Island Christmas

by Owen Plant & Brother Vic

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1.
04:49
it's coming on Christmas they're cutting down trees they're putting up reindeer singing songs of joy and peace oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on but it don't snow here stays pretty green I'm gonna make a lot of money quit this crazy scene oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on I made my baby cry tried hard to help him put him at ease he loved me so naughty he made me weak in the knees oh how I wish I had a river I could skate away on and I'm so hard to handle I am selfish and I'm sad now I've gone and lost the best baby that I've ever had oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on oh I wish I had a river so long I would teach my feet to fly I wish I had a river I could skate away on I made my baby say goodbye it's coming on Christmas they're cutting down trees they're putting up reindeer singing songs of joy and peace oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on
2.
christmas ah come mih wah mih yama (X4) not a shirt pon mih back mih wah mih yama no darkers or hat mih wah mih yama not a loan not even that mih wah mih yama christmas ah come mih wah mih yama not a shoe pon mih foot mih wah mih yama no fish I can hook mih wah mih yama Holes in my worship suit mih wah mih yama christmas ah come mih wah mih yama christmas ah come mih wah mih degedeh (X4) cuh di i pon dem phone mih wah mih degedeh cuh di ciar dat dem own mih wah mih degedeh iz credit or debit mih wah mih degedeh christmas ah come mih wah mih degedeh christmas ah come mih wah mih yama christmas ah come mih wah mih yama christmas ah come mih wah mih degedeh christmas ah come mih wah mih degedeh but at least we have breadfruit roasting on an open fire mongrels nipping at our toes reggae songs sung by rastas higher and higher merry christmas to you merry christmas to you oh you better watch out you better not cry better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town he’s making a list he’s checking it twice gonna find out who’s naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town He knows when you are sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows when you’ve been Good or bad So be good for goodness sake oh you better watch out you better not cry better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year Good tidings we bring To you and your kin we wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year we wish you a merry christmas (no car that I own) we wish you a merry christmas (no “i” on my phone) we wish you a merry christmas (oh) and a happy new year christmas ah come mih wah mih yama (wish you a merry christmas) (don’t cry) christmas ah come mih wah mih yama (wish you a merry christmas) (watch yourself) christmas ah come mih wah mih yama (wish you a merry christmas) (I’m telling you why) christmas ah come mih wah mih yama
3.
06:22
I heard there was a secret chord that David played and it pleased the Lord but you don't really care for music, do you? well it goes like this: the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift the baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah your faith was strong but you needed proof you saw her bathing on the roof her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya she tied you to her kitchen chair she broke your throne and she cut your hair and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah baby I've been here before I've seen this room and I've walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew ya And I've seen your flag on the marble arch And love is not a victory march It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah there was a time when you let me know What's really going on below but now you never show that to me do ya you remember when I moved in you And the holy dove was moving too and every breath we drew was Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah maybe there's a God above but all I've ever learned from love was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya and it's not a cry that you hear at night it's not somebody who's seen the light it's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah
4.
Said the night wind to the little lamb, "Do you see what I see? Way up in the sky, little lamb, Do you see what I see? A star, a star, dancing in the night With a tail as big as a kite, With a tail as big as a kite." Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy, "Do you hear what I hear? Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy, Do you hear what I hear? A song, a song high above the trees With a voice as big as the sea, With a voice as big as the sea." Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king, "Do you know what I know? In your palace warm, mighty king, Do you know what I know? A Child, a Child shivers in the cold-- Let us bring him silver and gold, Let us bring him silver and gold." Said the king to the people everywhere, "Listen to what I say! Pray for peace, people, everywhere, Listen to what I say! The Child, the Child sleeping in the night Let us bring him goodness and light, Let us bring him goodness and light
5.
Come they told me, pa rup a pum pum Our new born King to see, pa rup a pum pum Our finest gifts we bring, pa rup a pum pum To lay before the King, pa rup a pum pum, rup a pum pum, rup a pum pum, So to honour Him, pa rup a pum pum, When we come. Little Baby, pa rup a pum pum I am a poor boy too, pa rup a pum pum I have no gifts to bring, pa rup a pum pum That's fit to give our king, pa rup a pum pum rup a pum pum, rup a pum pum, Shall I play for you, pa rup a pum pum, On my drum? Mary nodded, pa rup a pum pum The ox and lamb kept time, pa rup a pum pum I play my drum for Him, pa rup a pum pum I play my best for Him, pa rup a pum pum, rup a pum pum, rup a pum pum, Then she smiled at me, pa rup a pum pum Me and my drum Me and my drum Me and my drum
6.
