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Folk/singer songwriter/ballad.

Angels in Snow

V1
In the dusty window of an old pawn shop
I saw something shiny that caused me to stop
An old-fashioned snow globe had caught my eye
Though it wasn't an object I'd normally buy
Suddenly memories took centre stage
And I was a child at a very young age

Chorus
My daddy beside me, at 13 below
Teaching me how to make angels in snow
We lay on our backs
Did jumping jacks
Giggling under a pale winter sky
I closed my eyes tightly, pretended to fly
With my daddy beside me, at 13 below
Watching his angel make angels in snow

V2
The frog pond iced over, he laced up my skates
Held my hand tightly as I tripped in his wake
He'd do a few rounds to get into his stride
Then glide to a stop while he twirled me up high
With my toes nearly frozen by the time we got home
He knelt down before me to rub my feet warm

Chorus
My daddy beside me, at 13 below
Teaching me how to make angels in snow
We lay on our backs
Did jumping jacks
Giggling under a pale winter sky
I closed my eyes tightly, pretended to fly
With my daddy beside me, at 13 below
Watching his angel make angels in snow

Bridge
Somber now under a pale winter sky
I close my eyes tightly, try hard not to cry
I see Dad beside me, at 13 below
Watching his angel make angels in snow

V3
Over the years, there seemed so much to do
I travelled afar, and even letters grew few
He called out my name when he didn't have long
But before I could reach him, my father was gone
Now all I'd wish, if I could give the command
Is my feet once again in my father's warm hands

Outro
Somber now under a pale winter sky
I close my eyes tightly, try hard not to cry
I'm smiling through tears because I see him right now
Teaching angels to make self-portraits in snow

Copyright: 2008-2009 Donna Devine (lyrics) & Billy Playle (music/arrangement/instruments)/Heidi Henrikson (vocals)