Song for an ‘empty spot’

Everett sailor writes, records CD to aid relief effort

By Marcie Miller

Herald Writer

EVERETT — When sailor Sandi Anderson was sent home Tuesday from her job at the Everett Naval Station, she searched for a way to fill "that big empty spot" caused by the terrorist attacks in Washington, D.C. and New York hours earlier.

She turned to a familiar source of comfort for her, songwriting.

"I wanted to express myself, then I wanted to share it," Anderson said.

The result is "Angels Fly Home" an acoustic ballad for those lost in the devastation, and those left behind to grieve.

Anderson recorded the song onto compact disc using her computer, and started making copies to sell for relief efforts. At $5 each she said 100 percent of the money will go to the Red Cross.

She has had a good response from word-of-mouth sales, but hopes to find a business that will carry the recording as well.

The 27-year-old Third Class Fire Controlman has recorded two other CDs of her music, but neither was as spontaneous, or heartfelt, as this one.

Listen to the song:

Angels Fly Home

Angels Fly Home

Verse

The clouds are hiding the sun today

I guess we wont be going out to play … anymore

I guess the little things in life

That bother me, that just aren’t right

Don’t mean that much today

Chorus

I hope you know just how we’re feeling

I hope that you can hear our prayers

Thousands of Angels took flight today

We miss you here

Now you’re gone, and you’re so far away

Oh and I’m here on my own

I didn’t know that you’d be gone today

I guess you’re going home

Angels fly home

Verse

If I cried a thousand tears

If I could comfort all your fears

It still wouldn’t be enough

Hope you know what we’re feeling now

This makes no sense, we try, but how, we can’t

We won’t just walk away

Angels fly home

Angels fly home

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