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Merrilee Rush: Angel of the Morning Meaning

Song Released: 1968

Covered By: Pretenders, The (1995), Juice Newton (1981), Melba Montgomery (1977), Connie Eaton (1970), Nina Simone

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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...


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    Mar 20th, 2018 3:30am report

    I feel a deeper meaning hiding behind the sex.
    Something I can't quite grasp, a having and not having.
    A having had and never having had and never going to have.
    Not needing to have not having had.
    Wanting, not wanting.
    Turning away, while still turning to.


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    Mar 18th, 2018 3:57am report

    I’m certain this song is about an affair a young girl had with a married man. She’s saying to him she’s aware there’s no future for them but wants just one night. He can walk away in the morning by touching her cheek so she knows it meant something to him.
    Unfortunately an obsession like that has happened to some of us at one time or another.


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    Oct 11th, 2012 10:58pm report

    I think this is a song about pre-marital sex, possibly with an already married man. I also think that the relationship goes way beyond a one-night, but she'll take what she can get, because she's terribly in love with the man.


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    Mar 28th, 2012 3:09am report

    This song was ahead of its time, as it was perhaps the first song to deal with the phenomenon that young people on college campuses now call the "Walk Of Shame." It articulates the feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and mild embarrassment that can overwhelm one's soul the day after a one-night stand, when it "dawns" on you that the temporary feelings of closeness and affection were merely a transitory illusion.


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    May 12th, 2011 5:48am report

    I think she wants to be with him even though she won't beg him to stay. Part of her wishes it wasn't just a one night stand, but she's lonely and just wants to be held. She doesn't want it to be meaningless and having him touch her cheek before he leaves gives the night more meaning.


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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:18am report

    The song is about a one night stand and in the morning the woman does not want to be just another notch on the guys belt.


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    Feb 9th, 2011 2:45pm report

    The young lady singing it has a one-night stand with a young man at his home. After a night of sex, she still wants to be thought of as an angel by the young man even though the sex is what she really wanted. In the morning she just wants to leave his home quietly and alone.

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