Ornaments

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All our friends are waiting for us Hurry up ʻcause I canʼt wait to get there Why donʼt I go start the car while You put on your Christmas sweater? Gonna have some fun tonight Hurry up ʻcause I canʼt wait to get there This old clunkerʼs gonna make it Donʼt worry about the weather Weʼll be playing in the snow Our cheeks a rosy glow Our favorite time of year is here! Pulling right up to the house Hey look thereʼs Joel heʼs waving out the window! (“Hey guys!”) Hold my hand, itʼs slick outside The sidewalkʼs like a slip ʻn slide! (A slip ʻn slide! Wheee!) Feel the warmth from the front door See all the presents on the floor Where should ours go? Whatʼs your favorite Christmas song? Everybody sing along! Weʼre playing in the snow Our cheeks a rosy glow Has anybody seen that picture of Michael Eugene? (hahahha!) Our favorite time of year is here
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In a quiet suburb, unwrapping Christmas gifts Hoping for all good ones, all thatʼs on his wishlist Ornery and obnoxious, throwing tantrums and fits Asking questions rudely, “Why youʼd even buy this?” “Do you even know me?” “Thatʼs all for this Christmas!?” Two years more the wiser, brother starts to speak up “Why are you unhappy? At least you got some presents, Though it doesnʼt matter. If youʼve got to hear this I have to be honest and put this into context Christmas doesnʼt matter, and this isnʼt the worst part Presents might be fleeting but brother donʼt you know? Thereʼs no reason for the season, no reason for this life Terminal this body, transient this strife Trust me Iʼve been looking but sadly thereʼs no answers Just lay there and pretend that everything is great when Everybody dies and no one will remember Everybody dies and no one will remember you
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Violince 00:42
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When the baby took his first breath I pictured the day heʼd take his last In time I will rise and this runt they adore is gonna die I got skin on my teeth and I spit when I speak Iʼve seen a thousand babies just like he ...doesnʼt seem that special to me Fires, fleas and all kinds of disease are the only gifts youʼll get from me Love and grace canʼt set you free ʻcause hellʼs beneath your feet You think this kidʼs a king thatʼll draw all men to him? I think those chances are pretty slim Heʼll teach and heʼll laugh and heʼll cry but this son of man is gonna die Fires, fleas and all kinds of disease are the only gifts youʼll get from me Fires, fleas and all kinds of disease and hell beneath your feet
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Find your feet! Come on! Move to the beat! Get off that seat! Come on! Move to the beat! Pick up your instrument and join in the song! Donʼt stop playing ʻtill that negative spirit is gone! Alleluia Will you pick up your instruments? Will you play from your soul? Will you fight for your happiness? Have you got hope in your bones? Youʼve got too much to be thankful for to let this mood take control So like the music of David let it fill up your soul! Son of man born in Bethlehem Son of man bringinʼ joy! Son of man born in Bethlehem Son of man bringinʼ joy!
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What can light a tree with no electricity? Who can give a gift with pockets that are empty? Who can bring me all the joy that I could need? What can bring you here in time for Christmas eve? Itʼs Christ in you Itʼs Christ in me and through His love weʼre a family When children pure and happy pray to the blessed child When misery cries out to the son of the mother mild When love stands watching and faith holds wide the door What glory brings Christmas here to us once more? Itʼs Christ in you Itʼs Christ in me and through His love... Itʼs Christ in you Itʼs Christ in me and through His love weʼre a family Christ in you... Christ in me...
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I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas day, on Christmas day I saw three ships come sailing in On Christmas day in the morning Oh what was in those ships all three? On Christmas day, on Christmas day Oh what was in those ships all three? On Christmas day in the morning The virgin Mary and Christ were there On Christmas day, on Christmas day The virgin Mary and Christ were there On Christmas day in the morning
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Carrying gifts from afar Donʼt even know where you are Left our party so early Wandering streets in the morning ...Christmas morning Found our familyʼs house (where we used to live) Strangers inhabit it now (with their own festivities) Smiles big and true People sayinʼ “I love you.” ...Christmas morning Helping me find the place (where weʼre loved best of all) Where we donʼt hide our shame (where we confess it all) Where forgiveness sinks deep Where our hope is complete ...Christmas morning

about

Ornaments was a Christmas project dreamed up by my friend Jeremy Cordy. He approached me in early November 2009 with the idea of gathering the various musically talented friends we had to try to put together something beautiful. I couldnʼt be more pleased with the results.

Comprised of almost entirely original songs, the project was an attempt to fill a few gaps in the Christmas music we were used to hearing all the time and explore some different scenarios and ideas.

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released December 20, 2009

Michael Edwards, Shelby Edwards, Jeremy Cordy, Rachel Cordy, Brett Horner, Jane Davenport, Greg Jenkins, Joel Manahan, Benji Robinson, Mark Dally, Dan Lyon, Ben Lucas, Andrew Bair, Stuart Clark, Bree Manahan, Emily Haye

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