Holiday Love 2014

 

 

As many of you know, Since 2009 I have been writing and recording original holiday songs, which I share to friends and family in my holiday greeting cards.  This year, I wanted to use a snowman for the cover of the album, and so I decided to visit the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass to create the special piece. 

 

Aaron Jack, my dear friend, and supremely talented glass blower along with his brother Dane helped to pull it off.  The snowman was made from a very unique glass powder, and from that powder canes and murrini were created.

 

Here are some pictures from the blow sessions, along with the finished snowman outside of my studio.   below are the song lyrics to this years holiday card, called "Holiday Love".

 

 

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An awesome feature about this special glass powder used,  is that it glows when the lights go out.....

 

   Track listing

1. Being Together

2. The snow outside

3. Holiday Love

4. Eternity

5. Every year until you die

6. Love

7. Dark Christmas

8. Home

9. Jingle spirit

 

Additional musicians on "The snow outside" are Brian Aylor, Dave Goodman, & Ricky Nye.

Click here to listen to the songs

Being together (2014)

 

Being together is the most important thing

We come together, here and now, a family

Friends and neighbors, old and young, all as one

Were here together, a holiday, to spread our Love

 

So set another log on the fire

Stir those coals around,

The warmest part of the year

Is right now

 

For the snow and the wind and the ice and the rain

Can bring a lot of joy, if you make it through the pain

And what this time of year is all about

Is to enjoy the simple things, that you can not live without

 

So don’t worry about present or a gift you need to buy

For the greatest gift of all is to share some of your time

And the greatest gift in life, is to share with those you Love

And we all can share a part, of the warmness in our hearts

So deep, inside of us.

 

The snow outside (2009)

 

Its my favorite time of year, and I got that holiday feeling in bones

Don’t you know  its my favorite time of year,

and I got that holiday feeling in bones

Don’t you know  its my favorite time of year,

and I got that holiday cheer, and you’re on your way home to me.

 

Well you know I Love the sunset, you know I Love the rain

But theres nothing like the snow coming down on Christmas day

And you by my side, Yes indeed

To have you here on Christmas, is all I need.

 

So don’t worry about no presents, please don’t bring me no gifts

I said don’t worry about no presents, please don’t bring me no gifts,

Cause I got everything I need my Love, wrapped up in your sweet lips.

 

And the new year is right around the corner,

So lets embrace the Love that it brings

Cause we can make this world a better place, better for the human race

For the cats, dogs, birds and bees, all we really need

Is to let out the Love we all have inside, and let it pour on down

Like the snow, coming down outside 

Well you know I Love the sunset, you know I Love the rain

But theres nothing like the snow coming down on Christmas day

And you by my side, Yes indeed

To have you here on Christmas, thats all I need.

 

Holiday Love (2010)

 

We light some candles, the sun goes down outside

The miracle of day, turning into night

And the Christmas lights they shine, just like the stars about

The candles burning bright, on the menorah

 

So wherever you are, wherever you may be

If the snows pourin down covering the street

I hope this year for Christmas or Chanukah

May your cup be full and overfilling, with Love.

 

The holidays come, but once a year and they pass away real soon

But the spirit of giving don’t have to fade, it can stay inside of you

Sometimes its easy to forget just how good it sometimes is

And the holidays bring such a simple joy, that simple joy to Live!

 

So wherever you are, wherever you may be

If the snows pourin down, and covering the street

I hope this year for Christmas or Chanukah

May your cup be full and overfilling, with Love.

 

And its easy to get caught up with presents

I admit that I sometimes do

But the holidays are so much more than this

And so is my Love for you.

 

So wherever you are, wherever you may be

If the snows fallin down, and covering the street

I hope this year for Christmas or Kwanza,

May your cup be full and overfilling, with Love.

 

Every year till you die (2012)

 

They say its going to snow

I don’t really know

Theres a full moon out tonight

And it sure is shining bright

For the clouds are moving fast

And the birds have mostly left

And its quiet, here in paradise

And im wishing for you,

Peace and comfort this year

And every year, till you die.

 

You might be across the world but your right here in my heart

Once a friend, always a friend and you’ve surely made your mark

So I send to you my wishes, of Love and Truth

And Ill be praying this Christmas, is good to you.

 

Snow covered hills, skating on a pond

The Love we share, always lives on

And the bright lights up on the trees and out there in the skies

They are reminders, for how lucky you are

To be alive!

 

To be alive!

 

They say its going to snow

I don’t really know

Cause theres a full moon out tonight

And it sure is shining bright

For the clouds are moving fast

And the birds have mostly left

And its quiet, here in paradise

And im wishing for you,

Peace and comfort this year

And every year, till you die.

 

 

Dark Christmas (2012)

 

Most Christmas songs are bright

Most holiday tunes are light

And I usually am,

But I’m not tonight

 

See theres so much struggle in this world

As I walk along the streets, I see people turn to ignore

The pain some must endure

And the war out there that we all play a part

Can we shatter it like glass, if we only use our hearts

For good, for Love?

 

That’s what Jesus did

Or so were told

It seems to be a noble cause

something worth dying for

And now I know, I need no presents anymore

 

It is true that we been blessed, far beyond we comprehend

If we open up our eyes, we might have a chance to repair

But some don’t have eyes so they need to use their hearts

And some don’t have legs so they need to use their arms

And we all are handicapped, in some way shape or form

But if we stop to open up our hearts, somehow we come reborn

 

That’s what Jesus did

Or so were told

It seems to be a noble cause and

something worth dying for

And now I know, I need no presents anymore

 

And the blood, and the bones, that are buried far beyond what the eyes can see

There’s a heart that’s beating, beat, beat, beat, beating for you and for me

And a brain, and a soul, and somehow it all knows, just where its supposed to go

And you celebrate this day, the miracle of Life that was given

And then taken away.

 

The war out there that we all play a part

Can we shatter it like glass, if we only use our hearts

For good and for Love?