About the Song

Conway Twitty’s poignant ballad “To See My Angel Cry” is a heartfelt exploration of love, loss, and regret. Written by the acclaimed songwriter Conway Twitty himself, this emotionally charged song is featured on his album of the same name, released in 1969.

The song’s melancholic melody and introspective lyrics paint a vivid picture of heartache and sorrow, as Twitty sings about the pain of witnessing his loved one suffer. With its hauntingly beautiful arrangement and Twitty’s soulful delivery, “To See My Angel Cry” strikes a chord with listeners who have experienced the anguish of watching someone they care about endure hardship.

Upon its release, “To See My Angel Cry” resonated deeply with audiences and earned widespread acclaim. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, cementing Conway Twitty’s reputation as one of country music’s most emotive storytellers.

The album “To See My Angel Cry” further showcased Twitty’s versatility as an artist, featuring a collection of soul-stirring tracks that explored themes of love, heartbreak, and redemption. With its chart-topping success and enduring appeal, “To See My Angel Cry” remains a standout track in Conway Twitty’s illustrious discography, capturing the essence of his storytelling prowess and emotional depth.

As one of the highlights of his career, “To See My Angel Cry” continues to be cherished by fans of classic country music, serving as a timeless reminder of Twitty’s talent and enduring legacy. Its evocative lyrics and haunting melody ensure that it will remain a beloved favorite for years to come, resonating with listeners who have experienced the bittersweet sting of love and loss.

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Lyrics

See her there, see her crying
She thinks she loves him so
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To hear her beg him not to go
If she were mine again
I’d never let the tears fill her eyes
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see an angel cry
Once she built her world around me
But like a fool I tore it down
And she begged me not to leave her
Just the way she’s doing now
Now, she’s begging to another
With that same hurt in her eyes
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see an angel cry
I didn’t know how much I loved her
Till she turned and walked away
I didn’t know how much I’d hurt her
Till I saw her here this way
If she were mine I’d hold her forever
And dry the tears from her eyes
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see my angel cry
She don’t know how much it hurts me
To see my angel cry…