The Songs The Season Brings, Vols. 1​-​4

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Candy canes! Jelly beans! Comfort and joy! After four years of late night Ritz crackers and balsam-scented-candle-fueled recording sessions, the Beta Radio Christmas quadrilogy (a real word?) is complete! We’re happy to present to you, The Songs the Season Brings, Vols. 1-4, our collection of classic and original Christmas songs to help you celebrate the holiday season. This album is a compilation of four holiday EPs recorded over four years and given away during the Thanksgiving holiday.

CDs and Limited Edition vinyl versions with bonus stuff and extra songs are also available at betaradio.com/store. Thanks for listening over the years; looking forward to what's next! Happy Holidays!

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released November 17, 2015

BETA RADIO is BENJAMIN MABRY and BRENT HOLLOMAN. They sing, whistle, play guitar, glockenspiel, piano, rhodes, sleigh bells, harmonium, church bells, bass, electric guitar and other stuff on this record.

AMANDA HOLLOMAN sings. THEO MILOJEVICH plays drums. ED SUMPTER plays double bass. MAURA KROPKE plays violin. ANNA STANFILL plays trumpet. ANDY STANFILL plays trumpet, trombone and euphonium. All songs produced and recorded at home by Ben and Brent, except for drums, which were recorded at Logan Manor Studio by LEE HESTER and Red Room Recording by WORTH WEAVER. Mixed by JOHN HARRELL. Mastered by JEFF LIPTON at Peerless Mastering, assistant mastering engineer MARIA RICE.

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Beta Radio’s Americana-folk sound is the result of a decade-long collaboration between Ben Mabry and Brent Holloman. Their sound is rooted in vocal harmonies, with guitar, banjo and an eclectic range of additional instrumentation and soulful arrangements. ... more

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Track Name: O Holy Night
o holy night the stars are brightly shining
it is the night of our dear savior's birth
long lay the world in sin and error pining
'til he appeared and the soul felt its worth
a thrill of hope the weary world rejoices
for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn
fall on your knees o hear the angel voices
o night divine o night when Christ was born

truly he taught us to love one another
his law is love and His gospel is peace
chains he shall break for the slave is our brother
and in his name all oppression shall cease
sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we
let all within us praise his holy name
fall on your knees o hear the angel voices
o night divine o night when Christ was born
o night o holy night o night divine
Track Name: The Song the Season Brings
In my heart, I feel how this years end should be
Auld Lang Syne, O Holy Night, by your balsam tree
Your brother may come and stay and my sister on the eve
Of Christmas day, Hallulujah! Play! The song the season brings

Ring your bell now
Hear the swell now
The Christ is come a child our king
On your porch now
Light your torch now
A virgin, blessed, our Lord to bring, oh let it ring!

A love drew near, pointing here where peace would take its pose
To shelter all from a fall where wickedness arose
Oh shining star, from afar, now point me to the grove
Where the Lord the babe in the manger plays
With the ass and the lamb he grows

Ring your bell now
Hear the swell now
The Christ is come a child our king
On your porch now
Light your torch now
A virgin, blessed, our Lord to bring, oh let it ring!

Oh let it ring!

In my heart, in my heart I feel
In my heart, I feel, I feel
In my heart, I only feel
Love, love, love, love

If you're far, come and draw near
Blind and deaf, come see and hear!
There's a joy, there's a sound
Here at Christmas
Oh the Lamb, oh the Lamb of God
Fill the heart with all its not
With the joy and the sound
Sing the song the season brings again!
Track Name: Auld Lang Syne
should old acquaintance be forgot
and never thought upon
the flames of love extinguished
and fully past and gone
is thy sweet heart now grown so cold
that loving breast of thine
that thou canst never once reflect
on old lang syne

for auld lang syne my dear
for auld lang syne
we'll take a cup of kindness yet
for auld lang syne

since thoughts of thee doth banish grief
when from thee I am gone
will not thy presence yield relief
to this sad heart of mine
why doth thy presence me defeat
with excellence divine
especially when I reflect
on old lang syne

for auld lang syne my dear
for auld lang syne
we'll take a cup of kindness yet
for auld lang syne
and surely you’ll buy your pint cup
and surely I’ll buy mine
and we'll take a cup o’ kindness yet
for auld lang syne
Track Name: Winter Eclipse
On the winter solstice, the moon was eclipsed
In my heart, I’ll remain there
Oh, red moon recede in your cocoon
For a moment, I’ll remain there

