Loretta Hagen Holiday Sampler (pre​-​release from upcoming CD Mud and Stone)

by Loretta Hagen

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Loretta Hagen Holiday Sampler

Pre-release from the upcoming CD Mud and Stone
Santa If You're Listening

A beautiful touching acoustic ballad of a recently unemployed man who makes a Christmas wish to Santa for a job and help getting through the holidays. Very appropriate for the times we live in.
Acoustic guitars, vocal

As We Count (On New Year's Eve)
A mid-tempo acoustic guitar and vocal filled with hope and wishes for a Happy, Healthy, Successful Year ahead! Perfect song to ring in the New Year!
Acoustic guitar, vocal

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released December 2, 2011

All songs written by Loretta Hagen (c)2011 ASCAP

Santa If You're Listening
Acoustic guitar and vocal ~ Loretta Hagen
Acoustic guitar ~ Gary Hagen

As We Count (On New Year's Eve)
Acoustic guitar and vocal ~ Loretta Hagen

Recorded and mixed
Bearfort Recording and Sound,
Gary Hagen, West Milford, NJ

Album Art
Ami Lanning
Album Printing
Val Minett

Radio Promotion
Trespass Music ~ Tracey Delfino

Contact
Michelle Fortier
Wingschell Entertainment
wingschell@yahoo.com

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Loretta Hagen West Milford, New Jersey

Loretta Hagen is a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter, whose musical career spans two decades. Weaving folk, country, rock and blues, she writes songs with strong, catchy melodies and passionate poignant lyrics, and delivers them with her rich alto voice. "Loretta Hagen writes songs that sound like they can come from the Heartland, but they also really come from the heart." John Platt WFUV 90.7 ... more

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Track Name: Santa If You're Listening
Santa If You're Listening

How the holidays have changed
Each year more of their meaning fades
They sneak up on us like a wave
That washes out to sea

Here I am on Christmas Eve
With so fewer gifts to give
Been trying to make ends meet these days
There's just no easy way

Santa if you're listening
Can you find me work
I lost my job back in the Spring
And I feel I've lost my worth
I can stretch a dollar
But it don't cover much
Santa if you hear me
Could you get me through this month

Now I am not a lazy man
Answered every want ad
I'm not afraid to use my hands
Even for low wage

You see I've got a family
A wife and kids, and a dog to feed
They're everything and more to me
I'd give them anything

Santa if you're listening
Can you find me work
Lost my job back in the spring
Now I feel I've lost my worth
It's hard not to worry
And to keep my spirits up
Oh Santa if you hear me
Could you get me through this month

Wish I could fill these stockings
With nothing else but love
Cause I have a wealthy pockets full
And I would give more than enough

How the holidays have changed
Each year more of the meaning fades
I hope it becomes clear again
At Christmas time next year
Track Name: As We Count (On New Year's Eve)
As We Count (On New Year's Eve)

This is the final minute
Before the year runs out
May it take no good with it
And leave behind our peace and health

And as we bide this moment
All of our dreams abound
I wish for doors that open
And raise a glass as we count

10, 9, 8, 7, 6
The time piece ticks

And as we pass each second
Watching the ball come down
I hope that love will beckon
To every heart and spread around.

As we recite the numbers
Shouting among the crowd
I pray the trials that cumber
Fall away as we count

5, 4 with a loud roar
We start to cheer
3, 2, 1
I'm counting on
A Happy New Year!