Leonardo (and what he wants for Christmas)

by bernice

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Sven B. Schreiber Good music from a good band for a good price, serving a good cause. Listening to "Bernice" aka Robin Dann means always to expect the unexpected. This song accidentally takes on somewhat of a trip hop form, or at least that's what it sounds to me. It might be something completely different as well.
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b1underspub1ik I'm gonna give this song to my brother for Christmas. Instead of a hoverboard. <3
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This year for our holiday track we worked with Sing Me A Story, www.SingMeAStory.org, an American organization who ask children in hospital or other care that serves children in need to write stories about anything they want. They then ask songwriters to set those stories to music, and use the songs to raise money for those programs, as well as giving each child their own personal song.

We chose a song by Shaiquan, age 9, in care at the children's hospital of Wisconsin. His story is called Leonardo and what he wants for Christmas.

Recorded at Grady & Gerry's house in Washington DC, mid-tour, December 2018.


leonardo wants a hoverboard
the next day leonardo got a hoverboard
then he would not stop riding
then his mom said stop riding it

he got so mad
so he broke his hoverboard
so he was sad
so he went to his brother’s house
he told his brother everything

he went to get him another hoverboard
and a home
and a trailer
to move his stuff

leonardo and what he wants for christmas


released December 17, 2018
Robin Dann (voice), Thom Gill (keyboards), Dan Fortin (bass), Phil Melanson (e-drums and percussion)


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bernice Toronto, Ontario

robin dann
thom gill
dan fortin
felicity williams
phil melanson

overflowing the empty CUP


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