Island Christmas

by Owen Plant

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Owen Plant 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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Track Name: River
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
Track Name: Christmas Ah Come Medley
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
Track Name: Hallelujah
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
Track Name: Do You Hear What I Hear?
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
Track Name: Little Drummer Boy
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
Track Name: Island Christmas
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
Track Name: O Holy Night
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
Track Name: Silver Bells
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
Track Name: Tropic Wonderland
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
Track Name: Christmas Breeze Ah Blow
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)