Angel From Montgomery

Song Description

A woman laments being trapped in a dead-end marriage and longs to escape it.

Song Length 4:53 Genre Folk - Country
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant Subject Frustration
Similar Artists Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi Language English
Era 1970 - 1979

Lyrics

V1
I am an old woman named after my mother.
My old man is another child that's grown old.
If dreams were thunder and lightning desire
This old house would have burned down a long time ago.

Refrain
Make me and 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 living is just a hard way to go.

V2
When I was a young girl I had me a cowboy.
Wasn't much to look at, just a free, ramblin' man.
But that was a long time and no matter how I try
Those years just flow by like a broken down dam.

Repeat Refrain

V3
There's flies in the kitchen. I can hear 'em buzzing.
And I ain't done nothing since I woke up today.
How in the hell can a person go to work in the morning
Come home in the evening and have nothing to say?

Repeat Refrain with tag.

Lyrics John Prine Music John Prine
Producer Jack Kline Publisher Studio 55 Brentwood
Performance Dawgwood Trio
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