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    I wanted to join the contest just so I could have a vote, but I actually kind of like the song that came out. I wrote it during a pretty crummy week, if you canít tell by the lyrics, but sometimes thatís what Christmas is, a chance to take a moment to find some peace and joy despite your circumstances.

    Here are the words:

    Two Flat tires in less than a week
    A hospital bill like a slap in the cheek
    I think the kids are fighting, I can hear them screaming down the hall

    The babyís sick I can hear her hacking
    Weíve gotta fix the car, but the moneyís lacking
    Tuitionís due a week ago, How can we afford presents this year?

    But itís Christmas and weíre together
    Itís Our favorite time of the year
    Letís put all our stress aside for a moment
    And try to find some peace and good cheer

    Chaos and stress are the themes of our theme song
    Itís so hard to breathe when everythingís gone wrong
    But over 2000 years ago, a baby was born in Bethlehem

    He said Heíd make our burdens lighter
    Heís the Prince of Peace and his arms are wider
    Than broken cars and fevers, or anything else the world can throw our way

    Yeah, itís Christmas and weíre together
    Itís Our favorite time of the year
    Letís get the kids in the van and go look at lights
    Weíll try to find some peace and good cheer.

    But itís Christmas and weíre together
    Itís Our favorite time of the year
    Letís put on Elf and drink some hot cider
    Weíll try to find some peace and good cheer
    "Ah, Music. A Magic beyond all we do here!" - Albus Dumbledore.

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    Gosh Martins! So frigging fantastic! That could be your electronic Christmas Thing!
    Enjoyed this SO much.
    Thanks for bringing this bit of joy along.

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    I will see what I can come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukuloonie View Post
    I will see what I can come up with.
    Hi Drew! Look forward to what you bring!

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    This song has been bouncing round my head for months. Had the idea a little while back to link it for Christmas and this thread gave me the push to put it together.

    A little note for context as it seems a bit heavy:

    I'm 26 in January. I'm married, I've got a 3 year old boy, I've been moved out of my dad's house for near enough 5 years and been working for more than 10. But I still have to pinch myself that I'm an adult. Find myself doing normal, "grown up" stuff and wondered how I got here. And then my anxiety asks me how I'm possibly coping as well as I seem to be.

    This song voices those feelings, and I felt the need to have the rhythm and the vocals sound a bit upbeat because I am happy to be where I am. Just dunno what I did to deserve it.





    It's Christmas Time Again
    I'm putting up the tree
    Wondering when it'll fall down on me

    And it's stressing me
    Tired of having too much
    Month at the end of the money

    I haven't got a clue
    Muddling my way through
    Because I don't know what to do

    It's worse this time of year
    We're just playing house
    Because we don't know what we're doing here

    I'm getting fed up
    Sat in traffic for an hour
    Burning fuel just going nowhere

    I feel just like a fraud
    It's like I'm* the guy
    From Once in a Lifetime

    Cooking a nice meal
    My son's goofing around
    It's such a wonderful sound

    It's worse this time of year
    We're just playing house
    Because we don't know what we're doing here

    It's not all it seems
    I'm just wondering when
    I'll wake up from this dream

    It's just my chemistry
    Running round my brain
    Saying these things don't happen to me

    It's Christmas Time Again
    Living in the present
    Wondering when it'll all cave in

    It's worse this time of year
    We're just playing house
    Because we don't know what we're doing here
    Last edited by RAB11; 11-29-2017 at 11:24 AM.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    Good song. I'm twice your age and I still feel that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by RAB11 View Post
    This song has been bouncing round my head for months. Had the idea a little while back to link it for Christmas and this thread gave me the push to put it together.

    A little note for context as it seems a bit heavy:

    I'm 26 in January. I'm married, I've got a 3 year old boy, I've been moved out of my dad's house for near enough 5 years and been working for more than 10. But I still have to pinch myself that I'm an adult. Find myself doing normal, "grown up" stuff and wondered how I got here. And then my anxiety asks me how I'm possibly coping as well as I seem to be.

    This song voices those feelings, and I felt the need to have the rhythm and the vocals sound a bit upbeat because I am happy to be where I am. Just dunno what I did to deserve it.



    Never mind the words, just hum along and keep on going...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAB11 View Post
    This song has been bouncing round my head for months. Had the idea a little while back to link it for Christmas and this thread gave me the push to put it together.
    Terrific song Ryan. Thanks for bringing it!
    Yes been there and felt the same but I started off even younger. You're on the uphill section buddy - but enjoy your children when they're young and uncomplicated.
    I'm now on the downhill section - don't really know how I made it over the crest - but it is nice to be coasting at last.
    Don't want to get to the bottom too soon mind you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pabrizzer View Post
    Terrific song Ryan. Thanks for bringing it!
    Yes been there and felt the same but I started off even younger. You're on the uphill section buddy - but enjoy your children when they're young and uncomplicated.
    I'm now on the downhill section - don't really know how I made it over the crest - but it is nice to be coasting at last.
    Don't want to get to the bottom too soon mind you.
    Yes, take your time getting to the bottom, Pa. Matter of fact, tap the brakes a little.
    "Ah, Music. A Magic beyond all we do here!" - Albus Dumbledore.

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    Thanks guys. Really appreciate the kind words.
    "Even on a cloudy day, I'll keep my eyes fixed on the sun"

    "But I heard voices, Not in the head, out in the air, they called to me. Through record speakers, through thick and thin, they found a shelter, beneath my skin"

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    I haven’t posted in a contest for a long time but when I saw this Christmas song event I thought I’d submit this song I wrote a while back. It was inspired by the Salvation Army bell ringers and I call it, There Really Was A First Noel.



    Lyrics:

    There Really Was A First Noel
    By Jon Clayburn

    Verse 1
    One cold December night on the street I saw a man,
    Beside a red kettle he rang his bell.
    It’s chimes rang in the darkness, a message of assurance,
    The song of the birth of a king.

    Chorus
    There really was a first Noel on that silent, holy night,
    When it came upon a midnight clear.
    As with gladness men of old came with angels from the realms of glory,
    To see the infant holy, infant lowly.

    Verse 2
    Some people just walk by, others stop and leave a dollar,
    Most don’t hear the message of the bell.
    Midst holiday worry and Christmas shopping hurry,
    Somehow we’ve missed what Christmas is for.

    Verse 3
    Well it’s not just the bell of the man beside the kettle,
    All creation joins in the song.
    Of how our Heavenly Father, the lord of all creation
    ‘Cause he loves us gave us his son.

    Chorus 2
    So O come all ye faithful, good Christians now rejoice,
    O sing a song of Bethlehem.
    There’s a song in the air, go and tell it on the mountain,
    Now is born the divine Christ child.
    Last edited by BashfulPuppet; 12-06-2017 at 01:06 PM.

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