by Anne-Marie Helder

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‘January’ is a song written & performed by Anne-Marie Helder,
released on the 12th January 2017.

Anne-Marie says:
“January' is a little ditty about this strange, bleak first month of the year ~
A time when all the Christmas decorations have been taken down,
the days are too short, the nights are too cold...
It’s grey outside, & we’ve got no money left.
We’re supposed to be getting healthy after all that overindulgence,
but we can’t be bothered.
All the parties are over, and there are no festivities left
to save us from the interminable grey days of winter.


On the bright side, here’s a little song for you.
A reminder you that you’re not alone.
It won’t last forever...
Soon it’ll be February!

And I might even follow this up with another (more happy) song then!" ;-)





You’ve taken the tree down
There’s nothing to see now
Everyone’s gone back to work
In a sulk ‘cos they didn’t feel ready to go
& There’s not even snow to make it pretty outside
It’s just boring & white

It’s January... & Everything’s over
January... We’re all feeling older

What happened to Christmas?
Still feel like you missed it...
Running round for months before
Trying to make it perfect and more
So frantic that it flew right past
& You’re left with an overdraft and empty glass

It’s January... Everything’s over
January... We’re all feeling older
January... We’re tired & hungover
January... Just empty and colder

You’re trying to take 10,000 steps
Make your life much less of a mess
Leave your bed & just get dressed
But it’s bleak outside & you’re in distress, because
Oh, it’s another long year ahead
& It’s easier to stay in bed
- I feel your pain but don’t give up yet
‘Cause we’re all the same, when it's

January, Everything’s older
January, We’re tired & hungover
January, We’re all feeling over
January, It’s empty & colder...



released January 12, 2017
Words & Music: Anne-Marie Helder
Recorded in the bleak January of 2017.
On a tiny classical guitar.
In York.

© A.M.Helder 2017



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