Robyn McCorquodale

SLEEP WITH ANGELS

Release: September 2014
Release: September 2014
“Powerful … uplifting … an enchanted voice … a deeply profound album … a winner on every level” ~ John Hoglund, Cabaret Scenes, NYC
  • 04:04 Lyrics
    I Still Got The Dream

    Is this all there is
    Looking out to sea
    Another season
    Circling my dream
    Watching life go by
    Where to go from here
    I'm riding the waves
    Feeling highs and lows
    Far from where I wanna be

    What a journey
    Getting out of my way
    No magical plan here
    Only passion holds my faith
    But nothing’s stopping me
    A tail wind’s on the rise
    No looking down
    This is the time and place
    On Wings of Grace
    This is the turnaround

    I still got the dream
    Burning in me
    Here I am
    Passion is rising
    There's no compromising
    I'm a child of faith
    Another chance I'll take
    I live to create
    I still got the dream

    I'm a free spirit
    Soaring through the wild
    I'm a late bloomer
    Exploring with joy of a child
    There are no limitations
    Life says yes to me
    I'm choosing love
    All I need is here
    Though I'm feeling fear
    I’m gonna touch the stars

    I still got the dream
    Burning in me
    Here I am
    Passion is rising
    There's no compromising
    I'm a child of faith
    I've got my mark to make
    I still got the dream

    Like a runner's high
    It's not about the finish line
    It's one heartbeat at a time
    It's one more breath
    It's one more step
    This is the moment
    Celebrate the joy in it
    I'm going the distance
    I wanna make a difference

    I still got the dream
    Burning in me
    Here I am
    Passion is rising
    There's no compromising
    I'm a child of faith
    Nothing's in my way
    I'm going all the way

    Yes Here I am
    Passion's rising
    There's no compromising
    I'm a child of faith
    No getting in my way
    I still got the dream

    I still got the dream
    I still got the dream
    I still got the dream

  • 03:55 Lyrics
    Sleep With Angels

    In the chill
    Of the night
    Under dark haunting skies
    Anytime, I feel afraid
    I sleep with angels

    When the warmth
    Of the sun
    Becomes fire burning down
    When I try, but don't feel brave
    I sleep with angels

    Lady Edna
    From Louisiana
    She walks thru life with grace
    She's learned to tame the beasts
    She can hold court
    Sharing stories, opening hearts
    Enough to see
    She taught me

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to hold
    Slips away
    Sleep with angels

    Midst a growing storm
    When the fight feels long
    And I feel weak
    I reach for angel wings
    Beauty surrounding me
    'Neath a veil of white, I close my eyes
    A paradise
    For prayers and dreams

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to know
    Drifts away
    I sleep with angels

    When I'm slum ...
    Bering Deep
    Beams of light shine on me
    I'm so thankful
    I sleep with angels

    In the chill
    Of the night
    Under dark haunting skies
    Anytime, I feel afraid
    I sleep with angels

    When the warmth
    Of the sun
    Becomes fire burning down
    When I try, but don't feel brave
    I sleep with angels

    Lady Edna
    From Louisiana
    She walks thru life with grace
    She's learned to tame the beasts
    She can hold court
    Sharing stories, opening hearts
    Enough to see
    She taught me

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to hold
    Slips away
    Sleep with angels

    Midst a growing storm
    When the fight feels long
    And I feel weak
    I reach for angel wings
    Beauty surrounding me
    'Neath a veil of white, I close my eyes
    A paradise
    For prayers and dreams

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to know
    Drifts away
    I sleep with angels

    When I'm slum ...
    Bering Deep
    Beams of light shine on me
    I'm so thankful
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    n the chill
    Of the night
    Under dark haunting skies
    Anytime, I feel afraid
    I sleep with angels

    When the warmth
    Of the sun
    Becomes fire burning down
    When I try, but don't feel brave
    I sleep with angels

