Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist. 

The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND

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 awhile
trying 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.

So leave me if you need to, I’ll still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground.

Leave me if you need to, I’ll still remember
Angel flying too close to the ground.