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Saturday, 1 December 2012

"JOY", TRACEY THORN'S CHRISTMAS SONG FOR 2012

 
Every Christmas, a British or American popstar comes around with their own Christmas album or Christmas song. This Christmas isn't going to be different. They usually cover traditional Christmas songs. This time it's Tracey Thorn's turn. Tracey Thorn was the voice of the 80s duo Everything But The Girl, which she formed together with Ben Watt, after meeting in 1981 at Hull University. The have worked as a duo until 2003. In 2007, Tracey started a solo career. Now, she has made up her own Christmas album "TINSEL & LIGHTS", collecting not so much traditional Christmas songs, but songs that have a Christmas or wintery atmosphere to them, where snow, cold or Christmas concepts are mentioned. And here's the video-single from it "JOY". The video was shot in Lille's traditional Christmas Market in France. En-joy!
 
Video "JOY", Tracey Thorn:

Lyrics "JOY", Tracey Thorn:
WHEN SOMEONE VERY DEAR
CALLS YOU WITH THE WORDS "EVERYTHING'S ALL CLEAR"
THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR
BUT YOU KNOW IT MIGHT BE DIFFERENT IN THE NEW YEAR
THAT'S WHY, THAT'S WHY
WE HANG THE LIGHTS SO HIGH
JOY
JOY

YOU LOVED IT AS A KID
BUT NOW YOU NEED IT MORE THAN YOU EVER DID
IT'S BECAUSE OF THE DARK
YOU SEE THE BEAUTY IN THE SPARK
THAT'S WHY, THAT'S WHY
THE CAROLS MAKE YOU CRY
JOY...

THE TINSEL ON THE TREE, YES I SEE
THE HOLLY ON THE DOOR, LIKE BEFORE
THE CANDLES IN THE GLOOM, LIGHT THE ROOM
THE SALLY ARMY BAND, YES I UNDERSTAND

SO LIGHT THE WINTER FIRE
AND WATCH AS THE FLAMES GROW HIGHER
WE'LL GATHER UP OUR FEARS
AND FACE DOWN ALL THE COMING YEARS
AND ALL THAT THEY DESTROY
AND IN THEIR FACE WE THROW OUR JOY
JOY...

IT'S WHY WE HANG THE LIGHTS SO HIGH
AND GAZE AT THE GLOW OF SILVER BIRCHES IN THE SNOW
BECAUSE OF THE DARK WE SEE THE BEAUTY IN THE SPARK
WE MUST BE ALRIGHT IF WE COULD MAKE UP CHRISTMAS NIGHT"

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