What Are You Wishing For?

by rorie kelly

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This is a holiday track written and recorded for Candice Cain's "New Dogs Old Tricks" series on Amazon Video. When she asked me to write a holiday song I wanted to capture the mystery and awe of this time of year plus the special feeling of sharing your traditions with someone new for the first time.

For me this is a seasonal song and maybe if pressed, a solstice/yule song. I made a point of not tying it to a specific religious holiday though, because I think everyone can relate to the feeling of winter magic whether that is spiritual or just a special feeling.

lyrics

Hot cider on a cold cold night
And I am feeling alive
Let's get together round a big old tree
Come light a candle and sing with me

Fa la la la la, you look lovely tonight
Fa la la la, what are you wishing for this year?
Fa la la la la, it feels so magic and bright
Fa la la la, the thing that I am wishing for is right here

All the stress of the past few months
Settling onto my skin like frostbite
I need to feel like a kid again
Watch my breath fog in the starlight

Fa la la la la, you look lovely tonight
Fa la la la, what are you wishing for this year?
Fa la la la la, it feels so magic and bright
Fa la la la, the thing that I am wishing for is right here

Right here, right now
So much snow on the ground
Not going anywhere tonight
Right now, right here
Finally my head is clear
I know what I really want
What I want this year

Fa la la la la, you look so lovely tonight
Fa la la la, what are you wishing for this year?
Fa la la la la, it feels so magic and bright
Fa la la la, the thing that I am wishing for is right here

credits

released December 13, 2018
Rorie Kelly - vocals, guitars
Kevin Kelly - everything else

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rorie kelly New York

rorie kelly is on a quest to bring her songs to ears around the world through the cunning use of the internet and a small blue Toyota with over 200,000 miles on it.

rorie writes songs that are melodic and catchy but more thoughtful and introspective than the average pop tune. Her vocals are bigger than you would expect out of her small body and her guitar playing is powerful and percussive.
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