My Christmas Song

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Category: Music, News

It’s that time of year again…Happy Holidays! Here’s the Christmas song I released last year. It’s currently in rotation at KKBN 93.5FM, and available on iTunes, Spotify, and everywhere else online. There’s even a Pandora station! For the Country Record (which, sadly, is no more) featured it…here’s what they wrote:

We last talked about Grover Anderson when we introduced you to his album ‘The Optimist’, and I loved his quirky, story-focused take on Americana. Now Grover has written and released an original Christmas song, and I can only tell you how much I love its fresh and emotional angle, making the 2000-year-old Christmas story relatable to people in the 21st century.

Grover says of the song and this time of year, “I find myself running the gamut of Christmas emotions. I cherish the coming together of family, I tire of the commercialization, I admire the giving spirit that seems to shine brightest this time of year, and I wince as some try to politicize the season.” He continues, “Others have adequately covered snow-dashing, Santa Claus, and singing praises to the “newborn king” from the mountaintop. In writing this song, I tried to break the story of Jesus’ birth and life down to its most basic elements. What was going through Joseph’s mind that night? How do you even begin to think about raising the son of God? How would I react in that situation?” It resulted in a truly heartfelt and wonderful piece of music that manages to eschew all the cliches and get down to the humanity of the occasion.

Thanks for helping to make this song such a success! Lyrics below.

On a quiet night, two weary folks
Rode into Bethlehem, but couldn’t find a host
So they made their stay among the cows and sheep
The babe was on its way, and neither one of them could sleep
The prophets told of a simple child given gold
Who’d come to save their souls

He was born to die,
To give his love and to give his life
He brought hope for every woman and man
He left with a promise to come back again
Until then love each other the best you can

Mary kept her grace through the joy and pain
She knew in that one moment the world had been changed
While Joseph wept, he wiped his woman’s brow
The son of God was his to raise but no one had told him how
But he loved that child like it was his own
To teach him man cannot survive on bread along

He was born to die,
To give his love and to give his life
He brought hope for every woman and man
He left with a promise to come back again
Until then love each other the best you can

One day I’ll have children too
And when that day comes, who knows how I’ll do?
But I’ll try my best to show
In this short time, there’s just one thing you need to know

We were born to die
Then live again in the glory of His light
Learn to forgive your fellow man
Even if you don’t know the Lord
It ain’t hard to live like him
Above all, love each other
The best you can

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Music & Lyrics by Grover Anderson
performed by
Grover Anderson – guitar & vocals
Aaron Bishop – Bass
Mike Stevens – Drums & Mixing
Nate “The Experimentalist” Frazier – Keyboards
Jimbo Scott – Lead guitar

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