Makeshift Christmas IV

by Apres Pompeii

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released December 1, 2013

Tracks 1, 4, and 6 written by Zack Weiss
Track 2 written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
Track 3 written by Christina Rossetti, Gustav Holst, bridge written by Dallas Green
Track 5 written by Sufjan Stevens

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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: After A Snowfall On Christmas Morning
The snow fell softly in the night,
It peels my eyes open with white
our boys go sledding down the hill,
and I'm here loving you still.

They roll around, their noses red,
Their cold and wintery morning bed,
and I want to feel that way again,
I'll stay here loving you instead.

I want you like snow on Christmas Day,
I want you like snow on Christmas Day,
There is nothing else, you are the only thing I crave
I want you like snow on Christmas Day.

Your back is rippled like a snow bank,
these blankets take the place of coats,
you slowly blink your eyes awake,
I pull you in and I will never let you go.

I want you like snow on Christmas Day,
I want you like snow on Christmas Day,
There is nothing else, you are the only thing I crave
I want you like snow on Christmas Day.

Aren't we all just children in the snow,
aren't we all just children in the snow,
I look at you wide eyed,
like a snow fall in the night.

I want you like snow on Christmas Day,
I want you like snow on Christmas Day,
There is nothing else, you are the only thing I crave
I want you like snow on Christmas Day.
Track Name: Let It Snow
Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!!

Oh, it doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

When we finally kiss goodnight
How I'll hate going out in the storm!
But if you'll really hold me tight
All the way home I'll be warm

Oh, it doesn't show signs of stopping
And I've bought some corn for popping
The lights are turned way down low
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Track Name: In The Bleak Midwinter
In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter, long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold him, nor earth sustain;
heaven and earth shall flee away when he comes to reign.
In the bleak midwinter a stable place sufficed
the Lord God Almighty, Jesus Christ.

I wish I could do better by you cause that's what you deserve.

Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
but his mother only, in her maiden bliss,
worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

What can I give him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
if I were a Wise Man, I would do my part;
yet what I can I give him: give my heart.
Track Name: Trinity
Crowded living room,
you are staring through me.
Up the stairs I follow you.
Open windows help us breathe

into each other.

Snow is gleaming cocaine white.
Open bottles, got a light.
Need a hand I'll lend you mine.
Blow your smoke rings to the sky.

Angels we have heard on high,
staring blankly to the sky,
hand in hand, intertwined,
snow it falls and clears our mind.

You can't face Christmas straight,
you say lights just cut right through
and love, it burns. I hold your face.
I'd do anything for you.

Angels we have heard on high,
staring blankly to the sky,
hand in hand, intertwined,
snow it falls and clears our mind.

Carols flowing from the street,
dry your eyes it's time to eat.
Drain your cup, I'll drink mine too.
I'm full of the smoke, the spirit, and you.
Track Name: Christmas In The Room
No travel bags, no shopping malls
No candy canes, no Santa Claus
For as the day of rest draws near
It's just the two of us this year

No silver bells or mistletoe
We'll kiss and watch our TV show

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room

No traffic jams, no ice and storm
Far in the house the fire is warm
No Christmas tree, no great parade
It's just an ordinary day

No parties planned, no place to go
It's just the two of us alone
And in the house we see a light
That comes what we feel inside

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room
'Til it's Christmas in the room

Oh, I can't see the day when we'll die
But I don't care to think of silence
For now I hear you laughing
The greatest joy is like the sunrise

No gifts to give, they're all right here
Inside our hearts, the glorious cheer
And in the house we seek a light
That comes from what we know inside

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
'Til it's Christmas in the room

I'll come to you, I'll sing to you
Like it's Christmas in the room
I'll dance with you, I'll laugh with you
Like it's Christmas in the room
Track Name: Joy
All the days we've had along the way
have led us to this time and place
soaking up all of the love and grace we've made.

Even when we don't agree
and argue round the Christmas tree,
well it feels more like a family,
it puts our love in relief.

We'll have joy when joy abounds,
and if not, well it can be found.

Kids tear open presents
all the paper on the ground:
it's the beautiful wreckage
where our love is found.

We'll have joy when joy abounds,
and if not, well it can be found.

Everything just falls into place,
the lights, the tree, the smiles on your faces.
Well it's getting cold, but it's warm in here.
Here's to another year.

We'll have joy when joy abounds,
and if not, well it can be found.

All the days we've had along the way
have led us to this time and place
soaking up all of the love and grace we've made.

No one's getting younger
but I hope your spirit's free,
grab another drink and let's all gather round the tree.

All the days we've had along the way
have led us to this time and place
soaking up all of the love and grace we've made.

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