Heard now, the lyrics of Angel of the Morning reveal a different ethos regarding how a woman viewed herself.
Merrilee Rush sang the original hit version; it came out in 1968. Crystal Gayle also did the song, as did Juice Newton and Skeeter Davis. It retains an innocent appeal, but a song that once sounded poignant now sounds historic.
Time passes, and suddenly we look back and see the divide we've crossed. The way we used to see ourselves and others has passed into history.
The song was written by Chip Taylor, who sang it again last May.