Modern Poetry Edition #68 {Hark, The Harold Angels Are Reciting}


Um, remember back in '07 how we had the Modern Poetry?
We did.  And there was one in early December and in the
last three months many millions have voted in lame presidential
primaries (including myself), but only seven have voted for the 
current modern poetry (including myself).

How much less could the voting have been?  Uh, 7.  7 less.

Anyway, before the tides turn once more, here is your winner.
The Black Crowes with She Talks to Angels.  Congrats.  If'n
you are french or french-canadian your winner is 
Les Corneillees Noires avec Eelle Parle aux Anges.

Enjoy.  --Sean

Modern Poetry Edition #68 {Hark, The Harold Angels Are Reciting}
[12/4/07]
I'm No Angel by The Allman Brothers
Angel Of The Morning by Juice Newton
Angel by Shaggy
Kiss An Angel Good Morning by Charley Pride
**She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes

**Winner of MPulitzer

Well, really no Harold Angels or Johnny Angel or even
Angel from the Rockford Files (my favorite).

But here are some angelic poems for your holiday, er,
Christmas Season. We got the Bros. Allman, some Juice,
some Shagginess, some Pride and a little Crowes.

How you like?

You know what to do. Vote for your favorite via reply
email and I will send out results later. Still don't
get it? Go here (http://www.macdart.com/mp/default.htm)
and see the last 3 years of glorious Modern Poetry (MP),
complete with Van Morrison goodness.

Merry-Merry-Merry and Kwanzaa delights to all,

--Sean

I'm No Angel By The Allman Brothers
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No I`m no angel
No I`m no stranger to the street
I`ve got my label
So I won`t crumble at your feet
And I know baby
So I`ve got scars upon my cheek
And I`m half crazy
Come on and love me baby

So you find me hard to handle
Well, I`m easier to hold
So you like my spurs that jingle
And I never leave you cold
So I might steal your diamonds
I`ll bring you back some gold
I`m no angel.

No I`m no angel
No I`m no stranger to the dark
Let me rock your cradle
Let me start a fire with your spark
Oh come on baby
Come and let me show you my tattoo
Let me drive you crazy
Come on and love me baby

So you don`t give a darn about me
I never treat you bad
I won`t ever lift a hand to hurt you
and I`ll always leave you glad
So I might steal your diamonds
I`ll bring you back some gold
I`m no angel.

No I`m no angel
No I`m no stranger to the dark
Let me rock your cradle
Let me start a fire in your heart
Oh come on baby
Come and let me show you my tattoo
Let me drive you crazy
Come on and love me baby

Well come on baby. Drive me crazy.
Drive me crazy. Come on baby.
Come on baby. Oh come on baby.

Angel Of The Morning by Juice Newton
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There'll be no strings to bind your hands
not if my love can't bind your heart.
And there's no need to take a stand
for it was I who chose to start.
I see no need to take me home,
I'm old enough to face the dawn.

Just call me angel of the morning
just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.
Just call me angel of the morning
then slowly turn away from me.

Maybe the sun's light will be dim
and it won't matter anyhow.
If morning's echo says we've sinned,
well, it was what I wanted now.
And if we're the victims of the night,
I won't be blinded by light.

Just call me angel of the morning
just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.
Just call me angel of the morning
then slowly turn away,
I won't beg you to stay with me
through the tears of the day,
of the years, baby baby baby.
Just call me angel of the morning
just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.

Angel by Shaggy
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Girl...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Closer than my peeps you are to me...baby.
Shorty...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Girl...you're my friend when I'm in need...lady.

Life is one big party...when you're still young.
But who's gonna have your back...when it's all done.
It's all good when you're little...you have pure fun.
Can't be a fool...son...what about the long run?
Looking back...Shorty always mention.
Said "me not giving her much attention".
She was there through my incarceration.
I wanna show the nation my appreciation.

Girl...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Closer than my peeps you are to me...baby.
Shorty...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Girl...you're my friend when I'm in need...lady.

You're a queen...and so you should be treated.
Though you never get the lovin' that you needed.
Could have left...but I called...and you heeded.
Takin' a beatin'...mission completed.
Mama said that..." I and I dissed the program".
Not the type...to mess around with her emotion.
But the feeling...that I have for you...is so strong.
Been together so long...and this could never be wrong.

Girl...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Closer than my peeps you are to me...baby.
Shorty...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Girl...you're my friend when I'm in need...lady.

Uh... uh... Girl...in spite of my behavior...said " I'm your savior".
You must be sent from up above.
And you appear to me...so tender...say girl I surrender.
Thanks for giving me your love.

Girl...in spite of my behavior...well...you are my savior.
You must be sent from up above.
And you appear to me...so tender...well...girl I surrender.
Said thanks for giving me your love.

Now life is one big party...when you're still young.
And who's gonna have your back...when it's all done.
It's all good when you're little...you have pure fun.
Can't be a fool...son...what about the long run.
Looking back...Shorty always mention.
Said..."me not giving her much attention".
She was there through my incarceration.
I wanna show the nation my appreciation.

Girl...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Closer than my peeps you are to me...baby.
Shorty...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Girl...you're my friend when I'm in need...lady.

Girl...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Closer than my peeps you are to me...baby.
Shorty...you're my angel...you're my darling angel.
Girl...you're my friend when I'm in need...lady.

Kiss An Angel Good Morning by Charley Pride
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whenever I chance to meet
some old friends on the street
they wonder how does a man get to be this way

I've always got a smiling face
anytime and any place

and every time they ask me why
I just smile and say:

You got to kiss an angel good morning
and let her know you think about her when you're gone
You got to kiss an angel good morning
and love her like the devil when you get back home

People may try to guess the secret of a happy nest
but some of them never learn that it's a simple thing
the secret I'm speakin' of is a woman and a man in love
and the answer is in this song that I always sing

You got to kiss an angel good morning
and let her know you think about her when you're gone
You got to kiss an angel good morning
and love her like the devil when you get back home

She Talks To Angels by The Black Crowes
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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 a smile when the pain comes,
The pain's gonna make everything alright

Says she talks to angels,
They call her out by her name
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 is someone she has not met, 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
Yes, to her that ain't nothing
But to me, yeah me,
It's everything

She paints her eyes as black as night now
She pulls those shades down tight
Oh yeah, there's a smile when the pain comes,
The pain's gonna make everything alright, alright yeah

She talks to angels, Says they call her out by her name
Oh yeah, yeah, angels Call her out by her name
Oh, angels They call her out by her name
Oh, she talks to angels They call her out
Yeah, they call her out.
Don't you know that they call her out by her name