"When Angels Fly Away" as written by and Ronald Ward....
I'll make a soldier's decision to fly away
Load my gun, paint my face, call me misery
I can see the sky light up and the ground explode

Got my sights locked in, I can see you breathe
Then I watched you fall and somebody scream
It's the saddest thing when angels fly away

I can't be home tonight, I'll make it back, it's alright
No one could ever love me half as good as you

Got a badge for my scars just the other day
Wore it proud for the sake of my sanity
I could see the flames burn bright from the winding road

Like a haunting page from our history
Watched a young girl cry and her mother scream
It's the saddest thing when angels fly away

I can't be home tonight, I'll make it back, it's alright
No one could ever love me half as good as you
If you can't be strong tonight, love makes you sad, it's alright
No one could ever worry half as good as you
Half as good as you

I can't be home tonight, I'll make it back, it's alright
No one could ever love me half as good as you
You can't be strong tonight, love makes you sad, it's alright
No one could ever worry half as good as you


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"When Angels Fly Away" as written by Ronald Ward Jeremy D. Marshall

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    General CommentI'm really not into the whole internet arguing crap, but first of all Acruxian you're an ignorant jackass. The meaning of a song can be whatever a person wants it to be, how it affects them, and relates it to their life experiences. It's a personal thing. That's the point of this whole site, for people to open up and share what these songs mean to them. And this song isn't a military thing about the "war" in Iraq which really isn't a "war" it's a police action. We're just sending people over there to get blown up by roadside bombs. The U.S. military is a joke nowadays and Bush is a moron.

    ANYWAYS, this song reminds me of a break up also. The war reference is about the person (male or female) viewing love as a battlefield and having so many regrets (badge for my scars) that they feel hopeless and that they should give up the fight and die emotionally, and never love again.

    If anyone agrees with mine let me know, I'd love to hear your feedback : )
    musicmanocdpon February 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm not quite certain of the meaning of this song, but one thing is for sure - this is a really beautiful song, one of my favorites off of A Different Kind of Pain.
    JR11on December 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about a soldier on the battlefield thinking about the one he loves, maybe not, i dunno
    coheed-cambriaon December 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with coheed-cambria, it could be a soldier. he's getting so confused about why people can be so cruel in the world, and he gets so confused that he begins to think he can see "her" being hurt too. and everything keeps reminding him of "her". so he promises to make it back.
    aj_100on February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinetly about a soldier at war.

    "i can see the sky light up and the ground explode"- I think this relates to a bomb going off

    "got my sights locked in, i can see you breathe
    there i watched you fall and somebody scream"- Hes got his sniper rifle locked in on a civilian and he can see them breath. He shots them (then i watched you fall).

    The rest is pretty self explanitory
    jamievoidon May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDOESN'T COLD JUST MOTHER FUCKING KICK ASS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
    6teenstoneon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is excellent, very well done, probably my favorite cold song
    vortecs10on September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI possibly thought it could be the guy breaking up with the girl.
    When he talks of angels flying away, he is flying away from her. That's my personal take on it anyway.
    JarMacon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with jarmac,it sounds like a break up
    mike16on January 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentno, i think 'when angels fly away' is seeing an enemy soldier dying, and feeling guilty coz their angel has flown away. i think this is a response to the war in Iraq, and scotter is saying that fighting in wars is wrong. I might be wrong tho lol
    jamievoidon March 26, 2007   Link

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