What does Angels mean?

Within Temptation: Angels Meaning

Album cover for Angels album cover

Song Released: 2005

Angels Lyrics

Sparkling angel I believed
you were my saviour in my time of need.
Blinded by faith I couldn't hear
all the whispers, the warnings so clear.
I see the angels,
I'll lead them to your door.
There's no escape now,
no mercy no more.


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 15th 2007 !⃝

    I don't need to say the song is beautiful, it speaks for itself. My humble interpretations of the lyrics:

    "Sparkling angel I believe / You were my saviour in my time of need" - She may have been going through a dark spell, in need of love, it was him who saved her

    "Blinded by faith I couldn’t hear / All the whispers, the warnings so clear" - She obviously didn't know of his intentions

    "I see the angels" - the angels could be his victims

    "I’ll lead them to your door / there’s no escape now / No mercy no more" - No escape as they haunt him and plague him with guilt – he won’t get away with what he has done

    "No remorse 'cause I still remember / The smile when you tore me apart" - Reference to when he killed her

    "You took my heart" - Multiple meanings: 1. She fell in love with him, he had her heart 2. The heart is your life source, take that away and you are dead, an empty shell - reference to murder

    "You broke the promise and made me realise / It was all just a lie" - Promise could have been he claimed to love her or that they would be together forever

    "Sparkling angel, I couldn’t see / Your dark intentions, your feelings for me" - He didn't really love her

    "Fallen angel, tell me why? / What is the reason, the thorn in your eye?" - She is asking why he killed her, what his motives were.

    "Could have been forever / Now we have reached the end" - They could have been together


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    Oct 4th 2005 !⃝

    This song is clearly about the deep feelings after a major letdown or betrayal. About people's needs to find the explanations behind unrational, just pure evil actions. I think the song also is about vengeance, but as I feel it, it is more of a secondary issue.



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    Feb 5th 2007 !⃝

    The song is about betrayal (the hitchhiker being taken in, attacked and "killed") and the vengeance which follows (the "angels" who seek revenge on behalf of the dead women) - it's human nature to want revenge if someone has wronged you so this meaning fits with the song.

    Not that I'm in the song writer's head or anything, so I'm just leaving my best guest :)

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2018 !⃝

    love, broken trust, betrayal and murder - it been thought that as well a friend im in love with i ask for help and turn me away ovibious not the murder part but most hurt and betrayal im feeling coz i still love him but doesnt noice me or acknowlog my feeling for him and it really hurts me cosz i trusted, love him and i feel he betrayaled me so much yet i still love him - so this song reminds of him and all pain and confustion (by way he keeps telling he love me then he doesnt)i only wish my feeling was enough.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2018 !⃝

    it about love, betrayal and murder - I been thought it all LOVE A BITCH

  6. anonymous
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    May 25th 2018 !⃝

    it about she trusted him to be there for her maybe love her and he betrayed her- I know how she feels i trusted a friend to be there i trusted him even loved him (i have feeling for himP)but again i was betrayed by him and it really hurts at the mo so i guess song help with the betrayal but still hurts because i still love him that why im feeling hurt so if like me and beibg betrayal by someone listen to this song it helps

  7. anonymous
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    Mar 23rd 2018 !⃝

    it about betrayal and broken trust she needed him but he lied to her tell he can help her so he can killed her and realise he using her for own game, same feeling been done to me i loved someone and i was in bad way i trusted him but betrayed and never love me the same as i do for him and hurts because i know there is something there but he denys me and reject me so many times no matter what i do or say not good enough- so there been there!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2017 !⃝

    This song is about Satan how he buyryed Adam and Eve in the garden being the snake. How he was the angel Luicifer the most Gorgeous angel in heaven, how me became evil.

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  9. anonymous
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    Jun 29th 2014 !⃝

    The song is about an inocent girl who loved a man but he did not love her. Just used her. And before she realizes his intentions its too late.

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 5th 2012 !⃝

    this song reminds me of me and my bf he tore me apart so i think this song is about love and how the guy did her wrong completely and broke his promises and broke her heart or as she says tore me apart

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 24th 2012 !⃝

    I don't think this song has anything to do with murder. I think he just broke her heart one too many times, and she's saying that she won't forgive him anymore.

  12. anonymous
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    Nov 22nd 2011 !⃝

    as you cann see in the video, it's about the devil who murderd her. in the end he explodes because of the power of the angel she has become.

  13. anonymous
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    Jun 3rd 2011 !⃝

    Uh, if you really wanna know what it means, go watch the damn music video. It shows her death and EVERYTHING! That wide guy who looks like a priest is her murderer.

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  14. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2011 !⃝

    About her being betrayed by someone who she loved and they killed her.

    Stupid, right?

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  15. anonymous
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    Mar 14th 2011 !⃝

    Its about love and betrayal, about being used by someone you cared about. Them promising to be with them forever and then just using and leaving, not about murder or anything like that, people been watching the video too much

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 24th 2011 !⃝

    The song is about her trusting someone with all her heart and them acting like they felt the same and then betraying her by murdering her and that's why she says she can she angels maybe what I see anyway.

  17. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2008 !⃝

    In my opinion, the song is about bulimia or anorexia. Far fetched I know but when explained it makes sense.

    anorexia or bulimia are sometimes referred to as "ana" or "mia" and are somtimes thought to be "people" which invade the bodies and minds of the people suffering the disorder.

    The "angels" they refer to could be ana or mia as you could say angels are perfect and those suffering eating disorders say that ana and mia are perfect.

    They also believe that "ana" or "mia" will make them beautiful and perfect..." You showed me dreams,
    I wished they'd turn into real."...this does not necessarily happen.

    "Sparkling angel, I couldn't see
    your dark intentions, your feelings for me."...they thought ana or mia wanted to help them become perfect and thin when they actually ruined they're lives.

    "There's no escape now"...eating disorders are hard to overcome and it may seem as if they are grasping onto they're lives and not letting go.

    "The smile when you tore me apart"..it seems ana or mia enjoy ruining these peoples lives

    "It doesn't give you reason why"...it just comes over you and does not ask your permision, you just get the eating disorder.

    Yep that's my retarded interpretation.

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2007 !⃝

    I believe it would be about the betrayal of a loved one.

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