A Davis Family Christmas (2015)

by A Davis Family Christmas

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about

this is the sixth installment of A Davis Family Christmas. as always i am blown away by my friends' talent and willingness to contribute their time, energy, voices, gear, and love to make this thing come to fruition year after year. 2015 features some new voices and some old friends. notably this year marks the first time an inner member of the davis clan (other than myself) appears as a musical contributor with the vocal debut of my younger sister lilya davis.

all proceeds go to Upbeat NYC (www.upbeatnyc.org) - an el sistema, after-school orchestra program serving at risk communities in the south bronx.

this album is dedicated in loving memory to my grandma mary harper and my grandpa tom knebel both of whom passed away this year.

special thanks to adam schatz, jacob blumberg, vishal nayak, renata zeiguer, the jenkins family, jason burger, isaac gillespie, kris nolte, and katie vogel

credits

released December 25, 2015

akie bermiss: vocals
jason burger: drums, percussion
andy clausen: trombone
lilya davis: vocals
ian mclellan davis: vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion
zubin hensler: trumpet
oliver hill: violin, viola
cassandra jenkins: vocals
ali jones: cello
carah naseem: vocals
kris nolte: vocals
sam owens: vocals
alec spiegelman: bass clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
katie vogel: vocals

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Track Name: DFC 2015 Intro/Lilya
october grieves the falling leaves
then fades into november
before the month we all adore
bedecked with yule log embers

i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait for christmas anymore
i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait until december 24th
anymore

i've made my list, i've checked it twice
i've finished all my homework
my toys are listed with their price
in order of importance

i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait for christmas anymore
i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait
i don't want to wait until december 24th
anymore
Track Name: Miles
you can do what you want to do
when you grow up
but when you're a little boy
you're stuck in the muck

jump when you're told to jump walk don't run
little boys never have fun

you can do what you want to do
when you come of age
but when you're a little boy
you've got to behave

do what you're told to do boisterous son
little boys never have fun
never have fun
never have fun
boys they never have fun

you can do what you want to do
when you're a man
but when you're a little boy
gotta take what you can

do what you're told to do walk don't run
little boys never have fun
never have fun
Track Name: Gabriella
be careful not to role with the wrong crowd
take time to think about who you want to be
don't be embarrassed about loving your parents
a teenage life is filled with uncertainty

it is a forest
it is a forest
it is a forest you must navigate through

it is a forest
it is a forest
it is a forest you must navigate through
Track Name: Alex
when i was sixteen all i wanted to do was
come home from school and disappear into my room
a place that i could call my own
a place that i could run and be alone and never fear

what was outside beyond my four walls and roof i thought
growing up couldn't come soon enough

soon enough
soon enough
soon enough
Track Name: Clara
clara clara oooo clara
Track Name: Katherine
katherine carroll davis
Track Name: Meghan
ask me on a sunday
shout the gospel truth
i've never met a girl like you

i've never met a girl
(he's never met a girl like you)
i've never met a girl like you
i've never met a girl
(he's never met a girl like you)
i've never met a girl like you
i've never met a girl like you

baby you look sweet
dressed like a christmas tree
come curl up by the fire with me

i have never met a girl
(he's never met a girl like you)
i've never met a girl like you
i've never met a girl
(he's never met a girl like you)
i've never met a girl like you
i've never met a girl like you
Track Name: Eliska
when it's time for bed
she hits the watershed
and when the morning comes
that girl won't lift her head
she's certainly not classically trained
to behave the way humans want
sure she's mean but she's ready to love

well she won't start her day
until her bowtie's on
and then she'll laugh and play
with mr. squiggles von
excellent to see what she can do
to fill the day in the most
simple honest and meaningful ways
a dog can bring joy beyond joy on earth
or the stars above
sure she's mean but she's ready to love
ready to love
Track Name: Dad
when i finished school
my father took me on a trip
we rented a car
and drove from las vegas to the northern rim

out from the bubble i knew
the farthest west i had been
what would i grow to do
what would become of the boy i had been
up until then

the canyon gaped wide
and beckoned us both to descend
long dinners at night
regaling of faces and places you'd been

far from the casino lights
perched on a precipice high
above what the river
carved through the centuries
down in the gourge
before you and me
Track Name: Mom
some say that when your parents pass away
it's a finite end of childhood on that immortal day
he was surrounded by the people he loved most
faded out in perfect harmony and soft gave up the ghost

mother strong in troubled times
she rocks our soul and brings us peace of mind
Track Name: DFC 2015 Outro
shepherds sleep under sky
virgins weep bye and bye
in place of song

wise men try til the day
that they die to explain
what they cannot

what man is this who has replaced the child
with tongues of flame and eyes burning wild, burning wild
wouldn't it be nice if life was on our side
but things change and time passes by, passes by, passes by

things unfold in the most
unpredictable ways
it's hard to say

long lost friends disappear
and come again tidings of
comfort to send

what man is this who has replaced the child
with tongues of flame and eyes burning wild, burning wild
wouldn't it be nice if life was on our side
but things change and time passes by, passes by, passes by

love love love
love love love
love love love
love love love