It is not an easy task to take care of a child. We want our children to grow up disciplined, with manners, and well. However, we can’t be sure of what to do in order to achieve our plan for our kids. Some think that punishing them may help, while others don’t want to lay hands on their child as a punishment as it may affect their mental health. We cannot say what the right way or wrong way is to discipline a child, because after all, it’s a case to case basis.
However, there is always a line that we should draw when we want to discipline our children. This is when we channel our anger or problems on them. That is now considered child abuse. One particular song that speaks of this topic was Martina McBride‘s single “Concrete Angel.”
“Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride
This emotionally provoking song was penned by Stephanie Bentley and Rod Crosby in 2001. On the same year, country singer McBride recorded the song for her album Greatest Hits. The song was released as a single the following year, and it made it to the Billboard country chart at number five. Furthermore, McBride’s single has secured a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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In the music video, the name Angela Carter appeared on the gravestone of the girl’s character. It was said that Angela Carter was the name of Martina McBride’s niece who died from child abuse. Therefore, “Concrete Angel” is something striking and has a powerful meaning to McBride.
The Story of the Song
“Concrete Angel,” tells the story of a young girl who goes to school pretending that nothing bad is going on in her life. She acts like she is doing fine, but in reality, she hides the bruises and the pain that her abusive mother gave her. One of the saddest parts in the song was when people knew the young girl’s situation, but they turn away, pretending that they see nothing. Eventually, the young girl died at the end of the song.
Saddest Song of All Time
McBride’s single is named as the Saddest Song in Country Music by Rolling Stone. We all can certainly agree that “Concrete Angel” brings tears to our eyes.