Episode 170

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28th Jan 2021

"Snow Angel" a Song by Victoria Lye and Bruce Hilliard

It’s not very often I suggest working with one of my guests and produce a song out of it. Today’s guest is Victoria Lye, singer, songwriter, mother, wife and kind person. And we did it. We wrote and recorded a song.

It’s rare that I write with anyone else these days. But with a woman, one that lives in Germany and hails from Russia and we met because we released music at the same time early in the COVID  lockdown...well that’s once in a lifetime opportunity.

The song Snow Angel was the result of a title that came to me because of a text conversation I had with a friend where I mentioned it was a cold night, one fit for a snow angel.

With that on the top of my mind, I received an email from Victoria and she wanted to collaborate on a song. Me being the adventurous kinda guy I am said “hell yeah.” I’ll write a verse and a chorus and send it to you via the internet, you make suggestions and send it back.

We went back and forth from Mukilteo Washington to Munich Germany for about four or five brief messages with attached recording tracks. Not unlike piecing together a puzzle, this is what we came up with.

Here’s Victoria and yours truly in the first conversation we’ve had since the conception of the song Snow Angel.

Snow Angel 

Woke up before dawn to see the snow coming down

Seen so much Hell this old apartment should’ve burned down long ago

I’m just a child looking out the window 

Living out memories as I grow old

You know I’d settle for a snow angel                

The kind that makes you smile and melts your heart away 

Just let me hang on to the old time movies 

Just give me a reason for living one more day 

        

You’ll always find me when it’s cold and dark outside           

And when you’d like to be alone just let me go

Your soul is still so agile and so young

Don’t be afraid to miss all getting old

When the sun comes I’ll melt away

Will it make you sad?

I don’t want you to be sad

Or will you be happy?


You know I’d settle for a snow angel                

The kind that makes you smile and melts your heart away 

Just let me hang on to the old time movies 

Give me a reason for living one more day



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Bruce Hilliard

Host Bruce Hilliard has an appetite for music, “the soundtrack of our lives.” His personal journey has included opening for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artists Heart, the Ramones and Dr. Hook. His degrees in music and journalism he says “are cool but everyday in every way, get better and better.” Interviews with everyone from young garage bands where it all begins, to seasoned veterans...all compelling. And there’s music.