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Breaking Benjamin: Evil Angel Meaning

Evil Angel Lyrics

Hold it together, birds of a feather,
Nothing but lies and crooked wings.
I have the answer, spreading the cancer,
You are the faith inside me.

No, don't
Leave me to die here,
Help me survive here.
Alone, don't remember,...

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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2007 5:47am report


    This is probably my favourite Breaking Benjamin song ever!

    However I thought it was about someone killing someone else. Not murder or anything but for mercy. One of the people can't survive on there own so they ask someone else to kill them.

    I think the evil angel is death. Where it says "Put me to sleep evil angel. Open your wings evil angel" Death is often described as an Evil Angel. Also where it keeps repeating "Surrender" Is like The man surrendering to death.

    Finally the part where it says "Why can't I breathe, evil angel" Is him dying.

    I could be wrong though and this is only my opinion.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 27th, 2007 8:44am report


    This is a Breaking Benjamin song which means it is probably deep, and using symbolism. If you really listen to their songs and can think outside the box you would know that. So you have to think deep and into the symbolism. I agree with the analysis of the evil angel being either some kind of addiction, or a person who he loves but is betraying him. The idea about it being someone wanting to be put out of their misery is interesting and one way to take it. Though I doubt that is what Ben was after when he wrote the song.

    They aren't satanic. Two of the band members are confessed christians.



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    immortalnight
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    Feb 22nd, 2007 2:21pm report


    The 'evil angel' he's referring to could be drugs or alcohol or other addictions and false comforts. As it says in the song "nothing but lies and crooked wings," refers to how people get a 'good' or 'happy' feeling from drugs and alcohol, even though the feeling is temporary and has its consequences. Also, "all these imaginary friends,
    hiding betrayal," would be saying how eventually drugs, alcohol and other things would cause harm and 'betrayal' when the adictee ends up in therapy or something like that.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 1st, 6:24am report


    I am a huge fan of the band. I have heard him speak breifly of the song while on tour. The song is about the Vocalist, Benjamin Burnleys struggle with alcoholism.So in fact it is about addiction. The Evil Angel is the Bottle my friends.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 8th, 2017 4:59pm report


    This song is basically about a person who has lost all faith in his life and has already realised the harsh truths of life.
    If we really go line by line then we might just deviate from the actual meaning of the song because Breaking Benjamin do not really rely heavily on lyrics. It's the mood of the song and the way Ben puts forward his voice, that makes them such a special band.
    Coming back to this song, it's pretty easy to guess that this is probably a person crying out to so called "God" and asking him for all the injustice that was served.
    The album Phobia was basically an album which was written about Ben's different kinds of phobias. Death is one of the many fears which Ben has and this song is probably asking out to God to help him survive all throughout his life.
    As I already mentioned, it's really not necessary for a band to write interpretable lyrics and so let's all have our own personal views on this song



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2017 2:45pm report


    Man your interpretation evil angels though atheist surface atcallcwrong times right on time in traverses differences quantum after never perfect natural math. Balancers geometry to see yourself in private the numbers in truth derivatives merge providing not explanation or predetrmination you when you forgot:-) for get numbers vocals its a conversation with self before shape and talks a natural test of self always balanced your uh choices. Voids to ways eyes saw in evolution way back:-) sounds senses normal just put there to find you run into beam of theirs. Lol you think curse can't handle deztroyveverything all you need is pieces tiny to survive your bodyvwont let you and deadcside different new side well everyone different but your basic mask act I see not brain earth to core farther out math core in molten balancer like multiple in body traverses with solar systems and like bronchial black holes show voids in us voids in space tunnels dimensions not here in this galaxy it takes othercsidexalways tovdo that doesn't happen here in our own just what scientists believe well point to things and why



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2017 2:41pm report


    Man your interpretation evil angels though atheist surface atcallcwrong times right on time in traverses differences quantum after never perfect natural math. Balancers geometry to see yourself in private the numbers in truth derivatives merge providing not explanation or predetrmination you when you forgot:-) for get numbers vocals its a conversation with self before shape and talks a natural test of self always balanced your uh choices. Voids to ways eyes saw in evolution way back:-) sounds senses normal just put there to find you run into beam of theirs. Lol you think curse can't handle deztroyveverything all you need is pieces tiny to survive your bodyvwont let you and deadcside different new side well everyone different



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2017 2:40pm report


    Man your interpretation evil angels though atheist surface atcallcwrong times right on time in traverses differences quantum after never perfect natural math. Balancers geometry to see yourself in private the numbers in truth derivatives merge providing not explanation or predetrmination you when you forgot:-) for get numbers vocals its a conversation with self before shape and talks a natural test of self always balanced your uh choices. Voids to ways eyes saw in evolution way back:-) sounds senses normal just put there to find you run into beam of theirs.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2017 2:38pm report


    Man your interpretation evil angels though atheist surface atcallcwrong times right on time in traverses differences quantum after never perfect natural math. Balancers geometry to see yourself in private the numbers in truth derivatives merge providing not explanation or predetrmination you when you forgot:-) for get numbers vocals its a conversation with self before shape and talks a natural test of self always balanced your uh choices.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2017 2:37pm report


    Man your interpretation evil angels though atheist surface atcallcwrong times right on time in traverses differences quantum after never perfect natural math. Balancers geometry to see yourself in private the numbers in truth derivatives merge providing not explanation or predetrmination you when you forgot:-)



