“Broken Halos” is a powerful country ballad by American artist Chris Stapleton. Released in 2017, the song quickly became one of his most popular tracks and was widely praised for its poignant and heartfelt lyrics.
At its core, “Broken Halos” is a song about loss and the search for meaning in difficult times. The lyrics describe a narrator who is grappling with the pain of losing loved ones and trying to find hope in the face of adversity.
The song’s opening lines – “Seen my share of broken halos / Folded wings that used to fly” – set the tone for the rest of the lyrics. The narrator is acknowledging the impermanence and transience of life, as well as the inevitability of death and loss.
Throughout the song, the narrator reflects on the people he has lost and the lessons he has learned from their passing. He recognizes that life is often uncertain and unpredictable, but he also finds solace in the memories and experiences that he shared with those who are no longer with him. “Angels come down from the heavens / Just to help us on our way,” he sings. “Come to teach us, then they leave us / And they find some other soul to save.”
“Broken Halos” is a deeply personal and introspective song that speaks to the universal human experience of grief and loss. It’s a reminder of the importance of cherishing our loved ones and living our lives to the fullest, even in the face of uncertainty and adversity. Chris Stapleton’s soulful vocals and the song’s haunting melody make it an instant classic that continues to touch audiences today.