There Are Angels
The song "There Are Angels" came to me in a dream on morning while I was recovering from surgery. A year after I had written the words down, I decided I'd better get the music in writing before I forgot it. A week later I was asked to sing at the memorial service of a dear friend who had passed away. I quickly asked my arranger, Frank Owens, to write a piano arrangement for me so that I could sing the song in Aspen, Colorado. As soon as I returned I asked him to write arrangements for a full string orchestra, rhythm section, plus French horn, etcetera so that we could record the song. The glitch was that I was having another operation (no... NOT cosmetic) in 6 weeks so we had to move fast. I did the vocal track the day before I went into surgery. I could not make a mistake because I was then not going to be allowed to sing for another 4 months. I wanted to get the CD out before Christmas that year, and we did. More interesting, while I was getting all of this done, I kept seeing angels in my peripheral vision - out of the corner of my eye - somewhere in a cloud - in a tree - all over...the strangest thing. I don't usually 'see' things like that. I'd think I saw one, take a second look, and there would be no one there. Of course, I just assumed my brain was playing tricks on me, or I was tired, or any number of explanations, but this kept happening for about 2 months. The day the final CD Master was made - it just stopped. I have not seen them since. I believe they are still here. I guess they no longer need to coax me along. I think they are happy now, as am I.