Gold and Green

Sugarland Oct 13, 2009 ℗ Mercury Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
# Title Duration
1 Play City of Silver Dreams
The windows in New York City
All dressed up with ribbons and smiles
Snow covers the park like a carpet
Bells on white carriages roll by in style.

St. Patrick's cathedral is all lit up
When the doors open wide I can see
All of those candles burning inside
Looks like somebody's birthday party to me.

Snowy night
Catch the light
Shimmer bright
Angels sing
Here below
Children know
Faces glow
Bells they ring
Through a city of silver dreams

They hung a star over 5th Avenue
Like a beacon that's calling you home
With our gifts we come looking for comfort
May we find in each other we're not so alone

Snowy night
Catch the light
Shinning bright
Angels sing
Here below
Children know
Faces glow
Bells they ring
Through a city of silver dreams

Its like this whole town has swallowed some magic
With a taxi horns singing away
They say that this city will change you
But it ain't me that's been changing
from what I can tell.

Snowy night
Catch the light
Shinning bright
Angels sing
Here below
Children know
Faces glow
Bells they ring
Through a city
Through a city so pretty
In this city of silver dreams.
04:18
2 Play Winter Wonderland
Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin'?
In the lane snow is glistenin'
A beautiful sight, we're happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland

Gone away is the blue bird
Here to stay is the new bird
He sings a love song as we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
And pretend that he is parson brown
He'll say, "Are you married?" We'll say, "No, man
But you can do the job when you're in town"

Later on we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we've made
Walking in a winter wonderland

Later on we'll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid, the plans that we've made
Walking in a winter wonderland

We'll go walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland
Walking in a winter wonderland, hand in hand
We'll go walking, walking in a winter wonderland
In a winter wonderland
02:26
3 Play Holly Jolly Christmas
Have a holly jolly Christmas
It's the best time of the year
Well
I don't know if there'll be snow
But have a cup of cheer

Have a holly jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And everyone you meet

Ho ho the mistletoe
Hung where you can see
Somebody waits for you
Kiss her once for me

Have a holly jolly Christmas
And in case you didn't hear
Oh, bygolly
Have a holly jolly Christmas
This year

Have a holly jolly Christmas
And when you walk down the street
Say hello to friends you know
And everyone you meet

Have a holly jolly Christmas
And in case you didn't hear
Oh, bygolly
Have a holly jolly Christmas
This year
03:05
4 Play Coming Home
Well hello, it's been a long time
And I wanna know
What's been going down
Since I been gone

And are you alright?
Are you okay?
Me, I'm alright

But is there anyway that you could
Make space, say grace
Set my place at the table?
And tell 'em I'm coming home
Tell 'em I'm coming home

Yes, I know, I know she loves me
And she wore it so
And I know just what she'll say
Each time I call

She'll say, "Are you alright?
How's your work?
Are you alright?
How's my baby girl?"

And I'll say, "I'm feeling strong
But it's been too long"
So I wrote this song to say I miss you
And tell you I'm coming home
Momma, I'm coming home

Angels on high at the top of a tree
Stars in the sky shine away, I can see
Oh Momma, please leave a light on for me

I'm coming home
(I'm coming home)
Tell 'em I'm coming home
(I'm coming home)
Tell 'em I'm coming home
(I'm coming home, I'm coming home)

I'm going home, I'm going home, I'm going home
(I'm going home)
Momma, won't you leave a light on for me?

I'm coming home, leave a light on for me
(I'm coming home)
And I'm coming home
(I'm coming home, I'm coming home)
Tell 'em I'm coming home
03:31
5 Play Gold and Green
Christmas trees and window panes
Shimmering where tinsel hangs
And the butter light of candlesticks
Chases snowflakes off the bricks

The postman is shivering
With packages he's delivering
Ribbons pulled and try to hide
Wishes waiting warm inside

And everything looks better in gold and green
The lights on the trees shining all through the city
Are the prettiest I've ever seen
And the world decides to sleep safe tonight

The carolers they sing noel
Silent night and silver bells
And all around you snow will fall
Like confetti stars and paper dolls

And everything looks better in gold and green
The lights on the trees in the eyes of our children
Are the prettiest I've ever seen
And the world decides to sleep safe tonight

The first noel
The angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields where they lay

Everything looks better in gold and green
Everything looks better in gold and green
Everything looks better in gold and green
Everything looks better in gold and green
Everything looks better
Everything looks better
04:01
6 Play Maybe Baby (New Year's Day)
Every Christmas I come back to this town
I come looking through some lost and found
Wondering if you're still hanging around down here

With the holiday they line these streets
Where I once loved you and you once loved me
I'm sorry, it just gets to me

I wonder if I called up your house
If your momma would let you out?

