Christmas Angel's Song (2010)

by CATSELF

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In Polish tradition, it is not Santa Claus who brings presents on Christmas Eve. Santa comes earlier, on 6th December, and puts presents under the pillow. On December 24th, it is the Angels. They come through the window and quietly place the presents under the tree. You mustn't be in the room while they are there. If you try to spy on them, the presents will disappear.

I was missing this element of Christmas tradition in Christmas songs. English-language Christmas songs are about Santa and the reindeer. Polish Christmas carols are religious or inspired by English-language songs. I didn't hear any that mentioned the Christmas Angel. So I made this one.

While I was still fundraising for my debut album, the song won a competition sponsored by SEAT, thanks to all the great people who voted for it, some of them every day. This added 1000 $ to my recording budget for my debut album which will be released in 2016.

lyrics

Dancing snowflakes chasing the light,
Otherwise a terrible night,
Cold and dull and I'm running late again.
Missed the tram and soaked my shoe
And I don't have a present for you,
The star from the sky that you asked for was a size too small.

All day racing from shop to shop,
Christmas angel's a hell of a job,
I hide my wings under my coat not too look too odd.
I called Jesus - for help I prayed,
There was just no more I could take;
He said: "But it's my birthday, so I'm off today,
Today I'm just a baby, and I sleep on hay!"

...All those people.
I want to do what they ask for
And give them what they want,
But their wishes are sometimes so difficult to follow,
Like they ask for love, and it's something they should grow on their own.
Or they ask for luck and we're out of it here,
There won't be a new delivery till New Year.
Now you see why I'm so overworked.

Come, angels, let's throw snowballs on a mountain top!
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs on a mountain top!
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs,
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs,
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs,
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs,
Let's forget the work and play all night,
Come, let's have a great snowball fight,
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs,
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs,
Come, angels, let's throw snowballs on a mountain top!

credits

released November 27, 2009
Music, lyrics, arrangements, recording, mixing by Catself.
Children's vocals by Ramona, recorded by John Werkman.

The song was first put up online in 2009. There was a microphone problem and there was noise on the vocals, so they were recorded again in 2010.

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