What do you think of Christmas trees going up so long before Christmas? I know some of you groan, but I get that some people want lights and colour up earlier than usual due to the dark shadow of Covid. Thankfully lockdown rules will be relaxed for 5-days around Christmas. We must continue to be vigilant and careful to protect one another, but spending time with loves ones will be particularly poignant and precious this Christmas.

Fr Boyd and I weren’t sure what to do about our annual Advent Adventure. However, despite pandemic restrictions we’ve produced a Caribbean style Christmas single, accessible via Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music under ‘The Shoes Brothers – Don’t Worry About A Thing’. Released on Soul Sunday (Nov’ 29th), Irvine Beat FM are playing it on rotation to and through Christmas. The short film, backed by the song,is released on Sunday (Dec’ 13th) in our morning service and available on the Shoes Brothers Facebook Page and Fullonart YouTube Channel.


It features highlights from previous years and encourages us all to face the future positively.

 

For 10+ crazy years Willie and I have bad-dad danced, sunk songs, attempted to break down barriers, build bridges, celebrate community and point to the real meaning of Christmas. We hope and pray it cheers you up. What’s sure, once heard you won’t be able to get it out of your head!

Chorus

Don’t Worry About A Thing, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!

Turn on The Light and sing, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!

Give thanks in everything, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!

Turn up your voice and sing, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!

 

Darkness falls upon our land, Nothing certain, hard to plan.

God is near stretch out your hand and Look for him today.

Child who built the starry skies There within a manger lies.

Humbly Jesus comes to us, Quietly, without a fuss.

 

Jesus switch on all our lights, Put an end to every fight.

He’s King of Kindness can’t you see? Full of Love for you and me!

 

Here to clear our lockdown blues, Change the channel to Good News,

Helping hand when you can’t cope, With the message, “There is Hope!”

 


Rap Verse:

YOU: wound up, fired up, ditched your dancing shoes?

YOU: stressed out, strung out, drowning in the blues?

YO! Wise up, calm down, hear the angels sing,

Breathe in, breathe out, Peace in everything!

 

Don’t Worry About A Thing, Everything’s Gonna Be Alright!