Dancing With Angels Feat. Rob Dowling

I heard a demo of this song by Rob Dowling with just him and a guitar. I really liked the song right from the first listen. I felt it was so sincere and heartfelt and asked Rob if I could produce a new version. I’ve been working on this one on and off for 3 or 4 months with help from Bri Littlehales who also plays guitars.

I’ve tried to keep it subtle and free from cliche, rearranging the song in two places, adding all the percussion, a fretless bass, strings, saxophone, flute, and several other instruments. Bri plays 12 string guitar and a bit of electric guitar lead and has helped a lot in mixing, and with the drums and strings. Rob gave a very sincere vocal performance, which still occasionally chokes me up in places.

Please try to listen a few times – the slow ones need time to grow. Rob wrote this song after a breakup with his partner resulted in his beloved children living with their mother. The lyrics and delivery are wonderful.

Update: Dec 2014 – Sadly Rob, the writer and singer on this track has now passed away. We will never finish the other songs we’d started working on together but I was lucky to have spent some time working with him before his illness. RIP Rob (Dingo). I’ve now converted it to MP3 and enabled downloads for anyone wanting a copy. Click the small download icon top right to download an MP3 copy of this song

Lyrics

In the cold light of day
love’s just a phone call away
If you need someone to talk to
I’m always there for you

And I know you’re safe from harm
safe in your mothers arms
If you need someone to hold you
she’s always there for you

Close your eyes, turn out the light
Close your eyes and I’m with you tonight

For in my dreams you’re by my side
We’re dancing with angels
In heaven’s skies on wings of pride
Dancing with angels
dancing with angels
dancing with angels

I had to go away
I’m sorry I just couldn’t stay
but my love for you grows stronger
with each and every day

And I know you’re safe from harm
safe in your mothers arms
If you need someone to hold you
she’s always there for you

Close your eyes, turn out the light
Close your eyes and I’m with you tonight

For in my dreams you’re by my side
dancing with angels
In heaven’s skies on wings of pride
Dancing with angels
dancing with angels
dancing with angels

Together, dancing with angels
together, dancing with angels
forever, dancing with angels together
dancing with angels
dancing with angels
dancing with angels
dancing with angels

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