The Atheist Christmas Album

by TyLean Polley

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This album is dedicated to my mother,
Rebecca Paisley

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released November 26, 2016

Cover photo by Smoliakov Andrii
Music notes by 1nana1
Cover Edited by TyLean Polley

Mastered by Martin Bowes

Thank you to Aliki Katriou, Anahita Eynollahi and Kerri Bowes.

Special thanks to Martin Bowes and James Scott for your help and endless patience making this album!

Last but not least, thank you to my husband Jonathan and sons Silas and Viggo for allowing me to be an absentee wife and mother while I spent countless hours making this album.

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TyLean Valencia, Spain

TyLean goes beyond a vocalist with a power set of pipes; she's an envelope-pushing avant garde artist with a penchant for disturbing sights and sounds. With frequent use of dissonance, conflicting time signatures, a-tonal key signatures, nonscoreable instrumentation and lyrics that reflect a harsh perception of reality, TyLean's music has been described as Audial Terrorism. ... more

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Track Name: Oh Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Oh Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
let nothing you dismay.
For centuries we celebrate
every year on this day.
To keep our spirits merry
we feast, sing, dance and play.

O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy.
O tidings of comfort and joy.

From the near and far the people gathered.
Joyous all they came.
When others heard of all the joy
the tradition gained fame.
It spread around the world and became
known by many names.

O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy.
O tidings of comfort and joy.

This time of year we must be sure
to fellow man be kind.
Be true to this and much joy and
happiness you will find.
So every family celebrate
in any way you mind.

O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy.
O tidings of comfort and joy.
Track Name: The Holly and the Ivy
The Holly and the Ivy,
when they are both full grown.
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
the holly bears the crown.
O the rising of the sun,
and the running of the deer.
The playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir

The holly bears a blossom
as white as lily flower.
Good will to men and our neighbours,
children playing in the wood.
O the rising of the sun,
and the running of the deer.
The playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The holly bears a berry
as red as any blood.
Good will to men and our neighbours,
and to the poor be good.
O the rising of the sun,
and the running of the deer.
The playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The holly bears a prickle
as sharp as any thorn.
Good will to men and our neighbours
on Christmas Day in the morn.
O the rising of the sun,
and the running of the deer.
The playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The holly bears a bark
as bitter as any gall.
Good will to men and our neighbours.
Good tidings to us all.
O the rising of the sun,
and the running of the deer.
The playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.

The Holly and the Ivy,
now both are full well grown.
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
the holly bears the crown.
O the rising of the sun,
and the running of the deer.
The playing of the merry organ,
sweet singing of the choir.
Track Name: Lost in the Snow
Mommy is under mistletoe.
Daddy runs beneath it, too.
Mommy’s cheeks are all aglow
as he steals a kiss or two.

Presents under the tree.
Pretty little bows are tied.
What presents will be there for me?
Maybe just a peek inside?

I can smell spicy gingerbread
in the oven baking.
So many lovely treats ahead.
It’s Christmas in the making.

My brother outside calls to me,
"grab your coat, hat, scarf and gloves!
Come outside and play with me!"
Mum calls out “be careful loves!”

Snow crunches under our feet.
We take turns pulling the sled.
To climb the hill will be a feat,
but worth the fun ahead.

Twisting turning down the hill,
the winds against our faces.
At the bottom the world is still,
but we don’t know this place.

We are Lost in the Snow.
Which way is home?
We do not know.
Find our tracks,
and we’ll find our way back
following our foot prints.

Star of wonder, star so bright,
guide us to our home tonight.
Not intended but we’re intrepid.
Hand in hand we’ll find our way home.

There’s our home the lights so bright.
We’ll make it home yet tonight.
Listen brother,
don’t tell mother.
It will be our little secret.
Track Name: Here We Come A-wassailing
Here We Come A-wassailing
among the leaves so green.
Here we come a-wand'ring
so fair to be seen.
Love and joy come to you,
and to you your wassail, too,
and good greetings and may you have a
a Happy New Year,
and may you have a Happy New Year.

