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    Posted August 29, 2014 by
    Carmenne
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    In Memoriam

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    An Angel's Star: Tribute to Robin Williams

     

    I have always felt close to Robin Williams. Of course, I've been a fan of his work but it was more than that. My husband, Eddie, (who passed away in 2000) resembled Robin Williams and was often mistaken for him! People would approach Eddie shyly and say " what's Robin doing in the islands today! (We lived in Hawaii). sometimes Eddie would play along for a while. When I saw Robin I was flooded with fond funny memories of Eddie. Maybe in that strange celebrity way that we feel some ownership or stake in a famous person's life. Having a connection somehow made us matter more. News of Robin's death especially saddened me. Such a loss to the world! And the psychologist in me wanting to have helped him as he has helped so many. Several days later I read in the news that they scattered Robin's ashes. I gasped. Another shock. The finality of it. Feeling for his family and fans. From my heart, I wrote this song as a Tribute to Robin Williams.

     

    An Angel's Star

     

    Verse 1

     

    I read it on the news
    They scattered your ashes today
    Had to catch my breath
    Then I bowed my head to pray
    Did you know which way to go
    On these winds of change?
    There was a flight of fancy and a will o the wisp
    Over San Francisco Bay

     

    Chorus 1

     

    An angel's star is in the sky tonight
    Shining with the light from your eyes
    An angel's star is in the sky tonight
    The blessing of the gift of your life

     

    Verse 2

     

    You are remembered as a gift of joy
    and laughter unrestrained
    You are an angel that touched our souls
    And helped us on our way
    There are no words left on this earth
    To describe the pain
    We come together one more time
    To sing your last refrain

     

    Chorus 2

     

    Bridge

     

    Sleep is a reprieve
    Shock of waking can't believe
    Unrelenting how to grieve
    These memories

     

    The curtain of tears is lifting
    The moon pulls the tide
    The axis of the earth is shifting
    There's nowhere left to hide

     

    Close my eyes I can see you
    Reach out with my soul
    Those moments unfettered
    You walked us down so many roads

     

    Verse 3

     

    For a moment
    our laughter turned to tears
    You walked that fine line
    for so many years
    The love of millions
    Those who held you dear
    Couldn't hold you on this crazy earth
    Couldn't tame your fear

     

    Chorus 3

     

    An angel's star is in the sky tonight
    Shining with the light from your eyes
    An angel's star is in the sky tonight
    The blessing of the gift of your life

     

    ending

     

    You know that you'll be missed
    Thank you for all your gifts
    Your light is shines in the mist
    You bring us back from the abyss
    And I know that you'd insist
    That It was nothing like this

     

    Chorus 4

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