Maybe, baby
I'll see you this Christmas, what do you say
Or maybe, baby
I"ll see you on New Year's Day

I remember your eyes with the snow outside
You said, "This place always looked a little better in white."
I wanna look up and see your face one more time

Feels like the clock stopped ticking the day that I left
I think of you and I still catch my breath
I'm sorry, you just get to me

I wonder if you'll be going out
There's only one party in this town

Maybe, baby
I'll see you this Christmas
I hope and pray
Or maybe, baby
I'll see you on New Year's Day

Baby, it's so strange being back here again
I keep running into all of our old friends
This whole town ringing one more year
I don't wanna let this feeling disappear
I pray that you might be her tonight
And ther you were standing, shining underneath that light

Screaming at the ball on the TV counting down
Streamers and papers piling up on the ground
Baby, did you come here alone?
Are you maybe looking for someone?
To kiss you?
God, I've missed you

Maybe, baby, we didn't get Christmas
But if you stay
Or maybe, baby
We could have New Year's Day
Maybe, maybe, baby
Maybe, maybe
05:01
7 Play Nuttin' for Christmas
I broke my doll on Kenny's head;
Somebody snitched on me.
I hid a frog in my sister's bed;
Somebody snitched on me.
I spilled some ink on Momma's rug;
I made Ronny eat a bug;
Bought some gum with a penny slug;
Somebody snitched on me.

I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm getting nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad.

I put a tack on teacher's chair
Somebody snitched on me.
I tied a knot in Sarah's hair
Somebody snitched on me.
I did a dance on Grandma's plants
Climbed a tree and I tore my pants
I filled that sugar bowl up with ants
Somebody snitched on me.

I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad.
I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas
'Cause I can't be nuttin' but bad.

I won't be seeing old Santa Claus;
Somebody snitched on me.
He won't come visit me because
Somebody snitched on me.
Next year I'll be going straight;
Next year I'll be good, just you wait
I'd start now, but it's too late;
Somebody snitched on me.

I'm Gettin' nuttin', Nuthin'
Mommy and Daddy are mad
I'm Getting nuttin' for christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuttin' but bad

I'm gettin' nuthin' for christmas
Mommy and Daddy are mad
I'm getting nuthin' for christmas
'Cause I ain't been nuthin' but bad
'Cause I can't be nuthin' but bad
'Cause I ain't been nuthin' but bad.
03:23
8 Play O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appears

Rejoice, rejoice
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, O come, Thou Dayspring bright
Pour on our souls Thy healing light
Dispel the long night's lingering gloom
And pierce the shadows of the tomb

Rejoice, rejoice
Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel
Shall come to thee, O Israel

O come, desire of nations bind
In one the hearts of all mankind
Bid every strife and quarrels cease
And fill the world with Heaven's peace

Rejoice, rejoice
Emmanuel shall come to thee
Rejoice, rejoice
Emmanuel shall come to thee
O Israel
04:06
9 Play Little Wood Guitar
It's Christmas day
And the snow is coming down
Church bells sway
They're ringing awake the town
Preacher Kline recites his lines
The pews'll be full today
Mr. Howe cranks up his plow
His baldes'll clear the way

It's Christmas day
And the pecan pies are baking
Mothers say it's the giving not the taking
My brother's brand new bicycle is out jangling in the street
I watch him through the icicles
With that wood box beneath my feet

Chorus:
All I got was this little wood guitar
What it brought was neon lights and crowded bars
Like all the kings with all thier gold
Went chasing down your star I'm told
Every highway takes me where you are
With this little wood guitar

It's Christmas day
Funny how the years can shape us
Much has changed
I'm a musician not a waitress
Chicago's a winter wonderland
At my brother's and his wife's
Passing around thier dinner plates
And dissecting my life

Chorus

I never stopped believing
I just kept on singing
Now people come to hear from miles around
And I don't mind confessing
That I still count my blessings
I just never thought I'd settle down

It's Christmas day
And the little one's are waking
I hear them play
I can hear the presents shaking
The boy's outside on his new bike
Jangling in the street
That little girl, she's watching him
With that wood box beneath her feet

All she got was this little wood guitar
What I thought is it might take her pretty far
Like all the kings with all their gold
Went chasing down your star I'm told
Every highway takes me where you are
With this little wood guitar
Little wood guitar
04:12
10 Play Silent Night
Hmm, silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright
'Round yon virgin Mother and Child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

Silent night, holy night
Son of God, oh, love's pure light
Radiant beams from Thy holy face
With the dawn of redeeming grace
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
Jesus, Lord at Thy birth
03:22