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If you had not have fallen
Then I would not have found you
Angel flying too close to the ground
And I patched up your broken wing
And hung around a while
Tried to keep your spirits up
And your fever down
I knew someday that you would fly away
For love's the greatest healer to be found
So leave me if you need to
I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground
Fly on, fly on past the speed of sound
I'd rather see you up
Than see you down
Leave me if you need to
I will still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground

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    UnregisteredApr 26, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    My dad was severely burned last march, 2011 he survived a week and I was there holding his hand when we had him taken off the machines, he liked willie nelsons music so I looked him up on YouTube, and this is the song that came up first, my dad was the best, this song is so fitting for him as hhe lasted a week and we tried saving him, but we had to let him go.
    He was an angel flying to close to the ground and now he is in heaven.
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    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    Its about a person who picked up a fallen friend in a time of need in a totally unselfish act of love. Knowing full well that the long term outcome was not going to be beneficial personally to himself. There are, however, no regrets in these lyrics. Just deep and true love. Maybe a hint of sadness at not being able to keep the love for himself.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 7:31 am
    I feel that this song is about a person who you might have lost. That while living they were an angel here. Caring, kindness, loving and helping others. When they where called home. The people that they left behind remembers.

    An angel flying to close to the ground. We lost a angel last week in our little town. He was a angel here on earth. And went through the gates of heaven as an angel. He will be missed by many.
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    UnregisteredJan 8, 2012 at 1:06 am
    To me it represented the changing of the guard I thought of it as my father singing to lenin the beginning and myself singing the rest as he got older and I became the first verse. I guess that's the beauty of music it affects everyone differently and means something different depending on when.
    You heard it.
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    UnregisteredNov 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    This song to me is a father to his daughter, as he want to pick her up.
    When she falls as a little girl, young girl, teen or a woman and even when she becomes a mother herself. It is protection a very big part of a
    Father's love for his little girl.

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