Christmas Show Songs 2008

Studio Final Mixes – Untrimmed, Unmastered

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Download 01-babyjesus.mp3
Download 02-chrismahanu.mp3
Download 03-christmasinjail.mp3
Download 04-xmasmisses.mp3
Download 05-christmashasaway.mp3
Download 06-seasonalpersuasion.mp3
Download 07-goosie.mp3
Download 08-misfittoys.mp3
Download 09-josephsstory.mp3
Download 10-armyguy.mp3
Download 11-newyeartoday.mp3
Download 12-intothenext.mp3


Studio Rough Mixes

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Download babyjesus.mp3
Download christmahannukwanzarama.mp3
Download christmasinjail.mp3
Download christmasmissus.mp3
Download goosiecowofchristmas2.mp3
Download islandofmisfittoys.mp3
Download josephsstory.mp3
Download happy-bday-jesus-blues-3.mp3
Download armyguy.mp3
Download newyeartoday.mp3
Download intothenext.mp3


Demos and Lyrics

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Andrew – Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanza-Rama-Krishna

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Oh, December is a joyous time in the old USA
Everybody celebrates in their own special way
In New York it’s difficult to know just what to say
To your neighbor, cabbie, grocer, stranger, waiting for the train
 
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
I’m pretty sure that covers every base
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
It’s hard to tell by looking at your face
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
You might be happy, you might be gay
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
Or simply put – happy holiday!
 
Oh, Christmas is for Christians and Hanukkah’s for Jews
Those with African ancestry may celebrate Kwaanza too
Muslims observe Ramadan, sometimes that’s in December
Hindus have Krishna Janmash-taamee-ee… but when that is I can’t remember
 
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
I’m pretty sure that covers every base
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
It’s hard to tell by looking at your face
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
I hope you’re feeling merry, maybe gay
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
Or simply put – happy holiday!
 
Oh, the US is a melting pot and melts more every year
Some think that’s good, some think it’s not, I say love conquers fear
Let’s make this month for everyone a friend and family time
So pour a glass and pass it down, let’s all sing Auld Lang Syne!
 
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
I’m pretty sure that covers every base
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
It’s hard to tell by looking at your face
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
I hope you’re feeling merry, maybe gay
Happy Christma-Hanu-Kwanzaa-Rama-Krishna!
Or simply put – happy holiday! 

Chris – Xmas Misses

Chris
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Christmas almost missed us this year
Wouldn’t it have been a shame
It would have been a shame.

You laughed at me, you held your nose,
You showed me all the things that go in stockings
But never your legs… never your legs

We waited through snow,
We waited for clean
Is there something I don’t know
Something in-between

How many gifties have you dear…
And would you like to make an angel in the snow
Yours has the horns

It’s too late, It’s all gone
I sold the gifts and burnt the tree
It’s too late, It’s all gone
If there’s a santa, it’s not me
It’s gone, it’s all late
But don’t you know that it’ll all come back
To grow again in the spring.

Wouldn’t it have been a shame?

Lauren – Christmas In Jail (Practice)

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Lauren – Christmas in Jail (Demo)

Lauren’s Demo
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Snowflakes are falling
on my windowsill
but no one’s calling
to grant me merry wishes now

Must I confess
to get myself out of this mess?

Where’s my blow-up santa?
Where’s my jingle bells?
Don’t hear no reindeer
sleighing above my cell

North Star,
you’ve guided me this far,
but now I’m stuck here
spending xmas in jail

(Chorus):
Xmas Xmas Xmas Xmas in jail (x2)

Couldn’t post my bail
guess I’m on my way to hell
so if you feel like calling
I’ll be on laundry detail

(Horn solo)

(Chorus)

Xmas comes but once a year
can’t believe it’s already here
Dreaming of that mistletoe kiss
but I’m getting fisted by my cellmate
Trish

(Chorus) x2

Pascal – I’m the Baby Jesus and It’s My Birthday

Baby Jesus
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Pascal – Joseph’s Story

