December Daze

by Janet Devlin

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Irish singer/songwriter Janet Devlin, who People Magazine claim will “knock your socks off”, will punctuate her tremendously eventful 2015 with the November 27 release of her December Daze EP on OK! Good Records. The holiday-themed EP, which will feature a pair of originals (“December Daze”, “Happy Holidays”), two traditional Christmas numbers “(Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, “Silent Night”) and a cover of Joni Mitchell’s “River” will follow up the Spring 2015 release of Devlin’s debut album, Running With Scissors.

Capturing an optimism and bliss that only the holiday season can produce, the title track “December Daze” was written last winter during Devlin’s first ever trip to New York City. “I'd gone for a walk in Central Park and it was covered in snow, reminding me of all the classic Christmas films that had been made there,” she remembers of the experience. “Back in my hotel, I sat on the 36th floor with my guitar player, with the view of Times Square in the background, watching people with their woolly hats and over-sized coats.”

Joined by a friskier, tongue-in-cheek, “Happy Holidays,” in which Devlin plays drums, percussion, ukulele, glockenspiel and vocal, December Daze’s duo of originals slot in flawlessly against the time honored holiday classics like “Silent Night”, “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, and Joni Mitchell’s “River.”

As a memorable 2015 fades away, Devlin will enter the studio in early 2016 to begin work on her highly anticipated sophomore release.

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released November 27, 2015

Recorded, Mixed & Produced by Graeme Pleeth
Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios

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Track Name: December Daze
Chestnuts roasting on the fire top
Children's signs read Santa stop
Familiar scents that we forgot
December daze

The sound of church bells start to ring
Everyone's out caroling
We've all got a song to sing
December daze, they're here again

With family on our mind
We'll be home on time

Their gifts wrapped in ribbon
unopened and new
waiting beneath the tree
The gift with my name on
unravels with glee
So Merry Christmas to me

We watch snowflakes start to fall
We build snowmen standing tall
and don't forget to deck the hall
December daze they're here again

With family on our mind
We'll be home on time

Their gifts wrapped in ribbon
unopened and new
waiting beneath the tree
The gift with my name on
unravels with glee
So Merry Christmas to me
Track Name: River
It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

But it don't snow here
It stays pretty green
I'm going to make a lot of money
Then I'm going to quit this crazy scene
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I'm so hard to handle
I'm selfish and I'm sad
Now I've gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Oh, I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye

It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
Track Name: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on your troubles will be out of sight, yeah

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on our troubles will be miles away

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together and
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bow
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bow
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now
Track Name: Happy Holidays
Everybody's out playing in the snow
but I'm sat here beside the fire 'cause you know
I don't like the cold
Everyone's out dancing in the street
singing songs and carols, while the children are asleep
but that's just not for me

And just 'cause you're a little more festive than me
doesn't mean I don't enjoy a good holiday
so know, I want you to know

Have yourself a merry happy jolly festive Christmas time
You do yours the way you do, and I'll be fine the way I do mine

Have yourself a merry happy jolly festive Christmas time
I'll be drinking whiskey not wine
So happy holidays, happy holidays

Families gather round tellin' stories of old
Reminiscing of the good times wearing festive hats of gold
Don't forget these days we're always told

And just because you're a little more festive than us
doesn't mean we won't enjoy our time this Christmas
so know, we want you to know

Have yourself a merry happy jolly festive Christmas time
You do yours the way you do, and I'll be fine the way I do mine

Have yourself a merry happy jolly festive Christmas time
I'll be drinking whiskey not wine
So happy holidays, happy holidays

Happy H-O-L-I-D-A-Y!

So happy holidays!

Happy H-O-L-I-D-A-Y-S!
Track Name: Silent Night
Silent night, Holy night
All is calm, all is bright
Round yon virgin, mother and child
Holy infant, so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, Holy night
Shepherds quake, at the sight
Glories stream from heaven above
Heavenly hosts sing Hallelujah
Christ the Savior is born
Christ the Savior is born

Silent night, Holy night
Son of God, love's pure light
Radiant beams from thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord at thy birth
Jesus, Lord at thy birth