Midwinter Midnights, Vol. 1

by Emily Ann Peterson

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Do you want to build a snowman? Come on, Let's go and play. I never see you anymore. Come out the door. It's like you've gone away. We used to be best buddies and now we're not. I wish you would tell me why. Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman. Okay bye. Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bikes around the halls? I think some company is overdue. I'm talking to the walls. It gets a little lonely, all these empty rooms. Just watching the hours tick by... Please I know you're in there. They're asking where you've been. They say have courage and I'm trying to. I'm right out here for you, just let me in. We only have each other. It's just you and me What are we gonna do? Do you want to build a snowman? It doesn't have to be a snowman.
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Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light. From now on our troubles will be out of sight. May your heart be full of gladness and the peace that covers sadness May you have yourself a merry little Christmas now. Through the years we all will be together if the fates allow. Hang a shining star upon the highest bow. May your heart be full of gladness and the peace that covers sadness May you have yourself a merry little Christmas now. May your heart be full of gladness and the peace that covers sadness. May your joy be overflowing and your many blessings growing. May you have the time you long for with the people that you love. May you have yourself a merry little Christmas now.
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In the bleak midwinter, frost wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, long ago. What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb; If I were a wise man, I would do my part; Yet what can I give him: I can give my heart.
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"Mele Kalikimaka" is the thing to say on a bright Hawaiian Christmas day. That's the island greeting that we send to you from the land where palms trees sway. Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright. The sun will shine by day and all the stars by night. "Mele Kalikimaka" is Hawaiian's way to say "Merry Christmas" to you.
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River 03:09
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 gonna make a lot of money Then I'm gonna 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 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 on I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly Oh I wish I had a river I made my baby say goodbye It's coming on Christmas They're cutting down trees They're putting up reindeer Singing songs of joy and peace I wish I had a river I could skate away on
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Silent Night, Holy Night Peace is near, take your breath Rest is found in love's pure light. There's a way for you, calm and bright. You can let go, I'll hold your hand Sleep in heavenly peace Silent Night, Holy Night Home is near, close your eyes Time has suffered, I know you tried Breath will leave, when pain subsides You can let go, I'll hold your hand Sleep in heavenly peace Silent Night, Holy Night Life could not hold you through your strife Truth is found in space you left Hope remains in how deep you rest Holding on won't make you last Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep... Sleep...

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released November 26, 2015

All Instrumentation by Emily Ann Peterson: Vocals, Piano, Cello, Sparkly Maraca, Glockenspiel, Hot Pink Egg Shaker, Organ, Bass, Ukulele, Tenor Guitar, & Sleigh Bells

Engineering & Tracking by Emily Ann Peterson

Mastering by Chris Mathews Jr.

Album Photography by Cliff Rosson

Cover Design by The Magnolia Agency

Special Thanks to Patrons: Nicholas Herring, Cindy Peterson, and James Lenhardt

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