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This is a true story, as Martina HAS said so, herself. Martina's mother was abusive, so remember, this is her lifestory.
Martina told everyone it was true on an inclusive interview with ET Canada, in 2007...
The article does not state that Judith Barsi was the inspiration for this song, but does mislead so an average person could erroneously make that connection since it does tie in very nicely. In an interview with Stephanie, the original inspiration is spelled out. http://magazine.angrycountry.com/article.php?story=20050207135102140. Martina McBride was selected after the song was written and had nothing to do with its creation.
The song was inspired by a angel headstone of a child. that caused Stephanie to become sad and say the words "Concrete Angel" and pondering the meaning of the 2 seemingly opposite words. Together with Rob Crosby they decided to go with a child abuse theme and wrote the song in about 1 hour. Judith Barsi also has nothing to do with this song unless hers is the grave Stephanie saw off of Hillsboro road which is unlikely since one is in Georgia and the other is in California. — Preceding unsigned comment added by George K. Archibald (talk • contribs) 02:37, 15 July 2011 (UTC)
The music video is here. Regarding the version in the current edit (15:39, 2011 October 28 188.8.131.52). The video does not show the two alone together. That the boy is dead at the time of the funeral is certain; his cause of death is not given. My interpretation is the girl being unhappy in life is befriended by an angel who attends her funeral and continues to be her friend after her death. The fatal beating of the girl having had nothing to do with their relationship.1archie99 (talk) 13:55, 30 October 2011 (UTC)
- Clarifying and correcting my earlier edit- Since the boy was an angel and had no physical prescence the mother could not catch them alone together as the article edit states. When I stated that the boy and the girl were not shown together I was talking about the mother looking for a reason to beat the girl; there is per the video no reason and the boy sadly watches from the vacant house as the little girl suffers the fatal beating from the person who should be caring for her.1archie99 (talk) 16:59, 30 October 2011 (UTC)