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Striking 12 bonus tracks

by GrooveLily

Welcome to the overture Now is when you know for sure That this is when it's time to start the show If you've got candy to unwrap Or a barking poodle on your lap Take care of it right now before we go And turn your cell phones off This is an important theme You will hear it later on At a rather crucial time In a rather crucial song Forget all that now clear your mind Loosen up relax unwind Take some pictures - oops sorry no Enjoy the show
What fresh hell is this It's the televised abyss Will this Christmas season never be through? Now the shiny bells still ring And the happy people sing Everything's green and red and I am feeling blue All the trees are brown In this silver tinsel town Storefront windows glow in every hue Let the color wheel unroll Gray to black inside my soul Everything's green and red and I'm feeling blue Every Sickly-sweet song Is a saccharine holiday hug Yet I still hum along Well, Bah Humbug I could ward off the chill I could pick up my life and move on But the house is so still And she's still gone Spin the channels once again I see no good will toward men Cause between commercials nothing is new There's such a dearth of peace on earth Everything's green and red and I'm feeling blue Everything's green and red and I'm feeling blue
Wonderful 04:35
VALERIE (MATCH GIRL) No one ever gonna notice No one ever gonna notice me if I know one thing I know this I need a little light so I can see Surely I can pick out one match I can spare it If I dare it Only one match Striking one match And it's Wonderful Warming up my frozen fingers Wonderful Like a candle brightly burning but more wonderful I can feel the ice melt away And the fire glow is like a summer's day BRENDAN "And it seemed to the girl that she was sitting by a large iron stove. How the fire burned. It seemed so beautifully warm that the child stretched out her feet as if to warm them, when lo! The flame of the match went out, the stove vanished, and she held only the remains of the half burnt match in her hand." VALERIE I don't wanna be a bad girl What'll daddy think of what I've done He's gonna say you made me mad, girl Wasting matches when you're selling none But he doesn't see what I see Only duty Not the beauty Only one more Striking one more and it's Wonderful Roasted goose and sugar plums so wonderful like a banquet for a princess but more wonderful all the silver polished to a glow and the table cloth as clean and white as snow BRENDAN "Then the match went out and the feast too vanished. Before her remained nothing but the thick, damp, cold wall." BRENDAN/VALERIE All of the things I see through windows When I'm on the wrong side of the glass Are even more beautiful and wondrous Here in the light of just one match VALERIE Let the walls be transparent once again Let me see through this vision to the end VALERIE (with Gene and Brendan backup) Should I light one more Maybe just one more Should I light one more Maybe just one more (etc) VALERIE And it's wonderful I am here beneath a Christmas tree so Wonderful all the tapers shine like diamonds but more wonderful How the branches sparkle in the night With the ornaments reflecting all the light in multicolored hues of Wonderful Like a thousand thousand constellations Wonderful Like a sea of candles rising toward the skies Can't believe my eyes Can't believe my eyes Can't believe my eyes Can't believe my eyes BRENDAN "The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, till they looked to her like the stars in the sky. Then she saw a star fall, leaving behind it a bright streak of fire."
Picture This 02:08
VALERIE Picture this deserted alley a girl adrift alone amid the snow GENE/ VALERIE/ BRENDAN picture this her gray haired grandma the only one who said i love you so it’s a vision in the matchlight flickering and floating VALERIE so much kindness in her grandma’s loving eyes ALL and she knows it’s only moments til the match burns out forever and this luminary vision fades and dies picture this an apron full of matches a world of indifference and a single loving face GENE it’s her grandma gently rocking it’s her grandma gently rocking it’s her grandma gently rocking her to sleep GENE/ BRENDAN and the match is quickly burning and the match is quickly burning and the match is quickly burning very low ALL and the light is disappearing and the light is disappering and the light is disappearing and she says (segue to Caution To The Wind)


NOTE: These tracks are included here as a separate 4-song download in case anyone's already bought Striking 12. Keep in mind, though, that we've folded these four tracks into the track list for Striking 12 here, so these songs are duplicated.

This is only for you folks who haven't gotten these extra songs yet. *****First-time buyers: Don't buy this AND Striking 12--you'll end up with two copies of these four tunes.*****

'Kay? Thank you! Associated blog entry on our site here:

Recorded live at the Zipper Theatre, NYC, in December 2008.


released December 26, 2010

Violin/Vocals: Valerie Vigoda
Keys/Vocals: Brendan Milburn
Drums/Vocals: Gene Lewin
house mix by Kris Umezawa
onsite recording by Danny Garcia/Germ Recordings
mixed by Brendan


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GrooveLily Seattle, Washington

Bicoastal trio GrooveLily inhabits that contemporary space where creative musicians ignore the boundaries laid down by words like rock, folk, jazz and pop. The success of their first concert-musical, the critically-acclaimed holiday show STRIKING 12, has led them farther into the world of theatre, where they have carved out a unique niche as a rock band writing and performing shows. ... more

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