Makeshift moon mends a broken sky
Fields of fallow still stands dry
Night not gentle, soon for the night

Her mistake was to trust in him
His bottle, the excuse again
Yeah, the voices hard like the wind

Said, "I'm tired of you coming home late"
"I will do as I please, Kate,5
"There's no one gon' tell me how to be"
"Not for my sake, Tom, for the family"

He read guilt when she pled love
Got anxious and began to shove
Clouds have been kept loomed above

Curses raise the kids from bed
They fell down the stairs in time to see
The blood run warm down Kate's head

While the wounds in silence came to scars
Tom kept hitting them juke joint bars
All the love vanished in the air
Filled with paper vows and the angels' share

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Angels' Share song meanings
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    General CommentI think its
    "His bottle, the excuse again"

    But as to the title:

    "The expression The Angels Share refers to the quantity of the whiskey or wine, which is lost to evaporation during the aging process. In grade school we were told that it was the angels job to look after all of us. In todays perilous world, that must be hauntingly demanding work, which would certainly merit a few perks."

    -taken from…
    shmortisborgon November 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe blood run warm down kate's head?

    i never really sat down and listened to the lyrics properly for a long time. when i realised what the subject was i felt a bit chilled.
    starfighter23on August 17, 2008   Link

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