Song written by Kim and Ricky Wilde. Sixth track of the album Wilde Winter Songbook.
‘New Life’ was performed live during Christmas gigs in December 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the Wilde Wild Xmas Show in December 2017.
Kim about ‘New Life’
Ricky sent this beautiful melody to me late one night as I lay in bed. As my husband Hal was sleeping, I put my earphones on and felt inspired to write the lyrics immediately. ‘New Life’ as a title came immediately, as over the previous Christmas we had a huge family get together on Boxing Day, and both my sister Roxanne and her husband Richie, and Ricky’s son Marty and his fiancé Lissy were both pregnant and expecting a baby the following summer! This song is a lullaby to the unborn babies who have yet to make their mark on the world, bringing so much love and joy, and is a wonderful memory of a family Christmas spent together. (1)
Bass, keys, acoustic guitar & backing vocals: Ricky Wilde
Drums & percussion: Jonathan Atkinson
Guitars: Neil Jones
Backing vocals: Scarlett Wilde
Produced by Ricky Wilde
Recorded at RAK Studios, London
Mixed by Ricky Wilde & Sean Vincent at RAK Studios, London
Engineered by Sean Vincent, assisted by Robbie Nelson & Helen Atkinson
(1) Track by track, Kimwilde.com website (UK), 11 November 2013
It’s a beautiful mystery,
Who knows who are what you’ll turn out to be,
We’ll all wait patiently,
but you know we just can’t wait to see… you
Now we’re gathered together,
All friends and family,
Let’s make a toast to us, and most of all,
To the new life to be.
But you don’t know,
Sweet little thing,
You don’t know of the joy you’ll bring into our lives
Or of the love that surrounds you on this winter’s night.
You are new, New life.
So take your time little one,
Life goes so fast once it’s begun.
As soon as you come outside,
You’re in for one rock ‘n’ roll, crazy ride.
There’s a universe to travel,
Its wonders to reveal,
Your adventure in this beautiful world
will soon become real.
And you must know, sweet little thing,
To never be afraid,
We’ll be there to protect you
When it don’t go your way,
And to share in the joy of a beautiful day and your
New… New life.