Angels in the Snow

Music: Robbie Smith
Words: Robbie Smith, Kath Glauser and Rosemary Wall

Snow minted branches bowed to us through frosted light
A raven welcomed us and led us through a world of white
A meadow glistened, we wonder-watched what we were shown
And, christening the fields, the only footsteps were our own

We spent a day with only laughter now we know
It’s not only children who make angels in the snow

Dry powder drifting from valleys to sun-splashed hills
New sunlight shifting its shadows in radiant spills
We found a pond that the wind had been sweeping clean
And soon our skates sent us gliding through our wintery scene

We spent a day with only nature now I see
My city fortunes mean so little now to me
We spent a day with only laughter now we know
It’s not only children who make angels in the snow

We crossed a bridge where the shoreline shed its icy shawl
Ice droplet wind chimes echoed from a waterfall
I held your warm gloved hand imagining your fingertips
We tasted snowflake kisses drifting down upon our lips

The North wind bestilled it’s mournful song
The rushes whispered by the river long…

We stoked a bonfire – wood smoke curled from melting snow
Our faces underlit like moving paintings all aglow

We spent a day with only nature now I see
My city fortunes mean so little now to me
We spent a day with only laughter now we know
It’s not only children who make angels in the snow