Ten Grinches, plus two

by Eustace the Dragon

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Here is our first Christmas EP - we hope it's just your size.
Jess arranged and recorded it all tucked away in her basement bedroom, in the midst of and just underneath the bumping chaos made by a family of five, plus one yapping dog, who live upstairs.

And so it is with Christmas, who visits us in and as a happy mess of family, laughter, tears, and all of that process of both grinching and un-grinching our too small hearts, may they grow ever bigger.

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released December 13, 2014

The bells - a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Justice Delivers Its Gift - written by Sufjan Stevens
Ten Grinches, plus two - excerpt of a story by Dr Suess

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Eustace the Dragon Saint Paul, Minnesota

Danny, Jess, and Amanda -

mean harmony writers, country crooners, friendly folks who wanna break your heart.

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Track Name: The bells
And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said.
"For hate is strong
And mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men!"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth God sleep!
The Wrong shall fail,
the Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men!"
Track Name: Justice delivers its gift
Silver and gold
Silver and gold
Everyone wishes for it
How do you measure its worth
Just by the pleasure it gives here on earth.

Oh, I'm getting old
Oh, I'm getting old
Everyone wishes for youth
How have I wasted my life?
Trusting the pleasure it gives here on earth

Lord, come with fire
Lord, come with fire
Everyone's wasting their time
Storing up treasure in vain
Trusting the pleasure it gives here on earth

Oh, I see the end
Oh, I see the end
Everyone's waiting for death
How do you measure its worth?
Justice delivers its gift here on earth

Silver and gold, silver and gold
Silver and gold, silver and gold
Track Name: Do you see what I see
Said the night wind to the little lamb,
"Do you see what I see?
Way up in the sky, little lamb,
Do you see what I see?
A star, a star, dancing in the night
With a tail as big as a kite."

Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy,
"Do you hear what I hear?
Ringing through the sky, shepherd boy,
Do you hear what I hear?
A song, a song high above the trees
With a voice as big as the sea."

Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king,
"Do you know what I know?
In your palace walls, mighty king,
Do you know what I know?
A Child, a Child shivers in the cold--
Let us bring him silver and gold."

Said the king to the people everywhere,
"Listen to what I say
Pray for peace, people, everywhere,
Listen to what I say
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light.
The Child, the Child sleeping in the night
He will bring us goodness and light."



Read more: Christmas Carols - Do You Hear What I Hear Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Track Name: Fa la!
Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Tis the season for joy
See the blazing fire before me
Strike the harp and join the Fa La!

Fa La, Fa La!
Fa La, Fa La, Fa La!

Follow me into merry christmas
Follow me into halle, halle

Troll the ancient yuletide treasure
Don we now our smiles
Follow me in merry measure
Swell the ancient tide of Fa La!

Fa La, Fa La!
Fa La, Fa La, Fa La!
Track Name: Ten Grinches, plus two
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes, or bags!”

And the Grinch, with his grinch feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling. "How could it be so?



Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!

And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say
That the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day!



And then the true meaning of Christmas came through,
And the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!

And now that his heart didn't feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light
Track Name: Red and green tree
Full moon
Red and green tree
You're the one for me

Cool nights
Glittering lights
Where you been christmassin'
All my life

Every year
At the farm, by the fire
I've been here
With a hole in my side
And now I know why

You start
My red and green heart
Gingersnap sweet
You're the one for me