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Brandy’s “Angel in Disguise:” You’re Doing It Wrong.

June 17, 2010

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:

Don't let this cute little bastard fool you.

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.

Sad Times at Hairline High.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. June 17, 2010 2:58 am

    SplackCent, spreading the truth & the light one song at a time in the world of R&B. Love it! I’ve always wondered if anybody else noticed this. Brought it up a few times to friends in high school, but was always met w/ confused stares, haha.

  2. MrQ45 permalink
    June 17, 2010 7:55 am

    I think they wanted to use the “Blessing in Disguise” sentiment as “Whatever, he left me for some bum chick, that means he wasn’t good enough for me anyway.”

    But to mess it up that badly? Terrible.

  3. Gem permalink
    June 17, 2010 3:49 pm

    OMG I thought I was the only one who had confused faces listening to this song! I wanted to like it because it really did not sound bad but the lyrics…I just couldn’t.

    An angel-in-disguise she was…but somehow you fell for her…

    Brandy. Honey. No. If she WAS an angel-in-disguise, there would be no BUT in the sentence! GAH!

    *dead* at the transition to her hairline.

  4. Lite Bread permalink
    June 17, 2010 5:55 pm

    Ms. Brokey,
    You makin’ my head hurt too early today.
    So … “who’s on first?!”

    From the oomph loompa example, I’m guessin’ you lusting after Johnny Depp again?

    AND … you really hurt my feelings, ‘cause I’d Love to have Ms. High-Altitude-Hairline Brandy on My arm.
    Give half of my material wealth for the privilege. Because I too stupid to sign a pre-nup.
    Been-there-done-that …

  5. June 18, 2010 3:16 am

    Lmao why wouldn’t she pull the wig up a lil so her line wasn’t doing the “1, 2, way back” on her forehead? We remember where it used to be, pre-braids, brandi.

    Lol I had a love/hate relationship with this song back in the day. Specially since I thought she was saying “but I love you in the rain.”

  6. June 19, 2010 1:23 pm

    I always liked that song, but was so confused about about the lyrics, glad im not the only one who noticed that.

  7. misterpalmer permalink
    June 25, 2010 11:15 am

    ” Just look at this picture of her hairline so you can still shake your head in dismay with the rest of the class…”



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