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'Next Year' is a Christmas single by Chris Stringer & The Rocketeers.

It's a song about love and loss and heartache - like all the best Christmas songs!

100% of profits from the sale of this single will be donated to Shelter.

www.shelter.org.uk

lyrics

days are getting darker
sun is hanging low
it’s raining again
but we’re hoping for snow

headlights in the black
the nights are longer now
i’m just sitting here wishing
you were with me somehow

woke up in the early hours
thought it was christmas day
as i stirred and came around
my hope all but drifted away

years of painted memories
stories told, epiphanies
i can’t shake this feeling
that you should be here with me

i don’t care if it’s on the wire
don’t matter if you’re far away
this life is just too short
to be alone on christmas day

in the streets they’re singing
and people are singing along
but here beneath the mistletoe
is where you and i belong

pour myself
something strong, or two
we light the candles
and raise a glass to you

i feel warm when i see the lights
gold and green and red
but it’s not the same when all i have is
your voice in my head

i don’t care if it’s on the wire
don’t matter if you’re far away
this life is just too short
to be alone on christmas day

the snowflakes are gently falling
the kids in the street are calling
we all gotta stick together
to be happy

woke up in the early hours
from a dream of days with you
next year will be better
i gotta believe that’s true

i don’t care if it’s on the wire
don’t matter if you’re far away
this life is just too short
to be alone on christmas day

i don’t care if it’s impossible
i don’t care, i’ll find a way
‘cause life is much too short
to be without you
on christmas day

credits

released December 18, 2020
Written & performed by Chris Stringer & The Rocketeers

Chris Stringer - Guitar, Vocals, Synth
Andy McMillan - Bass
Teo Nametak - Keys
Alex Palmer - Percussion/Programming

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Chris Stringer & The Rocketeers.

Artwork by Chris Stringer.
Photograph by Helen Stringer.

© 2020 Chris Stringer Music/Crotalus Records

('We Wish You A Merry Christmas', traditional. c.1500s)

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Inspired by the soulfulness of folk music, the grit of rock and the spirit of 80s pop!

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