Joseph’s Story
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Well my old lady, she took pregnant
Lord only knows how
And we had to pack up everything we own
And head on out of town

Now here we are in Bethlehem, tryin to find a place to stay
We been all over town, ain’t no luck to be found
And now it’s gettin pretty late in the day
And we try one more time, but the innkeeper say:

There’s no room at the inn, there’s no room at the inn
Please quit bangin on that stupid bell
We got no vacancies, so no vagrants please
You gone have to have that baby somewhere’s else

Now hold on a minute–
I know you’s just a couple strangers,
But maybe we could loan you a bale of hay
And put you up in yonder manger

So that is what we did, and pretty soon my old lady had a kid
And all the angels and the animals and the wise men gathered round
And all together they sang this song, I hope you’ll sing along
And join them in that wonderful sound

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb and Jesus was his name-oh!
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb and Jesus was his name-oh!

Yes, Jesus loves me, yes, jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me–
(How do you know?)
The Bible tells me so!

Therese – The Island of Misfit Toys

Therese
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They call me Misfit Dolly but it didn’t used to be that way
I had one dream to be beneath the tree ready for my Christmas Day
But I didn’t pass inspection from Inspector 49
He took one good look at the way I shook and kicked me off the assembly line

I’ve gotta go, I’ve been cast away
I’ve gotta go to be with my boys
On the count 1-2 take me to
The Island of Misfit Toys

(interlude)

I got a doll that don’t talk, a dog that won’t walk, a train where the wheels are square
I got a toy tug boat but it don’t float, a bike for a grizzly bear
If your fish just wants to fly, it ain’t never gonna learn to swim
So we’ll take it to the sky and begin, yeah begin

I’ve gotta go, take me away
I’ve gotta go, make some noise
On the count 1-2 take me to
The Island of Misfit Toys

(interlude — fast)

Island of Misfit Toys
Island of Misfit Toys
Island of Misfit Toys
Island of Misfit Toys

Jon Warren – Happy Birthday Jesus Blues

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Michael & Josh – Into the Next

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Here is the place of beginnings and ends
Tempers to calm, fences to mend
Family and friends and time on our own
thoughts of our past and hopes for our home

Into the Next
Into the Next

Things that we wish for and dreams we embrace
Sorrow we suffer and pain we must face
Pleasantries, jingles and carols we endure
every sweet sentiment sent off to cure

Into the next

As if we were kids
As if we could be
Magically made into something carefree
we can’t and we know
But why not try
To embrace a season as a gift from on high

We can’t and we know, but why not try?

Here is the place of beginnings and ends
(repeat)
Into the Next
(repeat)

Caithlin – Seasonal Persuasion

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He dreams about Christmas
All the time
He thinks about Christmas
In July it’s Vince Guaraldi and roasted chestnuts
ooo He loves Christmas
He loves loves Christmas
I think if he loves Christmas
Maybe I could too

He thinks about Christmas
Soft white lights on wreaths
Charles Dickens
There’s such a look in his eyes
It’s so close I could touch
ooo Christmas
oooo so close to Christmas
I think if he’s close to Christmas
Maybe I am too oooo

When he talks about Christmas
He looks just like a child
With more faith and trust
In the worth and the while
Of the whole damn thing
But ooo I just listen
Cause I don’t want to be missing
Anything that might change my jaded disposition
oooo I think it’s his mission
to help me love it too

Jason – New Year Today

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[Intro-4 bars of guitar]
D
[Verse 1-Guitar, Bass, Drums]
D
I’m starting a new year today
It’s cold outside,
F#-
So there’s no reason not to call this January
B-
First and make a list of everything
C#-
To begin with on this
D
First day, look away from
E-
Pictures of things I miss
A7
Those were so last year.

[Verse 2-Banjo enters]
D
I’m starting a new year,

Time’s a-wasting
F#-
So let’s all get wasted, celebrate
this first day of all new
B-
Things, celebrate the lives we have
C#-
The lives we want,
Is it to late
D
To be an astronaut?
Your ideas
E-
are great, Hey
A7
Look I’ve got one.

