Christmas Box

by Val Blaha

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original song, music and lyrics by Val Blaha

lyrics

give a lot, take a little
take a little, give a lot

it's not about the lines or the sales or the deals
not about what's mine or yours or the steals
it's not about being first to get your shopping done
it's not about the Ebay auctions that you've lost or won

just sit back, take a breath,
gather your thoughts
it's time to take a look
inside that Christmas box

give a lot, take a little
take a little, give a lot

it's not about the turkey or the stuffing or the pie
it's not about hanging lights up into the sky
it's not about duty or greed or obligation
it's not about sending cards all across the nation

sit on back, take a breath
gather your thoughts
there's a whole lot to learn
outside that Christmas box

give a lot, take a little
take a little, give a lot

the reason for the season is joyful celebration
gathering and singing and dancing jubilation
we celebrate the stars or the birth or the light
we're thankful for the babies born during the night

we gather with our families, of choosing or of blood
we cherish the togetherness and homes filled with love.
we sit around the table smiling at each other
remembering the good and forgetting grief and trouble

sit on back, take a breath
gather your thoughts
there's a whole lot to share
outside that Christmas box

give a lot, take a little
take a little, give a lot
give a lot, take a little
take a little, give a lot

credits

released December 20, 2015
Val Blaha: lead vocals, piano, mandolin, rhythm guitar
Andy Harrison: additional guitar and vocals, percussion
recording and mixing by Andy Harrison, Hillsboro, OR Nov/Dec 2015

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Val Blaha Portland, Oregon

Music has always been an important part of Val Blaha's life. She loved to sing from a very young age, and started studying piano at age 6, earning accolades and numerous awards before age 17. In 2001 she began teaching private music lessons, and has been performing and songwriting for the past 8 years. Val also plays guitar, bass, and mandolin. Fact or Fiction is her third album. ... more

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