I walked the lake alone, with the surface as a stone
Every road, now frozen
The homes in uniform, the decorations warm
All is silver, all is golden

On Christmas Eve, I’m always reminded of, the feeling that I love, by the love that I receive
Oh Christmas Day, the feeling I’ve waited for, I’m patient and I’m paying for, but the feeling always goes away

A star led the way, to the terrible display
In the dark, all waited
A sun drew near, when the light would appear
In the cold, celebrated

In the morning light I’d seen, through window and screen
Something so terrible, beautifully terrible
Silence and sound, on frozen ground
The only thing terrible, beautiful, terrible

On Christmas Eve, I’m always reminded of, the feeling that I love, by the love that I receive
Oh Christmas Day, the feeling I’ve waited for, I’m patient and I’m paying for, but the feeling always goes away


Tell me what did you hear
Tell me what did you hear
Tell me what did you hear
Tell me what did you hear
Tell me what did you hear (Ring your bell, Silver Bells)
Tell me what did you hear
Tell me what did you hear (Ring your bell, Silver Bells)
Tell me what did you hear

Santa Claus come soon!
You know we adore you! (I never knew)
We are waiting for you! (I never knew you)
Under the eclipsed moon! (Like you wanted me to)

I don’t know where I am
I can’t undo what I’ve done (I never knew)
Father send me your Son (I never knew you)
Can I go back to where I began (Like you wanted me to)
I don’t know where I am
I can’t undo what I’ve done
I know I’m not the right one
Can I go back to where I began?
Track Name: Coventry Carol / King without a Mountain
lullay lully thou little tiny child
bye bye lullay lully
now woe is me poor child for thee
i ever mourn and sign

o sisters too how may we do
for to preserve this day
this poor youngling for whom we sing
bye bye lullay lully

herod the king in his raging
charged he hath this day
his men of might in his own sight
all young children to slay

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here the royal cataclysm
herod in his raging
merciless swift ambition
none to him worth saving

can you hear the childless mothers say
"martyred murdered how hast thou been slain"

here a king without a mountain
no chariot to come to him
lean in close now and listen
"prepare the golden diadem"

and I hear the child's mother say
nearer clearer "thou hast come to reign"
Track Name: Once This Year
why sing so long all good is gone

down below my soul is so low
crowned extolled behold love still grows

herod this day all young children slain

if only once this year you could part your hands from older fears
when you think of what remains
if only once tonight you would shake your head in real delight
when you think of what remains
is it strange is it strange is it strange in a world of animals
that the kings are cannibals anyway
is it strange is it strange is it strange that the earth was split in two
separating old from new anyway

and here at night i was waiting for i am waiting for the field to fill with light
here at night i was waiting for I am waiting for I am waiting for…

you
you’re invited to never feel the same
you you’re invited to hear the new refrain
Track Name: I Heard the Bells
i heard the bells on christmas day
their old familiar carols play
and wild and sweet
the words repeat
of peace on earth goodwill to men

and in despair I bowed my head
"there is no peace on earth" I said
for hate is strong
and mocks the song
of peace on earth goodwill to men

then pealed the bells more loud and deep
"God is not dead nor does He sleep"
the wrong shall fail
the right prevail
with peace on earth goodwill to men
Track Name: Orange Rind
in the year what abides
beyond the orange rind
appeared in four breaths
there still is one thing left

jenny you know it's alright if you carry on
jenny you glow in the light of the seventh dawn

past dark in the yard
with cannonballs on the car
there's no holiday
no more needles in the hay

jenny it's black on your back with your music on
jenny it's black don't go back the year is gone
Track Name: Silent Night
silent night holy night
all is calm all is bright
round yon virgin mother and child
holy infant so tender and mild
sleep in heavenly peace
sleep in heavenly peace

silent night holy night
shepherds quake at the sight
glories stream from heaven afar
heavenly hosts sing alleluia
Christ the savior is born
Christ the savior is born