"Angels Fall" as written by and Benjamin Burnley....
I tried to face the fight within
But it's over
I'm ready for the riot to begin and surrender
I walked the path, it led me to the end, remember
I'm caught beneath with nothing left to give, forever

When angels fall with broken wings
I can't give up, I can't give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever

Grey skies will chase the light away, no longer
I fought the fight, now only dark remains forever

Divided I will stand
And I will let this end

When angels fall with broken wings
I can't give up, I can't give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever

The sun begins to rise and wash away the sky
The turning of the tide, don't leave it all behind
And I will never say goodbye

When angels fall with broken wings
I can't give up, I can't give in
When all is lost and daylight ends
I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever
Forever, forever


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"Angels Fall" as written by Benjamin Burnley

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  • +5
    My InterpretationHai! Just signed up so I can share my thoughts on this song with you! ^^

    I always try to get positive things out of Breaking Benjamins songs. With this song it happened again :)


    The angels in this song could be those you love, like family, friends or even your schoolteachers :D

    The angels fall because they have broken wings. They have broken wings, because they have some kind of problem(s).

    Then you come to try to solve these problems for your angels. Even if it doens't help much, you won't give up. You keep supporting your angels. You will always be there for them even when it's hopeless!


    That's the kind of theme I am thinking in when listening to this song. Try to follow the lyrics with this theme in your mind. And then.......OMG THE FEELS!!

    The song is some kind of negative, but it shows how to handle that negativity with positivity. That's why I think that this is a beautiful song!

    Hope you liked it! :D
    bolleiggyon May 18, 2015   Link
  • +3
    General CommentWhen we are born we're all "angels" - we do what we're told and we are innocent. We eventually fall from grace in sin. We all have to rise up through dark times and be resilience. We all have to bounce back and pick each other up during rough times. That's what humanity is all about! Being selfless, helping others in times of need, and rising from the ashes like a Phoenix ourselves!
    Legendkiler101on June 16, 2015   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis is what I get. To me, it sounds like the person in question is also there to be an angel of their angel, if that makes sense? Whether their angel is a family member or a good friend, that angel is always there to comfort them. However, when the angel is having problems themselves, the author steps in and feels obligated to comfort their angel. Basically, if someone is always their to comfort you and make you feel better, you should do the same for them if they are in need. To me, that sounds like what's going on in this song.
    brentkeon June 28, 2015   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationRecently Breaking Benjamin released the music video to this song. I think the meanings to both are somewhat close.
    The lyrics I think are about a boyfriend and girlfriend trying to get past problems together. One of the problems is that they both have had abuse in the past but one of them have been able to get by that and right now the other is breaking down do to the abuse. When the "Angels fall with broken wings" meaning the couple because the one is going down to try and help the other get back up together as one. It is also says how "I will never give up, I will never give in" saying how he will personally be their with her forever.
    The video, I think that is definitely about a family trying to get by together as they go through terrible things. Throughout the video you see what looks like a father and daughter fighting and a grandmother and grandson fighting. Then when you reach the end, the grandparents reunite and you see the love between them and you see the mother run to her son and holding him. Right after that you see a memorial saying that 4 family members were lost out at sea, a mother and son, and a husband and wife.
    Redskins93fanon September 24, 2015   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis is a song about suicide. IMO the other interpretations go for the obvious (except the currently highest rated one, but I still think it's not completely right).

    VERSE 1:
    I tried to face the fight within
    But it's over
    I'm ready for the riot to begin and surrender

    ***The person this song is about was unable to conquer their inner issues (likely mental illness or addiction) and now time has run out with no hope for a solution, they now have to face the consequences of their failure. They have no resolve to fight against them and give in to negativity and become consumed with hopelessness.***

    I walked the path, it led me to the end, remember
    I'm caught beneath with nothing left to give, forever

    ***They blame themselves for where they have ended up because they were fully aware of the inevitable conclusion of their harmful decisions yet they were too weak to stop themselves from making those decisions (like taking drugs/drinking or letting their life fall apart due to depression or some form of mental anguish). Now they are completely trapped underneath the weight of the world after having buried themselves. The rest of their life they will live with the incredible guilt and feelings of helplessness while also feeling like they have failed the world due to their uselessness ("nothing left to give")***

