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Concrete Angel by Martina Mcbride

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Codie Leigsring
        June, 8, 2010
                                                              P.5

                “Concrete Angel,” by Martina McBride

      This song is about a young girl named Angela Carter who is abused and killed by her mother. It is sung my Martina McBride, a well known country singer. In the first and second verse of the song Martina sings about how the young girl has to make her own lunch and walk to school every morning trying to hold back her pain. She has to go to school wearing the same dress as the day before, the teacher sees the bruises but doesn’t ask because of the mask little Angela puts on; Although inside she wishes she were never born.

      In the chorus she sings how through the wind or the rain she stands hard as a stone in a world that she can't rise above, but her dreams give her wings and she flies to a place where she's loved. I believe this means that this little girl is so strong and   because no matter what life throws at her she is still strong and doesn’t let it drag her down, but instead she follows her dreams because she knows that one day she will be in a wonderful place where she is truly loved.

      In the third verse of the song it says how the neighbors hear a scream in the middle of the night but they just turn around and turn out the light, but that in the morning it will be too late. This is talking about how when people know something is wrong they just look the other way instead of going out of their way to help someone out. The sad part about it is, instead of taking those couple of minutes to do something about it, they will regret it for the rest of their lives when they find out that those few minutes out of their life could have saved someone else’s.

      Finally in the last verse of the song it is telling how a concrete statue of an angel is on the grave of little Angela, and how her name would be written, but it will soon be just a name that the world...

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