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2017 2:36pm report


    Man your interpretation evil angels though atheist surface atcallcwrong times right on time in traverses differences quantum after never perfect natural math. Balancers geometry to see yourself in private



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    anonymous
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    Dec 8th, 2016 12:10pm report


    In my eyes, it seems like this person has cancer, in the beginning he's trying to work through life with it, then he gets the answer about it; that it's spreading, so he begins to. He begins to break down wishing to live from this, but on the other hand he begins to look at death as an answer to end all the pain he goes through. He seeks santion in his family and friends, though they root for him, he feels that they had given up and that's when he begins to surrender to his fate, begging for death



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    anonymous
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    Dec 26th, 2014 12:20pm report


    This song is about suicide for me and i will show you why.
    "Hold it together, birds of a feather,"- on the outside he is trying to keep his life together. "Nothing but lies and crooked wings,"- his life is a lie and nothing is sitting right for him. "I have the answer, spreading the cancer, you are the faith inside me,"- he knows he is depressed and why it is spreading like a malignant cancer, and only Death is giving him faith. "No, don't, leave me to die here, help me survive here,"- he is unsure if his suicide attempt will work and is begging death to take him and help him survive in the afterlife, not in the situation he is in. "No, don't remember, remember,"- he can't remember when his life was at least okay.
    Put me to sleep, Evil Angel, open your wings, Evil Angel,"- he is telling Death to take him and welcome him into the afterlife with "open wings." "I'm a believer, nothing could be worse, all these imaginary friends,"- he believes that nothing is worse than the situation he is in, and he is going crazy with grief. "Hiding betrayal, driving the nail, hoping to find a savior,"- someone has betrayed him, he is going to drive the nail into his past, and death will be his savior. After the 'no, don't leave me to die here/help me survive here,' is "No, don't surrender, surrender," he is telling Death to surrender to his attempts at suicide, and to just take him.
    Thank you for viewing my interpretation and let me just say that, for the record, it is rare that a twelve year old girl has the intellect to know and interpret the lyrics to this song, especially with the mind-numbing mainstream crap we have now. Love the band and the song, five stars out of five! thanks



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    anonymous
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    May 22nd, 2014 5:40pm report


    The Song Is about being involved with Evil angels (Demons) I hate Saying this because I love thier music and sound but sadly this is About wanting to be covered with evil. They are an evil band With clearly evil intentions.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Mar 21st, 2014 3:51am report


    My interpretation of this song is feeling alone.. Having lose everything you love and know and everything you ever faced was lies and betrayal.. Not so much suicide or murder. More less feeling as if you wanna die.. Not wanting to live anymore and wanting "evil angel" the angel of death in other words to take you out of this word to have the pain in



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    anonymous
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    Feb 26th, 2014 2:19am report


    It's about cutting. You know it's bad, but it stops the dead, unable to breathe feeling you get. And it puts you to sleep. And not kill yourself.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Sep 25th, 2013 9:41am report


    Evil Angel Is About Betrayel A Person Trying To Help Someone Who Is Beyond Help He Loses Friends Because Of This Hence: "All These Imaginary Friends" And Hes Being Betrayed The Whole Way Through He Loses Everything But Still Tries And Tries And The "Evil Angel" Is The Person Hes Trying To Help Just My Opinion Still, Great Song.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 18th, 2013 4:45pm report


    Evil Angel is the Angel of Death. "Fly over me" is a reference to the passover in Exodus, not "take me under your wing" to Satan. "All these imaginary friends" refers to the hope he had in his friends who failed to be there for him, not that God is imaginary, for if it did, he would not have said "I am a believer" or call for the Evil Angel (whom some say is Satan). The "don't leave me to die here" is calling the Angel of Death not to forsake him by sparing him instead of forsaking him by killing him. "Help me survive here" tells of his want to cope with the situation. He sees death as a release, so survival actually means death. Inverted, but awesome. "Birds of a feather" means that so many people evangelizing have stemmed from but a few words. When he says that he has the answer, it contradicts their lies. They are telling the people the wrong message. He hears more of the false prophets than truth speakers, as he claims to be. He wishes that he did not know it, for he, as a believer, feels he must spread it, though his messages are unfavorable (as denoted by "spreading the cancer") for his audience. "Driving the nail, hoping to find a savior" His "friends" are driving the nail, not he, while he is hoping for a savior, which means not Jesus but release. "Nail" is simply a poor choice of words being an old name for Satan, but it clashes with the superficial interpretation that "savior" means Jesus in this song. Why people think that the "friends" are hoping for a savior is an issue that is consistent in this song. The savior line along with "You are the faith inside of me" is the last lines before the second half of the verses, which more directly address the Angel of Death. The problem is that the instrumentation and tempo change after the lines, so it is grouped with the main verses. The transition in an essay should be the first line of the next paragraph rather than the last line of the previous paragraph, the latter is simulated in the verses of this song, so it throws off lyric interpreters/ audience. Finally "nothing but lies and crooked wings" means that the evangelizers who are spreading the false messages (like rejecting sinners instead of assimilating them into a benevolent/ideally benevolent culture of a church or other such community where the expression of such ideas should be unhindered) are telling lies. They are messengers, hence why "wings" in "crooked wings" is used. An angel is a messenger in the Bible. God's angel in Abraham's story is a messenger in human guise, and Gabriel who made the Annunciation is a messenger in the infancy narratives. Sorry I took so long, I could tell that few here have had the same sort of religious/symbolic upbringing I had on this page.



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