The activity inspires children to think carefully about the lyrics to
the song Angels by Robbie Williams.
• Where do you imagine the singer might be when he is sitting and what might he be waiting for?
• Could the angels he sings about symbolise different things for different people?
• What does the question ‘Does an angel contemplate my fate?’ mean?
• What does salvation mean in the Bible? Why might the singer need protection?
• What do you think he means by salvation letting angels’ wings unfold?
• What does the phrase ‘a lot of love and affection whether I'm right or wrong’ mean? Do you think that angels exist? Do they love us even if we have done wrong?
• How do you think the singer was feeling before he wrote this song? Was he happy or sad? What line in the song tells you this?
• Why do you think the phrase ‘I’m loving angels instead’ is repeated so many times?
• What does the ‘waterfall’ represent?
• Why do you think his pain walks down a ‘one way street’?
• Why does he look above? Are angels always ‘above’ or could they be anywhere?
• Why are angels so important to the singer? Are they important to you?