    Lady Edna
    From Louisiana
    She walks thru life with grace
    She's learned to tame the beasts
    She can hold court
    Sharing stories, opening hearts
    Enough to see
    She taught me

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to hold
    Slips away
    Sleep with angels

    Midst a growing storm
    When the fight feels long
    And I feel weak
    I reach for angel wings
    Beauty surrounding me
    'Neath a veil of white, I close my eyes
    A paradise
    For prayers and dreams

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to know
    Drifts away
    I sleep with angels

    When I'm slum ...
    Bering Deep
    Beams of light shine on me
    I'm so thankful
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    n the chill
    Of the night
    Under dark haunting skies
    Anytime, I feel afraid
    I sleep with angels

    When the warmth
    Of the sun
    Becomes fire burning down
    When I try, but don't feel brave
    I sleep with angels

    Lady Edna
    From Louisiana
    She walks thru life with grace
    She's learned to tame the beasts
    She can hold court
    Sharing stories, opening hearts
    Enough to see
    She taught me

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to hold
    Slips away
    Sleep with angels

    Midst a growing storm
    When the fight feels long
    And I feel weak
    I reach for angel wings
    Beauty surrounding me
    'Neath a veil of white, I close my eyes
    A paradise
    For prayers and dreams

    When I'm far
    From my home
    And the love I'd come to know
    Drifts away
    I sleep with angels

    When I'm slum ...
    Bering Deep
    Beams of light shine on me
    I'm so thankful
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  • 03:43 Lyrics
    Ready to Love Again

    You live thousands of miles away
    I guess that's why we both feel safe
    We talk so freely
    There's not much to lose
    With oceans between

    She tore your world apart
    He thought he knew my heart
    We're both just a little scarred
    Not looking for love
    Still working things out

    But this isn't living
    My heart was made for giving

    My heart is ready for love
    My heart is strong enough
    And I'm thinking of you
    And I need to say
    My heart is ready to love again

    I live inside my head
    Sometimes I pretend
    Cuz I'm not always strong
    Just a drifting heart
    Searching to belong

    It's not so easy opening up
    It's not so easy trusting love
    Your tears are telling me
    You're feeling the same
    Wanting to break free

    Cuz this isn't living
    Our hearts are made for giving

    My heart is ready for love
    My heart has opened up
    Yes I'm thinking of you
    And I need to say
    My heart is ready to love ...

    From London to Vancouver's shore
    You flew into a setting sun
    With love on the horizon
    To start as we mean to go on

    I won't be afraid
    I won't hide away
    It's been a long time coming but this heart of mine
    Feels something real
    With you in my life

    Cuz this isn't living
    Hearts are made for giving ... made for giving

    My heart is ready for love
    My heart is strong enough
    And I'm thinking of you
    And I need to say
    My heart is ready to love
    Yes ready to love

    My heart is ready for love
    My heart has opened up
    Yes I'm thinking of you
    And I need to say
    My heart is ready to love
    So ready to love ... again

  • 04:36 Lyrics
    Butterfly

    I won't hurt you butterfly
    I won't desert you this time
    If you would try again
    To lift your delicate
    Wings up high

    I know you've tried to many times
    But I left you behind
    To hide your wounded heart
    And conceal your beautiful
    Wings and shy away

    I know I'm the cause of this
    When will I truly ever get it
    Maybe with forgiveness
    I can put this all behind me
    And move on because I can't see
    Any point in this it only holds me down
    Instead of spreading my wings and flying free

    I give my pledge to you
    To stay by your side and be true
    And trust you faithfully
    ‘Cuz I wanna believe
    Oh don't you see

    I know that you are wise
    You are the greatest gift to me
    You never let me down
    But I let you down
    ‘Cuz I didn't believe in me

    I know I'm the cause of this
    When will I truly every get it
    Maybe with forgiveness
    I can put this all behind me
    And move on because I can't see
    Any point in this it only holds me down
    Instead of spreading my wings and flying

