"An Angry Blade" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
Who left you so?

Striking a match for the keyhole
Dark as the evening laid
When he left you all alone

Turning to fade through the sawgrass
Tall as the only love
That you'll ever really know

Who left you so?

Grace is a gift for the fallen, dear
You're an angry blade & you're brave
But you're all alone

Turning a shade of an angel born
In a bramble ditch when the doors
Of heaven closed


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"An Angry Blade" as written by Samuel Ervin Beam

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    General Comment"Grace is a gift for the fallen, dear
    You're an angry blade and you're brave
    But you're all alone"

    That's a beautiful line. It speaks of healing that comes when you allow it to. But her anger is keeping healing from her. He then likens her to a fallen angel in the next stanze. It's amazing song-writing.
    pbankaon January 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe doesn't want me.
    _ellieon December 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA song about loving someone andthe sting of not being loved back..

    the lyrics "turning a shade of an angel born in a bramble ditch when the doors of heaven closed" are amazing..one of the best things about SB's early work is to paint imagery of the old south thruout his songs no matter what the story is..
    mcallen100on May 04, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI love how short and concise the lyrics are and how simple the sound is, but how heavy the message is regardless of the soft singing voice.
    Sawlieon June 06, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAMAZING
    thatsthedifferenceon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a woman whose been jilted. It has that same menace as "The Rooster Moans" and it makes me think of ex-lovers whenever I hear it. The words and the strumming truly describes that emotion that perfectly describes what it is to be jilted. Great stuff all the way around. Sam Beam rules.
    OpinionHeadon August 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song.
    issgonrainon August 13, 2005   Link

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