I Hope You Get What You Want

from WINTERSONGS by MOSES by Moses

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Technically this is the first thing Moses released. Originally recorded in 1998 as one track of 4 for a CD Christmas card sent out by our managers- T.A.R.G.O. - Fiona Clarke, Andy Winters and Maurice Bacon. The other bands were Dodgy, It's Jo and Danny (who went on to launch the Greenman festival) and The Medieaval Baebes. It was recorded at Bark Studios in Walthamstow by Brian O'Shaughnessy who also recorded the first Moses demo's which got us signed. it's just me and Davey so the clarinet is me (Paul) - I was pleasantly surprised that the playing sounds OK but the actual part is so obviously ripped off from Billy Bragg's 'Levi Stubbs Tears' that I'm really hoping it was supposed to be an intentional 'homage'. The song was written in one evening, Davey already had a version of the guitar part which our friend Fesh had said sounded like a Christmas song so we thought why not make it one? The next year we wrote and recorded 5 more Christmas songs (and an outro 'Hymn') and released them all as the first version of the WINTERSONGS EP.

1998!? That's 20 actual years ago.

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If it's going to be this cold the least it could do is snow
at least I'd have some atmosphere while I'm driving away from home
driving so far
so far

I turn on the radio think of what we always say
'Who will drink and who will drive?'
the row we have each year
every year so far
so far

this year I hope you get what you want
this year I hope you get what you want
this year I hope you get what you want
Cos I want you

I hope you get what you want
cos people do sometimes
yes people do sometimes
yes people so sometimes.

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from WINTERSONGS by MOSES, released December 12, 2018
singing and clarinet: Paul Mosley
guitar and singing : David Mosley
written by Mosley/Mosely
recorded by Brian O'Shuaghnessy at Bark Studios

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After an exceptional reception to epic folk opera ‘The Butcher’ Paul has become an in demand composer for Theatre. Ever a lover of classic singer-songwriters Paul has transformed some of his theatre compositions into brand new 'proper' songs. Including contributions form his wonderful Chamber/Junk ensembleThe Red Meat Orchestra it is a beautiful, banging, bonkers collection of MUSIC FOR PUPPETS! ... more

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