Kelly Z and "the Lot"

Colours of December

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Kelly's Lot
10/25/2016
Kelly Zirbes

Story

This is the 4th song Kelly has recorded that honors members of the military. It's a Christmas song for their families. It's a subject close to Kelly's heart after living with her uncle Roger before and after he served in Vietnam. Colors Of December was written after a conversation with DJ and friend Fred John Boenig. Fred had lost his son who was serving in Afghanistan which made him a Gold Star Dad. He explained to Kelly that Blue Stars turning to Gold refers to the service flags people would place in their windows during wartime. A flag with a blue star meant a member of that family or organization was serving in the war. If the blue star was replaced with a gold star, this indicated that the soldier had died in battle.

 

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Video Produced by Matt Moody in After Effects. Song Mixed by Fred Paragono and Mastered by Mike Milchner of Sonic Vision Mastering. Musicians: Perry Robertson on Acoustic Guitar, Rob Zucca on Electric Guitar, Sebastian Sheehan Visconti on Drums, Bobby Orgel on B3, Matt McFadden on Bass, Kelly Z on vocals and Doug Pettibone on Dobro. It's available online at iTunes and other outlets as a single. We will donate those proceeds to TAPS.org

Lyrics

December is upon us this year
Time to welcome those we hold so dear
Give a little more Spread a little cheer
December is upon us this year
The colors of December shine so bright
With Red, Green, Gold and Silver Light
On the coldest morning or the darkest night
The colors of December shine so bright
So get a tree extra tall
To honor those who gave it all
And for each of the families that were told
*Their blues stars have turned to gold
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Sing Hallelujah
For Peace on Earth
Hold each other tight and don’t forget
Keep each other close and don’t forget
This day’s on a soldier you never met
Hold each other tight and don’t forget
And get a tree extra tall
To honor those who gave it all
And for each of the families that were told
*Their blues stars have turned to gold
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Sing Hallelujah
For Peace on Earth
And Peace for the families that were told
Their blues stars have turned to gold. 

And Peace for the families that were told
Their blues stars have turned to gold.