Watching "The Voice" this week, Christina Aguilera assigned Sarah McLaughlan's "Angel" to 16-year-old singer Jackie Lee, and acted like it was a spiritual angel, pretty song. The song, while lovely, is well known to be based on the story of heroin addiction, the addict regarding the heroin as "beautiful release" and comfort ..." According to Wikipedia:How could Ms. Aguilera give this song to a 16-year-old, and tout it as spiritual, a beautiful like it was religious???"Angel" (sometimes mis-titled[by whom?] as "In the Arms of the Angel" or simply "Arms of the Angel") is a song by Sarah McLachlan that originally appeared on her 1997 album Surfacing. As McLachlan explained on VH1 Storytellers, the song is about the Smashing Pumpkins touring keyboard player Jonathan Melvoin, who overdosed on heroin and died in 1996.