    Free, oh look at me
    This is my dream, I'll soon be soaring
    Lifting off the ground, I'll hear the sound of my wings floating

    I am vulnerable
    I am sometimes fragile
    I need love
    I need care
    And it 's okay to need somebody

    I need you and you need me
    We need each other I now see
    The heart of happiness lies
    In believing this
    And in believing in me

    I know I'm the cause of this
    When will I truly every get it
    Maybe with forgiveness
    I can put this all behind me
    And move on because I can't see
    Any point in this it only holds me down
    Instead of spreading my wings and flying

    Free, oh look at me
    It's not a dream, I'm really soaring
    Lifting off the ground, I hear the sound of my wings floating

    Butterfly, effortlessly
    It’s not a dream, we’re soaring
    Lifting off the ground, magical sounds of our wings floating

  • 04:04 Lyrics
    Kotor, Montenegro

    Sailing into Kotor Bay
    Dawn is breaking to a spectacular day
    I taste the salty air
    Feel the breeze through my hair
    Sun kissed through the ocean mist

    Pristine beauty surrounding me
    A humbling morning is beckoning
    I spin around
    My feet leave the ground
    I'm dancing across a sparkling sea

    And the ocean parts making way for my heart
    And nothing can stop this beautiful feeling

    I'm climbing Saint John Mountain
    Under the vast Montenegro sky
    A precious moment filled with glee
    Breathing life, breathing love, breathing high
    Breathing possibility

    Walking through Ancient Egyptian Ruins
    Meet ghosts of historical magnitude
    Tales to be told
    For the young and old
    Of Legends of Pharaohs and Queens

    Feeling their majesty
    Learning their dynasty
    The hardship, the bloodshed they share
    Evolution takes time, revolutions divide
    Leaving Nations with crosses to bare

    And the stone walls part making way for my heart
    And nothing can stop this powerful feeling

    Here In the Cradle of Civilization
    Footsteps through the beginning of time
    A collective wisdom and passion feeds my life
    Feeds my love, feeding high
    Feeding possibility

    Too much time up against the wall
    Too much time feeling small
    But in this moment
    I'm feeling everything is possible

    I'm standing high over the Holy Land
    Midst the grandeur, hearing a distant band
    The River Jordan serene
    Sea of Galilee
    A sweet paradise, Heaven in my eyes

    It’s so hard to believe the devastation that’s been
    Upon this scenic land
    We all breathe the same air
    Let us pray the same prayer
    Of hope, peace and love for man

    With wide open arms making way for my heart
    And nothing can stop this magnificent feeling

    I’m dipping through Jordan and Galilee
    Blue-green Crystal waters bathing me
    Sharing this moment refreshed with glee
    Feeling life, feeling love, feeling high
    Living life, living love, living high
    Living in possibility

  • 03:28 Lyrics
    Dance in the Sun

    You got a lot going for you, Baby
    So many gifts, can't you feel blessed
    Instead, you take it all for granted
    Not living in joy, only in hopelessness
    You think you're entitled, see reality
    But your cynicism, Baby, is truly not sexy

    Skies are blue, why walk under a cloud
    No time for gloom, be grateful and proud
    Let's not be wasting words on things that don't matter
    Life is a song, let's sing our heart's pitter patter
    Stand tall
    Why act small
    Baby, I love you, will you be the one
    But I wanna dance in the sun

    I used to be protective, now I'm retrospective
    Heard your story, bought your charm
    But now I see it clearer, Baby, lets look in the mirror
    The answers are nearer than you're thinking they are
    It's easy pointing fingers, tougher being wrong
    But your self pity, Baby, is truly not a turn on

    Skies are blue, why walk under a cloud
    No time for gloom, be grateful and proud
    Let's not be wasting words on things that don't matter
    Life is a song, let's sing our heart's pitter patter
    Stand tall
    Why act small
    Baby, I love you, will you be the one
    But I wanna dance in the sun

