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novagirl Thanks so much Alex for your inspiring way of making music. Your live performances are exceptional and with the words you are saying there is so much honest and believe to music which comes from the heart and you make me feeling it!
With the song "make it home" you turn out to be a singer as well. Love the song! All the best, Gerd
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    A few weeks ago, I sat down to write some music with my good friend Rachel Platten, and we were quite surprised when a Holiday song (of sorts) appeared. We liked it, so we decided to dust it off a bit and send it out into the world through the magic of the internets to see if the little dude could do some good out there for someone.

    100% OF THE PROFITS FROM THIS SONG will go directly to CityHarvest.org, an innovative NYC charity that rescues surplus food from restaurants, grocers and institutions and redistributes it to the city's hungry.

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    If you like the song, the charity, or both, I'm hoping you'll foward this link far and wide this Holiday season. Thank you for your kindness and support!

    Much Love and Happy Holidays,
    Alex (and Rachel)

    City Harvest: http://cityharvest.org
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    Rachel Platten: http://rachelplatten.com
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lyrics

(Inspired by an accidental Christmas in New York one year)

The lady at the gate said the flights are grounded
Over sniffling kids and their parents' shouting
I can barely hear them through the phone at the dinner table
Sorry honey gotta go all your cousins are waiting

Everybody said, "Relax, it's just your first year"
Why is California so far from here?

OK OK New York you win
I guess I don't know what I'm doing here
I swear I used to know

OK OK New York alright
I guess it's Christmas here tonight
Let's find the others, raise a glass,
I'm gonna make it home.

Was gonna get signed to an indie label
Was gonna rule this town, play the Garden by April
Was gonna talk about art with people who get me
Was gonna have hot friends from foreign countries

Everybody said, "You made it, it's the greatest town"
But right now I just wanna get the hell out

OK OK New York you win
I guess I don't know what I'm doing here
I swear I used to know

OK OK New York alright
I guess I'm stuck with you tonight
Let's find the others, raise a glass,
I'm gonna make it home

I never thought it'd get so quiet here tonight
The empty streets are decked with dirty snow and Xmas lights
They said I'd find out who I am, but I don't know who I am
Only what I'm not

The cab back to Brooklyn cost 70 dollars
But for once I get the place all to myself here
Thank God this bar is open on Christmas eve
And when I walk through the door all the other orphans smile at me.

Everybody said, "Look down, don't talk to strangers"
But I think I've had enough advice here

credits

released December 1, 2010
Written by Alex Wong and Rachel Platten
Alex Wong - vocals, guitar
Rachel Platten - piano, vocals
Produced by Alex Wong
Mixed by Eddie Jackson

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