Christmas in Houston Blues (12-Bar)


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    Christmas in Houston Blues (12-Bar)

    I really hate December, 'cause Christmas always brings me down.
    Oh, yeah, I really hate December, 'cause Christmas always brings me down.
    I want Christmas to be white, you know -- but Christmas here is always brown

    You know while other folks are smiling, I almost always wear a frown
    You know while other folks are smiling, I almost always wear a frown
    I want Christmas to be white, you know -- but Christmas here is always brown

    I don't wanna spend my Christmas stuck here in this Houston town
    I don't wanna spend my Christmas stuck here in this Houston town
    I want Christmas to be white, you know -- but Christmas here is always brown
    Dream big, fight hard, live proud!

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    i'm feeling the message...christmas and brown seem so far apart..cool...christmas brings me down..yep
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    I had been wanting to write a holiday song (not necessarily Christmas, but it's that time of year) and we were studying 12-bar blues in my music theory class. I was listening to "White Christmas" on the radio and thought, I should write about the brown Christmas we have here, and it all came together.
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    it's a strange sensation to be inspired by a famous song and put your own unique twist on it...even though it is so far of from white christmas the influence is part of it...all musicians and writers take bits here and there and make it there own..well done
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    Yes, Houston. My sister used to live there before they moved to nearby Pasadena, where (when we visited) we loved the smell of chemical plants in the morning (not!). For some reason my brother --in--law decided he'd take us on a scenic tour of the ship channel. Good times.
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    I'm actually west of Houston, but everyone knows the name as it's the 4th largest metro area in the US. The ship channel bridge is kinda amazing though (my daughter wants to be a civil engineer).
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    That sounds familiar to me. We lived in the Phoenix area, years ago. I kind of liked the desert, but it never felt like Christmas to me.
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    They used to chant about living in nearby Pasadena, where the air is "Greena."
    I wonder if you have a lyric for them?

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    Well scow almost rhymes but the aroma is more ... organic solvent with a frisson of sulfur, the whole being reminiscent of stale flatus.
    Dream big, fight hard, live proud!

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    It will soon be that time of year again, annie... I enjoyed the lyrics, and wondered if you might add to it this year... Thank you for sharing...


    OO, I meant to ask you... writing lyrics.... is it more difficult than writing metered poetry?
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
    She could not live an ordinary life,
    with the mysteries of the universe
    hidden in her eyes....
    Author: Christy Ann Martine

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal....
    Author unknown.

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