Fallin' Like Snow (+ bonus tracks)

by Jaymay

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    Fallin' Like Snow CD track listing:
    1 – This is a Christmas Song, My Love
    2 – Winter Wonderland
    3 – Up in the Sky
    4 – For Christ's Sake, Pick Up the Phone!
    5 – Carol of the Bells
    6 – Farewell, New York
    7 – Up on the Housetop
    8 – Santa's Little Helper
    9 – My Evergreen
    10 – Silent Night
    11 – Little Dummer Girl
    12 – Fallin' Like Snow
    13 – Ave Maria

    The making of Fallin’ Like Snow was a worldwide voyage taking Jaymay everywhere from the Czech Republic, where she recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, to New York and Los Angeles to record with choir groups. Jaymay shares, “I really took a gamble on this record, but Christmas is forever and I wanted to offer a new spin on the songs we have been long familiar with and inspire hope and humor at a time when they are much-needed.”

    During her brief relocation to Los Angeles, Jaymay saw a play about Irving Berlin, who penned “White Christmas”, one of the best-selling songs of all time. Soon after, producer Daniel Belardinelli fatefully approached Jaymay to collaborate and the New Yorker soon found herself inspired to pen songs about winter while gazing at palm trees in a Venice Beach studio.

    Though contagious, holiday cheer is far from infallible on "Fallin' Like Snow." The delicate title track depicts how the world slows for loss and grief even during 'the most wonderful time of the year'. “Up in the Sky” is a letter to Santa, seeking hope in these turbulent modern times, and “Farewell, New York” is an open goodbye to the Big Apple and its special-something during winter.

    On the merrier side, "This is a Christmas Song, My Love" jingle bell-rocks listeners with powerful electric guitars and a sax solo flashback to decades past. "For Christ’s Sake, Pick Up the Phone!" is a humorous plea for a checked-out lover, and "Santa's Little Helper" is a tell-all tale about the ugly side of being an elf, who's cooped up in the North Pole and can't have any fun.

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released November 16, 2016

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra recorded at Smecky Studios, Prague
Orchestra Recording Engineer - Jan Holzner
Orchestra Contractor & Session Producer - James Fitzpatrick, Tadlow Music Ltd
Produced by Jaymay & Daniel Belardinelli
Arranged & Orchestrated by Daniel Belardinelli

Additional Orchestration & Music Preparation - Daniel Clive McCallum, David Krystal, Kevin Smithers

Tracks 1, 2, 11, 13 mixed by Patrick MacDougall
Track 3 mixed by Brad Leigh
Tracks 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 mixed by Satoshi Mark Noguchi with engineer assistant Colleen Lutz

Mastered by Oscar Zambrano at Zampol Productions

Cover photograph by Bill Wadman // www.billwadman.com
 
Management: Jason Finestone // Jason@jaymaymusic.com

forever grateful to my parents! you always save the day.
very special thanks to david, marcela, dean, olive, gigi & ruffian seerman.

