My Sunday Song – “Fly to the Angels” by Slaughter

My Sunday Song #91 is “Fly to the Angels” by Slaughter.  The song was off their debut album ‘Stick It To Ya” and was there biggest selling single which charted #1 on the Mainstream Rock chart.  It was the band’s only million selling song and was one of the best power ballads to come out of the 80’s Hair Metal scene. The funny thing is, the band isn’t an 80’s band.  All of their albums were released in the 90’s starting with this one in 1990.  To be fair, the 80’s Hair Metal scene hadn’t fully died off yet, that came a couple years later.

The song features Mark Slaughter’s unique vocals which were a little raw and scratchy which fit perfectly for the sound they were going for and helped them stand out on their own from other bands.  The slow groove of the guitar heavy song hypnotically takes you through the story of the loss of someone that the person of the song truly loved.  You can really feel the loneliness and the pain this person is feeling at his loss.  It is a really touching song when you break it down and explore it.

I am sure everyone has lost someone at one point in time so that is probably why the song connected with so many people at the time.  If you haven’t heard it in awhile, give it a listen.

Enjoy!  And Happy Sunday!!

“Fly To The Angels”

Pictures of you
Ohh they’re still on my mind
You had this smile
That could light up the world
Now when it rains it seems
The sun never shinesAnd I drive
Down this lonely, lonely road
Oooh I got this feelin’
Girl I gotta let you goCause now you’ve got to fly high (fly high)
Fly to the angels
Heaven awaits your heart
And flowers bloom in your name
Woahh ohh
You’ve got to fly (fly high),
Fly to the angels
All the stars in the night
Shine in your name

Though it hurts me way deep inside
When I turn and look and find
That you’re not there
I try to convince myself
But the pain,
The pain is still not gone

Still I drive
Down this lonely, lonely road
Oooh I got this feelin,
Girl I’ve got to let you go

But now you’ve got to fly (fly high)
Fly to the angels
Heaven awaits your heart
And flowers bloom in your name

Whoa
You’ve got to fly (fly high)
Fly to the angels
All the stars in the night
Shine in your name

Flyyy

And still I drive down
This lonely, lonely road
Oooh I got this feelin
Oh, I can’t let you go

But I know
That you’ve got to fly (fly high)
Fly to the angels
Heaven awaits your heart
And flowers bloom in your name
Whoa oh ohh oh
You’ve got fly (fly high)
Fly to the angels
All the stars in the sky
Shine in your name,yeah

Ow

oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

baby, oh

oooh ooooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

oohh yea

oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh

I’m gonna miss you
miss you girl

Written by Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum

10 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Fly to the Angels” by Slaughter

  1. Great call on these guys being a 90s band not a 80’s and but they still got lumped into it…
    The debut was decent enough and Wild life was ok….after that I bought the third release which i don’t even remember and Slaughters vocals got to me by that point….
    Still though they did alright as they caught the tail end of the genre and rode it out….

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  2. Definitely not what I was expecting this lot to sound like… though I guess this is ballad mode. Also not what I expected a 90’s band to sound like, so I can understand why they’d maybe be thought of as an 80’s band. Kinda reminded me of a less good Andy Taylor (I like Andy Taylor).

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