"When the Angels Sing" as written by and Ness....
At last we meet again, dear god
When the angels sing
The funeral's are nicer, when we know you're there
And the angels sing
Sometimes I try so hard to understand the things you do
Who am I to question you when it all comes down
Hear the angels sing

Stand up strong feel the pain
When the angels sing
Love and death don't mean a thing
Till the angels sing

The prisoners pray when they're on death row
When the angels sing
The junkie cries for love, but its all run out
When the angels sing
The sins of the world, and its cold on the streets and you're all alone
And the tears they start to fall when it all comes down
Hear the angels sing

Stand up strong feel the pain
When the angels sing
Love and death don't mean a thing
Till the angels sing

Little by little, day by day
Watch the children play
Cause life and death don't mean a thing
Till the angels sing

When the angel of death, comes a looking for me
Hear the angels sing
I hope I was everything I was supposed to be
When the angels sing
There's gotta be a heaven, cause I've already done my time in hell
And a little babies bawl, when it all comes down
Hear the angels sing

Little by little, day by day
Watch the children play
Cause life and death don't mean a thing
Till the angels sing


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"When the Angels Sing" as written by Michael Ness

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    General Commenttruly a great... shows some of the spiritual questions everyone struggles with... even with all the crappy christian music out now, very few songs written about God can dare to touch the honesty of this one.
    HayseedPunxGirlon March 14, 2003   Link
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    Song Meaning"The primary focus of the album is a mixture of feelings, from the deeply personal 'When the Angels Sing', a heartfelt homage from frontman Mike Ness to his late grandmother (whom would even wear the band's t-shirts while shopping in support of her grandson) …"

    punknews.org/review/1510/…
    MasterOfOrionon May 01, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song...shows a diffrent side of mike ness...makes me want him even more~:)
    JoleeBolion June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSocial D played this song when I went to their show last year, and after it was over, Mike pointed to a kid that couldn't have been more than 7 years old and asked him to come on stage. Some of the elders in the crowd started laughing and pointing and shit...and then Mike began explaining how "This child will carry on the messages of our generation. All you older people out there need not pull the superiority-granted-by-age shit, because this child can't help how old he is. This child is our future, and rather than expel him, we must accept and teach him." Stuff like that. Almost brought me to tears. Mike Ness is truly a great man.
    •·¨Pøisøn·Päle¨·•on June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat is fucking awsome all hail mike ness
    xkrapxon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with HayseedPunxGirl This is one of the best songs written that has to do with God.
    chasewiseman22on April 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentCorrect me if I'm wrong, but isn't this song about a child Mike Ness had and died? That's what my cousin, a huge Social D fan told me. I remember he later played it in dedication to Dennis, founding member of the band, when he passed away.
    Benjamminon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdont forget...the old school has a responsibility to raise the new school the right way....
    Kustom22on May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck god
    lilcrowon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is not about a child at all. He wrote it for Dennis Dannell, who played guitar for Social Distortion and was Ness' friend since childhood.

    As for the "fuck god"...I don't believe in the guy either, but that doesn't mean you should demean people that do. Asshole.
    procouchpotatoon March 17, 2005   Link

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