Don’t Stop Believing (in Santa Claus): Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept it

A huge thanks to Jeff Utecht, Dave Truss, Dean Shareski and Yoon Soo Lim for helping at various times to help crystalize this process. We’re getting there! The following was much simplified and stated in this form by Jeff Utecht, who also supplied the mp3 below.

The Mission:

Here’s an idea for a wave: In preparation for a Christmas sing along in Gleneagle’s front hall, a group of vocal jazz and other music students are rewriting the original lyrics to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” We plan to record our live performance, and share it via the web. It would be pretty cool if others were to join in here as well… international musical collaboration, anyone?

Option 1:

1. Use the attached mp3 instrumental of this song or your own version, or a student group for the music

2. Use the words below, or have your students create their own original words to sing to the music.

3. Video your students singing the song and upload the video to the Internet, copy and paste the URL to your video here to share with others.

Option 2:

1. You MUST use the attached mp3 instrumental version of the song

2. You MUST use the lyrics below

3. Video and upload your students proformance to the interent. Also if you would like your students to appear in a mash up with other student videos from around the world let us know so we can include them (More details on where to upload video coming soon).

Lyrics:

Just a North Pole girl, livin in a snowy world Took the magic sleigh going anywhere Just a South Pole boy, wishing for a special toy He took the magic sleigh going anywhere

Reindeer against the moon Chevy Chase in National Lampoons Christmas Eve and I can’t sleep It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, sleeping on long winter’s naps Santa’s searching in the night Red and Green light people living just to find some presents under their tree Santa’s

Bein’ good to reach my goal, No one wants a lump of coal. Sending Santa the list I made Just for this day

Some were bad, some were nice Some were picky ’bout their rice Oh the list don’t end It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, sleeping on long winter’s naps Their Santa’s searching in the night Red and Green light people living just to get some presents Santa’s flying through the night

Don’t stop believing That Santa Claus is real Red and Green Light People

High Quality Instrumental Sound Track:Dontstopbeliveninstrumental.mp3

Download this instrumental version of the song. If we all use this we can easily stitch together a cool video from all the students.

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  2. Anne-Marie Holmwood

    I have forwarded this to some of our KSS music students – they plan to talk to our choir teacher and get involved.

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