Little Lights

by Janet Devlin

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Irish singer-songwriter Janet Devlin has once again bestowed another Christmas cracker upon us with her new EP, ‘Little Lights,’ available today, November 4, 2016 via OK!Good Records. While the Holiday Season is typically associated with overwhelming joy and happiness, the rising singer-songwriter beautifully captures the somber feelings and emotions associated with the Holidays. “It’s a slightly darker, more mellow venture into this special time of year. I wanted to acknowledge that it’s not always eggnog, tinsel, and wrapping paper, and that there are other emotions evoked by Christmas time,” Janet explains.

Featuring a mix of her own originals, alongside covers of a few timeless Christmas classics, ‘Little Lights’ showcases Janet’s enchanting and unique vocals that first captured the public’s hearts in 2011 with her unforgettable appearance on The X-Factor UK. Following the 2015 release of her critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Running With Scissors,’ Janet’s US fan base has been rapidly expanding leading to several US mini tours.

‘Little Lights’ was recorded and produced by the award-winning producer Graeme Pleeth, and mastered by Christian Wright at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios. The EP blends beautiful ballads like Janet’s original “Merry Christmas Mum & Dad” and the lush string arrangement of “White Christmas,” with the upbeat indie-folk sound that Janet has become known for on “Something Beginning With Christmas” and tops it off with a surprisingly moving rendition of Slade’s Christmas classic “Merry Xmas Everybody.” “Wake Up It’s Christmas,” the stand out track, beautifully captures the painful reality of waking up heartbroken on Christmas. The song is underpinned by a spine-tinglingly dreamy accompaniment, with deep pads and synths adding to the emotive feel. As a bonus ‘Little Lights,’ the companion piece to last year’s festive EP ‘December Daze,’ includes last year’s digital-exclusive track, “Christmas Kiss.”

Janet Devlin’s ‘Little Lights’ is a perfect stocking stuffer and has something special for everyone on your list this Holiday Season. The EP is available for digital purchase on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Bandcamp. It is also available for physical purchase at music retailers nationwide. ‘Little Lights,’ as well as ‘December Daze,’ is available in the OK!Good Records Shop. Exclusive merchandise is available through Pledge Music.

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Track Name: Wake Up It's Christmas
Apollo’s burning in the sky
I must have been awake all night
An empty bed a broken heart
A glass half-empty kind of start
My eyes are tainted scarlet red
Thinking of the words unsaid
But that’s no way to spend my day
I whisper to myself and say:

Wake up it’s Christmas
There’s no time to waste
And I don’t need to see his face so

Wake up dear Christmas is here
It’s that time of year
And I don’t really need him near

All the locks they have been changed
All the presents rearranged
Memories they haunt my wall
I thought we had it all
Smiling faces on a card
Season’s greetings here they are
Warmest wishes sent for us
But it’s just me this Christmas

Wake up it’s Christmas
There’s no time to waste
And I don’t need to see his face so

Wake up dear Christmas is here
It’s that time of year, and I don’t really need him near

So hurry up
Hurry up
Hurry up get out of bed
Hurry up
Hurry up
Hurry up get out of bed you sleepy head

Wake up it’s Christmas
There’s no time to waste
And I don’t need to see his face so

Wake up dear Christmas is here
It’s that time of year
And I don’t really need him near me
Track Name: Merry Xmas Everybody
Are you hanging up your stocking on your wall?
It’s the time that every Santa has a ball
Does he ride a red-nosed reindeer?
Does it turn up on his sleigh?
Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?

So here it is, Merry Christmas everybody’s having fun
Look to the future now it’s only just begun

Are you waiting for the family to arrive?
Are you sure you’ve got the room to spare inside?
Does your Granny always tell you that the old songs are the best?
Then she’s up and rocking-rolling with the rest

So here it is, Merry Christmas everybody’s having fun
Look to the future now it’s only just begun

What will your Daddy do when he sees your Momma kissing Santa?

So here it is, Merry Christmas everybody’s having fun
Look to the future now it’s only just begun

So here it is, Merry Christmas everybody’s having fun
Look to the future now it’s only just begun
Track Name: Merry Christmas Mum & Dad
Christmas day when we were young
Out of bed we quickly sprung
We hurried down the stairs
‘Cause we knew Santa Claus had been there
Christmas day when we were young

But we forgot to say thank you
‘Cause we didn’t know the truth
But for everything you do
I just wanna say:

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
You always gave us all you had
And even when the times were tough
We always had more than enough
So Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

Christmas day now that I’m gone
I always spend it back at home
I wanna show you that I care
And give you all you deserve
Christmas day now that I’m gone

I don’t forget to say thank you
‘Cause now I know the truth
And for everything you do
I just wanna say:

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
You always gave us all you had
And even when the times were tough
We always had more than enough
So Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

I don’t forget to say thank you
‘Cause now I know the truth
And for everything you do
I just wanna say:

Thank you for the magic you brought me up in
Thank you for the wonder and always being near
I just wanted you to know that everything you’ve done I’m grateful for
Thank you for the love you gave

Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
You always gave us all you had
And even when the times were tough
We always had more than enough
So Merry Christmas Mom and Dad

So Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
So Merry Christmas Mom and Dad
Track Name: White Christmas
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white
Track Name: Something Beginning With Christmas
I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with Christmas
I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with “C”

T’was the run-up to Christmas
And all through the house
All the creatures were stirring
Yeah even the mouse

And so do decorate the hall with bells and boughs
We’re feeling more festive now
Hanging decorations up on the tree
It’s looking like Christmas to me

And oh I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with Christmas
And oh I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with
C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S
C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S
It’s looking like Christmas to me
Yeah something beginning with “C”

Oh the hustle and bustle
Of the last minute shop
Trying hard to remember
All the gifts we forgot
The way to find is fine
If one is now tradition
It makes us feel festive now
Close your eyes and count 1-2- 3
It’s looking like Christmas to me

And oh I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with Christmas
And oh I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with
C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S
C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S
Seeming like Christmas to me
Yeah something beginning with “C”

The holidays are coming
Can you feel them coming?
It’s Christmas, It’s Christmas
The holidays are coming
Can you feel them coming?
It’s Christmas, It’s Christmas

And oh I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with Christmas
And oh I spy with my little eye
Something beginning with “C”
Track Name: Christmas Kiss
Dear Mr. Santa Claus
I’m writing you this letter ‘cause
There’s something I want
And I thought you should know
There’s something I need
And no it’s not snow

And oh
I’m sure that your busy so I won’t take too long
And oh
I wrote you this letter so you don’t get it wrong

Oh Mr. Saint Nick
A brand new Ferrari just won’t do the trick
And oh Christopher Kringle
On Christmas this girl is four years single
I don’t want to ask twice
A Christmas kiss would be nice

And all of the little boys
They only ask for gifts and toys
But I’m not like those other girls
I don’t need no dolls and I don’t need no pearls

And oh
I hope that you listen ‘cause this year is different
And oh
There’s a piece that I’m missin’ so I’ll keep ‘em wishin’

Oh Mr. Saint Nick
A brand new Ferrari just won’t do the trick
And oh Christopher Kringle
On Christmas this girl is four years single
I don’t want to ask twice
A Christmas kiss would be nice

‘Cause I’ve been a good girl all year long
I listened like you told me
And I haven’t done wrong
I won’t misbehave if you turn up on time

Oh Mr. Saint Nick
A brand new Ferrari just won’t do the trick
And oh Christopher Kringle
On Christmas this girl is four years single
I don’t want to ask twice
A Christmas kiss would be nice