[8 bars Instrumental D and F#- –Horn and Accordion Enter]

[Chorus-Keyboard and anything else enter]
B-
But if it stays cold
G
I may start again
B-
Another new year
E-
B-
If it stays cold
G
I may need to start
Em-
Again

G
In a clean room,
In a happy house
B-
On a quiet street
A Safe Neighborhood
Em-
And young couples walking around
A7
Young couples walking around

[Instrumental Verse-Sax solo and general freakout]

[Partial Verse-Drop down to guitar and keyboard]
D
I’m starting a new year today
I don’t need a holiday break
F#-
I may go back to school

[Chorus #2-Everybody back in]
B-
But if it stays cold
G
I may start again
B-
Another new year
E-
B-
If it stays cold
G
I may need to start
Em-
Again, again, again
G
In a clean room,
In a happy house
B-
On a quiet street
A Safe Neighborhood
Snow in the trees
Em-
And young couples walking around
G
They freeze their toes
I can hear their feet
B-
Crushing the snow in an empty street
E-
Look at them go
O I can see it
A7
O I can see it

[Ending-Everyone out but guitar]
D
Starting a new year today
New year today

Seth Berkowitz – Sixteen (A Hannukah Song)

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verse

C – Eminor – Dminor – Gsus – G
C – Eminor – Dminor – Fminor – G

pre-chorus

F – Cmajor7
F – Fminor – G – F – Dminor – F

chorus

C – Eminor – F – Fminor (2x)

instrumental interludes

C – Eminor
(2 bars of 3/4) Fminor – G
C – Eminor
(only 1 bar of 3/4 this time, then back to 4/4 for smoother re-entry into verse) Fminor – G

I’m the envy of the second grade
Everybody thinks I’ve got it made
‘Cause Hannukah has eight enchanted evenings
But my mom and dad just got divorced
And these complications are the source
Of several strange and contradictory feelings

Two menorahs might be peachy keen
While not even Judah and his Maccabees can bring my old life back to me
I’m working on a plan where eight nights can become sixteen
Oh that would be a dream
A way to make ’em green with envy
While they send me up the stream
It’s not the life I’d choose
‘Cause when they broke the news I wept
Now I’ll accept sixteen

Should every night each house a visit get?
Or should I do all eight then hit reset?
I’m strangely thrilled by pondering logistics
Was it true about that olive oil?
How it lasted when it should have spoiled?
Or did somebody just misread the dipstick?

Hannukah has never been so blue…
But while most Jewish kids are in their beds
With dreidels spinning in their heads
I’m working up a plan where eight nights can become sixteen
Oh that would be a dream
A way to make ’em green with envy
While they send me up the stream
It’s not the life I’d choose
‘Cause when they broke the news I wept
Now I’ll accept sixteen

Separate families might work after all
So while I think about that Hebrew flame
And mountains of Atari games
I’ll meditate on love… and oh, the glory of sixteen
Oh that would be a dream
A way to make ’em green with envy
While they send me up the stream
It’s not the life I’d choose
‘Cause when they broke the news I wept
Now I’ll accept sixteen

Ben Arthur – Under the Christmas Tree

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Let me make love to you
Under the Christmas tree
Dim the lights, baby
There’s no place I’d rather be

The kids are sleeping
The baby is too
She won’t need a bottle
For an hour or two
Can’t you forget what I said
It doesn’t matter

You know I’ve never been happy
Isn’t it enough we’re still here
After all these years
Enough that I think you’re beautiful
(I think you’re beautiful)

Let me make love to you
Under the Christmas tree
Dim the lights, baby
There’s no place I’d rather be

So let me unwrap my present
Here under the tree
You can open yours
And lay down with me

chords:
E A, A D
cm B A E, cm B A

Chris Rozzi – All I Really Want For Christmas

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