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Joanne Album Cover
Lady Gaga
Writer(s) Lady Gaga
RedOne
Producer(s) Mark Ronson
Lady Gaga
BloodPop®
RedOne (work tape)
Length 3:49
2:20 (work tape)

Joanne track listing

"Angel Down" is a song written by Lady Gaga and RedOne for her fifth studio album Joanne. The song is the 11th and final track on standard edition of the album.

Background

The song was inspired by the death of Trayvon Martin, who was shot dead by George Zimmerman in 2012.

Work Tape

Work Tape is an alternate version of Angel Down and is included on the deluxe version of Joanne. The work tape is a more stripped version of the main version of the song, and does not feature as much electronic production. The work tape is also recorded in a higher key and features rawer vocals. This version is produced by RedOne.

Performances

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2016
Nov 7 Hillary Clinton‘s Final Rally Raleigh, NC Us

Tour Dates Performances

Lyrics

I confess I am lost
In the age of the social
On our knees, take a test
To be lovin' and grateful

Shots were fired on the street
By the church where we used to meet
Angel down, angel down
But the people just stood around

I'm a believer, it's a trial
Foolish and weaker, oh, oh, oh
I'd rather save an angel down
I'm a believer, it's chaos
Where are our leaders? Oh, oh, oh
I'd rather save an angel down

Doesn't everyone belong
In the arms of the sacred
Why do we pretend we're wrong?
Has our young courage faded?

Shots were fired on the street
By the church where we used to meet
Angel down, angel down
Why do people just stand around?

I'm a believer, it's a trial
Foolish and weaker, oh, oh, oh
I'd rather save an angel down
I'm a believer, it's chaos
Where are our leaders? Oh, oh, oh
I'd rather save an angel down

I'm a believer, it's a trial
Foolish and weaker, oh, oh, oh
I'd rather save an angel down
I'm a believer, it's chaos
Where are our leaders? Oh, oh, oh
I'd rather save an angel down

Save that angel
Hear that angel
Catch my angel
Save that angel
Hear that angel
Catch my angel
Hear that angel
Hear that angel
Catch my angel
Save that angel
Hear that angel
Catch my angel
Hear that angel
Catch my angel

Credits

Written by Lady Gaga and RedOne
Produced by Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga and BloodPop®
Recorded by David "Squirrel" Covell & Joshua Blair at Shangri-La Studios, Malibu, CA Us
Joshua Blair and assisted by Justin Smith at Pink Duck Studios, Burbank, CA Us
Joshua Blair and assisted by Barry McCready at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Mixed by Ben Baptie at Atomic Studios, Brooklyn, NY Us
Mastered by Tom Coyne and Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants Lady Gaga — Piano
BloodPop® — Drums, Keyboards for GenPop Corp.
Mark Ronson — Mellotron Strings
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ Songs of RedOne, LLC (BMI)

Work Tape credits

Written by Lady Gaga and RedOne
Produced by RedOne for RedOne Productions and Lady Gaga
Recorded by Trevor Muzzy & AlekesVon Korff at Woodshed Recording, Malibu, CA, Us
Mixed by RedOne and T.I Jakke for RedOne Productions at RedOne Studios, Los Angeles, CA Us
Mastered by Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants RedOne — Programming and Guitar
Lady Gaga — Piano
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ Songs of RedOne, LLC (BMI)

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