We are not daily beggers
that beg from door to door,
but we are neighbours' children
whom you have seen before.
Love and joy come to you,
and to you your wassail, too,
and good greetings and may you have a
a Happy New Year,
and may you have a Happy New Year.

Good master and good mistress,
as you sit beside the fire,
please think of us poor children
who wander in the mire.
Love and joy come to you,
and to you your wassail, too,
and good greetings and may you have a
a Happy New Year,
and may you have a Happy New Year.


We have a little purse made of
ratching leather skin.
We want some of your small change
to line it well within.
Love and joy come to you,
and to you your wassail, too,
and good greetings and may you have a
a Happy New Year,
and may you have a Happy New Year.

Bring us out a table,
and spread it with a cloth.
Bring us out a cheese
and of your Christmas loaf.
Love and joy come to you,
and to you your wassail, too,
and good greetings and may you have a
a Happy New Year,
and may you have a Happy New Year.

We bless the master of this house.
Likewise the mistress too,
and all the little children
that round the table go.
Love and joy come to you,
and to you your wassail, too,
and good greetings and may you have a
a Happy New Year,
and may you have a Happy New Year.
Track Name: Ukrainian Bell Carol
Hark are the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away.

Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold.

Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling.

One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air.

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o’er here and there,
telling their tale.

Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.

Come, on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home.

Hark are the bells,
sweet silver bells,
all seem to say,
throw cares away.

Christmas is here,
bringing good cheer,
to young and old,
meek and the bold.

Ding dong ding dong
that is their song
with joyful ring
all caroling.

One seems to hear
words of good cheer
from everywhere
filling the air.

Oh how they pound,
raising the sound,
o’er here and there,
telling their tale.

Gaily they ring
while people sing
songs of good cheer,
Christmas is here.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.
Merry, Merry, Merry, Merry Christmas.

Come, on they send,
on without end,
their joyful tone
to every home.
Ding dong ding ding dong.
Track Name: I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
I heard the bells on Christmas Day.
Their old familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet
the words repeat
of peace on earth, good will to men.


And thought how, as the day had stood,
the belfries of all brotherhood
had rolled along
the unbroken song
of peace on earth, good will to men.


Till ringing, singing on its way,
the world revolved from night to day.
A voice, a chime,
a chant sublime
of peace on earth, good will to men.


And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
and mocks the song
of peace on earth, good will to men."


Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"We are not dead; nor doth we sleep!
The wrong shall fail,
the right prevail,
with peace on earth, good will to men!"
Track Name: What Day Is This?
What Day Is This?
It's Christmas Eve,
and everyone is gathering.
We greet dear friends
with open arms
while children pretend
to be sleeping.

Back, back to your beds little ones.
Tomorrow brings a special morn.
Close tight your eyes dear babes.
We'll see you in the morning.

With food and drink
and cheerful songs
we celebrate
all through the night.
The children creep out
in hopes to catch a glimpse
of the joyful sights.

Back, back to your beds little ones.
Tomorrow brings a special morn.
Close tight your eyes dear babes.
We'll see you in the morning.

It's nearly dawn
everyone is at home
in their beds warming.
The children wake
with sparkling eyes.
They race to enjoy
Christmas morning.

Get out of your beds
Mum & Dad,
today it is Christmas morning.
Open your eyes
and be glad.
Let's celebrate Christmas morning.
Track Name: Go Tell It on the Mountain
While we all were sleeping
warm in our beds last night,
our parents stayed up late
and strung the house with lights, oh

Go Tell It On The Mountain,
over the hills and everywhere;
Go Tell It On The Mountain
that Christmas time is here.

As the days grew colder,
we knew it must be near.
We waited so patiently
for almost a whole year, oh

Go Tell It On The Mountain,
over the hills and everywhere;
Go Tell It On The Mountain
that Christmas time is here.

