Old Man Winter, Vol. 6

by Ben Smith

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This is Old Man Winter, vol. 6--the sixth installment of the series.

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released December 5, 2016

All songs by Ben Smith
"Last Needle" recorded at Franklin Pointe Studios
"She's The Christmas Eve" recorded at Milkboy The Studio
Mixed and mastered by Joel Metzler at Milkboy The Studio

Performed by Ben Smith
Violins on "She's The Christmas Eve" by Dana Weiderhold

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Ben Smith West Chester, Pennsylvania

West Chester, PA songwriter Ben Smith's songs sound good in both your front parlor and your back barroom---all Tin Pan Alley piano and a fading choirboy voice.

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Track Name: Last Needle
Last needle on the tree,
last time she ever wanna look at me
in the morning

Last strand of lights come down,
said you'd rather burn it down to the ground
than stay here

Last cup of Christmas cheer,
said you never ever wanna see me here
anymore.

Last needle on the tree--
this Christmas is the end of you and me.

Last icy, winter chill,
last time we're holding each other still
in the evening

Last present I have to wrap,
last time I ever have to buy you crap
that you'll hate

Last trip to Christmas mass
never gonna have to kiss your mama's ass
anymore

Last needle on the tree
this Christmas is the end for you and me.

Last pose for Christmas cards,
smile through our teeth and our filthy hearts--
Hmmm hmm hmmm

Last time for first noels,
last time you tell me “Go to hell!”
(right in front of my mother’s house)

Last curse and our last fight,
never ever ever had a silent night
with you.

Last meal and last request,
last time ever on house arrest,
Last needle on the tree--
this Christmas is the end for you and me.
Track Name: She's The Christmas Eve
Well, Joseph was a carpenter,
building chairs and alters,
longed to be a father
maybe have a son, or another one

Every night, another dream:
angels in a smokescreen,
but the only angel Joseph sees
is Mary of Galilee.

Joseph stands there
in the back of the barn,
just happy to be
near her heavenly charms

He's no wiseman
searching the sky,
He's found every star
in Mary's eyes

Cause she’s the Christmas Eve,
and Joseph plays Adam asleep by the tree.
She can summon the life from the Dead Sea
He's never alone, out in the cold with her.

Mary heard an angel, too:
“When the Holy Spirit comes to you
He’ll comfort and he’ll cover you
and you’ll bear a son, a holy one.”

They say he’ll save us all someday,
but Joseph is already saved
Someone listened when he prayed
for Mary of Galilee

Joseph stands there
with the ox and the ass,
greeting the shepherds
and the sheep as they pass

God can whisper to her
for all that he cares
cause Joseph’s right here,
breathing her air

Cause she’s the Christmas Eve,
and Joseph plays Adam asleep by the tree.
She can summon the life from the Dead Sea
He's never alone, out in the cold with her.