"Fallen Angel" as written by Bobby Dall, Bret Michaels, Bruce Anthony Johannesson and Rikki Rocket....
She stepped off the bus out into the city streets
Just a small town girl with her whole life
Packed in a suitcase by her feet
But somehow the lights didn't shine as bright as they did
On her mama's TV screen
And the work seemed harder
And the days seemed longer
Than she ever thought they'd be

But you know you got to stick to your guns
When it all comes down
'Cause sometimes you can't choose
It's like heads they win
Tail you're gonna lose

Win big, mama's fallen angel
Lose big, livin' out her lies
Wants it all, mama's fallen angel
Lose it all, rollin' the dice of her life

Now she found herself in the fast lane
Livin' day to day
Turned her back on her best friends, yeah
And watched her family slip away
And just like a lost soul
Caught up in the Hollywood scene
All the parties and limousines

Such a good actress
Hiding all her pain
Trading in memories for fortune and fame
Just a step away from the edge of the fall
Caught between Heaven and Hell
Where's the girl I knew a year ago

Win big, mama's fallen angel
Lose big, livin' out her lies
Wants it all, mama's fallen angel
Lose it all, rollin' the dice of her life

Too much too soon
Or just a little too late
'Cause when her ship came in
She wasn't there and it just wouldn't wait

Win big, mama's fallen angel
Lose big, livin' out her lies
Wants it all, mama's fallen angel
Lose it all, rollin' the dice of her life

Win big, mama's fallen angel
Lose big, livin' out her lies
Wants it all, mama's fallen angel
Lose it all, rollin' the dice of her life

Win big, mama's fallen angel
Lose big, livin' out her lies
Wants it all, mama's fallen angel
Lose it all, rollin' the dice of her life

Win big, mama's fallen angel
Lose big, livin' out her lies
Wants it all, mama's fallen angel


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"Fallen Angel" as written by Bret Michaels Bobby Dall

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    General Commentit's sad how everyone these days dismisses Poison just because they were glam and they would rather listen to Linkin Park. i'd like to see Linkin Park try to write something this meaningful rather than the teen angst/broken relationship crap they write about.

    basically this song is about a girl going to Hollywood and becoming famous, forgetting who she is and her loved ones in the process.

    catchy riffs and a killer solo by C.C.
    masterofpuppets80on May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMasterofpuppets I have to agree with you. Poison have aged incredibly well. We might laugh at their image now but the song writing is too strong to simply dismiss them as a throwaway band.
    Porchon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere songs are very meaningful i still listin 2 them...and yeah i would rather listin 2 them than Linkin Park...and i agree with Masterofpuppets!
    B.I.T.C.H-101on December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPoison was more than a glam band, that's for sure. And yeah, it's too bad that people don't see past their image and pay attention to the music.

    This is my favorite song by Poison...has been ever since I first heard it.
    excalibur2on May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a close friend of the band that went to Hollywood and fell on hard times. It's a very personal song.
    bloodybitchon May 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH THEIR IMAGE?!
    t.v.trashon December 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentohh i meant that in a nice way.
    like you're all crazy, and theyre all babes.
    t.v.trashon December 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis another good song by Poison. This girl moves to Hollywood, thought it would be better than it was on TV, so now she's struggling thorugh her hardships, then she finally makes it to the big time & forgets about the ones she cared most about, her family & friends.
    Raven_Ladyon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGot 2 be 1 of the best songs out there. And btw whats wrong w/ linkin park? they're not all THAT bad, just not nearly as good as poison, metallica, acdc, all the awesome stuff
    Joezombie666on September 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPoison is one of those bands that put meanings in thier songs and probably one of the best damn bands I've heard and I wish more people would actually get passed the whole big hair, glam look, "devil music" as my uncle calls it and listen to the meanings behind the songs with that being said Fallen angel is about a girl who moves to hollywood searching for her big break, "trading her memories for fortune and fame" Sadly she also lost touch with her friends and family and if you notice in the end of the video the cycle starts again as another "small town girl" is getting off the bus
    slcguy801on November 10, 2007   Link

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