Hoping And Praying

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“Hoping and Praying” arrives in digital format with really appetizing content. This new release will be presided over by “Hoping and Praying”, one of the songs that best reflects the album’s spirit: youthful and excited, vital and colorful, melancholy and tremendously fun. Next, “Can You Feel It?” is a previously unreleased track from the album sessions, about which we are still asking ourselves today why it didn’t make it onto the album, with its accelerated pop and glorious chorus. One of the greatest gems of this EP is “And Suddenly”, and incredible version of one of the last compositions by THE LEFT BANKE, originally released as a Split-single with GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN on Slumberland Records, and which at times brings our protagonists close to the gorgeous elegance of Bacharach. And then there is the closer, “Let Me Be The Fairy on Your Christmas Tree Tonight”, taken from the compilation “A Very Cherry Christmas Volume 5” from the British label Cherryade Records, with its rock ´n roll piano along the best lines of THE SHIRELLES and THE SHANGRILA’S, as if we would expect anything less.

The culmination of all of this is the precious video for the title track, directed once again by Tom Readdy (who also did their two previous videos), in which we can see the band playing, nothing more and nothing less, in the altar of a church (!!), while at their backs all sort of colorful “miracles” are taking place, which John Lennon would definitely approve of. Both the album cover and the celestial animations are by Lucy Dawkins.

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released March 9, 2011

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Track Name: Hoping And Praying
Hoping and praying and wishing
That maybe he is thinking and dreaming of me

I don't wanna have to tell him so
That I don't ever let him go, oh no no
It breaks my heart to see him
It breaks my heart to see him alone

Every time that he walks by (alone)
He's the kind of boy that looks real shy, oh my my
It breaks my heart to see him
It breaks my heart, and so I'm

Hoping and praying and wishing
That maybe he is thinking and dreaming of me
And one day I can
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him, and tell him that I'm
Thinking and dreaming of him

Maybe I should run away
Settle down in some old sunny town far, far away
Cos I don't wanna make a fool
Out of me for the third time (fifth time) seventh time (eighth time)

I don't wanna have to tell him so
that I don't ever let him go, oh no no
It breaks my heart to see him
It breaks my heart to see him alone

Every time that he walks by (alone)
He's the kind of boy that looks real shy, oh my my
It breaks my heart to see him
It breaks my heart, and so I'm

Hoping and praying and wishing
That maybe he is thinking and dreaming of me
And one day I can
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him, and tell him that I'm
thinking and dreaming of him

Hoping and praying
Track Name: Can You Feel It?
Ooh, Can you feel it? Ooh
When you kiss kiss kizza me
And I kiss kiss kizza you

Show me you care
One more time, we can overspend it
No-one else can show me like you
You know that it’s more than having a good time

Say that you’re mine
Like you said oh when we first met
It’s looking pretty good to me
We’ve got something more than just having a good time

Ooh, Can you feel it? Ooh
When you kiss kiss kizza me
And I kiss kiss kizza you
Track Name: Let Me Be the Fairy on Your Christmas Tree Tonight
Cuddly toys and Christmas trees
Stockings filled with sweets for me
Rollers, sparklers, Eastenders
Same old presents wait and see

Breaking down on the M4
Only fog no sign of snow
I don't know where I'm going to
But I'm hoping I'll bump into you

Christmas bells were calling out your name
And the stars were writing out the same
Let me be the fairy on your Christmas tree tonight
Let me be the fairy on your Christmas tree tonight
Let me be the fairy on your Christmas tree tonight
Or maybe until New Year's Eve

Jingle bells and the hit parade
Twinkling stars and sparkly shoes
Office parties with mulled wine
Glitzy dresses, my head held high

I just want someone to stay in
Watching Brucie's special with
No-one should be alone tonight
Especially a girl like me

Christmas bells were calling out your name
And the stars were writing out the same
Let me be the fairy on your Christmas tree tonight
Let me be the fairy on your Christmas tree tonight
Let me be the fairy on your Christmas tree tonight
Or maybe until New Year's Eve

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