Songs for Christmas

by Lowering

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    Four track EP, plus a bonus 'unwrapped' version of 'Frozen Winter Sea'. Download also includes artwork and hand-written lyrics with a missing middle-eight section from "Loneliness..." because I only realised that I'd failed to write it down when I got to the end, and quite frankly I couldn't be bothered to go back and write them all out again.

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I wrote this EP as a fun way to get into the Christmas mood.
The tracks were all written and recorded from the 3rd to the 21st of December 2015.

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released December 21, 2015

Everything written and recorded by Kris in December 2015.

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Lowering London, UK

Lowering is the name for Kris' home recordings.

These recordings are a mixture of vocal, song-oriented alternative indie stuff and droning, experimental ambience.

All involve more effects than talent.
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Track Name: The Loneliness of the CEO (At the Office Christmas Party)
Successful man with a winning smile
Spends weekends at his country pile
With his perfect wife, three perfect kids
When he shakes your hand he encloses it in both of his

For most of the year he's a most popular man
But the look on his face says he doesn't understand

Why no-one wants to talk to him today
He gets the distinct impression they'd prefer if he just went away
If no man is an island
Why do they flow around him
Without looking his way?

At the office Christmas Party

You could pay for ten nurses from his Christmas bonus
The board says he deserves it, 'cause he makes the tough decisions
He's the captain of our ship, on the cold winter seas
In his tailor-made uniform, from Saville Row and Jermyn Street

For most of the year he's a most popular man
But the look on his face says he doesn't understand

Why no-one wants to hear about next year's financial plans
They want to get drunk, cut loose
And dance to Wham
They can't relax until you get up and go
That's the loneliness
Of the CEO

At the office Christmas party

Spare a thought for the CEO at the office Christmas party
No-one wants to know how he's spending New Year
That could be you one day, in the same position
All the money you desire but no Christmas cheer
Track Name: Xmas TV With You
All wrapped up in my winter coat
Scarf tied tightly round my throat
Suitcase in my hand

On a platform waiting for
An overcrowded train
To come take me away

All this pushing and this shoving
Will all melt away to nothing
'Cause I'll be at your door

There's nowhere I'd rather be
Than watching shit TV
In your arms
On Christmas Day

And when I arrive
You'll pull me inside
We'll shut out the cold

You put a record on
Darlene Love sings please come home
And we smile because I have

Strings of pretty fairy lights
Are reflected in your eyes
And the world seems beautiful

There's nowhere I'd rather be
Than watching shit TV
In your arms
On Christmas Day

Someone's gonna die on Eastenders tonight.
Track Name: Black Friday Blues
Deep discounts on
Electronic goods
For the first few customers
Scrambling through the door

Trampling over
Friends and neighbours
For sixty percent savings
OnJack LaLanne juicers

I've got those Black Friday Blues

Deep discounts on
Perfumes and clothing
Deep discounts on
Just about everything
Deep discounts are
Never to be repeated
Deep discounts are
Never to be repeated

I've got those Black Friday blues
Track Name: Frozen Winter Sea
The snow dances before it settles
Like a swarm of butterflies
It gathers round your shoulders
Giving you a cloak of white

You shake some life back into your fingers
Your breath freezes on the night
And I think I see you smile
Picked out by strings of coloured lights

I only want you
This Christmas

That was years ago
When snow still fell on a screen
And we spent the winter
In a city by the frozen sea

You kept your secrets wrapped tightly
Underneath the tree
And you never revealed
What happened on those Christmases before me

I only want you
This Christmas

But you're gone
And you're never coming home
I guess I'll have to spend this Christmas
Drinking alone

Oh darling, how could you be so cold?
Track Name: Frozen Winter Sea (Unwrapped)
The snow dances before it settles
Like a swarm of butterflies
It gathers round your shoulders
Giving you a cloak of white

You shake some life back into your fingers
Your breath freezes on the night
And I think I see you smile
Picked out by strings of coloured lights

I only want you
This Christmas

That was years ago
When snow still fell on a screen
And we spent the winter
In a city by the frozen sea

You kept your secrets wrapped tightly
Underneath the tree
And you never revealed
What happened on those Christmases before me

I only want you
This Christmas

But you're gone
And you're never coming home
I guess I'll have to spend this Christmas
Drinking alone

Oh darling, how could you be so cold?