Palingenesia

by JoJo Worthington

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JoJo Worthington is a ghost of Christmas' past. Recollecting memories of a joyous, yet complicated season. This melancholy, yet hopeful song asks the question: what has Christmas become? Worthington answers in a chorus of voices, bringing us back to its true meaning - palingenesia - the renewal of all things.

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I stay inside
and watch the earth refine to snow and ice
In Canada there's a sale on at Canadian Tire

Gloria! There's a Christmas tree in every shopping mall
Throw up your hands! For the Lord of all is a gift card to The Gap.

O, family tree
All the mysteries that have been revealed
Our table gets smaller every year
We disappear in the snow

In America, there's a girl who's gonna be a star someday
In Bethlehem, there's a boy who's gonna give himself away

My grandpa died in the nursing home ten years after his wife
She fell down and we spent Christmas wearing hospital gowns

Gloria! For the Lord of all has come to earth at last
Fall on your knees, for the gifts he brings are never gonna pass

credits

released December 19, 2019
Written by Joanna Worthington
Mixed by Joanna Worthington
Produced by Joanna Worthington
Mastered by James Clemens-Seely
Tape Operation by Krišs Veismanis

Joanna Worthington / Vocals, Banjo, Ukulele, Piano, Electric Guitar
James Clemens-Seely / Drums
Joseph Machak / Trumpet
Background Vocals / Kelley Jayne DiPasquale, Luke Martinez, Phillip Tock

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JoJo Worthington Ontario

JoJo Worthington is an experimental-folk artist of Ontario.

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With haunting choral loops, seemingly-orchestral ukulele riffs, and striking spacey vocals she comes across as a soft tour-de-force.
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