Broken Angel

Album: Underneath (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • Zac Hanson told us: "It's a song about the fact that fairy tales aren't necessarily true, that people's dreams don't always flourish. Loved ones die, people who deserve so much don't get what they should, and you should still believe in fairy tales because of the beauty of it, and you should still get up and strive to be a better person, live a better life and do these things; not to fall into the norm, but strive to do something great with your life. It's kind of cheesy, but I think it's a story that everyone should put to their life and go for a little more." (Check out our interview with Zac Hanson.)

Comments: 6

  • Jen from Braidwood, Ilwhen i was listening to this i wasn't actually thinking that he was meaning to sound like a literal fairy tale, but i just assumed it was some great and beautiful metaphor that got about the same point across. its inspiring yet makes you realize that you have to work for what you want sometimes even if it seems impossible and if you fail don't give up stand up with a smile and try something else. the song really paints a picture in your mind and the lyrics that go "i made my way up through this crowd to find your body crushed on the ground" are so overwhelming after the whole first part of the song...its a very vivid image
  • Haley from Bridgeton, Mothis is such a beautiful song, its one of my favorites.
  • Heather from Waukesha, WiI love this song because the lyrics are beatiful and it lets me believe in fairy tales again. It makes me smile and cry because the music is amazing. Don't hesitate to listen to it and prepare to be taken away to another world.
  • Ava from Chicago, IlI know a broken angel. All I can do is thank God above that this little sweetheart girl is still alive. She's been fighting leukimia, and she's so small and doesn't deserve it. I love her, even if I barely know her. If she dies, God forbid (I'm praying for you, honey), I have something to say:
    "Little angel, you've got to learn to fly.
    Get up , earn your wings tonight.
    Little angel, just look in my eyes,
    Get up, earn your wings tonight."
    -Zac Hanson, "Broken Angel"
  • Sabrina from Quebec, CanadaBroken Angel is a beautifull song and the lyrics are so true. I can listen to it many times in a row and then.. listen to it again. If you never heard it before, go and don't wait. Take your time to look at the lyrics, they are the song.
  • Aria from Omaha, Nelets hear it for fairy tales!
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