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October 16th, 2019

The Holly and the Ivy

The Holly and the Ivy Lyrics

Produced by Natalie Cole
Performed by Jose Carreras
Released: 1996

 

Lyrics for The Holly and the Ivy:

 

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir

 

The holly bears a blossom
As white as lily flower
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To be our sweet Savior
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir

 

The holly bears a berry
As red as any blood
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
To do poor sinners good
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir

 

The holly bears a prickle
As sharp as any thorn,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
On Christmas Day in the morn.
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir

 

The holly bears a bark
As bitter as any gall,
And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ
For to redeem us all.
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir

 

The holly and the ivy
Now both are full well grown,
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown.
O the rising of the sun
And the running of the deer
The playing of the merry organ
Sweet singing of the choir
 

Listen to the song The Holly and the Ivy performed by Jose Carreras

 

October 15th, 2019

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside Lyrics

Produced by  Frank Loesser
Performed by Jessica Simpson duet with Nick Lachey
Released : 2004

 

Lyrics for Baby, It’s Cold Outside:

 

[Verse 1]
I really can’t stay – Baby it’s cold outside
I’ve got to go away – Baby it’s cold outside
This evening has been – Been hoping that you’d drop in
So very nice – I’ll hold your hands, they’re cold as ice
My mother will start to worry – Beautiful, what’s your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor – Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry – Beautiful, please don’t hurry
Well Maybe just one drink more – Put some records on while I pour

 

[Verse 2]
The neighbors might think – Baby, it’s bad out there
Say, what’s in this drink – No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how – Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell – I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir – Mind if I move a little closer
At least I’m gonna say that I tried – What’s the sense in hurting my pride
I really can’t stay – Baby don’t hold out
Baby it’s cold outside

 

[Verse 3]
I simply must go – Baby, it’s cold outside
The answer is no – Ooh baby, it’s cold outside
This welcome has been – I’m lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm — Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious – Gosh, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door – Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious – Gosh your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more – Never such a blizzard before

[Verse 4]
I’ve got to get home – Oh, baby, you’ll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat – It’s up to your knees out there
You’ve really been grand – I’m thrilled when you touch my hand
But don’t you see – How can you do this thing to me
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow – Just think about my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied – If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can’t stay – Get over that old out
Baby it’s cold outside 
 

Listen to the song Baby, It’s Cold Outside performed by Jessica Simpson duet with Nick Lachey

 

October 15th, 2019

Christmas Song

Christmas Song Lyrics

Produced by John Alagia
Performed by Dave Matthews
Released: 1993

 

Lyrics for Christmas Song:

 

She was his girl, he was her boyfriend
Soon to be his wife, take him as her husband
A surprise on the way, any day, any day
One healthy little giggling, dribbling baby boy
The Wise Men came, three made their way
To shower him with love
While he lay in the hay
Shower him with love, love, love
Love love, love
Love, love was all aroundNot very much of his childhood was known
Kept his mother Mary worried
Always out on his ownHe met another Mary who for a reasonable fee
Less than reputable as known to be
His heart was full of love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love was all aroundWhen Jesus Christ was nailed to the his tree
Said “Oh, Daddy-o, I can see how it all soon will be
I came to shed a little light on this darkening scene
Instead I fear I spill the blood of our children all around.”
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our childrens all around

 

So the story goes, so I’m told
The people he knew were
Less than golden-hearted
Gamblers and robbers
Drinkers and jokers
All soul searchers
Like you and me
Like you and me

 

Rumors insisted he soon would be
For his deviations taken into custody
By the authorities, less informed than he
Drinkers and jokers, all soul searchers
Searching for love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love was all around

 

Preparations were made
For his celebration day
He said, “Eat this bread, think of it as me
Drink this wine and dream it will be
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children all around
The blood of our children’s all around”

 

Father up above
Why in all this anger do you fill me up with love, love, love?
Love, love, love
Love, love was all around

 

Father up above
Why in all this hatred do you fill me up with love?
Fill me love, love, yeah
Love, love, love
Love, love, and the blood of our children all around
 

Listen to the song Christmas Song performed by Dave Matthews

 

October 15th, 2019

Gabriel’s Message

Gabriel's Message Lyrics

Produced by Robert Sadin
Performed by Sting
Released: 2009
 

Lyrics for Gabriel’s Message’:

 

[Verse 1]
The angel Gabriel from Heaven came
His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame
All hail, said he, Thou lowly maiden Mary

 

[Chorus]
Most highly favored lady, Gloria
Glo..

 

[Verse 2]
For known a blessed mother thou shalt be
All generations laud and honor thee
Thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold

 

[Chorus]
Most highly favored lady, Gloria
Glo..

 

[Verse 3]
Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head
To me be as it pleases God, she said
My soul shall laud and magnify his holy name

 

[Chorus]
Most highly favored lady, Gloria
Glo..
 

