I Can Heal You

Lyrics: Jake Holmes
Music: Jake Holmes

Played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the 1970s.

Angel Faith was a preaching girl with eyes ablaze like fire
She saved her congregations with passion and desire
A lovely, lovely child, a delicate white flower
And everyone from miles around knew Angel had that power

Chorus
I can heal you, I can heal you
Just believe in the power of love
I can heal you, I can heal you
Just believe in the power of love

Willie [Seems] was a lost soul, a man who felt ashamed
He tried love so many times, but love just never came
A handsome lad, looking up at life, but love had cooled in his heart
He came to attend that night to find a brnad new start

[chorus]

He stood up to testify, and their eyes met
She raised her soft brown arms in prayer and kissed her amulet
Everything around him seemed to disappear
She whispered I can heal you, but I can't do it here

Then later on that evening, out behind the tent
She held him strong and listened long to his sad testament
Then a sea of love came rising up and carried them away
Now he's a true believer on his resurrection day

[chorus]
[chorus]

Oh yeah, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Just believe in the power of love
[etc]
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     1977 Who Are Those Guys?