". . . the teacher wonders
but she doesn't ask . . ."

  • Song Found On:
    "Greatest Hits" -
    Released in 2001
  • Martina McBride is best-known for her inspirational ballads about women and children. Martina has won the Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year" award four times (tied for the most wins).

    In 2001, she released her first compilation, Greatest Hits, which featured four new songs to include "Concrete Angel." It was her first album to reach #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

    McBride works with a variety of charities. She is currently the spokeswoman for the "National Domestic Violence Hotline" as well as for the "National Network to End Domestic Violence."

 

CONCRETE ANGEL
Sung by
Martina McBride



Lyrics:

She walks to school with the lunch she packed
Nobody knows what she's holding back
Wearing the same dress she wore yesterday
She hides the bruises with the linen and lace, oh

The teacher wonders but she doesn't ask
It's hard to see the pain behind the mask
Bearing the burden of a secret storm
Sometimes she wishes she was never born

Through the wind and the rain she stands hard as a stone
In a world that she can't rise above
But her dreams give her wings and she flies to a place
Where she's loved concrete angel

Somebody cries in the middle of the night
The neighbors hear but they turn out the light
A fragile soul caught in the hands of fate
When morning comes it will be too late

Through the wind and the rain she stands hard as a stone
In a world that she can't rise above
But her dreams give her wings and she flies to a place
Where she's loved concrete angel

A statue stands in a shaded place
An angel girl with an upturned face
A name is written on a polished rock
A broken heart that the world forgot

Through the wind and the rain she stands hard as a stone
In a world that she can't rise above
But her dreams give her wings and she flies to a place
Where she's loved concrete angel



 
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