"Dark Angel" as written by and William (gb) Nelson....
Dark angel
Descending from the sky
Come to darken I night
She wiped away the years I cried
Which way does this angel...

Stride, yea now
I was in a rampage
Dwell in my lonesome
Talking to the ears of no one
Dwell in deep depression
Sad. In desperate need of someone
Building up mental sufferation
Asking for deliverance of just one girl
One to come cross my path and proceed on my road

Dark angel
Descending from the sky
Come to darken I night
She wiped away the years I cried
Which way does this angel...

Said I have her, said I had her
Said I want her, just don't need her
When you receive what you crave, you still won't be satisfied
The questions still roll in my mind
Yet I wouldn't leave her for false assumption
Don't want the company of depression
She's the one who answered the call
Lift I to my feet when my knees gave to the fall
And it was just one girl
It was just one girl
To hear I, hear I call


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"Dark Angel" as written by William Nelson

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    General Commenthelllla good song, songs so chill to get high too haha
    iNateon September 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmy friend found this band on itunes! great song!
    nurion May 27, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningi love it. i love them.
    he's talking about how he was going through hard times and prayed for someone to help him, and he found her but when he did, he didn't really want her anymore.
    ogsportoon February 23, 2010   Link
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    My Opinioni think the song is about him going through hard times and praying for someone to come along and save him from it. he feels alone and that no one cares about him. that he has no one to confide in. hes praying for someone to save him. the dark angel is his angel. the dark angel is the person that is going to save him from himself. "she wiped away the years i cried" means that she turned his whole life around. that when he is with her his past doesnt matter. but at the end of the song, he says that "when you receive what you crave, you still wont be satisfied" that sometimes when you get what you want, you stop wanting it.

    beautiful song. always makes me think of someone.
    kmevans93on January 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about going through trials and tribulations in life and calling on someone for help. "The only person who answered his call" was a DARK ANGEL aka FALLEN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN.
    -"Decending from the sky" (Rev. 12:9)

    She then wipes away the years he cried but he doesn't know for sure if she is Good or Evil?
    -"Which way does this angel Stride"

    He starts to realize this lust for this angel is never fulfilled. He starts to realize that he is never satisfied with his wants.
    -"Said I have her, Said I had her, Said I want her,Just don't need her"
    -"When you receive what you crave, you still wont be satisfied"

    He wouldn't give her up for false assumption of being evil. Since she was the only one that answered his call. But he knows deep down in his heart that she is not good for him.

    Thats what I got..
    stevefp8on July 01, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI think a more accurate interpretation would be that this song is about going through depression about a girl he's lost. *the dark angel is not this girl
    A dark angel or fallen angel in Abrahamic religions (which is appropriate for Rastafarians) is an angel that had been cast away from heaven and tempts people to sin.
    The chorus refers to suicide; the dark angel tempts him to commit suicide (the dark angel comes to darken his night) to relieve him of all of his suffering/depression about the girl (she wiped away the years he cried).
    But he's conflicted about whether suicide is the right thing or not or whether to go forward with it or not (which way does this angel stride?).
    The first verse introduces his depression which includes being angry, lonely, sad... So many emotions and thoughts... being lost in his own head... questioning/fighting with himself (talking to the ears of no one). All he wants is someone, the girl, to come to him to share his life with (... and proceed on my road).
    The second verse tells of the conflict that's going on in his head;
    He used to "have her." Now he can only say he "had her."
    "Said I want her, just don't need her." This line could be referring to a part of how it ended with the girl... Something happened and he tried to cope with it by convincing himself that he merely wanted her, not that he NEEDED her. Or the line could be referring to the conflict in his head after he lost her to excuse himself from what happened and to try to get over her.
    "If he gets what he wants, he still might not be satisfied." This line just adds to all the conflict that's going on in his head during his depression... All the thoughts and questions. You get lost in your own head and you are your own worst enemy when you're feeling this way so this line is an attempt to brush it all off because even if he gets what he wants, he still might not be satisfied. It implicates other problems there could have been with the girl, but what's eating him/what's more important to him now is that he doesn't have her.
    "Yet I wouldn't leave her for false assumptions." He's being reasonable here about those other problems that were implied in the previous line. He's not going to do anything (like leaving her) simply based on assumptions that could be false. This line speaks in the perspective where he does get what he wants. (side comment: a quote I know that applies here is that assumptions are the root of all F ups)
    "she's the one who answered the call / lifted him to his feet when his knee gave the fall"
    I think these two lines are the only part that try to give some kind of explanation of the girl's merits... Or why he feels the way he does about her. He might have gone through depression in the past and she brought him out of it... Saved him from it. She was the only person to understand him and be there for him and help him out of it when he needed it (It was just one girl / To hear I, hear I call)
    Truly a sad song and much deeper than it appears. :'(
    bacdoliljoon April 04, 2019   Link

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