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Miranda Lambert Delivers Incredible Unplugged Version Of 'Angel From Montgomery'

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Miranda Lambert's Roadside Bars & Pink Guitars Unplugged Tour has given us the chance to fall in love with her sound all over again. 

At a performance in Peoria, Illinois in February, although just recently available to us on YouTube, Lambert sat on a barstool and explained that her next tune is "one of [her] favorite songs. It's one of those songs you hear and say, 'damn I wish I would have written it’."

The song is called "Angel from Montgomery" and Lambert performs it like she's been doing it forever!

"Angel From Montgomery" was written by John Prine appearing for the first time on his self-titled album in 1971. He wrote the song after a friend suggested he write "another song about old people" since his song, "Hello In There", did so well.

He writes about a middle-aged woman who feels older than she is. She wants to get out of her house, marriage and everything else. She longs for an angel to come take her away from everything she wasn't enjoying anymore.

The song has been covered by many artists including Carly Simon, Holly Williams, John Mayer, Tanya Tucker, and most famously, Bonnie Raitt.

Lambert puts her own spin to it and we could listen to her version over and over again. Her Unplugged Tour has given her the chance to explore herself vocally, and she is sounding better than ever! 

Watch Lambert's incredible performance below.

Lyrics Below

I am an old woman
Named after my mother
An old man is another
Child who's grown old

If dreams were thunder
Lightning was desire
This old house it would've burned down
A long time ago

Make me an angel
That flies from Montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

When I was a young girl
I had me a cowboy
It wasn't much to look at
It was a free ramblin' man
There was a long time
No matter how I tried
The years they just rolled by
Like a broken down dance

Make me an angel
That flies from montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That I can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go

There's flies in the kitchen
I can hear them there buzzin'
And i ain't done nothing since i woke up today
But how the hell can a person
Go on to work in the morning
To come home in the evening
And have nothing to say

Make me an angel
That flies from montgomery
Make me a poster
Of an old rodeo
Just give me one thing
That i can hold on to
To believe in this livin'
Is just a hard way to go
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