Discography

Discography

Holly Happy Days

  • Release date: 2010-Oct-12
  • Label: IG Recordings distributed by Vanguard/Concord Music Group

Holly Happy Days is the 12th studio album and first holiday album by Indigo Girls, released on October 12, 2010 by IG Recordings distributed by Vanguard/Concord Music Group.

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    I Feel The Christmas Spirit

    Lyrics

    I used to mark the calendar and watch the days go by
    For the pretty little snowflakes to fall down from the sky
    And when they'd whiten the mountaintops, the valleys and the trees
    I could feel the Christmas spirit take a hold of me

    And I feel the Christmas spirit blowing in the air
    There's lots of joy and happiness in the presents that we share
    No other day can take its place throughout my memory
    The world is celebrating with friends and family

    When I was just a girl, at home I waited patiently
    To open up my presents underneath the Christmas tree
    With holly in the window the fireplace burning bright
    The whole world is rejoicing on this Christmas night

    I feel the Christmas spirit blowing in the air
    There's lots of joy and happiness in the presents that we share
    No other day can take its place throughout my memory
    The world is celebrating with friends and family

    The children dream of Santa with jingles on the sleigh
    Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer gladly leads the way
    With joy they all are singing, I hear them laugh and play
    Can't you feel the Christmas spirit on this special day?

    Well, I feel the Christmas spirit blowing in the air
    There's lots of joy and happiness in the presents that we share
    No other day can take its place throughout my memory
    The world is celebrating with friends and family

    No other day can take its place throughout my memory
    The world is celebrating with friends and family, family, family

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    It Really Is (A Wonderful Life)

    Lyrics

    The snow has fallen like it does every year
    The tree I know so well is aglow
    And folks are filled up with the usual holiday cheer
    As they hang pretty lights and mistletoe

    Oh, but this year is different for you and for me
    Our own little miracle on our own little street
    Never before have I loved 'Silent Night' so
    But now that you're here by my side

    Baby it is, baby it is
    It really is a wonderful life

    I'd never noticed that the crackle of a fire
    Makes music when accompanied by a kiss
    And when did I start having dreams about pumpkin pies?
    Well, there's not a lot that's sweeter than this

    Oh, but this year is better for you and for me
    Our own little miracle on our own little street
    Never before have I loved 'Silent Night' so
    But now that you're here by my side

    Baby it is, baby it is
    It really is a wonderful life

    Oh, but this year is better for you and for me
    Our own little miracle on our own little street
    Never before have I loved 'Silent Night' so
    But now that you're here by my side
    Darling with you, by my side

    Baby it is, baby it is
    It really is a wonderful life

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    O Holy Night

    Lyrics

    O Holy Night! The stars are brightly shining,
    It is the night of the dear Saviour's birth.
    Long lay the world in sin and error pining.
    Till He appeared and the Spirit felt its worth.
    A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices,
    For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
    Fall on your knees! Oh, hear the angel voices!
    O night divine, the night when Christ was born;
    O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!
    O night, O Holy Night , O night divine!

    Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
    With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
    O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
    Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
    The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
    In all our trials born to be our friends.
    He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
    Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!
    Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

    Truly He taught us to love one another,
    His law is love and His gospel is peace.
    Chains he shall break, for the slave is our brother.
    And in his name all oppression shall cease.
    Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
    With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
    Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
    His power and glory ever more proclaim!
    His power and glory ever more proclaim!

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    Your Holiday Song

    Lyrics

    Gather round girls and boys
    It's time to make your joyful noise
    Some feel it in the feast after the fast
    Where the oil lamp's everlasting
    Or the solstice in the wild
    Or the birth of a baby child

    It's your holiday song
    No one more true, right or wrong
    Our faith calls our name
    Someone else's does the same
    Hallelujah, thank you

    So gather round girls and boys
    It's time raise your holy noise
    Some feel it in drum or the snare
    Or the silence of their prayer
    Or the church bells on the hill
    Or the harmony of good will

    It's your holiday song
    No one more true, right or wrong
    Our faith calls our name
    Someone else's does the same
    Hallelujah, thank you

    For every voice lifted in song
    The sacred place we all belong
    The chance to heal a broken world
    With every voice and every song
    Of every boy and every girl

    It's your holiday song
    No one more true, right or wrong
    Our faith calls our name
    Someone else's does the same
    Hallelujah, thank you
    Hallelujah, thank you
    Thank you
    It's your holiday song
    It's your holiday song
    It's our holiday song

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    I'll Be Home For Christmas

    Lyrics

    I'll be home for Christmas;
    You can count on me.
    Please have snow and mistletoe
    And presents on the tree.

    Christmas Eve will find me
    Where the love-light gleams.
    I'll be home for Christmas
    If only in my dreams.

    Carol of the Bells
    Hark! How the bells
    Sweet silver bells
    All seem to say,

    "Throw cares away."
    Christmas is here
    Bringing good cheer
    To young and old
    Meek and the bold

    Ding, dong, ding, dong
    That is their song
    With joyful ring
    All caroling
    One seems to hear
    Words of good cheer
    From everywhere
    Filling the air

    Oh how they pound,
    Raising the sound,
    O'er hill and dale,
    Telling their tale,
    Gaily they ring
    While people sing
    Songs of good cheer
    Christmas is here
    Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas
    Merry, merry, merry, merry Christmas

    On, on they send
    On without end
    Their joyful tone
    To every home

    Ding, dong, ding, dong.

