Angel From Montgomery Lyrics

Bonnie Raitt


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Prine
album: Track 3 in album Streetlights
release date: 1974
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Electric Blues/Blues Rock
composer: John Prine
lyricist: John Prine

Cover Art

Bonnie Raitt Streetlights cover art
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I am an old woman named after my mother
My old man is another child that's grown old
If dreams were lightning thunder was desire
This old house would have burnt down a long time ago

[Chorus]
Make me an angel that flies from Montgom'ry
Make me a poster of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing that I can hold on to
To believe in this living is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl well, I had me a cowboy
He weren't much to look at, just free rambling man
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
The years just flow by like a broken down dam.

[Chorus]

There's flies in the kitchen I can hear 'em there buzzing
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
How the hell can a person go to work in the morning
And come home in the evening and have nothing to say.

[Chorus]


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)