"Concrete Angel" as written by Stephanie Kay Bentley and Rob Crosby....
She walks to school with the lunch
She packed
Nobody knows what she's
Holdin' back
Wearin' the same dress
She wore yesterday
She hides the bruises with linen
And lace

(Oh oh)

The teacher wonders but she
Doesn't ask
It's hard to see the pain
Behind the mask
Bearing the burden
Of a secret storm
Sometimes she wishes she was
Never born

Through the wind and the rain
She stands hard as a stone
In her world that she can rise above
But her dreams give her wings
And she flies to a place where
She's loved
Concrete angel

Somebody cries in the middle
Of the night
The neighbors hear, but they turn
Out the lights
A fragile soul caught in the hands
Of fate
When morning comes
It'll be too late

Through the wind and the rain
She stands hard as a stone
In her world that she can rise above
But her dreams give her wings
And she flies to a place where
She's loved
Concrete angel

A statue stands in a shaded place
An angel girl with an upturned face
A name is written on a polished rock
A broken heart that the world forgot

Through the wind and the rain
She stands hard as a stone
In her world that she can rise above
But her dreams give her wings
And she flies to a place where
She's loved
Concrete angel


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"Concrete Angel" as written by Stephanie Kay Bentley Rob Crosby

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  • +3
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song i was just flipping through channels. i immediatley stopped, because i am a huge martina mcbride fan. when i watched the video, and listened to the lyrics i broke down and cried. finally there was a song that i could actually relate to. it was almost like the song was about me. the only difference between me and the song was that i wasnt killed. this song has gotten me through the toughest of times and will do so for a long time. this song is amazing. I also love this song, because in a way, it relates to children all over the world; even the unborn. I love that (hence the name). Anyhow, this is an amazing song!
    voicefortheunbornon April 29, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a really sad song. I love it. I was wondering what two lines in the song meant.

    She stands hard as a stone

    and

    An angel girl with an upturned face.
    italian_girl_121694on May 31, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can fully understand and relate to this song. Just as the little girl in this song I was once a little girl being hurt by abuse. Also, like this little girl I too turned to stone as I experienced the death of trust, love, my childhood, innocence, and the list could go on. I am finally finding the freedom from abuse as this little girl has done as I continue to heal and move past my childhood abuse.
    cjsimson May 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always loved this song, it's so beautiful and Martina McBride is such a great singer. When I saw the video to this song though I thought I was gonna cry
    DarkInnocenceon June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's quite obvious what this song's about... child abuse.
    The song is beautiful and one of my favourite's.
    Martina McBride is a wonderful singer.
    kaytotheleeon April 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song soooo much! it never really registered in my mind what the song was actually a/b but then my friend told me to watch the music video and i was like omg thats the saddest thing ever i cried a lot
    lilangll00on May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIT means true feelings that anybody would feel while they live a life of abuse and hatred of their parents and nobody deserves that no matter what
    guys_love_me_009on July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery Sad and Beautiful song with the motif of abuse that is found in many of Martina McBride's songs. I first heard this on my way to my senior prom. I saw the video a week later and cried. Very beautiful, very sad
    NavySkowon January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always been a fan of Martina, and when i heard that there was a university course just on HER. I was kind of confused, i mean she's no historical figure or anything..but as you listen more intently and bring meaning to the lyrics, you really know that a course on her music and video's, relating them to every day life is one of the most positive chances you get.
    shmourfuleon January 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy cousin first told me about this song. when i heard it.. it reminded me of a friend i have that has had to go through the tracedy of abuse..
    no one should have to go through that. I love this songg. martina mcbride has really brought out this problem that most people dont pay attention to..
    sox3sceneon February 18, 2005   Link

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