Angel's Son

Album: Animosity (2001)


  • written by lead singer Lajon Witherspoon, this was originally recorded acoustically and written for and about James Lynn Strait of the band Snot. Strait died in a car wreck in December of 1998 along with his dog. Apparently, he lived a life battling an addiction as mentioned by Sevendust on their DVD Retrospect.
  • The song also appears on the CD Strait Up, which was released in November of 2000 and contains tracks recorded by Jonathan Davis of Korn, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Brandon Boyd of Incubus and many others who were good friends of James Lynn Strait. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    kevin - baton rouge, LA

Comments: 4

  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI'd like to know more about the death. Was it an accident or a suicide?
  • Andy from Taunton, MaAbsolutely amazing song. Have not heard it in years and found it today. So powerful.
  • Anthony from Melbourne, AustraliaIt's an amazingly powerful song with an equally amazing film clip.
    Rest In Peace James, you will be missed.
  • Jess from Avoca, Australiathis is my favourite song in the whole wide world... its an incredible song....
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