A woman of dark "beauty", one who you can't get away from, but she just slowly, slowly kills you.
    archangel_tyraelon December 06, 2004   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI believe this song depicts the perilous effects of lust; how the persona is completely dangerously enraptured by a certain 'angel' with devious intentions.
    Eyes are normally indicative of a person's intentions, therefore, the line 'Her eyes, She's on the dark side' indicates her malciious intent. I suppose 'Neutralize, Every man in sight' really means how every man is easily taken into her seduction.
    Destructive lust is the main theme here; the music doesn't say otherwise.
    jermyon April 03, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIf you watch the video which is excellent, the video is about fear and about facing and confronting fear. Fear does not exist it only comes from within.
    "You are my angel" could this mean that there is an angel watching us and protecting us against our fears. just thought this might be a different interpretation. great song as usual by massive attack
    Markyarmon July 09, 2006   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI've never really thought this song spoke anything about a girl or a desired woman or something like that.
    I like to take this one literally. It speaks about Angels. Angels do exist. I've know lot of stories about that. lots. and the "she's on the dark side" part, maybe, its an angel that needs to "neutralize" every bad energy, every common earthly thing, in order to love, and only to love,the human being. I think the whole tension of the song is to show the unbelivable thing, that exists a being thats meant only to love and protect. It's scary but... fascinating. a being made for help.
    LightAndSoundon August 16, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think it's about a man who finds a woman so incredibly perfect that he thinks she has to be an angel, and she's so perfect for him that he goes as far as to think that she is HIS angel--he's obsessed with her. but he also sees how his obsession is not unique, since she has the power to "neutralize" any man and every man must therefore think she is THEIR angel--making her a dark angel because he loves her alone but she is loved by everyone and thus suggestive that she does not love him back.
    alovelyfadeouton February 08, 2007   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningI see it as a man from a more sheltered life who meets this girl who is beautiful and perfect to him but also from the "wrong side." He believes that she could have any man she wants and calls her his angel because out of all the people, she chose him.

    Ultimately I think it's a love song. It will be my future wedding song :P
    kayshadyon February 01, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this is about someone who is being chased by his inner fears, no matter how hard he tries to outrun them they catch up with him, getting bigger and bigger in his mind until he feels it's hopeless. The fears and insecurities are feeding off him and at the end he faces them all head on and pleads with them to leave him alone but they won't, they have no mercy. Lucky him though, he finally stands up to them all and they disappear. It's a very dark song, from the depths of desperation.
    mistyshadowon August 12, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, the music is just great!
    Xachariaon March 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is more than just being in love with this girl who is completely entrancing and bewitching, it is in itself enticing. it evolves into dark beauty. it is mysterious and quite sinister. it is almost like a stalker singing this song... amazing
    fascistbabyon June 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell how about surveillence?
    What if shes a satellite?
    agent_hunton November 21, 2006   Link

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