About the song

Conway Twitty. Now there’s a voice that could melt glaciers and mend broken hearts in one fell swoop. Few could navigate the stormy seas of love and loss with the tenderness and grit Twitty brought to the table. And nowhere is that more evident than in his 1969 chart-topper, To See My Angel Cry.

To See My Angel Cry isn’t your typical, braggadocious country ballad. This one cuts deep, folks. It’s a song steeped in regret, a man forced to confront the consequences of his own actions. Twitty isn’t afraid to wear his vulnerability on his sleeve, painting a picture of a love lost through carelessness.

The beauty of the song lies in its simplicity. The melody, a gentle, lilting country waltz, perfectly complements the heartache in the lyrics. We hear the familiar twang of the steel guitar weeping alongside Twitty’s rich baritone. Each note drips with a potent mix of sorrow and a yearning for what could have been.

To See My Angel Cry isn’t just about a break-up, though. It’s a testament to the enduring power of love. Even with the relationship shattered, the narrator can’t bear to see his former love in pain. The title itself, To See My Angel Cry, becomes a heart-wrenching metaphor. This woman, once his everything, is now relegated to an ethereal being, untouchable and lost.

This song isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a gut punch, a reminder that sometimes the greatest pain comes from the mistakes we inflict on those we love. But within that pain lies a glimmer of hope. The narrator’s remorse, his desperate desire to comfort his “angel,” speaks to the possibility of redemption. Perhaps, just perhaps, there’s a chance to rebuild what was broken, if only the “angel” is willing to forgive.

So, if you’re looking for a song that lays bare the raw emotions of love and loss, look no further than Conway Twitty’s To See My Angel Cry. It’s a timeless classic, a testament to Twitty’s storytelling prowess and a song that will resonate with anyone who’s ever loved and lost.

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Lyrics

See her there, see her crying,
She thinks she loves him so
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To hear her beg him not to go.

If she were mine again
I’d never let the tears fill her eyes
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see an angel cry.

Once she built her world around me
But like a fool I tore it down
And she begged me not to leave her,
Just the way she’s doing now.

Now, she’s begging to another
With that same hurt in her eyes
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see an angel cry.

I didn’t know how much I loved her
Till she turned and walked away
I didn’t know how much I’d hurt her
Till I saw her here this way.

If she were mine I’d hold her forever
and dry the tears from her eyes
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see my angel cry.

She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see my angel cry…