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Written by Judee Sill 1972 EMI Blackwood Music BMI

Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

One time I trusted a stranger
'Cause I heard his sweet song
It was gently enticing me
But there was something wrong
And when I turned
He was gone
Blinding me
His song remains reminding me
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
My Jesus was a cross maker

Sweet silver angels over the sea
Please come down flying low for me

He wages war with the devil
With a pistol by His side
He's always chasing him out of windows
And He won't give him a place to hide
But he keeps His door
Open wide
Fighting him
He lights a lamp inviting him
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker
My Jesus was a cross maker
Yeah, Jesus was a cross maker

(here's a verse Ms. Sill wrote, which Warren leaves out:
Maybe he thought he had enough thunder on this record, already:
I heard the thunder come rumblin'
The light never looked so dim
I see the junction git nearer
And danger is in the wind
And either road's lookin' grim

Hidin' me, I flee, desire dividin' me
He's a bandit and a heartbreaker.
Oh, but Jesus was a cross maker
Yes, Jesus was a cross maker)



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    UnregisteredMay 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    This song was written after an unhappy affair with singer john david souther.the singer/songwriter who mad a couple of albums of his own but is better known for co-writing many tracks for the eagles. Reference the book hotel california,a must for any west coast music fan. Also first verse `cause i heard his sweet song,gently enticing me`jds,and al the other boys,had their pick of the women at the time.

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