Look out the window tonight It’s coming down white I know it’s so magical But scraping off ice I’ve done twice this morning So maybe I’ll go south this year Wouldn’t that be nice? I’m dreaming of an island christmas Between the thirtieth parallels Any spit of land with a beach and a band And a chance to raise some hell Snow is pretty when it covers the city And a slay ride sure is fun But just this year I want good cheer In a t-shirt with a bottle of rum You see them in the magazines You see them on TV Relaxed and calm under a palm Oh what a pretty scene So sign me up, take my card If I can’t pay it back oh well I’ll still have an island christmas Between the thirtieth parallels I won’t forget to call And I promise to find A present for you From the market just in time For my flight back home That maybe will be cancelled Due to over-sunny weather And an overcrowded dancehall oh I’m dreaming of an island christmas Could be Capricorn or Cancer See Saint Nick, sweaty and pink Tongues lolling out of Donner and Prancer Any spit of land with a beach and a band And of course once let them ring them bells I’m dreaming of an island christmas Between the thirtieth parallels I won’t forget to call I promise to find A present for you all From the market just in time For my flight back home That maybe will be cancelled Due to over-sunny weather And an overcrowded dancehall oh I’m dreaming of an island christmas Could be Capricorn or Cancer A little white lie could lose my suit and tie No phones I have to answer Any spit of land with a beach and a band And a harbor filled with sails I’m dreaming of an island christmas Between the thirtieth parallels
7.
04:51
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior's birth Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till he appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope a weary soul rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Fall on your knees Oh hear the angel voices Oh night divine Oh night when Christ was born Oh night divine Oh holy night Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming Here came the wise men from Orient land The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger In all our trials born to be our friend He knows of 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 shall He break for the slave is our brother And in His name all oppression shall cease Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy name Fall on your knees Oh hear the angel voices Oh night divine Oh night when Christ was born Oh night Oh holy night
8.
04:12
City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Greeting smile after smile And on every street corner you hear Silver bells, silver bells It's Christmas time in the city Hear the bells go ring- a- ling, hear them ring soon it will be Christmas day City street lights Even stop lights Dressed in bright red and green As the shoppers rush home with their treasures Hear the snow crunch See the kids bunch This is Santa's big scene And above all this bustle You hear Silver bells, silver bells It's Christmas time in the city Hear the bells go Ring-a-ling, hear them ring Soon it will be Christmas day City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Greeting smile after smile And on every street corner you hear Silver bells, silver bells It's Christmas time in the city Hear the bells go ring- a- ling, hear them ring soon it will be Christmas day soon it will be Christmas day
9.
steel band plays are you listening? on the beach the sand is glistening beautiful sight we’re happy tonight walking in a tropic wonderland gone away is the cold man here to stay is a suntan band plays our song as we go along walking in a tropic wonderland In the sand we can build a castle no worries if the waves knock it down We can build another it’s no hassle we’re together in this place so why frown feel the breeze gently blowing and your eyes they are a glowing you’re a beautiful sight I’m happy tonight walking in a tropic wonderland on the beach a jolly man he’s singing (Mih coffee!!!) don’t you know I love to hear that sound (thanks hohohoho) in the morning my head may be ringing who cares let’s order up another round hear those waves softly crashing and the stars they are ah flashing such a beautiful sight we’re happy tonight walking in a tropic wonderland walking in a tropic wonderland walking in a tropic wonderland
10.
Oh yeah! Reach the party Christmas song ah play Everybody dancing To the music we sway Lots of smiles and laughter All about Children dreaming of gifts Without a doubt (Christmas come and christmas breeze ah blow) Christmas feeling seeping through jam down Santa with poinsettia all around Wi no have no mistletoe Wi no have no snow or ice But we have the Jamaican christmas And Lord the christmas nice Christmas Breeze Christmas breeze ah blow! (Christmas come and christmas breeze ah blow) What a pun nuh nunuh time is christmas What a irie time Is christmas What a wonderful time Is christmas Is a pitty iz only once a year! What a beautiful time is christmas What a wonderful time Is christmas What a irie time Is christmas Is a pitty iz only once a year! Christmas Breeze Christmas breeze ah blow! (Christmas come and christmas breeze ah blow) When I was a youth I used to play in the streets, in the gullies with my friends all day then one Christmas morning all us children stared. Under the tree was my gift - the biggest one with a foot to spare! I knew what it was but still I opened it in haste strapped it on, let it hang way down to my waist And if you open the family album there's me in rock star stance. My face made up and everybody acting like dem a dance So when Christmas breeze blow I get ready for the show and spread love to you all and draw it down from above woh... Can you feel it??!!?! Yeah!! Christmas Breeze Christmas breeze ah blow! (Christmas come and christmas breeze ah blow) Oh!!!!!!!! Who didn’t pay the power bill man? Sorry man mih juss step on di cord mek mih plug it in Christmas Breeze Christmas breeze ah blow! (Christmas come and christmas breeze ah blow)

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released November 7, 2016

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Owen Plant & Brother Vic Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Jamaican-Born, Singer/Songwriter/Performer Owen Plant's style is reminiscent of artists from the '70s, old-time reggae groups and contemporary acoustic artists. His laid back, soothing and delicately honed vocals and songwriting are the center pieces of his sound.

His forthcoming LP, “I Was on the Moon” is his most ambitious in scope. It is slated for release early summer 2016.
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