‘In the Arms of an Angel’ song in ad for ASPCA

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: I just love your column. It’s the best part of the paper.

I can’t remember what channel this advertisement is on, but it shows abused animals and plays the saddest song. I don’t know the name of the song, but some of the words are “in the arms of the angels.” Could you please print the words to the song and who sings it? I think the advertisement is from the ASPCA.

Also, about NASCAR sprint cup racing. At the end of the racing season, why don’t they put in the TV guide or newspaper when they have the banquet and awards? We watch these races all year and would like to see the families of these guys and everyone so happy. Nothing is ever put in the paper. Thanks for any help. — No Name, No Town

ANSWER: Sun Spots know exactly what song and the ad you mean. She’s seen it on ABC on Sunday mornings and has to leave the room or go hug her cats every time it plays. The song is written and sung by Sarah Mclachlan and is called “In the Arms of an Angel.”

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The advertisement is for the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a very worthy cause. Sun Spots hopes the ad will encourage people to consider giving a pet a forever home. Pets are often just the thing for seniors, who have much time and love to give.

Here are the song’s lyrics, with the chorus in italics:

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance

For the break that will make it OK

There’s always some reason to feel not good enough

And it’s hard at the end of the day

I need some distraction oh beautiful release

Memories seep from my veins

They may be empty and weightless and maybe

I’ll find some peace tonight

In the arms of an Angel fly away from here

From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear

You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie

You’re in the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here

 So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn

There’s vultures and thieves at your back

The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies

That you make up for all that you lack

It don’t make no difference, escaping one last time

It’s easier to believe

In this sweet madness, oh this glorious sadness

That brings me to my knees

Chorus

You’re in the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here

As for the NASCAR dinner, it is not officially a sporting event, so sports doesn’t cover it. Last year it was broadcast several times on the SPEED channel (all auto racing all the time), which shows up on the Time Warner Augusta listing as Channel 122. To find out when exactly the banquet will be broadcast, check out www.nascar.com as the end of the racing year draws near. Last year it was in early December. If you don’t have computer access, write to Sun Spots in November, and she’ll look it up for you.

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: A short while ago you printed an article about a lady in the Livermore Falls area who took plastic shopping bags, cut them up, and wove new ones. I have misplaced the article and I have quite a few bags to donate to this woman. Could you reprint the article so I can get the bags to her? Thank you. — G. Bilodeau, Buckfield

ANSWER: Sun Spots was unable to locate that column. Let’s hope that she sees your letter and writes in again.

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