ArtWay

I like simple folk, I like truth and honesty. I love God. In art, too, I seek honesty and strive to radiate it. Marc Chagall

Lapwing: Hope Christmas Gets You to Me

A Christmas song written and performed by two Glasgow teachers has already proven to be a runaway success. Phil Ford, 39, and Tim Kwant, 32 - also known as Lapwing - wrote 'Hope Christmas Gets You To Me' just a few weeks weeks ago, and it's already proving a hit. The song addresses the fact that so many people will be split up from their loved ones this year because of the pandemic but finishes with a hopeful message. You can find out more about the band or download the song by visiting Lapwing's Twitter page.

LAPWING: HOPE CHRISTMAS GETS YOU TO ME

Verse 1: 

A sparkle of light, in the dark of the year, 
Like hope taking hold of your hand; 
It’s a time full of laughter, and love without fear, 
That this year, I now understand. 

Chorus: 
Cause I’m missing the touch of the ones that I love, 
Couldn’t care less what’s under the tree. 
I don’t know what I’m getting for Christmas this year, 
But I’m hoping it gets you to me 

Verse 2: 
Outside it is snowing, the fire is glowing, 
The old films repeat on TV, 
But this I know only, without you I’m lonely, 
Are you out there and thinking of me? 

Chorus: 
Cause I’m missing the touch of the ones that I love, 
Couldn’t care less what’s under the tree. 
I don’t know what I’m getting for Christmas this year, 
But I’m hoping it gets you to me 

Mid 8: 
What are you asking for Christmas this year? 
What is Christmas asking of you? 
If it’s true in the giving, that life is worth living, 
Then I’m sending my heart out to you. 

Verse 3: 
A sparkle of light, in the dark of the year, 
Like hope taking hold of your hand; 
It’s the promise of laughter, and love without fear, 
The returning of joy to the land 

Chorus: 
I cant wait for the touch of the ones that I love, 
Couldn’t care less what’s under the tree. 
I don’t know what I’m getting for Christmas this year, 
But I’m hoping it gets you to me.

*******

released December 1, 2020 
Written by: Phil Ford and Tim Kwant. 
Instrumentation and vocal performance: Tim Kwant. 
Backing vocals: Bethany Coyle


More:

- January 2021: Carol Aust & Linford Detweiler
- June 2020: Paul Field & Betty Spackman
- May 2020: Come, Holy Ghost
- March 2020: Beautiful Scandalous Night
- November 2019: Mikhail Aldashin: Russian Christmas Animation
- October 2019: Jan Krist & Gor Chahal
- May 2019: Dobrinka Tabakova: Origami & Higashi Kara No
- May 2019: Peter S Smith and Duke Special
- April 2019: Stay with Me, song and windows from Taizé
- April 2019: Rosanna Cash: The Walking Wounded
- November 2018: The Visitation
- September 2017: Sufjan Stevens & Deborah Johnson
- August 2017: Jason Carter: Amazing Grace
- July 2017: G.F. Händel & Marc de Klijn
- March 2017: Come... Help me Lament
- December 2016: Alana Levandoski & Julie Ann Stevens
- December 2016: Sufjan Stevens & Geertgen tot Sint Jans
- December 2016: Ordinary Time & Barbara de Reus
- November 2016: Jan Krist & Gor Chahal