Christmas Lights

by Letter to Memphis

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Written by Devon Cahill and Gene Starks
Recorded and Mixed by Paul Niehaus IV @ Blue Lotus Studio
Produced by Paul Niehaus IV
Photo/art by Devon Cahill


Gene Starks - acoustic/electric guitar
Devon Cahill - vocals/bells/shakers
Paul Niehaus IV - bass, drums
Ethan Leinwand - piano
David Gomez - saxophone


The summer shine's gone
but something's left behind
I've waited all year long
for your warm heart to find

Like times before
I haven't seen you for a year and then
you're knocking at my door
Now it's that time of year for sure

I'm catching wind of a magical air
See the lights in all your eyes and then I'm there
It seemed so close and yet it felt so far away
and here we are
and I am asking you to stay

When I see smiles
twinkling so bright
that they could light the sky
I think I'll stay awhile

So put a star
on top the tree for me
then we'll hop in the car
and find some Christmas lights to see

The snow blows colder
and I'm a year older too
but every time it comes
with the beating of the drums
Love and light in every way
Our hearts are warm on Christmas day


released December 19, 2014



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Letter to Memphis St Louis, Missouri

Letter to Memphis is an indie folk band from St. Louis, MO. Their sincere and heartfelt songs explore sounds rooted in wistful folkiness, with a little greasy honky-tonk, elements of jazz and bossa nova, and even a dash of rock 'n' roll, and themes ranging from the whimsical to the fervently emotional. River deep, mountain high. ... more

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