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The Monarchs – Look Homeward Angel lyrics
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Chris, the military separation explanation is a good one but I prefer an alternative that the lyrics are those of a lover asking an "angel" in heaven to "look homeward" and intercede in communicating with his deceased lover in the afterlife - even asking the angel to give that person a kiss for him. One of the saddest and most beautiful songs ever written. I love the Johnny Ray version of it. It will break your heart!
"Look Homeward Angel" is about A military person trying to get information from home. Prior to the tech age the deployed military had to communicate with their mind, heart and soul.
The mail delivery was the most important activity of the day. The mail brought all the news from home, and the song comforted the military man as well as those it was shared with.
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