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Track Name: This is a Christmas Song, My Love
this is a christmas song my love
it took me more than once to get it right
you’re the star hovering above
the christmas tree with all its lights
i know tonight
when I’m tucked in my bed so warm
we’ll both be weathering a storm
this is a christmas song my love
this is a christmas song my love
this is a christmas song my love
it took me more than twice to get it right
and i’ll be wearing christmas gloves
when i make snow angels they take to flight
with all their might
and when i’m driving in my car
i always know just where you are
this is a christmas song my love
this is a christmas song my love
this is a christmas song my love
this is a christmas song my looooove
i watch the news and i read the paper
i know the world is full of sad songs
when i think of you i can’t do anything but
smile smile and i keep on keepin on
i read the news and i watch the paper
i know the world is full of bad songs
when i think of you i can’t do anything but
cry cry and i keep on keepin on
Track Name: Up in the Sky
children drawing faces
in the windowpane
whispering it’s christmas once again
stockings on the mantle
sleigh bells in the air
a feeling of magic everywhere
i have just one wish
on my christmas list
come through, make it true
show the world you do exist
can you hear me?
can you see me?
i’ve been wishing forever
there is not much time
to grant this wish of mine
make the world better
what’s that up in the sky
flying like a rocketplane?
it’s santa, santa, santa!
we never have to doubt again.
what’s that up in the sky
flying like a rocketplane?
it’s santa, santa, santa . . .
silver on the table
ribbons on the stair
snowflakes gently fall without a care
candlelight is glowing
presents roun the tree
surrounded by love and family
Track Name: For Christ's Sake, Pick up the Phone!
snowflakes are falling i'm thinking of calling
you up on the phone
would you even answer
or will i be spending christmas alone?
people singing carols on the pavement down below
i try to sing along i dunno this song i'm composing my own
ring ring ring ring ring goes the telephone
please please please pick up please please please pick up
please please please pick up the phone
i'm counting down the days now . . . 21, 2, 3, 4, 5 . . .
do you ever wonder if i'm dead or even half alive?
christmas isn't always
full of joy and cheer
imagine feeling this way
365 days a year
ring ring ring ring ring goes the telephone
please please please pick up please please please pick up
please please please pick up the phone
pick up the phone pick up the phone pick up the phone
Track Name: Farewell, New York
the sounds my feet make in the snow
the color of the lamppost glow
the temperature is ten below
and my mem’ries overflowing
it’s wintertime in central park
i take long walks long after dark
i know these lights i know this lake
and the path i won’t be taking
it’s been so long since i’ve been here
and my footsteps ring clear as a bell
farewell, new york
next year i won’t be coming home
farewell, new york . . .
the clock is counting down the day
i pass the hill where children play
might their snow angels melt away
special sorrows i’m awaking
how does a person find goodbye
across a bridge beneath the sky
under the rocks there’s no reply
so their silence i am breaking
it’s been so long since I’ve been here
and my footsteps ring clear as a bell
farewell, new york
next year i won’t be coming home
farewell, new york
next year i won’t be coming home
Track Name: Santa's Little Helper
you don’t know what it's like working for santa claus
have you ever closely examined the poor little reindeer paws
have you ever gone to the northpole and seen factory life
have you ever interviewed mrs. claus (aka wife)
you don’t know what it's like working for santa claus
you don't know what it's like filling up candy jars
the tedium of index and thumb on gum
leaves some with mental scars
and no job is ever as sweet as it sounds
the belt in his hand proves he's mean all around 
you don’t know what it's like working for santa claus
santa has one clause and this is it:
once one is hired one may never quit.
santa takes the joy out of christmas
to be fired, to be fired's at the top of my wish . . . list . . .
no matter what the season whether snow falls freezin’ or thaws
the sound of no laughing, drill bits, hammers and saws
while visions of sugarplums dance in your head
I’m lucky if in three days mine touches a bed
and you don’t know what it's like working for santa claus
the rose in his cheeks —it’s a rouge for his flaws
a muzzle for dominick the donkey (hee-haw!)
oh christmas is cool — i work for a good cause
it's just i can’t stand santa claus
Track Name: Fallin' Like Snow
my eyes blink like lights blink on a tree —
i think . . . you're getting to me
christmas is supposed to be a happy time of year
christmas is supposed to be a happy time of year
i think i'm fallin', think i'm fallin'
think i'm fallin' in slow motion like snow
eyes beam, lights gleam
snow melting on a frozen stream
christmas is supposed to be a happy time of year
christmas is supposed to be a happy time of year
i think i'm fallin', think i'm fallin'
think i'm fallin' in slow motion like snow
think i'm fallin', think i'm fallin'
think i'm fallin' in slow motion like snow
how can i sleep when you're constantly on my mind?
how do i keep strong when love's unkind?
how do i sleep when you're constantly on my mind?
how do i speak words to make you mine?
i think i'm fallin', think i'm fallin'
think i'm fallin' in slow motion like snow
think i'm fallin', think i'm fallin'
think i'm fallin' in slow motion like snow