12.06.2011

our musical advent calendar, day 06

Inspired by Pinterest, Anna wanted to do an advent calendar. And inspired by Advent Conspiracy, she wanted to make it about presence, not presents. Ian had a brilliant idea to use music. We each picked out some of our favorite Christmas songs and will be counting down with festive tunes.

day 06. "Always in the Season" - Pomplamoose


Pomplamoose, my favorite band, released this song the first Christmas we really participated in Advent Conspiracy. They connected it to a World Vision giving campaign, because Christmas is "more than filling up our socks with toys." Purchase a goat (or something else from the WV Christmas catalog) and get the song. Thanks to their efforts, fans gave 138 goats, 166 ducks, and 107 chickens, plus mango and olive trees, soccer and basket balls, pigs, sheep, alpaca, donkey, rabbits, sewing machines, mosquito nets, art & music instruction, shoes, seeds, and earthquake relief. Jesus changed the world at Christmas, and so can we!
— Anna

mistletoe and silver snow,
and ivy growing on the walls,
i wish i could erase these dreams, i do.

but all my days are running by
in shopping malls with endless lines
i don't know how i got here, do you?

somewhere between the catalogs
of what to get for him
somewhere amidst the china dolls
my vision starts to spin

'cause i thought christmas was supposed to be
more than lighting up the christmas tree
more than filling up our socks with toys
more than all of this tremendous noise

so all i really mean to say
is let's not throw this time away
i'd rather just sip chocolate with you

and if you'd like to treat me nice
don't wait for snow don't wait for ice
i'm always in the season, are you?

somewhere on santa's list
my name's been crossed off with a slash
somewhere i'm gonna find a better way
to spend my cash

'cause i thought christmas was supposed to be
more than lighting up the christmas tree
more than filling up our socks with toys
more than all of this tremendous noise

i'm always in the season, are you?


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