Guardian Angel

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Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (born March 2, 1942) is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his solo career, which has spanned several decades. Though the Velvet Underground were a commercial failure in the late 1960s, the group has gained a considerable cult following in the years since its demise and has gone on to become one of the most widely cited and influential bands of the era. As the Velvet Underground's principal songwriter, Reed wrote about subjects of personal experience that rarely had been examined so openly in rock and roll, including sexuality and drug culture. more »


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2003
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I have a guardian angel
I keep him in my head
And when I'm afraid and alone
I call him to my bed 

I have a guardian angel
Who keeps bad things from me
The only way to ruin it would be for me not to trust me
The only way to ruin it would be for me not to trust me
I have a guardian angel
Who's often saved my life 

Through malevolent storms and crystal drums
The angel on my right
Has lifted me up and set me down
Always showing me what's right
And if my instinct proved me wrong
The angel set it right
And if my instinct proved me wrong
The angel set it right 

I have a guardian angel 
I keep him in my head
And when I'm having nightmares
He shows me dreams instead 

I have a ring
I have a dress 
I have an empty shell
By the books below tea cups
I've kept a kind of hell
By the books below tea cups
I've kept a kind of hell 

Panic and anxiety so often in my head
But I had a guardian angel
Who took care of me instead
The champagne cork, the nightlight owl
A raven and a duck
The seed of pining parents
And your despairing love
The seed of pining parents
And your despairing love 

Love and luck both having charmed lives
Can change all things about
I had a guardian angel
That's what this is all about 

I have a guardian angel
I keep him in my head
And when I thought I was alone
He saved my life instead 
And when I thought I was alone 
He saved my life instead

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Written by: LOU REED

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