A New Year, New Friends, New Songs… and some Old Favourites

Could be that it is still Christmas as you celebrate all 12 days of the season, or could be that you simply love a traditional carol or know someone who does… My new single “Silent Night” is still available as a free download or can also be streamed as often as you like. Here’s the link: http://phoenixj.bandcamp.com/track/silent-night. Enjoy!

Time has flown and soon it will be New Year’s Day. I hope this year has been as meaningful and eventful a one for you as it has been for me, and that you are looking forward to the new one with renewed hope and anticipation.

As a bit of ringing-out, ringing-in nostalgia, I’d like to share with you below lyrics of a song I wrote some time ago and was included in the greenhaus album of the same title, “A Fool’s Paradise”.

May we all have a wonderful year in 2013!

Warmest wishes,
Phoenix J x

ps. I’m broadcasting one final concert this year on Sunday 30th Dec, 2pm PDT / 10pm GMT. Details are on https://www.phoenixj.com/webcast. I hope you can make it!

A Fool’s Paradise (Labour of Love)
Words and Music by Phoenix J
greenhaus version on iTunes iTunes
Live piano version on MySpace Myspace

I’m living a fool’s paradise
But the scales would fall from my eyes
I’ve a thorn deep down on my side
And now I need a shoulder to cry
If I would only make it
I’d be a labour of love
And if you would help me make it
I’d be a labour of love
I’m an open book, just take a look
And you’ll see

I’ve turned the lights on but nobody’s home
My friends surround me still I’m all alone
Well there’s a story where the seeds were sown
That what I need is a life of my own
If I would only make it
I’d be a labour of love
And if you would help me make it
I’d be a labour of love
I’m an open book, just take a look
And you’ll see

Maybe one day I’ll take to the skies
And somehow I’d see paradise
There’d be a thorn deep down on my side
But you would be my shoulder to cry
If I would only make it
I’d be a labour of love
And if you would help me make it
I’d be a labour of love

A Fool’s Paradise (Labour of Love) – Words and Music by Phoenix J
©2008 Phoenix J/PRS/MCPS