This song is commonly believed to have been written about a friend of Nelsons who was a Hells Angel, after he crashed his motorcycle. This has never been confirmed or denied by Nelson who usually says he's not going to argue with a load of bikers. He did once claim the song was about his wife Connie.
Monday, August 22, 2011
ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND ~ WILLIE NELSON
"Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" is a 1981 single from the film Honeysuckle Rose. "Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground" was written and performed by Willie Nelson. The single would be Willie Nelson's seventh number one on the country chart as a solo artist and stayed at number one for one week and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart .