Monsters In The Christmas Album

by Indie Folker

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    ***Monsters In The Christmas Album! An Indie Folker holiday release!***

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holidays are coming the full moon's shining like a baby's cheek rolled up in the blankets of defeat I wait for the trick or the treat you talk about illusions oh i can laugh at all the ways i find myself looking in the mirror and somehow i'm not amazed there's a ghost in the toast looking on down, hey, don't we know we got it made baby don't you worry just close your eyes and slowly open up your knees rollin' out a rocket on the rhythm of your soul we might be out of control or I can walk out oh, but i can not stay there's such a thing as coming on too reckless but that doesn't apply to me as endless the shore as independent every single thing you say about the eyes, the beard, the nose, the stomach and the lungs the way he flies a sleigh, up high, with reindeers in the sun, you know I never believed anything about the eyes, the beard, the nose, the stomach or the lungs holidays are coming snow keeps falling like it's never been bottled up inside the furnace of the street melted away by the heat or constantly evolving you can barely count the ways we screw over each other and we never ever take the blame if everything goes then why are we to care that we no longer care so you never wanted to trust the things that keep you from where you ought to be tied up with the money and the bills it should be better than this but now it feels over oh, you've wasted all your years and now you're sitting, waiting, wishing someone would just count the tears of an endless remorse as controversial as every single thing they said about the eyes, the beard, the nose, the stomach and the lungs the way he flies a sleigh, up high, with reindeers in the sun, you know I never believed anything about the eyes, the beard, the nose, the stomach or the lungs the eyes, the beard, the nose, the stomach and the lungs the way he flies a sleigh, up high, with reindeers in the sun, you know I never believed anything about the eyes, the beard, the nose, the stomach or the lungs the eyes, the beard, the nose the stomach and the lungs the eyes, the beard, the nose the stomach and the lungs the eyes, the beard, the nose the stomach or the lungs the eyes, the beard, the nose the stomach or the lungs
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when you're reading in the dark you hear the ticking of the clock yeah you're the running of the bulls and you're the lion and the cause yeah you're the lion and the cause so when you're running in the park you hear their laughing just like a bark and then you write yourself in stone cause you own everything she owns you own everything she owns the snow keeps falling on your head sheets get colder now in your bed and the flakes they melt like cream God, is Christmas time just a dream? God, is Christmas time just a dream? so when you're ready to give in there's a promise which I can keep and if you're good enough to please listen, baby, I am on my knees listen, baby, I am on my knees but snow keeps falling on your head sheets get colder now in your bed and the flakes they feel like cream and the flakes they feel like cream God, is Christmas time just a dream? God, is Christmas time just a dream?
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Rose, give me your nose can you hear the loud ho-ho-ho's? Sun, it has begun Christmas morning has come Jim, give me the gin we've got old songs to sing Sam, it would've been real nice if you came down at all paaarapa paraarapa.... Joe, you need to go you're a prick in my toe Bill, run to the hill we hate the fear you instill there's light up on the lane mundane sugar canes sit in the house like the pain we've come to retain since she's gone... paaarapa paraarapa.... Lynn, I need to drink bumped my head on the sink Jane, I can explain 'would be nice if you came back once more back once more, baby back once more back once more Rose, give me your nose can you hear the loud ho-ho-ho's? Sun, it has begun Christmas morning has come Jim, give me the gin we've got old songs to sing Sam, it would've been real nice if you came down at all paaarapa paraarapa....
4.
not taking you to Bombay you're gonna see Calais he'll put a fat diamond on your skinny finger wether you're broken or wether you're lost he'll make it alright, I trust why are you spending your Christmas on the beach when all you need is to get along to get away from everything he'll marry you in Spain honeymoon by the Seine and then he'll touch you with a wretched gesture but wether you're angry or wether you're out he'll be good to you, no doubt so why are you spending your Christmas on the sea when all you need is to get along when all you need is to get along to get away from everything when something's got to give oh you'd better give it all and when something is not right just fix it not taking you to Bombay you're gonna see Calais I'll put a fat diamond on your skinny finger cause wether you're broken or wether you're out I'll be good to you, no doubt so why are we spending our Christmas on the sea when all we need is to get along when all we need is to get along when all we need is to get along to get away from everything
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her eye's a pretty pearl she says she knows a girl well, what can I say? I like her better this way road so, so unclear I might just disappear well, what can I do? I still hunger for truth and no, I don't care if I should but I'll tell ya, Christmas is a-lookin' good and no,no,no,no, I don't care if I should cause I'll tell ya, Christmas is a-lookin' good if I'm a million times the man momma said I surely am well, then can I fail or can I just retreat? they've sent a rocket to the moon well, can I get a big balloon? oh, but not so soon I don't even want to go to the moon and no, I don't care if I could cause I'll tell ya, Christmas is a-lookin' good and no, I don't care if I could cause let me tell ya, Christmas is a-lookin' good, yeah (instrumental break) a cigarette, a bottle and I can't feel anything and happyness is coming and going like I should've been oh, and I don't care if I don't know what I know cause I will tell ya, Christmas is a-lookin, it's really lookin' Christmas is a-lookin' good and no I don't care if I could cause let me tell ya, christmas is a-lookin' good nononononononono I don't care if I should cause i will tell ya man, Christmas is a-lookin' good no, I don't really care if I could let me tell ya, Christmas is a-lookin' good
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if you were a horse :), I'd buy you some wheels if you were a fairytale, I'd read you if you had no bones, I'd give you some bones if you had no money, I would treat you if you were a cup, oh, I'd fill you on up if you were a promise, then I'd keeep you and if you were blind enough to sing me to sleep I would surely give you up, my dear if you were a hat, then you'd be all that is not even mine to give if you were a brush, I'd be paint for you if you were a a cloud, you'd never rain oh, if you were a toy, I'd get you your boy who'd wrap you up for Christmas and when you got tired of the wrong side of things I would surely give you up, my dear you taste like candy but you bust me like a boulevard you look so easy but you drop me like a cannonball don't you know that nothing's good with nothing here you taste like candy but you drop me like a cannonball now if you were a doll, you'd be like us all if you are anything like I know you and if you were a cigarette, you'd burn to the end but not like I would, I'm certain and if you keep saying, you can't stand my face go on then, just leave me you taste like candy but you bust me like a boulevard you look so easy but you drop me like a cannonball don't you know that nothing's good with nothing here you taste like candy but you drop me like a cannonball

about

The album has been released for a limited amount of time in 2010 and it generated quite a nice response - that is why it is up again this year, and it is still free, as you've surely noticed.

The EP was recorded in exactly one month, in a super-exhausting writing and recording session in my house, here in Transylvania.

I wrote "The Eyes, The Beard, The Nose, The Stomach, The Lungs" at the police station, in my head, when I was doing some paperwork for my car - - - don't even ask. I made up all of the first verse and was really struggling not to forget anything by the time I got home. By some odd chance, ideas for other verses started suddenly popping into my head, and I had to struggle not to let them in. Because once that happens, I totally lose the first verse, I thought. Which I wasn't going to let happen, I thought. Naturally, I had no pen/paper with me at the time, so I had to remember the entire thing for about three hours. And I did let all those other ideas in eventually. By the time I got home, I had all three verses done in my head. I penned the chorus later that evening and recorded the thing the very next day. The video took about 2 hours of shooting and 4 hours of cutting and mashing in Movie Maker.

"Is Christmas Time Just A Dream?" was originally going to be a slow, mellow kind of tune, but I just couldn't get it working the way I had imagined. So I just gave it a shot in this manner, and it all came together. It's one of my favorites on here.

"To Get Away From Everything" was intended to be this way. Simple, finger-style guitars, easy melody and straight-forward lyrics. Also, a Moldavian kaval and old radio sounds/noises in the background. I love that instrument btw.!

"Christmas Is A-lookin' Good" was an attempt to break out of my usual songwriting approach. It worked. I have moments like this every time I record something. At one point I just start doing things I was never supposed to, nor thought about doing. I think it's important to take these kinds of "risks". I really like the result here. "Work @ It Together" from my "Monsters In Rome" record was born out of the same kind of approach.

"Taste Like Candy" had a totally different chorus at the beginning. I had already mixed the entire song and had prepared to call it "done" when my girlfriend suggested I'd spend some more time with it - that's her way of saying "it's shit". So I wrote this chorus in about half an hour after that. The Transylvanian shepherd's flute stayed after I had decided to have the typical Transylvanian folk-ish intro with the drums and bells.

"Christmas Song" is actually the first song that I wrote for this album. It took me a week to get it totally finished. I struggled with it every step of the way. Just like "Monsters In Rome". I always fall in love with songs that give me a hard time.

Have a Merry Christmas, dear everyone!

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released December 1, 2010

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Indie Folker is very much like Iron & Wine without the iron or Noah And The Whale without the whale… In plain: music inspired by the folkers and anti-folkers, or in a broader spectrum: indie folk, homemade acoustic pop or just plain old folk rock music from the bird house. Drawing comparison to such imaginary singers and performers such as: Tom Waits on high heels, a more scrupulous and much young ... more

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