Another Christmas 78rpm - a collection of holiday songs

by Martin Rivas

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released December 1, 2010

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Martin Rivas New York, New York

Brooklyn native Martin Rivas has been a stalwart participant and supporter of NYC-based underground music since his days in early-90s critical darlings & CBGB regulars Serious Pilgrim. Martin’s music has always taken the listener on a sonic journey that feels new and familiar; now that fatherhood has introduced him to his greatest passion, his 7th album is certain to take some compelling twists. ... more

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Track Name: Another Christmas 78rpm (2011 version)
I hope you'll consider coming over
Now that the Christmas rushing is done
I built us a fire from wood I cut down this summer

A crazy year
But that barely says it
Let's settle down, toast it and end it
No red carpet photo-ops
Just us with your head on my shoulder

We could be lost in our own world
Another Christmas 78 on the Victrola

There's butternut squash roasting in the oven
The porchlight's on, but nobody's coming
This storm is too harsh for a creature as fair as yourself

So come on in
We'll dry you off as the snowstorm rages
The hill's covered up
We'll take flashlights and walk the field
To the top of the Knoll

There we'll lay down
And we'll look up
We'll shine the beams and challenge the flakes as they're falling

I hope you'll consider staying over
We sleep so much better dreaming together
The storm will be done
And the sky will spread open above

We could stay lost in our own world
Another Christmas 78 on the Victrola
Another Christmas 78 on the Victrola
Another Fats Waller 78 on the Victrola
On the Victrola
The Victrola...
Track Name: Christmas Already?
Despite the calendar, I'm still unconvinced
I need a record of the months that I've missed
There's sand on my Christmas list

I'm in denial and nobody could teach
How could December seem so far out of reach
I think I'm still on the beach

Christmas already? Wasn't it just July?
There's fireworks still decorating the sky
I've got some presents to buy

Saturday
Everyone will come over
The spirit that's missing will return when we're kissing
Where's the mistletoe?
Do we really need to know?
(no)

Christmas already? I'm still living in June
Is there a lifeguard gonna rescue me soon
I've got some shopping to do

So many languages we have to learn
Many greetings to return
Sunrises, sunsets
A world of greetings to return
Many languages to learn
The knowing nods and smiles of holidays on which we turn

See the children ice skate across the water
Skating's great on an open lake
I got my hand in the hand of my favorite date
See the children ice skate around the world

Christmas already? Can you give me a lift?
I reckon I should hit the shops for some gifts
Before it's December 25th

Every day
There's a want to be closer
The spirit of giving hits you sure as you're living
Now I got to go
The stores are closing in an hour or so.