Dec 252005
 

From LET IT SNOW!
Written by David Foster & Linda Thompson

“Grown-Up Christmas List” isn’t just a beautiful song. David Foster and Linda Thompson created one of the most beloved Christmas classics of the past 40 years. This composition glows with its haunting melody and thought-provoking lyrics. The relaxed, smooth mood of the tune perfectly applies to the holidays, yet the lyrics remind the listener of all those who aren’t so lucky in our world. The beauty of the song relies in its simplicity. There are no big messages, no strong statements, just a few simple words that deeply touch the listener.
Fifteen years have passed since the original recording of the song by Foster with Natalie Cole. We can now count several covers by big names like Barbra Streisand, Amy Grant, Kelly Clarkson, Jane Monheit and Michael Bublè, one of Foster’s most recent and best discoveries. Bublè is an extraordinary singer who has already achieved superstar status all over the world. In 2004, he and Foster put together a mini cd with five Christmas classics. The velvety voice of the singer caresses evergreens like “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” plus his gorgeous take on “Grown-Up Christmas List” that we present to our readers here. Enjoy the song, the singer, Foster’s peerless arrangement and production and… Merry Christmas!!


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Lead Vocals: Michael Bublè
Keyboards: Randy Waldman & David Foster
Bass: Brian Bromberg
Drums: Dave Tull
Guitar: John Chiodini
Produced & Arranged by David Foster


Lyrics

Do you remember me?
I sat upon your knee
I wrote to you with childhood fantasies
Well I’m all grown up now
Can you still help somehow?
I’m not a child but my heart still can dream

So here’s my lifelong wish
My grown up Christmas List
Not for myself
But for a world in need

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up Christmas List

May kindness rules our lives
Not just the strong survive
Sweet tears for all the thousand years on mind
This is the world I pray
We will all share some way
Help me begin by reaching out my hand

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up Christmas List

Why does this illusion call the innocence of you?
Maybe when the time believe we can find the truth
No…

No more lives torn apart
That wars will never start
And time will heal our hearts
Every man will have a friend
That right will always win
And love will never end
This is my grown up Christmas List

This is the prayer that I will keep
This is my grown up Christmas list
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