    You gotta own your stuff
    Be tough
    Grow up
    Keep showing up
    Loose the attitude
    Live gratitude
    Stop wasting time
    On a loveless rhyme

    You can be so hot, so charismatic, Baby
    You got it all to have it all
    You got that special thing that makes my heart ring
    Feel the magic flow, let's live in the healthy glow
    But you can't fake it if you really want to break it, make it, celebrate it
    See it, believe it, seize it, squeeze it, breathe it, be it

    Skies are blue, why walk under a cloud
    No time for gloom, be grateful and proud
    Let's not be wasting words on things that don't matter
    Life is a song, let's sing our heart's pitter patter
    Stand tall
    Why act small
    Baby, I love you, will you be the one
    Oh Darling, I love you, will you be the one
    Sweet Heart, I love you, will you be the one
    But I wanna dance in the sun

    Skies are blue
    I wanna dance with you

  • 04:04 Lyrics
    It All Comes Down to Love

    Love can sparkle like the sun
    Love is here for everyone

    Love is golden like the moon
    Love can shimmer, love can bloom

    Darling, when I look in your eyes
    What do I see
    You're feeling paralyzed
    It’s all a mystery

    Will we ever find that place in our hearts
    Will we ever feel something real
    It all comes down to love

    1234 days go by
    Everything's the same
    Who's this person next to me
    Why did your heart change

    Isn’t it time for some honesty
    Give us a chance, you will see
    It all comes down to love

    Everybody needs what money can't buy
    Everybody bleeds from all the lies
    Everybody needs to feel love inside
    It all comes down to love

    Love is tender, love is pure
    Love is gentle, love is sure

    Love is kind, love is real
    Love is all that makes you feel

    Is it time to say good bye
    When do we move on
    Darling, only with two open hearts
    Can a love grow strong

    Isn't it time for us to believe
    Only with faith we can grow a seed
    It all comes down to love

    Everybody needs what money can't buy
    Everybody bleeds from all the lies
    Everybody needs to feel love inside
    It all comes down to love, It all comes down to love, etc.

    Love is hope and inspiration
    Love is every heart’s sensation

    Love is giving, love is full
    Love is unconditional

    Love can sparkle like the sun
    Love is here for everyone

    Love is golden like the moon
    Love can shimmer, love can bloom

    Love is tender, love is pure
    Love is gentle, love is sure

    Love is kind, love is real
    Love is all that makes you feel

    Love is hope and inspiration
    Love is every heart’s sensation

    Love is giving, love is full
    Love is unconditional

  • 03:47 Lyrics
    Just Laugh!

    Everybody's talkin’
    Nobody's listenin’
    Not payin' attention
    They're just thinkin'
    Of the next thing
    They want to say
    It's an ordinary day

    Voices risin’
    No one's realizin’
    Not a word
    Is heard
    There's no inspiration
    In a one way
    Conversation

    Drowns the soul in vein
    Chatter fallin’ like rain
    If that’s where it's at
    Just let 'em talk
    And take a walk and

    Just laugh!
    Yeah, take a little stroll and let your soul
    Relax!
    Just laugh!
    Yeah, say a little prayer, they'll soon come up for air

    Your lips still moving
    I wish I were grooving
    To a tune somewhere
    In paradise
    I need stimulation
    Give me a two way mind flirtation

    Well I know you like to vent
    Your negative rant
    But do you have to say it
    Again and again
    No consolation
    To repeat the same
    Frustration

    Drowns the soul in vein
    Chatter falling like rain
    If that's where it's at

    Just break the trance
    And do your dance and

    Just laugh!
    Yeah, move those hips forget their lips
    Relax
    Just laugh!
    Yeah, say a little chant, you'll soon forget their rant

    Laugh, Love, Listen and Learn, Live, Let Loose, There's no excuse but to
    Laugh, Love, Listen and Learn, Live, Let Loose, This time you choose!

