Angels Crying In My Bed



Lyrics

[Verse: Christine and the Queens]
Is it really sweet to be this lost?
Is it really worth it?
Is it really good to feel that sad?
Will I ever outcome it?
I saw you in my dream, it wasn't so bad
But then we didn't kiss
Is it really love or is it blood
Drippin' of my wrists?

[Chorus: Christine and the Queens]
Ooh, ah-ah, as I fall
Ooh, ah-ah, I can hear the sweet sound
Of angels crying in my bed
Angels crying in my bed

[Bridge: Christine and the Queens]
I want golden feathers
If they spring from my back
Oh, Lord, I want them golden

[Chorus: Christine and the Queens]
Ooh, ah-ah, as I fall
Ooh, ah-ah, I can hear the sweet sound
Of angels crying in my bed
Angels crying in my bed
Of angels crying in my bed
Angels crying in my bed

[Outro: Madonna]
And maybe we will almost fall in love
I will look into his eyes, and he into mine
My one singlŠµ eye, the unfortunatŠµ other blinded by a punishing slap
And we will agree that love can be blind
And he, healthy boy, well-fed, white with his rosy cheeks
Will wonder about me, pity my bony body
Those thin ribs, and worry, and feel my twisted ears
And the scars on my hands, reminders of the flirtation
Of my skin, and the cruel volcano
And perhaps lift my skirt, before he learns the greater horrors
I own him the truth of me
So I will say to him: end quote
I went to school, end quote

Credits

Written by Christine and the Queens, Mike Dean
Produced by Christine and the Queens, Mike Dean
Featuring Madonna


Album

Christine and the Queens - Paranoia, Angels, True Love, the album
Christine and the Queens - Paranoia, Angels, True Love


Song

This is one of 3 tracks on the album Paranoia, Angels, True Love by Christine and the Queens that feature spoken words by Madonna. She represents Big Eye, a mysterious character who appears throughout the album.

When discussing this character with producer Mike Dean, who previously worked with Madonna on Rebel Heart, singer Redcar asked: "What is the most emblematic female voice we have in the pop landscape?", and both soon got to Madonna.

"We did a very risky FaceTime when I explained the whole concept and I was like, 'Do you want to be an actress in this weird musical? To be exactly also the great actress you are?' Because she's multifaceted. She's not even enclosed in one person.

"And she said, 'Yes!' I think because she was enticed by the insanity of the whole thing. She was like, 'You're crazy. I'll do it!'

"I sent her lines that I wrote because she's embodying the character of Big Eye, a very ambivalent 'being of light'. We don't really know if it's AI, a true angel, or maybe my mum?," Chris adds.

"Or if it's maybe me. She's has this voice that encloses all of the others and she's piercing through in the record to just give the wisdom we need.

"She sent me the lines and she delivered in such a perfect way. So I had the emotions of a stage director having the best, best performer to direct, and she delivered in exactly the right way.

"I'm truly joyful that she trusted me enough to give me this impeccable piece of theatre. And also, any time she wants me to just do something for her, I'll be of service all my life."


Video

On the YouTube channel of Christine and the Queens, a lyric video has been added for this song.



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