THE INSPIRATION

My time in London and Sydney had a marked effect, seeing people begging on the streets is heartbreaking. Nothing makes you realise how lucky we are like situations such as these. We walk around with blinkered eyes trying not to see these invisible people. We tell ourselves that they probably deserve it, because of drink, drugs, whatever.

I have had moments in my life that I wanted to run away from it all, that maybe life was not worth living. One of my favourite Christmas movies is “Its A Wonderful Life”. In that story a good man finds himself with the world against him, he considers that maybe the world would be better without him. In the movie he is saved by an angel but how many people have had similar prayers?

I love Christmas, it is a time to be with family and friends, it is a time that makes me understand how really lucky I am as there are so many who have no one to share Christmas with.

This is my alternative Christmas Song which is dedicated to all the lost souls of the world.

 

RECORDING NOTES

It is hard for me to believe just how long ago I wrote this song, time flies so quickly it scares me. It has taken me 23 years to return to that song. The original version what on a Tascam 8 track., this has been recorded using Apple's Logic Pro.

Backing Vocals: Alice Allen, Susan Hunter, Chris Ayre, John Hunter

Guitar: Mark Shipton, John Hunter

Angels

Angels

Verse 1
Angels come and talk to me, tell me why this happened
I’m smothered I can’t breath, can’t you see I’m gasping.
The cold icy weather’s with us, the depression hit me hard.
No jobs so they tell us, they can’t be found.

Chorus
Angels I've been so alone,
Angels come on take me home.
Angels I think I've lost my grip.
Oh Angels won't you save me?

Verse 2
I see the Christmas lights are shining, good riddance to this year.
No presents I’ll be buying, no not this year.
Angels come and talk to me, this sinner needs some company.
I’d offer you a drink but the bottle’s empty, it’s just the way it goes.

Chorus
Angels I've been so alone,
Angels come on take me home.
Angels I think I've lost my grip.
Oh Angels won't you save me?

Mid
Why do some people have all the luck?
They never struggle, it isn't fair enough.
Bad luck has always followed me.
Tell me Angels why it has to be?

Verse 3
You know I feel like dying, but ain’t got the courage you see.
I’m sorry that I’m crying, I came oh so close.
I’m so very tired, I’m so very cold.
It’s drawing dark oh please, don’t leave me alone.

Chorus
Angels I've been so alone,
Angels come on take me home.
Angels I think I've lost my grip.
Oh Angels won't you save me?

©1990 Words & Music John Hunter



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