“Heaven Knows (The Angel Has Flown)” is quite poetic, especially during its early goings. But by the time all is said and done, what’s being relayed is readily understandable and furthermore the type of storyline we come across pretty often in song. 

And that presumably would be a vocalist who has been thoroughly cast into his feelings post-breakup that he has turned to the likes of boozing, smoking and yes, crying in the name of mitigating the pain.

So ‘this angel that has flown away from him’ would be Clem’s sweetheart. And the reason he uses the term “heaven knows” to point to his associated ‘bitterness’ is because he’s not only hurt but is also, may we say, quite tight. 

And that’s because the lyrics also go on to imply that had to opportunity to lock his ex down. But instead, in the name of love, Castro “set her free”. And now, it looks like his honeybun has gone her own way, never to return. 

So it’s as if the vocalist has learned a hard, painful lesson in treading that thin line between respecting a romantic interest’s autonomy versus defining boundaries to keep her securely close.

“Cause this angel has flown away from me
Leaving me in drunken misery
I should have clipped her wings and made her mine
For all eternity
Now this angel has flown away from me
I thought I had the strength to set her free
I did what i did because i love her so
Will she ever find her way back home to me

A the end of the day, Clem is grappling with the consequences of giving his beloved too much freedom, only to realize that she has moved on, leaving him mired in regret and sorrow. It’s a poignant reminder of the delicate balance between love, freedom, and boundaries in relationships.

But does this mean you should restrict the freedom of your romantic interest to keep them from abandoning you?

No, that’s not the message or a healthy takeaway. Relationships should be built on mutual trust, respect, and understanding. Restricting someone’s freedom or trying to control them can lead to resentment, unhappiness, and an unhealthy dynamic in the relationship. The key is to have open communication and ensure both partners feel valued, understood, and secure in the relationship. It’s essential to find a balance where both individuals feel free to be themselves while also being committed to the partnership.

When was “Heaven Knows (The Angel Has Flown)” released?

This song was released in 2005. It is found on Orange & Lemons’ album “Strike Whilst The Iron Is Hot”.

Credits for “Heaven Knows (The Angel Has Flown)”

The writing and production credits belong to Orange & Lemons. As of 2023, the band consists of these individuals:

  • Clem Castro
  • JM del Mundo
  • Ace del Mundo
  • Jared Nerona
Heaven Knows (The Angel Has Flown)
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