Brandy’s “Angel in Disguise:” You’re Doing It Wrong.
Looks like Ray J isn’t the only nonsensical one in the family.
Brandy’s “Angel in Disguise” was a single from her 1998 album Never Say Never, her second. While it didn’t sound bad, it made absolutely no effing sense whatsoever because the writers of the song apparently don’t know what the phrase “angel in disguise” means. And there were six writers of this songs. That means there were six people who didn’t know what it meant.
We get what they were going for. The idea of the song seems to be that the speaker/singer has a boo who left her for another chick who made herself out to be the bee’s knees, but was really just your basic broad on the inside. This was the “angel in disguise.” But the subject in the phrase “angel in disguise” is an actual angel disguised as something else so that you don’t recognize it as an angel. The chick in question in the song is a skeezer disguised as an angel. So in actuality, Brandy’s singin’ about how her man left her for a better chick. An actual angel. Confused? Let us illustrate:
Now. This is not an oompa loompa. This is a dog disguised as an oompa loompa. As such, this is a dog in disguise. It is a dog disguised as something else. By Brandy’s definition, though, it’s an actual oompa loompa. An oompa loompa who stole her man. But still she loves him.
Still confused? Screw it. Just look at this picture of her hairline so you can still shake your head in dismay with the rest of the class.