ACT 45 – KALLIO KIND OF CHRISTMA2

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Recorded on the Winter Solstice 21.12.2021 in Musta Kissa, Kallio, Helsinki

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CHOIR
Matilda, Huss, Phil, Linas, Merikukka, Indre, Juli, Milena, Jon, Janne, Don, Kati, Markku, Donny, Gustis, Mike, James, Kevin, Sarah, Ani, Ville, Charlie

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LISTEN HERE

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KALLIO KIND OF CHRISTMAS

The shortest days are endless
The streets are all a-hushed
As angels plod their wet wings
Through the slush
Long gone days of warmth and
Dancing round the tree
The glimmer of the star is
Just a memory

CHORUS
Striving hard for Christmas cheer
For another dismal year
We’re here although
There’s no snow

Another round of pints in
Before the candles die
We’re gathered here to escape
The freezing dark outside
Saint Nicholas, our old friend
Is nowhere to be seen
Bleak remains our dwelling
Our town of Helsinki

CHORUS

No more Christmas cartoons
Just static on TV
Family, mere strangers
The doorbell doesn’t ring
Alone under the mistletoe
Silence echoes the walls
Waiting for the last calls
Then the curtain falls

CHORUS

We’re here although
There’s no snow

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Photos by Kevin

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Written by Markku Essel & James Firth
Piano by James Firth
Conducted, recorded, mixed and mastered by Markku Essel
Cover by Markku