Wednesday, December 16, 2009

No Need ~ She's My Westside Angel

Sometimes a thing so beautiful can be right there... under your nose... no not his lips... although they are lovely... but what I'm talking about is what came out of those lips in 1972... I only just recently heard this song for the first time... and I must say that I am quite smitten by No Need ~ She's My Westside Angel. It is filled with the most beautifully painful sentiments... of love... that it seems Bruce has an extreme grip on... as he pours out a potion potent enough for himself and his broken winged lover... "It's only her and my songs that keep me from going insane" I find the love that Bruce makes you feel real in these lyrics is so hard to believe in... and that's why this song is such a rare and wonderful find... because for a moment it makes my heart feel like it is too big for my chest... and the ache is so real that I can almost believe... at least until the song ends and I am back in 2009. "I just love that feeling of sadness... oh and it worries me so..." Anyhow... a big thank you to Twisty and Brad for turning me on to No Need ~ She's My Westside Angel. I may have a new "favorite" song!!

She's a broken winged angel
Refugee from things her mama knew
And she's done everything the Bible said not to do
Well I don't know if she believes in Jesus
The "good" book, or even Satan, you see
I'm just trying to get her to believe in me
Oh, 'cause when I see her face
No matter where I am I'm in the right place
And the girls I left behind
Oh, they never satisfied me, it's so true
But baby, baby, you do

She's the belle of Eighth Street
High society's midnight vamp
Oh, she's my queen and I'm her tramp
Yes she's a free falling flyer
And she flows whichever way that the wind blows
And she's the only woman I never knew
Who could teach me more about me, bind me in chains
And still let me be free

My heart swells up inside
Starts beating like I'm gonna die
And my body breaks in pain
As she falls down on me like the rain
It's only her and my songs that keep me from going insane
And I guess I'm one of those people
Who measures love in pain
You see, I never had too much personal success
And to me there's nothing sweeter
Than a teardrop of rain
I just love that feeling of sadness
Oh and it worries me so ...

She's my west side angel
She looks so funky in her hollywood wing
And she knows how I stumble when I talk
So she says, "Don't talk, babe, just sing"
And I have seen her body in candle glow
In the deep heart of the night
When you finally let loose of everything
Oh, and she loves me like such a good woman
And still, oh, she's just a sweet young thing
And I know this might sound crazy
Or just the words of a young fool
But I swear I'd be on the floor
And she ever walked out the door
I swear I'd wish that she would shoot me first
And I know that sounds insane but sometimes I believe it's true
And that's what scares me worst

'Cause I dance for her
Take any chance for her
And I play for her
Lord God knows I play for her
And I need for her
And I bleed for her

Download Mp3 here: No Need/She's My Westside Angel