    CHORUS:
    When angels fall with broken wings

    ***This is where I really disagree with the present interpretations. To me, the line actually means "IN A WORLD where angels fall with broken wings," as if to demonstrate the depth of the world's corruption and hopelessness by suggesting that the state of humanity is so dire and so cold that the purest beings in existence are crippled by it and are powerless to save us. The subject of the song sees the world as incredibly hostile and antagonistic because their own issues make them (feel) persecuted by mere existence.***

    I can't give up, I can't give in

    ***Many apparently think this is about strengthening resolve but I believe it's the exact opposite. It's about being completely and (I keep using this word) hopelessly trapped in a situation with no solution. They can't find a way to go on by themselves but neither can they right whatever wrongs they have done and either way will be forced to see themselves as villainous.***

    When all is lost and daylight ends

    ***"When I have died and everything is gone," daylight being a metaphor for consciousness***

    I'll carry you and we will live forever, for ever

    ***This line determines that the subject of the song is in fact speaking to someone. The "you" in this case seems to refer to whomever might be reading their suicide note (since the song seems like that's what it is, diagetically). They're saying in their ideal version of the afterlife they would have the strength to "carry" who they are speaking to instead of being weak and unreliable and that they would be able to be happy together forever, however because it's such a naive and fantastic existence it implies that the singer knows deep down that it could never happen.***

    VERSE 2:
    Grey skies will chase the light away, no longer
    I fought the fight, now only dark remains forever

    ***Basically the same as the first verse. Singer was troubled in life and it ruined their opportunities to be happy and fulfilled (grey skies chasing away the light), however that won't happen anymore (because they're going to die/are dead). They struggled to survive and be productive but it doesn't matter now (because they're going to die/are dead).***

    Divided I will stand
    And I will let this end

    ***They are singled out because of their issues and the darkness that is taking hold of them (or has done so their entire lives and is now running over). They are standing up and building up the courage to do what they should have done a long time ago and kill themselves ("I will LET this end," as if they are allowing it rather than forcing it, implying it is a natural conclusion to their life)***

    CHORUS AGAIN

    BRIDGE VERSE:
    The sun begins to rise and wash away the sky

    ***The sun comes up and the world is now going on without them, oblivious to their struggles and suicide.***

    The turning of the tide, don't leave it all behind

    ***They are telling the "you" person from before that they shouldn't be like them, don't make the same mistakes they did. They should stay on Earth and live a normal life and move on without the singer.***

    And I will never say goodbye

    ***They're saying that even if they couldn't function in life and wish to die, that doesn't mean they're turning their back on anyone or anything. They don't want whomever they are communicating with to feel hurt or lost because they are gone and they don't want to make them feel like it's their fault. They aren't going to say goodbye because they want to slip away from everyone and everything on earth as quietly and insignificantly as possible because deep down they don't want to hurt anyone.***

    CHORUS AGAIN

    Well, that's how I see it. Pretty morbid but it's the interpretation that fits the lyrics the best in my opinion.
    tenebrousabysson June 25, 2016   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThere seems to be a contrast between the verse and chorus. In the verses its all BB-style negative and the chorus (lyric and music wise) sounds more uplifting and positive. This song could be another "If you're sad, dont give up and feel good song".
    Tremonsteron April 23, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was thinking this is how he may have felt about the former drummer of breaking benjamin and basicly if thats true maybe he was thinking about the former drummer years after had enough was written so maybe those two songs are connected in a way. I know that in my own way that i can relate to both of those songs and that both of those songs are connected in my own way too. had enough in my own way to me is directed at me by the system(wont verify which). and I feel that angels fall is directed about how sorry i feel for the way I hurt those who worked for the system who actually tried to help me and at the same time I want to change and lead other people down the right path so they dont end up like me.
    kelleystorm1on September 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think everyone's overanalyzing the meaning if this song. A fallen angel means an angel who has sinned, that's being casted into hell, in biblical terms. I'm not to into the band but I think the singers trying to say that it's a dark time in our society right now. Angel's are falling, our societys being overcome by sin and darkness is coming upon us. When all light is lost In the world, and our world ends in darkness, he will be carried by God and he will live forever. I think the courus Is just basically saying that he will not cave into the darkness in the world. When the sun finally rises and washes away the darkness; I think he's talking about the end of the world. He will keep this world In his memory
    gavin11466on October 22, 2016   Link

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