Listen to the song Gabriel’s Message performed by Sting

 

October 15th, 2019

Oh Santa

Oh Santa Lyrics

Produced by Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri & Bryan-Michael Cox
Performed by Mariah Carey
Released: 2010

 

Lyrics for Oh Santa:

 

[Intro]
Oh Santa
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine, mine
Oh Santa
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine, mine
Oh Santa

 

[Verse 1]
Santa
If you get this letter
Won’t you help me out
I know you’re kinda busy with your elves right now
And I don’t know how
You do the things you do while I sleep on Christmas eve
But it’s amazing
And I bet that you could bring me back my baby
Because every time I see Christmas lights
I feel this burn inside
And I just can’t take it

 

[Verse 2]
I saw them shopping last week
And his new girl was so bleak
And then I swore to myself
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine this Christmas night

 

[Chorus]
Oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas night

 

[Verse 3]
Oh Santa
I heard that it’s really gonna snow this year
So I hope Rudolph and them all the 8 reindeer
Get you safely here
So you can scoop him up
And scoop him right down my chimney
I’ve been really, really, really good this year
So put on that red suit and make him appear
Make this Christmas cheer
Just ain’t the same without my baby
Come on oh Kris Kringle send me help

 

[Verse 4]
They say it’s unrealistic
But I believe in you Saint Nick
So grant this wish for me right quick
Santa won’t you come and make him mine this Christmas night

 

[Chorus]
Oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas night

 

Oh
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine, mine
Oh Santa
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make him mine, mine
Oh Santa

 

[Verse 5]
Oh Santa Claus
If you get this letter
Please don’t make me wait
Cause all December I’ll be counting down the days
So hop on your sleigh
I promise that I won’t forget the milk and cookies

 

[Verse 6]
The trees all sparkly and gold
But inside I feel so cold
So soon as you leave the North Pole
Santa won’t you come and make him mine this Christmas

 

[Chorus]
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, mine
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, mine
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, oh oh oh
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine, mine
Santa’s gonna come and make you mine this Christmas
 

Listen to the song Oh Santa performed by Mariah Carey

 

October 14th, 2019

Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels We Have Heard on High Lyrics

Performed by Sixpence None The Richer
Released: 2008

 

Lyrics for Angels We Have Heard on High:

 

Angels we have heard on high
Singing sweetly through the night
And the mountains in reply
Echoing their brave delight

 

Shepherds, why this jubilee?
Why these songs of happy cheer?
What great brightness did you see?
What glad tiding did you hear?
(*Refrain)
Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in excelsis Deo

 

Come to Bethlehem and see
Him whose birth the angels sing;
Come, adore on bended knee
Christ, the Lord, the new-born King
*Refrain

 

See him in a manger laid
Whom the angels praise above;
Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
While we raise our hearts in love
*Refrain
 

Listen to the song Angels We Have Heard on High performed by Sixpence None The Richer

 

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October 14th, 2019

Merry Christmas Darling

Merry Christmas Darling Lyrics

Produced by Richard Carpenter & Frank Pooler
Performed by Carpenters
Released: 1978

 

Lyrics for Merry Christmas Darling:

 

Greeting cards have all been sent
The Christmas rush is through
But I still have one wish to make
A special one for you

 

Merry Christmas, darling
We’re apart, that’s true
But I can dream and in my dreams
I’m Christmasing with you

 

Holidays are joyful
There’s always something new
But every day is a holiday
When I’m near to you

 

The lights on my tree
I wish you could see
I wish it every day
The logs on the fire
Fill me with desire
To see you and to say

 

That I wish you merry Christmas
Happy New Year too
I’ve just one wish on this Christmas Eve
I wish I were with you

 

The logs on the fire
Fill me with desire
To see you and to sayThat I wish you merry Christmas
Happy New Year too
I’ve just one wish on this Christmas Eve
I wish I were with you
I wish I were with youMerry Christmas, darling 
 

Listen to the song Merry Christmas Darling performed by Carpenters

 

October 14th, 2019

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Lyrics

Produced by  Edmund Sears
Performed by Josh Groban
Released: 2007

 

Lyrics for It Came Upon a Midnight Clear:

 

It came upon the midnight clear
It came upon the midnight clear
That glorious song of old
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of goldStill through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled
And still their heavenly music floats
O’er all the weary world;”Peace on the earth
Goodwill to men
From heaven’s all-gracious King.”The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing
 

Listen to the song It Came Upon a Midnight Clear performed by Josh Groban

 

October 14th, 2019

The 12 Days of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas Lyrics

Performed by Taking Back Sunday
Released: 2007

 

Lyrics for The 12 Days of Christmas:

 

On the first day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
A partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the second day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the third day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the fourth day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the fifth day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the sixth day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the seventh day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Seven swans
A-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the eighth day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the ninth day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the tenth day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the eleventh day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
I sent eleven
Pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three French hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree

 

On the twelfth day
Of Christmas
My true love
Sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming
Eleven pipers piping
Ten lords a-leaping
Nine ladies dancing
Eight maids a-milking
Seven swans a-swimming
Six geese a-laying
Five golden rings
Five golden rings
Four calling birds
Three french hens
Two turtledoves
And a partridge
In a pear tree
And a partridge
In a pear tree
 

Listen to the song The 12 Days of Christmas performed by Taking Back Sunday

 

October 13th, 2019

River

River Lyrics

Produced by Album Wintersong
Performed by Sarah McLachlan
Released: 2006

 

Lyrics for River:

 

It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
Singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

 

But it don’t snow here
It stays pretty green
I’m going to make a lot of money
Then I’m going to quit this crazy scene
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

 

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

 

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on

 

I’m so hard to handle
I’m selfish and I’m sad
Now I’ve gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away onOh, I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
Oh I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbyeIt’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
Singing songs of joy and peace
Oh, I wish I had a river
I could skate away on 
 

Listen to the song River performed by Sarah McLachlan