Fallen Angels – Embracing Rebellion and the Quest for Identity


You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Black Veil Brides's Fallen Angels at Lyrics.org.
Article Contents:
  1. Music Video
  2. Lyrics
  3. Song Meaning
  4. The Anthem of Outcasts
  5. Kiss of Lightning, Birthed from War
  6. Unholy Passion as a Beacon
  7. Scream and Shout: The Call for Solidarity
  8. Flawed Wings and the Yearning for Authenticity

Lyrics

Scream, shout
Scream, shout
We are the fallen angels

We are the in between
Cast down as sons of war
Struck to the earth like lightning
On this world we’re torn

We won’t cause the pain of living out their law
Take joy in who you are
We know are wings are flawed

We’re bored to death in heaven and all alone in hell
We only want to be ourselves

We scream (we scream), we shout (we shout)
We are the fallen angels
We scream (we scream), we shout (whoa, whoa)

To those who sing along
No need to feel the sorrow
We scream (we scream), we shout (whoa)
We are the fallen angels

Follow the morning star
A light when darkness fell
The passion left unholy
Now you found yourself
We have no where to go
No one to wish us well
A cry to find our home
Our stories they will tell

We’re bored to death in heaven and all alone in hell
We only want to be ourselves

We scream (we scream), we shout (we shout)
We are the fallen angels
We scream (we scream), we shout (whoa, whoa)

To those who sing along
No need to feel the sorrow
We scream (we scream), we shout (whoa)
We are the fallen angels

Scream, shout
We are the fallen angels
Scream, shout (whoa, whoa)

We scream (we scream), we shout (we shout)
We are the fallen angels
We scream (we scream), we shout (whoa, whoa)

To those who sing along
No need to feel the sorrow
We scream (we scream), we shout (whoa)
We are the fallen angels

We scream, we shout
We are the fallen angels
We scream, we shout
Whoa, whoa
Whoa
We shout (whoa)
We are the fallen angels

Full Lyrics

Roaring from the depths of defiant rock, Black Veil Brides’ anthem ‘Fallen Angels’ operates as a rallying cry for the misunderstood and the outcasts. The song serves as a masterstroke of melodic rebellion, resonating with those who skirt the edges of societal norms.

The track from their second studio album, ‘Set The World On Fire’, encapsulates the band’s signature gothic glam aesthetic with relentless energy and explosive emotion. ‘Fallen Angels’ is more than a soundtrack for the disillusioned; it’s an intricate narrative of identity, resistance, and the shared embrace of imperfection.

The Anthem of Outcasts

The relentless repetition of ‘We scream, we shout, we are the fallen angels’ throughout the song is not merely a hook but the declaration of an identity. It cements the unity among those who stand outside the lines, who have inherently understood the label of ‘fallen’ not as a mark of shame but as a badge of honor.

Black Veil Brides constructs an unbreakable bond with their audience, one that defies the normative constructs of society and creates a safe haven for self-expression. No listener becomes just an observer; they become part of a collective, pushing back against a world that might not understand them but can no longer ignore them.

Kiss of Lightning, Birthed from War

The powerful imagery used in ‘Struck to the earth like lightning, on this world we’re torn’ conjures a Zeus-like battle where being cast down is not a defeat but a transformative moment. It’s a testament to the cataclysmic impact of being ostracized, yet finding strength within the turbulence.

There’s a rawness in acknowledging the war-like nature of their descent not as angels losing heaven, but as warriors rejected by a reality that demands conformity. The band champions the idea that from the ravages of such a war, something beautiful and defiant can emerge.

Unholy Passion as a Beacon

In the search for meaning, ‘Follow the morning star, A light when darkness fell’ represents a dual-edged sword of guidance and temptation. The morning star, historically associated with Lucifer, often symbolizes the first light of dawn, hinting at enlightenment and rebellion against celestial order.

The song doesn’t just dwell on the past wounds but encourages the listener to embrace their ‘unholy’ desires and passions as a mean to find their own path. This is not about forsaking righteousness but about questioning what righteousness means in a world filled with hypocrisy.

Scream and Shout: The Call for Solidarity

Not once does the anthem waver in its encouragement of vocal and unabashed unity. ‘To those who sing along, No need to feel the sorrow,’ is a clear call to reject the sorrow that comes with solitude and instead, find joy within the collective screams and shouts of defiance.

The notion of singing along strips away the isolation that many feel in their personal battles, bridging the gap between lone suffering and shared strength. It reaffirms the importance of finding your tribe, your band of fallen angels, and together, creating a heaven of your own design.

Flawed Wings and the Yearning for Authenticity

Perhaps the most poignant element of the song is the acknowledgement of imperfection. ‘We know our wings are flawed’ is not just an admission of faults but a celebration of them. In a world saturated with the pursuit of unattainable ideals, Black Veil Brides stands defiant in their acceptance of flaws as a fundamental part of identity.

These ‘flawed wings’ symbolize the struggle of every person who has faced judgement or exclusion and the resilient choice to embrace their true selves, irrespective of society’s standards. It’s a powerful message that aligns closely with the band’s core message: the power and beauty in being unapologetically yourself.

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