"Black Angel, White Angel" as written by and Glenn Danzig....
We've lost the light another night
Kill these days and make them go away
Skulls on fire
The burning faces know iall hope is gone
Would you lie in wait or
Would you kill your brother
Would you offer out your hand
Then unleash the dagger

You've lost your way among the fray
The blackest days
Are waiting up ahead
Blazing skulls
The burning children know it's all a game
Would you die in pain or
Would you feed the maelstrom
Would you offer up the necessary soul


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"Black Angel, White Angel" as written by Glen Danzig

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    General CommentGreat song, but (just like in the cd booklet), the lyrics are lacking the chorus, which I think goes mostly like this:

    Black angel, white angel
    Little darlin' ?ripped? from the razor
    Dark angel, light angel
    Come down and lay in the danger
    Black angel, white angel
    Little darlin' ?ripped? from the razor
    Dark angel, light angel

    That should be correct.
    Samhainon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthow bout like this
    Black Angel white angel
    kneel down and lift from the razor?
    Dark angel white angel
    Come down and lay in the danger
    Black Angel white angel
    kneel down and lift from the razor?
    unseenpunkon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:: Listens to song closely ::

    Sounds like

    Black angel, White angel
    Kneel down and lick from the razor
    Dark angel, Light angel
    Come down and lay in the danger
    Black angel, White angel
    Kneel down and lick from the razor
    Dark angel, Light angel

    This song to me is talking about good and bad in everyone (Black and white angels). And how hard times are ahead for us all, and we'll think it's just a game. Then we'll realize it's not and make choices (Feed maelstrom, offer up your soul, etc.)
    LoneWlfon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure Danzig wouldn't write a song that didn't at least have some biblical or mythological undertones.

    The dark angel is likely Cain and the white angel his younger brother Abel. I believe this song is assimilating various interpretations of the story of Cain and Abel.

    There are also vampire-related overtones, particularly in the first few lines, and in the last few (as interpreted by the White Wolf RPG Vampire The Masquerade in which Cain offered up a blood sacrifice of the thing most dear to him, Abel)--"die in pain, or feed the maelstrom."

    Do some research, see if this interpretation lines up for you as well.
    jakensineon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually thought it was "Kneel down and lip fuck the razor", seriously, and that IS what he said live at a concert I saw but he could have just changed it for the crowd.
    meecepeeceon December 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHe always writes, multi-meanings, always religious or evil and good,black and white, symbols of opposites extremes, and that is what I like about his words. or the end of life, Etc. and he always writes about Biblical things so jakensine is right about that stuff.
    meecepeeceon December 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIts about war..
    JkMooron November 04, 2012   Link

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