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

Virtual dreaming

Dream:

At the entrance of a Virtual Reality Dome, a sort of man-made universe in a biosphere, the blissful scene of an ocean sunset calls to me – as if to say “come and have a look.” I creep inside, barefoot and bewildered, trying to decipher what’s real and what’s fake. I know this ‘dome’ is no larger than a house, but from inside here I can see that this is a whole new experience. The horizon is endless in all directions making me wonder if it’s possible to become lost. There’s a brightness, a sort of joyful glow that fills the space.

Hanging low like a single light bulb, the sun, along with its posse of soft pink clouds, basks in its own reflection over the water. I move forward slowly, squishing the spongy earth between my toes with each step as the ground sweeps out in front of me, and breaks off at the edge of a cliff. Without hesitation, my knees bend like a frog, enabling me to pet the fluffy seaweed-like grass with my hands. I’m comforted and relieved that something is real. This is the perfect spot to have a seat and rest for a moment while I take in the shoreline view.

From the salty smell to the sounds of waves breaking and crashing into one another, I’m carried away by the tranquil paradise and begin to meditate on the whispering breeze. The beach is spectacular, although I can’t help but remind myself that my senses are deceiving me.

After a brief moment of complete relaxation, I catch a glimpse of something quite puzzling – something peculiar about the ocean. I’ve seen this wave before! My eyes squint as I examine the wave pattern closely, and determine that each wave is programmed in a loop that replays over and over. Of course! I must have been so lost in the moment that I forgot these waves are constructed by someone behind a computer screen. Well, virtual waves may not be as infinite and unique as waking-life ones, but this will do for now. I’m at peace.

When the show is over, the time is right

When the light begins to fade away
And darkness comes to fill the day
When water collides with the sandy shore
And the wind blows through you more and more
When the air is cool and the moon is low
When the voices stop and we’re all alone
Our truth is safe at the top of the hill
And the seasons change but time is still
In the shade by the tree in the heart of the land
Backstage without the rest of the band
When the show is over, the time is right
We will kiss on the roof by the stars tonight