"Angie Baby"--??

This was a hit song of Helen Reddy’s from about 1974. Near as I can make out, it involves a teenage boy whom a grown woman keeps captive in her home.
Is he a sex slave? Or just a friend who visits a lot?
A line near the end is “It’s so much better when you’re insane/Nobody asks you to explain.”
Any information, please? :slight_smile:

Well I’m old enough to remember that one. I always got the impression there was some sort of supernatural thing involved. The song implies that he’s imprisoned in her magic radio.

So Angie is a crazy young girl with magic powers. Think “Carrie.”

Now There’s a chilling thought! By the end of Stephen King’s story, Carrie had killed everyone else in the town! :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:!!!


I LOVE Helen Reddy…I’m a closet fan

no one knows

Angie Baby is a bizarre one.

but a supernatural bizarre:
*""…Stopping at her house is a neighbor boy
with evil on his mind.
'Cause he’s been peeking in Angie’s room at night through the window blind.
I see your folks have gone away. Would you dance with me today?
I’ll show you how to have a good time, Angie Baby.
When he walks in the room, he feels confused
like he’s walked into a play.
And the music’s so loud it spins him around
'til his soul has lost it’s way.
And as she turns the volume down
he’s getting smaller with the sound.
It seems to pull him off the ground.
Toward the radio he’s bound never to be found.

The headlines read that a boy disappeared
and everyone thinks he died.
'Cept a crazy girl with a secret lover
who keeps her satisfied.
It’s so nice to be insane.
No one asks you to explain.
Radio by your side, Angie Baby""*

it’s really a revenge song…
and she’s nuts.

This song was written by Alan O’Day. He would later rework the fantasy lover story when he penned a song called “Undercover Angel,” which he himself recorded. Unlike “Angie, Baby,” though no one was crazy in that one. The narrator (a guy) is feeling lonely, then POOF, a gal shows up–and “undercover;) angel.” Then everything is all right. . .

Undercover Angel, midnight fantasy,
I never had a dream that made sweet love to me.
Undercover Angel, answer to my prayer,
You made me know that there’s a love for me out there. . . ."