With chocolate treats we count down
until that special day.
The best is Christmas morning
when the sun shines its first ray, oh

Go Tell It On The Mountain,
over the hills and everywhere;
Go Tell It On The Mountain
that Christmas time is here.

Every day is filled with joy
our family and friends.
We'll play fun games and laugh.
We'll be sad when it ends, oh

Go Tell It On The Mountain,
over the hills and everywhere;
Go Tell It On The Mountain
that Christmas time is here.

On Christmas Eve we plead
to stay up all night long.
We're too excited to sleep,
so let's have a sing along, oh

Go Tell It On The Mountain,
over the hills and everywhere;
Go Tell It On The Mountain
that Christmas Eve is here.
Track Name: O Christmas Eve
O Christmas Eve,
the stars are brightly shining.
It is the night of dear friends and family.
Long lay the world
the babes asleep and dreaming.
In the morn they will wake anxiously.

A thrill of hope their family rejoices,
for the sky brings the surprise for Christmas Morn.

Fall flakes of snow! We'll hear delighted voices.
O night divine, the night before Christmas Morn;
O night, O Christmas Eve, O night divine.

Shimmer in the lights
that are strung and gleaming.
We watch from the window, smiling hand in hand.
O'er the world
the snow is gently falling,
It is more perfect than we had planned.

The babes in bed their family rejoices.
The best gift of all, a snowy Christmas Morn.

Fall flakes of snow! We'll hear delighted voices.
O night divine, the night before Christmas Morn;
O night, O Christmas Eve , O night divine

Fall flakes of snow! We'll hear delighted voices.
O night divine, the night before Christmas Morn;
O night, O Christmas Eve , O night divine

O Christmas Eve,
a night like no other.
A night for joy, tenderness and peace.
Love fills the air,
we are sisters and brothers.
Good will to all, and may good tidings increase.

It's nearly morning, the family rejoices.
When they wake we'll hear delighted voices.

Fall flakes of snow! We'll hear delighted voices.
O night divine, the night before Christmas Morn;
O night, O Christmas Eve , O night divine

Fall flakes of snow! We'll hear delighted voices.
O night divine, the night before Christmas Morn;
O night, O Christmas Eve , O night divine
Track Name: Silent Night
Silent Night.
Christmas Night.
All is calm.
All is bright.
Sleeply soundly
mother and child.
Precious infant
so tender and mild.
Sleep in blissful peace.
Sleep in blissful peace.

Silent Night.
Christmas Night.
Stand in awe
at the sight.
Glorious dreams
of laughrter and love.
A tender moment
watched from above.
Who could not adore?
Who could not adore?

Silent Night.
Christmas Night.
Son of mine,
loves pure light.
Radiant beams
thy tiny face.
Come the dawn
I'll hold and embrace.
The most precious child on earth
My precious child on earth
Track Name: Everyone (Has Someone on Christmas) Except Me
Everyone has somewhere to be,
Everyone has something to do,
Everyone Has Someone to love,
On Christmas
Except Me.

The shopping malls are chock-a-block.
Are they showing their love
or just showing off?
Am I a cynic?
well maybe.
But what else can I be when?

Everyone has somewhere to be,
Everyone has something to do,
Everyone Has Someone to love,
On Christmas
Except Me.

It might as well be April Fools.
The joke is on me
who ridicules.
The New Year could be
a new beginning.
What have I got to lose?
What have I got to lose when?

Everyone has somewhere to be,
something to do,
someone to love,
somewhere to be
something to do,
Someone On Christmas
Except Me.

Sometimes I find
a little glimpse inside
the world of love and happiness,
good times.
Just a flicker of hope.
Track Name: Auld Lang Syne
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and Auld Lang Syne.

For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
for Auld Lang Syne.
We'll take a cup o kindness yet
for Auld Lang Syne.

For Auld Lang Syne.

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
and Auld Lang Syne.

For Auld Lang Syne, my dear,
for Auld Lang Syne.
We'll take a cup o kindness yet
for Auld Lang Syne.