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.

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

Hope is a sunrise

Dream:

Dawn is coming. The sky is barely purple, lit just enough to see the path ahead. We race to the top of a grassy knoll and gaze out into the horizon at a¬†hill lined with one-story homes and families still sleeping. We’re there.

I reach out my hands to grab ahold of the first bar and begin to climb. Feeling the wood corner posts beneath my fingers and hurling my weight forward, I climb to the top of an old jungle gym. The higher I climb, the more I can see. Looking back, we lock eyes and begin to laugh. It reminded me of a time when life was simple and we were free to play in the dark. Our giggling echoes through the town.

The first peek of light begins to surround us. At the highest point, I gather myself and begin to stand across the metal pipe. Letting go of all fear and with a smile, I close my eyes and straighten my legs. My arms extend out on each side – a full stretch like a starfish. I lean into the wind that gently pushes me back as it glides past me with a soft caress. There is no way I could fall. Not with you safely spotting me below. When I open my eyes – a peachy light unrolls across the grey blue sky and I am filled with a calm excitement. This is it – joy, peace and comfort. Thank you, Lord.

I curl down and return my hands to metal. As we exchange smiles, we trade places. Your turn!