When you were still here

If I knew then what I know now
I would have slowed down, I would have somehow
held each breath in my lungs a bit longer
and stretched out like taffy
the time I spent with you laughing
when you were still here
when you were still here

Now, like grasping for clouds in the sky
Lord, I want to know why – I need to know
why did I flee from reality and chase after dreams
while my life, now a movie, rushed by like a breeze
How I wish I pressed pause
I wish I did just because
You were still here
When you were still here

As children, just children,
We danced and we swayed to the music that played
Oh, if only we’d stayed
in the past tucked away from the grasp of today
when I could see you so clear
and you were still here

Now it is time that I cherish and time itself I despise
For at its hands all things perish, but in its hands rest our lives
So precious, so blessed – all the beautiful years
when you were still here
when you were still here

 

(c) 2018 Angela Christine Watford

As long as you are mine

Lyrics:

Take whatever you want – it’s for free
just leave me my sanity
For as long as you are mine
then you, only you are mine
And I wonder what you’re thinking
But you don’t have to say
Cuz I’m guaranteed to love you anyway

Say whatever you want – talk to me
and I will be listening
For as long as you are mine
then you, only you are mine
And I wonder what you’re thinking
but you don’t have to say
Cuz I’m guaranteed to love you anyway

And if you do not want me
then break my heart today
I’m guaranteed to love you anyway

Original song written by Angela Christine Watford. Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Heaven in Darkness

Lyrics:

When it’s dark, I turn to you
and your halo lights my way
Then your hand, it pulls me through
the shadow upon this day

I drop my head and bend my knees
I long for you to stay
But you don’t – you won’t
You pick me up and carry me away

If you’re painting my tomorrow
I will never fear today
And I’ll soon forget my sorrows
And the tears you’ve wiped away

I drop my head and bend my knees
I long for you to stay
But you don’t – you won’t
You pick me up and carry me away

So often I have rested on your
promise to be near
I have no eyes for wandering
Your love for me is here
And even though these troubles come and go
I will know
that heaven is so close
That heaven is so close

Original song written by Angela Christine Watford. Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Hey Nicki (Love Song)

Lyrics:

Hey Nicki, when you smile
your moon pulls my tide
and I’ve traveled for some miles
just to be by your side

I’ve packed my bags, I’ve boarded planes
I had to see if you were lonely
for me

Nicki, you don’t understand my pain
I can’t let you walk away
You’re my one and only

Say Nicki, in some time
your heart will beat as mine
and I’ll sing you a love song so kind
Don’t worry Nicki, we’ll be fine

Say that, Nicki, you’ll be mine
Say you’ll be mine
For all time.

 

Original song written by Angela Christine Watford. Copyright 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Give Me Another Beat

Slow and mellow – you keep me waiting
Over the weather – high and aching
Tap on my heart – Give me another beat

Throw me a pillow – one for taking
Naps beside you – awakening
Songs in my heart – Give me another beat

Blind till tomorrow in the sunshine
Covered all-over with the good times
Light up my heart – Give me another beat

Float like a feather – Life is so kind
You are the treasure I’ve waited to find here
Shine on my heart – Give me another beat

Fly like a sparrow in the summer
Through the heavens – above and under
Circle my heart – Give me another beat

One more message I’m not mistaking
When to follow or keep on saving
Dreams in my heart – Give me another beat

—Turn it up -break it down – Move along -stick around
—Give me one more beat to fill this song inside of me

—Turn it up -break it down – Move along -stick around
—Give me one more beat to fill this song

(c) 4.29.2014 Angela Christine Watford

I want to be the girl you think I am

Your look is of the highest love – a peak on which I stand
Your touch is of a gentle breeze across my ocean sand
Your laugh is like a language only I can understand
I want to be the girl you think I am

Your promise is a thousand ropes tied in an endless band
Never to be broken – held by love in every strand
You’re holding all the balance of my world within your hands
I want to be the girl you think I am

Your happiness, a rising sun, shines throughout my land
Your courage is a timeless virtue shown to every man
Your whisper in my ear allows my heart to beat again
I want to be the girl you think I am

Your smile that never ages gently sweeps across my mind
It lifts my spirits high enough to leave this place behind
And with each hour of every day as rich as it began
I want to be the girl you think I am

Willow (Lyrics)

Listen to Willow from AngelaWatford on Myspace.

Lyrics:

Through green meadows and across the turning fields of cotton
On that precious land I love, my heart and soul run free
I remember you my dear, your golden hair a’shining
Underneath the flowing leaves of the weeping willow tree

Find me dancing, spinning, sheltered by the loving willow
See the waves of bonnets nodding gently here for you
Like the days when we were young -no worries, cares or sorrows
Stay with me below this tree until the day is through

Tell me that you understand
There’s no need for roses
All we have and all we need is
under our noses

Have you noticed that the sky is twinkling, ever glowing
Holding all the shining stars in place for you to see
You, my dear, should know by now – my love for you is growing
on and on with every moment like this willow tree

Tell me that you understand
There’s no need for roses
All we have and all we need is
under our noses

You, my dear, should know by now – my love for you is growing
on and on with every moment like this willow tree

Kite (Lyrics)

Listen to Kite from Angela-Watford on SoundCloud.

Lyrics:

Friends are hard to find, sometimes they’re harder to keep
you should know that you could never lose me
If the clouds ahead turn grey, these paper boats will sail away
and never even dream of sinking

Anytime you feel the weight, these shoulders are here
to share the load and keep you running
When the grass is greener there, I’ll tear the fence down – I don’t care
unless you find it cool for jumping

You say happiness can be so hard
when everyone around is hurting
But if you are a kite that wants to blow away
I’ll hold tight to this string to make you stay

If your joy won’t overflow, then ask me to pray
That the Lord’s true love and peace surround you
Never give up, don’t let go. How else can I let you know?
This girl could not go on without you

You say happiness can be so hard
when everyone around is hurting
But if you are a kite that wants to blow away
I’ll hold tight to this string to make you stay

You say happiness can be so hard
when everyone around is hurting
But if you are a kite that wants to blow away
I’ll hold tight to this string to make you stay

I’ll hold tight to this string to make you stay
I’ll hold tight to this string to make you stay

 

(c) 2017 Angela Christine Watford