Ode to a Long December: Hey Rosetta! gives an early Christmas gift with “Carry Me Home”
Hey Rosetta! just made themselves a permanent part of my Christmas music listening, thanks to A Cup of Kindness Yet, their wonderful EP which features my new upbeat-yet-dark Christmas song, “Carry Me Home” (sorry, Tom Waits). The song beautifully sums up the numbing loneliness of being a musician on tour during this most festive of seasons, though it channels Paul Simon far more than it does the “smells of hospitals in winter” written of by Adam Duritz. No, this is a hopeful tune. In the end, despite the sour surroundings of a depressing hotel room, Tim Baker still sings of hope that St. Christopher might bring him that southern wind or surprise homecoming which might make Christmas bright. The end result is uplifting, a reminder of what really makes this season special, from a Canadian band we could stand to hear much more from.