    Take me to the ocean
    Or top a mountain peak
    Wander up a sand dune
    Let nature speak
    Breathe in elation
    Give me some feel good
    Conversation

    Drowns the soul in vein
    Chatter fallin’ like rain
    If that's where it’s at
    You got it girl, you know the drill
    Breathe in the calm
    Breathe out the ohm and

    Just laugh!
    Yeah, feel your spark, open your heart
    Relax
    Just laugh!
    Yeah, invigorate, let joy rejuvenate
    Just laugh!
    Yeah, reach the light, let love shine bright
    Just laugh!
    Relax
    Mind, body and soul
    Just laugh!
    Just Let love overflow

    Laugh, Love, Listen and Learn, Live, Let Loose, There's no excuse but to
    Laugh, Love, Listen and Learn, Live, Let Loose, There's no excuse but to
    Laugh, Love, Listen and Learn, Live, Let Loose, There's no excuse but to
    Laugh, Love, Listen, Learn, Live, Let Loose
    This time you choose

  • 05:15 Lyrics
    Destiny

    Have you ever caught eyes with someone from afar
    And wondered could they be someone to hold your heart
    But you'll never know
    Have you ever met someone
    Who came into your life with wisdom to take on the road
    At the moment you needed to know

    Some people give their lives to some great and mighty fate
    Some people live their lives by the power of their own strength

    You know what I think
    There is mystery in our destiny
    There's so much in life we can't see
    But with understanding
    And forces surrounding
    We direct the journey we take
    We are players in our own fate
    In this mystery lies our power to create

    Have you ever let a chance slip by
    And later wished you'd had the courage to give it a try
    Now you'll never know
    Have you ever leapt through a ring of fire
    And burned your soul so deep, you've got the scars to show
    You learned something you didn’t know

    Some people play it safe in the arms of some great and mighty fate
    Some people can take a chance every moment they embrace

    You know what I think
    There is mystery in our destiny
    There's so much in life we can't see
    But with understanding
    And forces surrounding
    We direct the journey we take
    We are players in our own fate
    In this mystery lies our power to create

    I imagine a life to celebrate
    All it takes is a dream
    Every thought I think, every song I sing, every prayer I pray, every move I make
    Is leading my destiny

    Have you ever wished so hard for a miracle
    Then watch live go by
    Waiting till it arrives
    Have you ever held a dream up high
    Stepped out in faith, dancing in starlight
    Making magic in life

    Some people dream their lives away not taking action they need to take
    Some people live their dreams in the wonder they create

    And you know what I think
    There is mystery in our destiny
    There's so much in life we can't see
    But with understanding
    And forces surrounding
    We direct the journey we take
    We are players in our own fate
    In this mystery lies our power to create
    Power to create
    Power to create
    Power to create
    Power to create
    Power to create
    Power to create
    Power to create

  • 04:39 Story Lyrics
    Garden of Angels

    A darkness fell upon us
    In shock, I feel numbness
    So many beautiful angels lost

    No reason, no explanation
    To comfort a grieving nation
    So many angels lost

    Now a town drenched in sorrow
    In search of hope for tomorrow
    While lines are drawn, fear escalates
    As we struggle to keep our faith

    There is a candle in the world
    Midst the sickness and insanity
    One flame of humanity
    Waking hearts one by one
    A Garden of Angels in the Sun
    A tragic sacrifice
    Shine their light
    Be One Candle in the World

    Dear Sandy Hook, Connecticut
    Your strength, a love exalted
    All the beautiful souls aglow

    But today more weapons sold
    Tomorrow's devastation told
    How many more bodies to lie cold?

    While your town drenched in sorrow
    Leads the way with hope for tomorrow
    Fear fills schools and streets
    And villains scheme to deceive

    There is a candle in the world
    Midst the sickness and insanity
    One flame of humanity
    Waking hearts one by one
    A Garden of Angels in the Sun
    A tragic sacrifice
    Shine their light
    Be One Candle in the World

    Midst our land of war and greed
    Where young hearts die in vanity
    Rising up on Angel Wings
    I see new hope in wounds that bleed

    Now a town drenched in sorrow
    On its knees, pray for tomorrow
    What will it take if not this tragedy
    To stop the killing machines?

