Cold Songs

by Laish

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Three songs written around Christmas between 2011- 2013. A melancholic response to the usual Christmas nonsense. I am no Scrooge-humbug type, but for some reason it goes against my nature to write a truly joyous, cheese-filled Christmas puff.

There is a story for each song. Click on the song for more details, lyrics and credits.

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released December 15, 2014

Photo by Polly Hunter

Hello Berlin:
Written, played and produced by Daniel Green.
Bass by Patrick Lawrence.
Mixed and mastered by Ben Green.
Photo by Polly Hunter.

A Poor Man's Christmas:
Written, played and produced by Daniel Green.
Mixed and mastered by Ben Green.
Violin by Martha Rose
Vocals by Emma Gatrill
Photo by Patrick Lawrence

Silentish Night:
Written, played and produced by Daniel Green.
Mastered by Ben Green.

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Laish London, UK

"This is a great pop record" - Steve Lamacq

Laish is the name given to Danny Green's songs.

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Track Name: Hello Berlin
Rory pissed
Ben sober
Booked it so you'll be together
Off to Berlin
Off to Berlin
You Go

Martha made a promise to go
Jools knew he couldn't say no
Uh oh Berlin
They're going to eat your sausages!

Any excuse to leave this place
To feel the race of your pulse again
Off to Berlin
Off to Berlin you go

Like fish behind a window
Lit from below
Static in the water
Staring blankly to the corner

On Ben's birthday you took a train
The German's took all your money away
Fuck you Berlin!
Damn, you must have looked like tourists!

I hear it's a nice time of year
No it is not! No it is not!
Cos it's January
And it's freezing
And you ain't got no money
For our drinking
But you'll be alright
I'm thinking

Like fish behind a window
Lit from below
Static in the water
Staring blankly to the corner

Been to Berlin
How does it feel to be home?
(Shit)
Track Name: A Poor Man's Christmas
This year I can't afford to purchase
Presents for my family and friends
I have not a penny to rub between
My thumb and forefinger

This year it all went wayward
I had no gainful employment
With no cheerleader
To cheer me on
No woman
No fun

Oh Christmas
Oh Christmas
Oh offer forgiveness

Oh Christmas
Oh Christmas
I let the family down

I am going to occupy
An old tent by a cathedral
The minister won't know what to do
What would Jesus do?

Oh Christmas
Offer Christmas
I let the family down

Next Christmas
I'll be back in business
You will all be showered in things
Track Name: Silentish Night
Silent night holy night
Pray for calm pray for light
Bitter winter has taken your cheer
Tiresome company spoiled your beer
If only I could sleep
If only I could sleep

Violent night lonely night
Suited men starting fights
Threat of danger in the air
Dodging cars in the square
Drink in heavenly fear
Drink in heavenly fear

Silent night holy night
Hold me dear my new bride
Take your dress off and come to me
You the present I long to see
Glide in heavenly sheets
Sleep in heavenly peace