Merry Christmas, etc., to all. Have been recording my first Christmas song which I meant to post this year but I guess I now have a year to finish it for Christmas 2009. Been sweating over the final details to my long unfinished 3 new albums. Working on the final mastering, color matching, and all the little details that give you one last chance to ruin or perfect the album. Proofreading, man, it’s amazing how prone to error the human mind can be. Into the world in a few weeks, I hope. Here are the lyrics to one of my favorite Laura Nyro songs. Love to all, LJM

Christmas in my Soul

Come young braves
Come young children
Come to the book of love with me
Respect your brothers and your sisters
Come to the book of love
I know it ain’t easy
But we’re gonna look for a better day
Come young braves
Come young children.

I love my country as it dies
In war and pain before my eyes
I walk the streets where disrespect has been
The sins of politics, the politics of sin
The heartlessness that darkens my soul
On Christmas.

Red and silver on the leaves
Fallen white snow runs softly through the trees
Madonnas weep for wars of hell
They blow out the candles and haunt Noel
The missing love that rings through the world
On Christmas.

Black panther brothers bound in jail
Chicago seven and the justice scale
Homeless Indian of Manhattan Isle
All God’s sons have gone to trial
And all God’s love is out of style
On Christmas.

Now the time has come to fight
laws in the book of love burn bright
people you must win for thee America
her dignity
for all the high court world to see
on christmas

Christmas in my soul
Christmas in my soul
Christmas in my soul.

Come young braves
Come young children

Christmas in my soul
in my soul
to this world.