Talk:She's An Angel

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Hey, if anybody can dig it, I sort of recorded a cover of "She's an Angel".

Dig the acapella break in the last chorus, word up.


Anyone notice that when it's sung live, the line, "Somewhere they're meeting on a pinhead, calling you an angel, calling you nicest things" usually sounds like "calling you Van Angel," adding a "v?" ~ Magbatz 21:13, 14 Mar 2006 (CST)

Yes. -CapitalQtalk ♪ 06:13, 15 Mar 2006 (CST)
It kinda sounds like he's saying 'calling you that angel'. It would certainly make a lot more sense.--McBob 23:51, 29 August 2007 (UTC)


Anyone else notice the similarities between the concept of this song and the sappy romance City of Angels?


Alright, guys. At the risk of sounding like the worst fan in existence, I have to ask: Did TMBG do two versions of this song? Many years ago, back when downloading free MP3s was not a crime punishable by death, I managed to get an acoustic version of "She's an Angel", but this is not the same version of the song that I heard on any of my albums. I admittedly don't have the entire TMBG collection, so I assumed that this was a demo version or simply appeared on a release that I yet own. Can someone shed some light on this for me? -- Ms Fernandez

They have many many releases of this song, mostly in live form. (See Chronology:She's An Angel.) It's usually played with an accordion, the searing guitars in the chorus, and horns on special occasion. Maybe bass too-- I forget. That's my guess. And if it's not, you may have stumbled upon something very interest... ~ magbatz 19:37, 11 January 2008 (UTC)
I put a snippet of the song up on YouTube ("thatamericangirl" if you're curious), and so far, the consensus is that it's not TMBG at all. That settles one thing! But I'm still curious as to the origins of the song. The mystery continues... -- Ms F.


Almost our wedding song..[edit | edit source]

My wife really liked this song, and it was going to be the one we danced to at the reception but I nixed the idea because though we both love TMBG our relatives mostly wouldn't have even heard of them - and the first line "I met someone at the dogshow" just would just weird everyone out at a moment they should be watching us dance.

(We ended up using the overused but still nice "I Will Be Here", by Stephen Curtis Chapman)

Haha, nice story. Although this is a bit off-topic, a certain someone I know wants The End Of The Tour played at her funeral. And using TMBG songs for special events like that has got to be one of the coolest ideas I've ever heard. I totally want one to be played at my wedding, whether or not all the guests knew what it was. ;) Akagi 00:06, 10 June 2007 (UTC)
The guests are just there for the free food, anyway. We danced to "Another First Kiss" ("She's an Angel" was too hard to dance to), much to the chagrin of people who expected a traditional love song. We're just not that kind of people, and I thought it was very appropriate to start off our marriage to the tune of TMBG. We're not divorced! That should say something, right? Right? -- Ms F.
Ha, just today actually I was thinking of TMBG songs that you could play at weddings (Don't know why), besides this one there isn't really a wide variety of "love songs" that would be appropriate. All their songs are "love gone sour", whcih would be weird to play at a wedding :D Jade