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    Mistletoe

    Lyrics

    That a kiss under the mistletoe
    Would walk out through the snow
    Angel can't you see the stars
    That lights through the trees
    Are beckoning us to go
    Everyone has gone to sleep (please baby please)
    Peace be with me

    Please baby please
    Please baby please
    Just let this love be

    Oh Mr. Bear's tucked in tight
    Somewhere wouldn't it be
    Sweet to sleep for awhile
    And to see this as a reason
    To bow to the seasons
    And just give them time
    Everyone has gone to sleep (please baby please)
    Peace be with me

    Please baby please
    Please baby please
    Just for now, just for love
    While the yule fire burns on
    Just let this love be

    Please baby please (wouldn't it be sweet to sleep for awhile)
    Please baby please (wouldn't it be sweet to sleep for awhile)
    Please baby please (wouldn't it be sweet to sleep for awhile)

    Thought you the kiss and the mistletoe

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    Peace Child

    Lyrics

    Peace child
    In the sleep of the night
    In the dark before light
    You come, you come
    In the silence of stars
    In violence of wars
    Savior, your name

    Peace child
    To the world and the storm
    To the gun and the bomb
    You come, you come
    Through the hate and the hurt
    Through the hunger and dirt
    Bearing a dream

    Peace child
    To our dark and our sleep
    To the conflict we weep
    Now come, now come
    Be your dream born alive
    Held hope, wrapped in love
    God's truth
    Salome

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    The Wonder Song

    Lyrics

    For Christmas, my love, gave me a stocking
    Sewn of sackcloth, hung on a nail
    The simplest gift, warmed by the fire
    Vessel of kindness, peace fulfilled

    Will my love, fill it with silver
    Will my love, fill it with gold
    Will my love just fill it with wonderful
    Humble Prince born to this world

    I walked the path on down to the river
    Well into midnight on a Christmas Eve
    To hear the beast and birds of the forest
    Tellin' the story of the star in the east

    The brightest star, the one true sky
    The simplest gift, one cold night
    Well that night just filled me with wonderful
    Humble Prince born to this world

    We gather 'round the tree in the morning
    Strung with berries and popcorn from the field
    It gave itself from over on the mountain
    To bring us joy and hallow the meal

    What is this tree, that gathers us together
    What is this tree, that stood the storm
    What is this joy that don't leave no wanting
    That fills us with wonder on this Christmas morn

    Well my love I don't need silver (I don't need silver)
    Well my love I don't need gold (I don't need gold)
    For my love I'm filled with the wonderful
    Humble Prince born to this world

    For my love I'm filled with the wonder
    Filled with the wonder
    Filled with the wonder
    Filled with the wonder
    On this Christmas morn

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    The Bleak Midwinter

    Lyrics

    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.

    Enough for Him, Whom cherubim, worship night and day,
    Breastful of milk, and a mangerful of hay;
    Enough for Him, Whom angels fall before,
    The ox and ass and camel which adore.

    Angels and archangels may have gathered there,
    Cherubim and seraphim thronged the air;
    But His mother only, in her maiden bliss,
    Worshipped 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.

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    Happy Joyous Hanukah

    Lyrics

    How many nights for Hanukah?
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Nights and days, days and nights,
    Happy joyous Hanukah

    [Chorus]
    Eight are the nights of Hanukah
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Eight are the days, and eight are the nights
    Happy joyous Hanukah

    How many candles do I light?
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Eight are the candles you should light
    For a Happy joyous Hanukah

    [Chorus]

    One for Moses on the Mount
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Two for the mother and father love
    Happy Joyous Hanukah

    [Chorus]

    Three for the Books that Ezra taught
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Four's for the Hebrew children
    Happy joyous Hanukah

    [Chorus]

    Five for the Brothers Maccabee
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Six for the tricks the King did play
    Happy Joyous Hanukah

    [Chorus]

    Seven for the sons of Hannah that died
    Not so happy Hanukah
    Eight for the newbuilt alter place
    Happy joyous Hanukah

    [Chorus]

    Nine is the light of God that shines
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Around this whole wide world tonight
    Happy joyous Hanukah

    [Chorus]

    Nine is for God's light that shines
    Eight for the newbuilt alter place
    Seven for the sons of Hannah that died
    Six for kings and the tricks they tried
    Five for the brothers Maccabee
    Four for the Hebrew children
    Three for the Books that Ezra taught
    Two for the father and mother love
    One for Moses on the Mount

    Eight are the night of Hanukah
    Happy joyous Hanukah
    Eight are the days and eight are the nights
    Happy joyous Hanukah

    Happy joyous Hanukah!

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    Angels We Have Heard On High

    Lyrics

    Angels we have heard on high
    Sweetly singing ore the plains
    And the mountains in reply
    Echoing their joyous strains

    Gloria in excelsis Deo
    Gloria in excelsis Deo

    Come to Bethlehem and see
    Christ whose birth the angels sing
    Come adore on bended knee
    Christ the Lord the newborn King

    Gloria in excelsis Deo
    Gloria in excelsis Deo

    See him in a manger laid
    Whom the choirs of angels praise
    Mary, Joseph, lend your aid
    While our hearts in love we raise

    Gloria in excelsis Deo
    Gloria, in excelsis Deo
    Gloria in excelsis Deo

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    There's Still My Joy

    Lyrics

    I took my tree down to the shore
    The garland, and the silver star
    To find my peace, and grieve no more
    To heal this place inside my heart

    On every branch I laid some bread
    And hungry birds filled up the sky
    They rang thy bells around my head
    They sang my spirit back to life

    One tiny child can change the world
    One shining light can show the way
    For all my tears, for what I've lost
    There's still my joy
    There's still my joy
    For Christmas day

    The snow comes down on empty sand
    There's tinsel moonlight on the waves
    My soul was lost, but here I am
    So this must be amazing grace

    One tiny child can change the world
    One shining light can show the way
    Beyond my tears for what I've lost
    There's still my joy
    There's still my joy
    For Christmas day
    There's still my joy for Christmas day

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