"Just One Angel"  Hilary Field

from Christine Lavin Presents JUST ONE ANGEL

Hilary Field bio/photo

Special Note from Christine:  I loved this song from the first time I heard Andrew Ratshin sing it.  The melody is so haunting I thought it would sound beautiful as a guitar instrumental, so I asked classical guitarist Hilary Field if she could write up an arrangement, which she did.  

Andrew's version is on his fine album "Primal Urges," and here are the lyrics.  I highly recommend playing both versions side-by-side.

Every Sunday God wakes up to everybody's problems
All those voices asking for forgiveness
Half asleep he waves his hand to quickly mass absolve them
Wondering why he constantly relives this
I don't want to take that time away
From someone who might really need
A sign from God that day

Angel Michael on his knees
Trying to find the time to help us
I don't need such expertise
I could never be that selfish
Isn't there a minor angel
Not an angel one might miss
I can talk to, I can turn to
There to handle this

Sunday morning in the choir
I'm the one who's singing off key
By my bedside in the darkness
I will say my prayers so softly
Isn't there a lonely angel
Not an angel fully booked
I can call on, I can sing to
Someone overlooked

Just one angel
Just one angel
Angel only I can see
Just one angel
Just one angel
Watching over me

Sometimes when my heart is full
It makes me feel a bit frenetic
Fallen angel takes the bullet
Wouldn't that be so poetic
Isn't there a private angel
Unremembered, underused
Second angel, No one's angel
Someone God excused

Just one angel
Just one angel
Angel only I can see
Just one angel
Just one angel
Watching over me

All those days and nights
God slaved to give us creature comforts
Why would we have free will
If he thought we'd always call
Maybe it's a lack of sleep
That keeps him feeling vengeful
Maybe he'd be sweet and soft
If he could have his Sundays off

Just one angel
Just one angel
Angel only I can see
Just one angel
Just one angel
Watching over me



performed by Hilary Field, this arrangement ©  Liu-Tunes ASCAP, Original song © Liu-Tunes ASCAP hilaryfield.com

updated: 7 years ago