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Listen, little lady,
This is just the worst way to spend your birthday,
It's thirty degrees, Thursday.
You work late, you is with a perv making dirty fake love in his Mercedes.
Lady, the word rape sums up events that take place every night.
You wanna get up but you know your legs'll ache if you try.
And you remember that your punter went crazy last night,
You drag yourself to the mirror to check your face, then you cry.
Forget the visit to the clinic you were booked in for,
You'll make a trip to the Whittington where they'll look at your jaw.
They'll be inquisitive and ask about your business for sure,
They'll know you're fibbing if you tell them you got hit by a door.
But young woman the pimp sees you as nothin' but a dumb hooker,
Medical attention could be fatal
'Cause the cunt wouldn't ever let a doctor near someone that's getting dough for him,
'Cause next you got poxy authorities sticking their noses in.

She's just under the upper-hand.
And goes mad for a couple grams.
And she don't wanna go outside, tonight.
'Cause in the pipe she'll fly to the motherland and,
Sell love to another man.
It's too cold outside, for angels to fly.
For angels to fly.

Little lady,
Your mind you've made up,
Your injuries you can't hide with make-up.
You need some medical advice, you make up,
A little lie to say just in case the Doc opens his eyes and don't decide to play dumb.
With any luck you'll see the same dude that stitched your top lip,
Last year when your pimp just lost it.
He wouldn't recognize you if you stared him in the face anyway
'Cause all the Heroin is making you age,
But you're a heroine for taking the strain of being a prostitute and punching bag, the funds you have left, go where you from using money gram.
Mother had to get you out of the motherland, to study,
That was all she struggled to have a single daughter with the upper hand.
Little does she know, you're never coming back
She put you in her brother's hands only for him to formulate another plan
He's the fucking cause of your appalling state this summer
Fancy that? You came to London to get pimped by your Uncle, Damn.

She's just under the upper-hand.
And goes mad for a couple grams.
And she don't wanna go outside, tonight.
'Cause in the pipe she'll fly to the motherland and,
Sell love to another man.
It's too cold outside for angels to fly,
Now an angel will die, covered in white
With closed eyes, and hoping for a better life
This time I'll fade out tonight,
Straight down the line.

Little lady,
You're trembling with fear,
Your skinny frame kinda resembles a deer,
You're sitting facing a detective, oh dear
The meddling nurse couldn't just leave it,
She's only gone and made it much worse calling police in,
She'll never know the gravity of the damage she's caused
Your causing scandal going mad in the ward now,
The cop is trying to calm you,
Telling you he won't let no one harm you
The same question he keeps trying to ask you,
Who you working for?
He's talking to you like your worth more than a dirty whore
You're having a conversation you could be murdered for
You're learning more about exactly why you need to help bring him or her to court
He's kicking knowledge you ain't ever heard before
Just before he leaves he reassures you that he knows that it's hard
He underlines a mobile number you can phone on his card
Begs you to use it, he's useless if you're gonna be stupid
'Cause an answer hasn't come from your bruised lips
You're on your own,
You've gotta go and give your pimp what you owe,
You reach your door and then it dawns that you've been followed home
Before you turn around you feel a cold blade on your throat
And then a voice says 'where you been bitch I wanna know.'
No prizes for guessing who it is resistance would be foolishness,
You open the front door, he boots you in
There's something new in him, he's silent now
That fills you with terror
Get your alibi straight you could be killed for an error
He towers over you, the six inch knife catches the sunlight
At this point, your life flashes before your eyes
Your handbags dropped and all the contents are all over the floor
Despite the mess there's only one thing that caught his eye.
And in the moment of rage he brutally murders his niece and dumps her body in the boot of his Mercs in the street.

Little lady left this earth in the worst way, all because she got a card on her 13th birthday...

And we're all under the upper-hand.
And go mad for a couple grams.
And we don't wanna go outside, tonight
'Cause in the pipe she'll fly to the motherland
And sell love to another man,
It's too cold outside for angels to fly
For angels to fly,
Fly, Fly
For angels to fly, to fly, to fly.
Angels to die.



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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    This song is pretty much about a girl who had to live with her uncle because her mom couldn't afford having a kid while she tries to go to college so the girl is sent to her uncle who so happens to be a pimp and her uncle turns her into a prostitute. One day she goes to the doctor to get checked out and the nurse catches on to the fact that the girl is abused so she calls the cops. The cops come talk to the girl but she doesn't say a word so the cop gives her his contact card if she wants to get away. She goes home just realizing she was followed home by her pimp. He's suspicious and pulls a blade to her neck. She is in shock so she drops her bag. Out in the open is the contact card from the cop and the uncle sees it. He then murders his niece and hides her in the trunk of his mercedes.
    "little lady left this earth in the worst way, all because she got a card on her 13th birthday"
    At the end we learn that she's a child forced into trafficking and was only 13 when she was killed because the 'card' was the contact information from the police" it's a pretty self explanatory song.
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    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    It's about a 13 year old girl who works as a hooker for her uncle to send money back home to ger mother but on her birthday he beats her to the point she needs medical help and when there they call the police they question her but she won't talk the cop gave her his number and left her on her way to give her pimp/uncle her money from the night he takes a gun to her neck and ask where she was then see the cops card and kills her all this on the girls 13th birthday
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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 10:53 pm
    I think it is about a 13 year old who got into really bad business with her uncle and after the cops question her she is murdered
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    UnregisteredAug 1, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    The struggle of a young girl being forced to sell her body. And i think that they say its to cold for angels to fly because she cant fly while on this earth being a prostitute.. Lovely song gives me chills :)
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    UnregisteredJul 15, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Read the lyrics, it's pretty straightforward. For additional help you can read the same 70 or more meanings that have been thought of by others.

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