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Social Distortion- When The Angels Sing

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by PeaveyTNT, Jan 30, 2003.


  1. PeaveyTNT

    PeaveyTNT Banned

    Jul 21, 2002
    USA
    That has got to be the only song in the world that has actually gotten to me. I am not one of those people that "gets" something out of songs or poetry or anything like that.

    Social Distortion, lyrically and musically, are better than Nirvana. Lyrically better than Black Sabbath. Lyrically better than Tool. Lyrically better than the Eagles.

    Seriously, everyone go download that song. It will impact you.

    Try these also:

    Through These Eyes

    Don't Drag Me Down

    Ring of Fire (cover)

    Mama's Little Monster

    I Fought The Law

    Story of My Life

    Pretty in Pink

    Dear Lover

    They are seriously a great underrated band.
     
  2. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    This should probably be under Recordings, but I agree. Social D is amazing. They are the only punk band that really has appealed to me with thier lyrics. Mike Ness is an awesome talent, and I really dig his solo stuff, too.
     
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    bump
     
  4. Social Distortion is great great band.


    I highly reccommend, also, the Swingin' Utters, very similar in style to SD, though a little more personal.


    Roots-Rock 4 EVER!
     
  5. Hm, I'll have to pull out my Social D CD and pay attention to the lyrics next time... Great music, but I've never listened to much of the lyrics beyond a few songs.

    Is "I Fought the Law" a cover of the oldie?
     
  6. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    I LOVE Social D and that's one of their best songs.

    Standing alone, the lyrics don't hit you as hard. But when you hear Mike Ness' plaintive vocal, oh man, what a great song

    At last we meet again dear God, hear the angels sing
    The funerals are nicer when we know your there, when 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

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

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

    Chorus: Stand up strong feel the pain
    When the angels sing
    Love and death don't mean a thing
    Til the angels sing
    Little by little, day by day
    I watch the children play
    Cause life and death don't mean a thing
    Til the angels sing

    When the Angel of Death comes lookin 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 baby's born when it all comes down
    Hear the angels sing
     
  7. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    Thanks for that, Max. I love those lyrics. True and beautiful words, ever one of them. And I agree: Mike Ness' voice really does make that song. His strained voice really makes that song, and give not only that song, but that entire album, White Light, White Heat, White Trash validation. It really seems like he's been there to see alot of those lyrics, but the sincerety in his voice confirms it.