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Tom Prasada-Rao: songs

Angel Wings

(tom prasada-rao)
TPR with Cary Cooper & Hannah Kate Odom
I worked on this song for quite a while - and I'm still tickled at all the different sections and modulations! I recorded it in the living room of our old house. As I was working, Hannah started making up a different descant melody. Cary told me what she was up to, even though Hannah was too embarrassed.

I encouraged Hannah to work on some words to the melody she had in her head. So together, Cary and Hannah worked out the "angels in the snow, what a pretty show" lines. Everytime I hear her say "Hi God!" in the song, my heart melts!
now the holidays are here
not much left of a brand new year
streets lit up like chandeliers
santa's worries for a cup of cheer

lace your boots up real tight
it's gonna be a cold cold night
if there's season for all things
now's the time for angel wings

oh the weight of the world
the weight of the world is gone

once upon a time long ago
god drew a circle in the snow
around the very spot you're in
round everything you might have been

and there is nothing left to fear
here's your present for this year
can you hear the sleigh bells ring
time to try your angel wings

oh the weight of the world
the weight of the world is gone

lay down on the snow
bring your mistletoe
wave your arms around
on the cold cold ground
say hello to god
look at all you've got
see how the caged bird sings
making angel wings

oh the weight of the world
the weight of the world is gone

(angels in the snow
what a pretty show
once you find your wings
dont let them go)

TPR with Cary Cooper & Hannah Kate Odom 10/19/06 dallas