A Davis Family Christmas 2016

by A Davis Family Christmas

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about

Happy holidays to all! During this wild time I am very thankful for my family and friends.

All proceeds go to Upbeat NYC: www.upbeatnyc.org

special thanks to Adam Schatz, Jacob Blumberg, Jason Burger, Raphael Peterson, and Zubin Hensler for the lending of gear and space, without whom I would not have been able to make this here album.

singers: Paige Johnson-Brown, Ian Davis, Zubin Hensler, Stephanie Leke, Sara Lucas, Kris Nolte, and Katie Vogel
featuring the albemarle children's choir: Gabriella Davis, Lilya Davis, Miles Donnell, and Leah Solomon
violin: Oliver Hill
cello: Ali Jones
trombone: Andy Clausen
tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, and alto flute: Alec Spiegelman
drums and percussion: Jason Burger

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released December 25, 2016

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Track Name: DFC 2016 Intro: This Is Our World
we don't wanna play the fool anymore
we don't wanna mess around anymore
we've got a lot of work to do cause this is our world
we don't wanna settle for what we've got
we don't wanna dig our heads in the sand
we want to fix it all up right now cause this is our world

don't tell me what i can be
don't tell me what my options are
don't tell me to lighten up cause this is my world
don't tell me nothing will change
don't tell me that I can't make a dent
some things can't be bought and sold
like me and my world

we don't wanna play the fool anymore
we don't wanna mess around anymore
we've got a lot of work to do cause this is our world
we don't wanna settle for what we've got
we don't wanna dig our heads in the sand
we want to fix it all up right now cause this is our world
this is our world
this is our world
Track Name: Gabriella: Wait It Out
when the light is low
and nobody seems to know
what you're about
you've got to wait it out
i remember well
my teenage uncertainty
and wanna make sure that i
let you know
Gabriella
your family's here
for you babe
life can feel like
you're in it alone
but you're not
cause we are there
for you
and we all want the best
for you
and we know
growing up is hard
when you're a girl
in this world
but you
can call
or text
when you're feeling down
no friends around
don't hesitate
to reach out
no hour too late
for us
Track Name: Alex: When My Little Brother Came Home
when my little brother came home he couldn't stand up on his own
and i was just 11 years old he was always quiet, determined,
specific, and intelligent
I tried to set a good example for him
now he's older than i was then
he's a big, tall man looked up to by those that are younger than him

when my little brother came home
he was quietly-looking-around, trying to figure out-what-was-goin-down
we were in the bedroom up_stairs at the old house
i had never had a little brother before
now he's going on college tours
he's a big tall man
he's mature and getting ready to be, ready to be
out in the big-wide world
and i didn't know then but now-i-know, growing up happens-so-fast and it doesn't last
i was just a kid one minute now-i'm 28 he's as tall as me
but he's still my little brother
Track Name: Clara: Jule Took the Pearls
Christmas time
We came home to find
A package missing
We looked all around the house
and couldn't figure out how it could disappear
Jule took the pearls
Jule took the pearls
Steady on
Jule is gone
But I remember
How we loved that wild dog
and how she chose to curl up every night beside you
Jule took the pearls
Jule took the pearls
Track Name: Katherine: Out and About
Long before my friends
Knew what was cool I did
My sisters taught me all of it

When I was a kid
Katherine gave me CDs
Told me 'bout Jermaine Dupri

Passenger seat
of Katherine Carroll's Volkswagen ride
She and I
Out and about
with the radio loud
and windows down
in our hometown

Waiting in the line
In front of Dairy Queen
Katherine worked there as a teen

She always had a job
And always worked hard because
She takes care of what she needs
Track Name: Interlude: The Ghost of Christmas Future
I'm afraid
I'm afraid of who we are
I'm afraid for what we've done
And I don't know where we can go
from here
how could they do this to
us how could they
do this to us how could
they do this to
us
Track Name: Meghan: Fight the Fight
I don't have time for a warped, old, racist motherfucker
in the whitehouse telling me how to be (NO!)
I don't really care if you think that I'm crazy cause
I'm not crazy you're crazy, I'm mad goddammit (AH!)

fight the fight
fight the fight
fight the fight
NOW NOW NOW NOW
fight the fight
fight the fight
fight the fight
NOW NOW NOW NOW

I'm not just gonna sit back and watch while
America's raped by self-serving demagogues (NO!)
i'm sick of these people trying to squash our rights
gonna burn shit down and FIGHT THE FIGHT (AH!)

fight the fight
fight the fight
fight the fight
NOW NOW NOW NOW
fight the fight
fight the fight
fight the fight
NOW NOW NOW NOW

god bless the u.s.a.
Track Name: Mom: Strong M.O.M.
you're there for me
you've always been there for me
you listen to me
and you talk to me
and i don't know where I'd be
without my
strong mom
Track Name: DFC 2016 Outro: Welcome the Baby
welcome the baby
it's christmas time
open your heart up
and you will find
love doesn't ever lie
it will win by and by
power is not enough
evil won't trump
one i-o i-o iota of love
i-o i-o iota of love

bring in the new year
and soldier on
work hard to bring forth the
world you want
brace for a stormy tide
stand firm in what is right
hold tight to your heart and mind
and guide by the light of
one i-o i-o iota of love
i-o i-o iota of love