Friday, April 1, 2011

Kris & Rita: Fallen Angels

I recently came across this video. When I was a kid I liked this song, we had a cassette album of the UNICEF concert and this was my favorite song in it. Now it sounds a bit cheesy because I am older but anyway, I just thought I would share it

And for those who love to sing along, below are the lyrics as well!

Fallen Angels

It's sad to see we may never be the way we were before
We don't believe in the magic of the music anymore
And everything's older now and colder and grey
Oh darling I believe there's got to be a better way
It seems to me we've forgotten how to let our feelings show
We seem to be so much farther from the dreams we used to know
And too many more my friends are dying today
Oh darling I believe there's got to be a better way
Listen to the fallen angels learning how to spread their wings
Now will they make it all alone
Look into the children's laughter tell me what tomorrw brings
For those so far away from home
I can say I'm not sorry for the things we tried to be
But I'm afraid what we're headin' toward is up to you and me
(Cause we got a choice) the future is ours to see
(We got a chance) to change today
Oh darling don't you believe there's got to be a better way
Cause we got a choice (the future is ours to see)
We got a chance to change today
Oh I believe together there can be a better way
Oh if we believe together there can be a better way


  1. It doesn't matter how you find it to be now, it still sounds new to me, just as it did in 1992.
    Kudos, you did it this time.

  2. Thanks for sharing that. I really enjoyed it and I didn't find it cheesy. Just the other day in fact I was thinking about Rita Coolidge and her ex-Kris Kristofferson. I had seen them in concert when I first arrived in Vancouver. It was such a highlight for me. I was always saddened by their split. The song brought back some nice memories of a long ago time. Happy Friday.

  3. Walalala! You've taken me way back. Either KTN or KBC used to play it as a filler just before the news those days. It was rare to see it played until the last part which was always the best for me.

  4. Thanks guys for the comments -- they dont make good music anymore, do they?

  5. Sometimes the songs we used to like back then does sound cheesy now but they carry something vital: memories and nostalgia which can transport us to another era.

    The very fact that you posted this song shows that the song is part of your being.

    Have a good Sunday, OtienoHongo.

    Joy always,

  6. Call me cheesy all you want, I can never get over this song! I catch it once in a while (often actually) on KBC's Sundowner and I still sing along. Music isn't what it used to be and I'm happy I can catch beautiful music on this show.

  7. 1992? Then I can see you were still too young when we were listening to this in the 80s!

  8. Oh, they were a couple? and split? I did not know that much detail about their lives. I am sure it must have been a great concert as well!

  9. He he, there are still people who listen to KBC's sundowner? and I thought I was old school...Now I need to make a date with KBC

  10. Yes they were a couple and it was very long ago already that they split. Rita Coolidge is Native American and she went on much later in life to sing with her sister's and niece in a wonderful group called Walela though she never retained the same level of commercial success, or at least not apparently so, of her ex-husband, Kris Kristofferson. It was a great concert. I can still see it in my mind's eye.

    On another note, I see you are using Disqus as your comment service. I recently made the switch too though am not sure how I like it` yet. It seems not to publish all the non-spam comments that people leave me. This is a bother. How are you finding it?

  11. WanjikuunlimitedApril 7, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Who are these? I should know them. I know Skitter Davis and Jim Reeves.

  12. Haiya. I messed up with the names! Let me see.

  13. Oops, I have been underestimating your age! If you can recall Jim Reeves then you were not born the other day! Kris Kristoferson and Rita Coolidge had some good music

  14. I just started using Disqus just the other day after noticing it on a few blogs and then seeing it on your blog as well. Still getting the feel of it though I have not notice the problem that you talk about...

  15. Na Harry Belafonte pia.

  16. It's so fun to listen back on old favorites, isn't it? I either realize how great the song still is...or wonder what the heck I was thinking. ;-)

    Have a great day!

    ~ Anna

  17. I love that someone I know remembers this concert - it was seemed a really fab album to me. I even knew some of the lines of the announcers by heart! ;) Did someone say 1992 - I thought it was in 1979 (but I may be wrong). I remember Donna Summers sang 'Mimi' and Abba sang 'Chiquitita'!!

  18. Corrine, you are right, it was in 1979! only that the younger ones heard it much later :) I don't remember the Donna Summer song but I remember Chiquitita as well as Andy Gibb/Olivia Newton-John, Bee Gees and Rod Stewart on it!