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Poison - Fallen Angel


Poison - Fallen Angel - Meaning of the song


"Fallen Angel" is the second single from Open Up and Say...Ahh!, Americanglam metal band Poison's second studio album.


Released as a single in 1988 on Capitol Records, the track reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #32 on the Mainstream rock charts and has since gone Gold in the US. This made it the only single from the album not to reach the Top Ten. It also charted at number 21 on the Australian charts and number 59 on the UK Singles chart.


The song is about a young girl who grew up in a small town and goes to Los Angeles to try to make it as an actress. While there, she abandons her old life.


This theme is a reference to the history of the band Poison itself: Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall and Rikki Rockett all left their native Pennsylvania for Los Angeles in their quest for fame.


"Fallen Angel", along with "Talk Dirty to Me," "I Won't Forget You" and "Ride the Wind," was the subject of a lawsuit in 2011 by members of the defunct band Kid Rocker, who claimed that the songs were based on Kid Rocker songs played to Poison guitarist C.C. DeVille before he was a member of Poison. On April 8, 2013, a California federal judge said that the plaintiffs waited too long to file their lawsuit, stating, "It is totally implausible that plaintiff did not discover the alleged infringement until 2011." The judge ruled that the plaintiffs could only sue for damages dating back three years from the date of the lawsuit (following a three-year statute of limitations), and no more.


Fallen angel - Lyrics


She stepped off the bus out into the city streets Just a small town girl with her whole life Packed in a suitcase by her feet But somehow the lights didn't Shine as bright as they did On her mama's TV screen And the work seemed harder And the days seemed longer Than she ever thought they'd be But you know you got to stick to your guns When it all comes down Cause sometimes you can't choose It's like heads they win Tails you're gonna lose Win big - mama's fallen angel Lose big - living out her lies Wants it all - mama's fallen angel Lose it all, rolling the dice of her life Now she found herself in the fast lane living day to day Turned her back on her best friends, yeah And watched her family slip away Just like a lost soul caught up in the Hollywood scene All the parties and the limousines Such a good actress hiding all her pain Trading her memories for fortune and fame Just a step away from the edge of a fall Caught between heaven and hell Where's the girl I knew a year ago Win big - mama's fallen angel Lose big - living out her lies Wants it all - mama's fallen angel Lose it all, rolling the dice of her life Too much too soon Or just a little too late Cause when her ship came in She wasn't there and it just wouldn't wait Win big - mama's fallen angel Lose big - living out her lies Wants it all - mama's fallen angel Lose it all, rolling the dice of her life Win big - mama's fallen angel Lose big - living out her lies Wants it all - mama's fallen angel Lose it all, rolling the dice of her life Win big - mama's fallen angel Lose big - living out her lies Wants it all - mama's fallen angel Lose it all, rolling the dice of her life Win big - mama's fallen angel Lose big - living out her lies Wants it all - mama's fallen angel


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