Pink is 27 today! Here is the demo of “I Hope That I Get Old Before I Die” from the ‘85 tape. Happy birthday, Pink!
"She’s an Angel" is such a sweet song until you think about the fact that HE TALKS ABOUT SUICIDE. Because John Linnell is FUNDAMENTALLY INCAPABLE of writing even a love song without bringing death into it, apparently.
Sure, if you wanna interpret it that way.”When you’re following an angel, does it mean you have to throw your body off a building?” Well, since we’re dealing with an angel, there’s the idea that he’s throwing himself off the building in hopes that the angel will catch him. Or something along those lines. Sweet sentiment that works well in a love song.
Of course, there’s also the idea I just realized. Since we’re dealing with an angel, he could be throwing himself off a building so he’ll die so he’ll also be an angel. Oh, right.
That’s…also sweet. I guess.
Either way, he only asks if he has to. So there’s that.
That’s an interesting idea, but John being the sort of songwriter(/person) he is I think the second interp is MUCH more likely.
My other favourite thing about “She’s an Angel” is the idea that some random person would grab John’s arm and he would pretend to be “nonchalant” about it rather than, you know, RECOILING IN HORROR.