“Misguided Angel” by Cowboy Junkies is my Favorite Track off of 1988’s The Trinity Sessions Album. My Cassette of The Trinity Sessions lived in my first car, and “Misguided Angel” found its way into multiple Mix Tapes.
The Trinity Sessions is Cowboy Junkies second Album. It was recorded at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity on November 27, 1987, with the band circled around a single microphone. (from Wikipedia)
It is one of my all-time Favorite Songs ever, ever slaying me on a deep soul level. It cuts through all my surfaces and masks right into the core of who I am. “Misguided Angel” feels like so much of my life, often falling for someone(s) who everyone thinks is the wrong one, and making choices that others shake their heads at. Falling on my face but still getting back up again. Still believing in love.
“Misguided Angel” by Cowboy Junkies
from the Album, The Trinity Sessions (1988)
I’ve been both loved and broken by those who are, and were, both devils and angels. ITs made me the person I am today, for the better and the worse of it all. I have no regrets on those I’ve loved, not a single one. The decisions I made out of love and from my gut instincts, even if they ended up being the wrong roads to travel on, still matter to me. I wouldn’t change a single thing.
I’ve taken slings and arrows from those who’ve judged me for love. I’ve kept going on. I’ve kept loving. Holding my head up high and keeping my heart on course. I always will. It’s who I am.
In 2007, album and a film by the Cowboy Junkies, released on October 8, 2007. It is a remake of the Junkies’ most famous album, The Trinity Session. The new album was recorded in the fall of 2006 at Toronto’s Church of the Holy Trinity, the same venue where the original album was recorded.
The Band invited multiple Artists to play and sing on the revisited Albums, including Ryan Adams, Natalie Merchant, and Vic Chestnutt. It is truly incredible.
I stumbled on it accidentally one night on cable and was amazed by it. It is worth getting your hands (and ears) on the Album, and Film Versions.