    There is a candle in the world
    Midst the sickness and insanity
    One flame of humanity
    Waking hearts one by one
    A Garden of Angels in the Sun

    There is a candle in the world
    Midst the sickness and insanity
    One flame of humanity
    Waking hearts one by one
    A Garden of Angels in the Sun
    A tragic sacrifice
    In our world wired to fight
    Let Heroes everywhere
    Shine their light
    Be One Candle in the World

    A darkness fell upon us
    In shock, I feel numbness
    A Garden of Angels
    All aglow

  • 03:13 Lyrics
    Eternally

    I won’t say good-bye to you
    I won’t cry you’ll be here soon
    Somewhere far away you stand
    But I feel your heart
    In the palm of my hand
    Days without you and many miles in between
    But you’re here with me
    I feel everything you breathe

    You’re in my heart
    You’re in my soul
    You’re in my spirit
    You’re the breath that I hold
    Over mountains through valleys
    Across deserts and seas
    I love you
    Eternally

    Love is golden like the moon
    Under the stars I think of you
    Memories and painted dreams
    You’re the gentle breeze caressing me
    I whisper your name I feel your arms embrace
    Our love so real
    You are all that makes me feel

    What’s in my heart
    What’s in my soul
    What’s in my spirit
    You’re the breath that I hold
    Over mountains through valleys
    Across deserts and seas
    I love you
    Eternally

    I feel the fear in your heart
    And I feel your loneliness
    But we’re not apart
    Cause I’m right there with you feeling every move

    What’s in your heart
    What’s in your soul
    What’s in your spirit
    The breath that you hold
    Over mountains through valleys
    Across deserts and seas
    I love you
    Eternally

  • 03:37 Story Lyrics
    Take My Hand

    Well I know that we’re hurt
    Lost our way upon this fragmented earth
    Where we struggle each day
    Where we still can’t find the way to heal the pain

    We’ve made that same mistake again
    But this time we’ve fallen deeper in
    Now we’re losing our grasp
    To a fear that holds our broken world

    Lift me up
    Take me by the hand
    Two less footprints in the sand
    Guide my way
    I’ll move on
    With you I’ll be strong
    Your love will carry me
    To where I belong
    Can we find the path together
    Take my hand

    How can we re-create
    What we’ve destroyed in so many ways
    But with love we can forgive
    By your grace we can begin again

    Lift me up
    Take me by the hand
    Two less footprints in the sand
    Guide my way
    I’ll move on
    With you I’ll be strong
    Your love will carry me to
    Where I belong
    Can we find the path together
    Take my hand

    I see a blue sky and beauty all around
    With an ocean that’s calm and a mountain of love
    And there’s a new faith and wisdom we’ve found
    By your guiding hand we’ll break new ground

    Lift me up
    Take me by the hand
    Two less footprints in the sand
    Guide my way
    I’ll move on
    With you I’ll be strong
    Your love will carry me to
    Where I belong
    Can we find the path together?
    Take my hand
    Take my hand

NOTES
Song Credits: Recorded at Blue Wave Studios, Vancouver, BC / Executive Producer: Tom Lavin / Produced by Robyn McCorquodale and Vince Mai / Music Arrangements by Robyn McCorquodale and Vince Mai / Engineered by Ken Burke / Mixed by Ken Burke and Vince Mai except "I Still Got the Dream" and "Garden of Angels" Mixed by Commodor Perry Barrett / Musicians: Robyn McCorquodale (Vocals, Piano); Vince Mai - (Strings, Pads); Robbie Steininger (Guitars); Kerry Galloway (Bass); Phil Robertson (Drums) / Brett Wade (BGs) on "Garden of Angels" / Engineer Assistants: Roger Lee and Wes Gerwien / Mastered by Commodor Perry Barrett