My Sunday Song – “I”m Not An Angel” by Halestorm

For My Sunday Song #234, we are going to dive in to “I’m Not An Angel” by Halestorm which was off their debut album ‘Halestorm’. The song was written by Lzzy Hale, Howard Benson, Kara DioGuardi and Marti Frederiksen which are some heavy hitters in the song writing department. Kara has written a ton of hits and was a judge on American Idol and Marti, who hasn’t he written for might be easier. Pretty strong group for a band’s debut album. The label must have thought very highly of this band and rightfully so.

The song is a sad power ballad. It chronicles a very tragic relationship with Lzzy. Lzzy has been very open about her mental troubles and good on her for that as more discussion is always needed around that topic. The song talks about how the person she was with couldn’t handle all her emotional roller coasters. He saw the issues but tried to stick it out anyway. She tried to push him away, but at the same time couldn’t resist him. It was a very turbulent sounding relationship and she goes on to admit that she wasn’t an angel in this relationship. It is really a beautiful, yet very tragic story.

Musically, the band shows a much softer side to their sound. They are able to tone things down, but keep the talent shining. Lzzy shows that her powerful vocals can be also be so tender, thoughtful and bring the emotion needed to convey the story. Everyone’s playing served the song with no showboating and it was great to see this side of the band.

Give the song a listen and tell me what you think. I hope you enjoy it and find the beauty that is there. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Sunday!

“I’m Not An Angel”

You made a mistake
On the day that you met me and lost your way
You saw all the signs
But you let it go
You closed your eyes
I should’ve told you to leave
Cause I knew all the time you couldn’t handle me
But you’re hard to resist
When you’re on your knees begging me

I tear you down
I make you bleed eternally
Can’t help myself
From hurting you and it’s hurting me
I don’t have wings so flying with me won’t be easy
Cause I’m not an angel, I’m not an angel

I hate being that wall
That you hit when you feel like you gave it all
I keep taking the blame
When we both know that I’ll never change

I tear you down
I make you bleed eternally
Can’t help myself
From hurting you and it’s hurting me
I don’t have wings so flying with me won’t be easy
Cause I’m not an angel, I’m not an angel

I wasn’t always this way
I used to be the one with the halo
But that disappeared when I had my first taste and fell from grace
It left me in this place
Now I’m starting to think maybe you like it

I tear you down
I make you bleed eternally
Can’t help myself
From hurting you and it’s hurting me
I don’t have wings so flying with me won’t be easy
Cause I’m not an angel, I’m not an angel

I’m not an angel
I’m not an angel

I’m not an angel
I’m not an angel

Written by Lzzy Hale, Howard Benson, Kara DioGuardi and Marti Frederiksen

15 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “I”m Not An Angel” by Halestorm

          1. I didn’t really care (I barely watched, mostly just hung with the boyz). What I did see made it seemed like the penalties fucked them over hardcore. I just wanted to know you’re opinion.

            And saying wrong answer wasn’t a prediction, I was saying you were rooting for the wrong team (the one with a cheaty McCheaterpantz who kisses his son on the lips).

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                1. He didn’t do anything wrong, they were just jealous he is so good and it scared them. No one could be that good. They made up the cheating to make him look bad and it didn’t work. He is the GOAT!!!! I’m totally kidding by the way!!

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