A Christmas held to Ransom’ is the new single from Ransom following hard on the heels from their hugely successful debut EP ‘ Halfway to Hell’ Swapping Hell’s bells for Sleigh bells’  This is a great fist in the air festive ‘Ranthem’ evoking memories of every Christmas wish you had as a child. Incorporating pantomime lyrics in a throwback to yesteryear! It’s the only song you’ll wanna sing this year, as we kick 2021 into touch and look to a brighter happier future for us all.







Contact the label:
Matt Farr
(+44) 01902 345345
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152 Goldthorn Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JA

 Christmas EPK (PDF)


LYRICS


A Christmas held to Ransom

So here we are , dear brethren
It’s that time of year again,
Feel the spirits of. Christmas past
As bells are ringing with flags half mast
But don’t you worry, no time to dwell
Already been Halfway to Hell
Don’t need money, Go with the flow
Just grab your tinsel and your mistletoe...

This fairytale can still come true
If you can find the inner child inside of you

We’re Gonna ...
Hold you to Ransom over Christmas,
Take you back to all the ones you use to know
Hold you to Ransom over Christmas
Til you can hear the sound of Sleigh bells in the snow

She’s always wanted, that special toy,
From Santa’s bulging sacks of joy
You know he’s coming or has he been
Better check your chimney’s clean
Prepare a letter, cookies and milk
Make sure your stockings are made of silk
She’s pulled a cracker, I think he knows
Don’t wake the children with your ho ho ho’s

Bridge-ch-solo

Children laughing all around
Making angels on soft white ground
It Takes me back to 79
Snow falling on the railway line
Oh the feeling just never ends
But i guess now it all still depends on
You and me and where we’re at
And if you’ll still wear my Santa’s hat
Much more to give than to receive
Just tell me baby do you still believe.....

Chorus  

Hold you to Ransom over Christmas

FOOTNOTE:
Just so you know, over the lock-down and Christmas 2020 we were all pretty much out of work and all gigs were cancelled. So, we set about cheering ourselves up with a Christmas song, in the hope that it would also cheer everyone else up too. Christmas being held to Ransom as the Government wanted us all to follow their rules or meeting up for Xmas was cancelled!

Due to having no budget wheresoever we set up a black backdrop up in Matt's (Vocals) back garden, we had a few fairy lights from last Christmas, a snow machine -from his Kids DJ party days- to use for effects. To record the footage, we used Dave's (Lead Guitar) Google Pixel cell phone and had Jo (Dave’s wife) trying to make the shots work! Apart from the fact that it started raining and we had poor light everything went well for the only thing we could do - one family meeting up with one other person. We also thought it would be a great idea to film some of it on Matt's roof which was a bit precarious and a bit cold and a bit high up, we used a ladder to get up there and dragged the guitars and camera stand with us.

The audio recording was done on Zach's (Bass Player) laptop, he has some recording gear and a good knowledge of the recording software. The film footage was edited on some old film software we found on Dave's computer.

Apart from some props we purchased (Christmas hats and some alcohol) we managed the entire thing with no money.

So… we hope you like the video? If you do, please share this with your friends and family and anyone else you think may enjoy a festive song.

Thank you and Merry Christmas
RANSOM