Makeshift Christmas III

by Apres Pompeii

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A Christmas album of original and cover material

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released December 4, 2012

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Apres Pompeii Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Always forward, that is the mantra.
Apres Pompeii is currently entering a new era. Gospels is an ongoing project that will take form over the whole of 2013. With a full length album and seven EPs planned for the year, the path to its completion will undoubtedly be long and toilsome. This project’s focus is on the internal struggles and relationships that inform the way we interact with the world. ... more

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Track Name: I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
The snow is snowing, the wind is blowing
But I can weather the storm!
What do I care how much it may storm?
I've got my love to keep me warm

I can't remember a worse December
Just watch those icicles form!
Oh, what do I care if icicles form?
Oh, I've got my love to keep me warm

Off with my overcoat, off with my glove
I need no overcoat, I'm burning with love!
My heart's on fire, the flame grows higher
So I will weather the storm!
Oh, I've got my love to keep me warm
Track Name: Fireplace
All our lives, we wrestle and fight
for a little piece of heaven, but we're selling our light.
All year, we waited all year
to hold each other tighter, to spread christmas cheer.

We're decking the halls with mistletoe and holly
We're giving the malls all of our money
None of it seems to chase down my fear
but a fireplace and a piano can make Christmas real.

I found hope in a blanket of snow
in the way that the cold seemed to cover my bones
I felt it melt away by the fireplace
with you by my side on Christmas day.

We're decking the halls with mistletoe and holly
We're giving the malls all of our money
None of it seems to chase down my fear
but a fireplace and a piano can make Christmas real.
Track Name: Deck The Halls
Deck the hall with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
'Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel
Troll the ancient Christmas carol,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

See the blazing yule before us,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Strike the harp and join the chorus.
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Follow me in merry measure,
While I tell of Christmas treasure,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

Fast away the old year passes,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Hail the new, ye lads and lasses!
Fa la la la la la la la la.
Sing we joyous all together,
Heedless of the wind and weather,
Fa la la la la la la la la.

Oh! how soft my fair one's bosom,
fal lal lal lal lal lal lal lal la:
Oh! how sweet the grove in blossom,
fal lal lal lal lal lal lal lal la:
Oh! how blessed are the blisses,
Words of love, and mutual kisses,
fal lal lal lal lal lal lal lal la:
Track Name: White Christmas
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the tree tops 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: Letters To Jamie
Dear Jamie, New York at night is lovely
there're lights hung on every tree,
Maybe ma will let you come see me soon.
They lit up the tree last Sunday
it's the biggest you've ever seen
and as bright as the morning snow back home.

Well I'm out on the road again
and I can't make it home this Christmas
maybe next year we'll see.
Looking forward to all your letters,
don't you know that I miss you so,
Merry Christmas, darling. XO.

Dear Jamie, I've been in California
moving North along the coast,
my plan's to see snow by New Years.
They wrapped lights up all of the palm trees
but they just have a different glow.
I'm missing the glimmer of home.

Well I'm out on the road again
and I can't make it home this Christmas
maybe next year we'll see.
Looking forward to all your letters,
don't you know that I miss you so,
Merry Christmas, darling.

I'm out making my dreams come true
so I can't quite make it home to you
this holiday, don't cry for my baby
you know I'll be better off.
I've been drinking and I've been down
but I'm looking up when I hit the ground
this holiday, don't cry for me baby
you know you'll be better off.

Haven't heard from you lately Jamie
Maybe it's just that time of year
I wish I never left at all.
Never knew how to be a father,
but I wish I was there with you,
Merry Christmas darling. XO
Track Name: Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Oh, come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant!
Oh, come ye, oh, come ye to Bethlehem;
Come and behold him
Born the king of angels:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,

Highest, most holy,
Light of light eternal,
Born of a virgin,
A mortal he comes;
Son of the Father
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,

Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God
In the highest:
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be glory given!
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing!
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Track Name: Un Flambeau Jeanette Isabelle
Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle --
Un flambeau! Courons au berceau!
C'est Jésus, bonnes gens du hameau.
Le Christ est né; Marie appelle!
Ah! Ah! Ah! Que la Mère est belle,
Ah! Ah! Ah! Que l'Enfant est beau!

Qui vient la, frappant de la porte?
Qui vient la, en frappant comme ça?
Ouvrez-donc, j'ai pose sur un plat
Des bons gateaux, qu'ici j'apporte
Toc! Toc! Toc! Ouvrons-nous la porte!
Toc! Toc! Toc! Faisons grand gala!

C'est un tort, quand l'Enfant sommeille,
C'est un tort de crier si fort.
Taisez-vous, l'un et l'autre, d'abord!
Au moindre bruit, Jésus s'éveille.
Chut! chut! chut! Il dort à merveille,
Chut! chut! chut! Voyez comme il dort!

Doucement, dans l'étable close,
Doucement, venez un moment!
Approchez! Que Jésus est charmant!
Comme il est blanc! Comme il est rose!
Do! Do! Do! Que l'Enfant repose!
Do! Do! Do! Qu'il rit en dormant!
Track Name: Christmas With You
All at once, I know
as I'm heading out in the snow
I won't ever be on my own;
I'm spending Christmas with you.

All at once, I see
a hundred candles glow around me
and the warmth just pours, overflows;
I'm spending Christmas with you.

Though I've travelled far,
rest assured I know where you are.
I'll retrace my steps to your arms,
I'm spending Christmas with you

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