Bonnie Raitt - Angel From Montgomery Lyrics

Bonnie Raitt Streetlights cover art
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I am an old woman
Named after my mother
My old man is another
Child who's grown old

If dreams were thunder
And lightning was desire
This old house would've burned down
A long time ago

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl
I had me a cowboy
He wasn't much to look at
Just a free ramblin' man
That was a long time
And no matter how I tried
Those years just flown by
Like a broken down dam

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

And there's flies in the kitchen
I can hear all their buzzin'
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today
How the hell can a person
Go to work in the morning
Come home in the evening
And have nothing to say

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 That Song About the Midway
  • 2 Rainy Day Man
  • 3 Angel From Montgomery
  • 4 I Got Plenty
  • 5 Streetlights
  • 6 What Is Success
  • 7 Ain't Nobody Home
  • 8 Everything That Touches You
  • 9 Got You on My Mind
  • 10 You Got to Be Ready for Love (If You Wanna Be Mine)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: John Prine
    album: Track 3 in album Streetlights
    release date: 1974
    popularity : 91 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Electric Blues/Blues Rock
    length: 3:59
    composer: John Prine
    lyricist: John Prine
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin