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The Black Crowes - She Talks To Angels - 1990




"She Talks to Angels" is a song by the rock band The Black Crowes. It is the eighth track on their first album, Shake Your Money Maker (1990) and was the fourth single released from the album. The song reached number 30 on the US Hot 100, number one on the US Album Rock Tracks chart and number 70 on the UK Singles Chart in 1991.


In 2010, Chris Robinson explained in a webisode (part of a promotional internet series for the band's 2010 Croweology album) that the song is loosely based on a "goth girl" he was acquainted with in Atlanta who was "into heroin".



Lyrics


She never mentions the word addiction

In certain company.

Yes, she'll tell you she's an orphan

After you meet her family.


She paints her eyes as black as night now.

Pulls those shades down tight.

Yeah, she gives me a smile when the pain comes.

The pain gonna make everything alright.


Says she talks to angels.

They call her out by her name.

Oh yeah, she talks to angels.

Says they call her out by her name.


She keeps a lock of hair in her pocket.

She wears a cross around her neck.

Yes the hair is from a little boy,

And the cross from someone she has not met, well, not yet


Says she talks to angels.

Says they all know her name.

Oh yeah, she talks to angels.

Says they call her out by her name.


She don't know no lover,

None that I ever seen.

Yeah, to her that ain't nothing

But to me it means, means everything.


She paints her eyes as black as night now.

Pulls those shades down tight.

Oh yeah there's a smile when the pain comes.

Pain's gonna make everything alright, alright yeah


Says she talks to angels.

Says they call her out by her name.

Oh yeah, angels

Call her out by her name

Oh angel,

They call her out by her name

Oh she talks to angels,

They call her out, yeah yeah

Call her out,

Don't you know that they call her out by her name


Songwriters: Christopher Mark Robinson / Rich S. Robinson

She Talks to Angels lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc





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