Too Soon an Angel

Too Soon an Angel

marthienel's picture

Demo: 

Too soon an angel-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire

Collaborators: 

Liner Notes: 

Thank you SaltyJohn for trusting me with your beautiful lyrics.
I know my brother and his wife lost a baby girl at 40 weeks. This could just as well have been written for her.

Lyrics: 

Too Soon an Angel

Verse 1
You didn’t get to go on safari
Or gallop a horse on the beach
You didn’t sit and sip a Campari
Hopping round the islands of Greece.

Verse 2
You didn’t see the Pyramids at Giza
Or sail on a boat down the Nile
Marvel at the tomb of Tutankhamun
And the Sphynx’s inscrutable smile

Chorus
‘Cos, you were too soon an angel and angels don’t do those things
You were too, too soon an angel, golden halo and beautiful wings

Verse 3
You never saw a sunset in motion
The night time enfolding the day
As the sun melts into the ocean
And all the stars come out to play

Bridge:
I long to have shown you my world
Before you slipped away into yours

Chorus
But, you were too soon an angel, and angels don’t do those things
You were too, too soon an angel, golden halo and beautiful wings

Outro
I’ll do all these things without you
And pretend you’re there by my side
And I’ll turn to you and I’ll tell you
I’m glad you’re along for the ride



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Comments

Donna Devine's picture

I remember these lovely lyrics, John. So pleased you were able to finish and post them here. And just in time for Marthie to find and sing them.
Beautiful collaboration. Smile